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Education

What Seniors Are Saying

1. What programs and activities do you participate in? At St. Edmond, I participate in football and basketball cheerleading, softball, concert choir, chamber choir, concert band, musical pit, and art club. 2. What academic accomplishment are you most proud of? My biggest academic ...

Area marching bands to compete Saturday

The North Central Iowa Marching Band Clinic and Competition will be held Saturday at Dodger Stadium. Ten bands will participate in the festival: Fort Dodge Senior High, ADM, Algona, Aplington-Parkersburg, Carroll, Estherville, IKM, Madrid, Saydel and Iowa Central Community College. The ...

FD Choral Society names scholarship winners

The Fort Dodge Choral Society has announced that three scholarships of $1,000 each have been awarded for the 2019-20 school year to vocal music students attending college and majoring in vocal music. This year’s scholarship recipients include: Levi Capesius, from Algona, who is a junior ...

CCS offers Little Crusaders day care

Community Christian School, 2406 9 1/2 Ave. S., started the Little Crusaders Daycare in January 2019. Kathy Dencklau directs the day care. She moved her existing day care to CCS, providing more capacity for children. The Little Crusaders Daycare provides year-round care for infants to ...

What Seniors Are Saying

1. What programs and activities do you participate in? National Honor Society Silver Cord, volleyball, Link Crew. 2. What academic accomplishment are you most proud of? The Academic letter and being selected to be in the National Honor Society. 3. What’s your best piece of advice for ...

Mediacom offers low-cost internet option

A low-cost internet option is available for K-12 students in the Fort Dodge Community School District who qualify for free or reduced-price school lunch through the National School Lunch Program. “Home internet access is a tool that can help our students continue their learning outside the ...

My College Journey: Hannah Rees

Name: Hannah Rees Hometown: Duncombe Age: 18 What is your major or specific area of interest at Iowa Central? Elementary education Why did you choose to attend Iowa Central? Because it’s a very good school and I can attend school while living at home and save a lot of money. I ...

My College Journey: Miftar Pozhari

Name: Miftar Pozhari Hometown: Gjakova, Kosovo Age: 19 What is your major or specific area of interest at Iowa Central? Business Why did you choose to attend Iowa Central? It is the wondrous place that was willing to give me an opportunity when the world seemed to be hesitant ...

What seniors are saying — Antavion Adams

1. What programs and activities do you participate in? Band, choir, Performers Club, Theatre, Dodger Senate, tennis, National Honor Society, LinkCrew, GSA. 2. What academic accomplishment are you most proud of? I have tackled many advanced courses throughout high school, and I am ...

Fort Dodge Community Schools to hold paraeducator hiring fair

The Fort Dodge Community School District will host a paraeducator hiring fair on July 29. The fair will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Central Administration Building, 104 S. 17th St. Onsite interviews will be held for paraeducators at the high school, middle school, elementary schools ...

Iowa’s Last Dollar Scholarship deadline is Aug. 1

Iowa students enrolled in Iowa Central Community College’s Fall 2019 semester are encouraged to apply for Future Ready Iowa’s Last-Dollar Scholarship before the Aug. 1 deadline. This unique scholarship assists eligible students with any remaining tuition and fee gaps that were not covered ...

What Seniors Are Saying — Joscelynn Rosalez

1 What programs and activities do you participate in? Some of my activities would include being a member of National Honor Society, a representative on Dodger Senate, and HOSA. 2 What academic accomplishment are you most proud of? Academically, I have a lot to be proud of. The biggest ...

Dodger Academy expands

Dodger Academy, the Fort Dodge Community School District’s after-school program, is expanding to include fifth grade this fall. Dodger Academy is a comprehensive academic enrichment program that serves TK-fifth grade students from around the district at Butler Elementary after the regular ...

FDMS students get Presidential Academic Excellence Awards

Forty-two eighth graders from Fort Dodge Middle School received the Presidential Academic Excellence Award for outstanding academic achievement this spring. This is the 26th year Fort Dodge Middle School students have been recognized with this honor. The Presidential Academic Excellence Award ...

Students in the Arts recognized

The Students in the Arts Foundation reached a 24-year milestone this year, with over 10,000 students being recognized by their instructors for displaying excellence in the performing and visual arts programs in our Fort Dodge Schools. Wrapping up the 2018-2019 school year, the following ...

Fort Dodge community schools registration begins July 1

Registration for the 2019-20 school year for the Fort Dodge Community Schools opens online July 1. All returning students must register for school online. Students new to the district must register in person at the Central Administration Building. Parents/guardians should log in to their ...

Outstanding Student Award winners named

The Fort Dodge Noon Rotary has selected two students as its Outstanding Student Award winners for 2019. This year’s winners are Jacquelyn Oberg, of St. Edmond, and Drake Miller, of Fort Dodge Senior High. Presented to the top senior as voted on by the faculty and staff at each high ...

Area students graduate from Briar Cliff

SIOUX CITY — Briar Cliff University hosted its 88th commencement ceremony on May 11. The ceremony honored the university’s 2019 candidates for undergraduate, master’s and doctorate degrees. In all, 279 degrees were conferred, including the following graduates from the area: Doctor of ...

Miles of Pennies raises $9,056 for Fort Dodge schools

Students and staff at Riverside Early Learning Center; Butler, Duncombe, Cooper and Feelhaver elementary schools, Fort Dodge Middle School and Fort Dodge Senior High raised $9,056 during the 2019 Miles of Pennies Campaign. “We are so happy that this year was another huge success for our ...

What Seniors Are Saying

1. What programs and activities do you participate in? Robotics, National Honor Society, Book Club 2. What academic accomplishment are you most proud of? I won a policy making contest tackling public health. 3. What’s your best piece of advice for younger students? Stay curious. Our ...