Education

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. ...

What Seniors Are Saying

Jack McEvoy, St. Edmond High School 1 What programs and activities do you participate in? Currently, I am involved in Student Council/Body. I play baseball, and I act as the stage manager for the spring musical. In the past, I played basketball, ran track, and took part in Respect for ...

FDSH students selected to North Central Iowa Bandmasters Honor Band

Sixteen Fort Dodge Senior High students were selected for the 2018 North Central Iowa Bandmasters Honor Band. The Honor Band performs Saturday, Jan. 5, at Iowa Central Community College’s Decker Auditorium at 5 p.m. Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for students. “Participating in ...

What Seniors Are Saying

1. What programs and activities do you participate in? Tennis, golf, band, choir, and speech. 2. What academic accomplishment are you most proud of? Maintaining a 3.5 or higher GPA throughout high school. 3. What’s your best piece of advice for younger students? Be kind to your ...

Foundation to add 3 members

The Fort Dodge Community Schools Foundation will add three new board members in 2019. Hope Brown, Dr. Zach Mason and Amy Pingel will join the board. The current board includes: Jennifer Pederson, president; Joe Vonsak, vice president; Lindsey McKinney, secretary; Andrea DeJong, Nate ...

FD schools name students, employee of month

The Fort Dodge Community School District has named its students and employees of the month for December. This program recognizes one elementary, one middle school and one high school student, as well as one staff member monthly for exceeding expectations. Rosewhite (Rosa) Lemus is the ...

What Seniors Are Saying — In step with Michelle Waller

1 What programs and activities do you participate in? I participate in wrestling cheerleading, concert and chamber choir, art club, National Honor Society, musical theater, and service. 2 What academic accomplishment are you most proud of? Academically, I am most proud of receiving ...

What seniors are saying

1. What programs and activities do you participate in? I am involved in Link Crew, speech, and tennis. 2. What academic accomplishment are you most proud of? The academic accomplishment I am most proud of is being in the National Honor Society. 3. What’s your best piece of ...

Students in the Arts named in FD public, private schools

Students in the Arts have announced the students being recognized for excellence by their instructor for the fall term in the performing and visual arts programs. Elementary art and music St. Edmond Catholic School Art: Jaycee Arnold, Grace Crimmins, Wooin Kim, Lexie Grim, Evie ...

What Seniors Are Saying: In step with Zoe Assadipour

Editor’s note: This new Q&A will feature high-performing seniors from Fort Dodge Senior High and St. Edmond High School throughout the school year. 1. What programs and activities do you participate in? Some programs and activities I participate in are concert choir, show choir, ...

Ledford has internship with Gov. Kim Reynolds

Question and Answer with Haley Ledford, 2018 St. Edmond Catholic School graduate, about her internship with Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds • When did you start? I started working in the governor’s office in late August and will work the rest of the fall semester. • Where are you ...

FDSH to honor service members at veterans program

In honor of the men and women who served and continue to serve our country, the students at Fort Dodge Senior High want to say thank you. FDSH will honor and salute local veterans during a Veteran’s Day program at 8:45 a.m. Friday in the high school gym. Area veterans and their families ...

FDSH offering free ACT prep sessions

Fort Dodge Senior High students preparing to take the ACT, SAT or PSAT now have another option to help them study. FDSH is offering free test preparation sessions from 8 a.m. to noon on Nov.10 and Nov. 17 at the high school. Students may participate in the session or sessions that meet ...