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Six Senior High students selected for All State Speech

Fort Dodge Senior High’s speech team had a successful showing at the Individual State Speech Contest, qualifying six performances for the All State Speech Festival at the University of Northern Iowa, which is being held today. Those selected for All State include: • Grace Champagne ...

FDSH successful at Individual District Speech Competition

Fort Dodge Senior High students prepared 31 entries for the Iowa High School Speech Association District Individual Speech Contest held Feb. 27 in Fort Dodge. Twenty-five Fort Dodge Senior High performers received Division I ratings and advanced to the State Individual Speech Contest on March ...

Speech program grows at St. Edmond

During the 2014-2015 school year, St. Edmond Catholic School’s Speech team underwent an overhaul and added the branch of Large Group Speech. Since that time, the school’s speech program has continually grown and developed into a stronger and more developed team. It eventually grew to the ...

FDSH girls swim team is All American Scholar Team

The Fort Dodge Senior High girls swim team has been accepted as an All American Scholar Team by the National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association of America. The team was named a Silver All American Scholar Team with a team grade-point average of 3.7. The team will be recognized with ...

What Seniors Are Saying

1. What programs and activities do you participate in? Marching band, wind ensemble, jazz band, A Capella Choir, All-State Chorus, musical, student senate, National Honor Society, Storytellers, large group speech, and tennis. 2. What academic accomplishment are you most proud ...

FDCSD names March students, employee of the month

The Fort Dodge Community School District has announced its students and employees of the month for March. This program recognizes one elementary, one middle school and one high school student, as well as one staff member monthly for exceeding expectations. Finley Farrell is the elementary ...

MNW sends three groups to All-State Speech

MANSON — The Manson Northwest Webster Large Group Speech Team recently finished another season, which ended with three groups receiving All-State Honors. MNW hosted district large group contest, and despite a weather delay, the Cougars enjoyed a successful day. Groups performing at district ...

What Seniors Are Saying — In step with Jacque Oberg

1 What programs and activities do you participate in? I participate in volleyball, basketball, tennis, softball, Respect for Life, Play Like a Champion, chamber choir, concert choir, musical, National Honor Society, Eucharistic Ministering, Altar Serving, and student council. 2 What ...

Area students perform at district piano auditions

Thirty area piano students, involving six piano teachers, participated in the Iowa Music Teachers Association district pre-college piano auditions on Feb. 2 held at St. Olaf Lutheran Church, Fort Dodge. Students are grouped into levels according to age. In each level, a winner is selected to ...

What Seniors Are Saying — In step with Gracie Redel

1. What programs and activities do you participate in? Redel recently moved to the district. At her previous school, she was involved in soccer, cheer and Future Business Leaders of America. 2. What academic accomplishment are you most proud of? Maintaining all As and Bs throughout ...

Students in the Arts recognizes local students

Students in the Arts has announced the K-12 students who have been recognized for excellence by their instructor for the winter term in performing and visual arts programs. Elementary art and music St. Edmond Catholic School Art — Maurynn Grell, Gavin McClain, Adelyn Bangert, Irene ...

FDSH Large Group Speech Team successful at State

On Feb. 2, members of the Fort Dodge Senior High speech team attended the Iowa High School Speech Association State Large Group Speech Contest. They performed the 11 acts that qualified for State through the district competition last month. Five of the acts received Division I ratings with one ...

Preregistration available for FDCSD Kindergarten Roundup

Preregistration is taking place for Kindergarten Roundup at the Fort Dodge Community School District. Families can choose the session that works best for them: 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., noon to 1:30 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. The schedule is as follows: • March 11 at Butler ...

Iowa Central releases fall semester Dean’s List

Iowa Central Community College has released the Dean’s List for the fall semester of the 2018-19 school year. Those on the list, by town, are as follow: Canberra: Matthew Purcell; Alden: Jacob Buchanan; Algona: Rachel Renger, Ronald Ringsdorf, Wade Toombs; Alta: Vanessa Gonzalez, Caitlynn ...

Iowa Central releases President’s List

Iowa Central has released the names of those on the President’s List. They are, by town, as follows: Aravada, Colo.: Avery Wyse; Ackley: Ryan Roberts; Albert City: Crystal Johnson; Alden: Alesha Terveer; Alexander: Lydia Schroeder; Alta: Brieann Haberl, Kesty Rieb, Peyton Robbins, Brittany ...

FDSH Large Group Speech Team earns 11 Division I ratings at districts

Fifty-eight Fort Dodge Senior High students prepared 15 entries for the Iowa High School Speech Association District Large Group Speech Contest. Eleven Fort Dodge Senior High speech groups received Division I ratings and will move on to the State Large Group Speech Contest on Feb. 2. ...

What Seniors Are Saying — In step with Brooke Erickson

Editor’s note: This Q&A features high-performing seniors from Fort Dodge Senior High and St. Edmond High School throughout the school year. This week features Brooke Erickson, of Fort Dodge Senior High. 1. What programs and activities do you participate in? Volleyball, tennis, ...

They ‘choose kind’

A boy named Auggie is inspiring third-grade students in Madyson Alstott’s classroom at Feelhaver Elementary to complete acts of kindness. Auggie, the main character in the book “Wonder” by R.J. Palacio, is a boy whose severe facial disfiguration has prevented him from attending ...

FDCSD names January students, employee of the month

The Fort Dodge Community School District has named its students and employee of the month for January. This program recognizes one elementary, one middle school and one high school student, as well as one staff member monthly for exceeding expectations. Madi Smith is the elementary student ...

High school helpers lend a hand in elementary schools

Fort Dodge Senior High students are getting hands-on experience to help them determine their futures. The “high school helpers,” as they are known, spend time in classrooms at preschools and elementary schools to help them figure out if education is a career they want to pursue. ...