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FDSH students honored at Letter Award Night

Fort Dodge Senior High held Academic Letter Award Night on Tuesday to recognize students for outstanding academic achievement. The program recognizes students who have earned a 3.5 or higher grade-point average for three consecutive semesters. The first time students achieve this accomplishment ...

Seven Senior High students selected for All-State

Students from Fort Dodge Senior High recently auditioned for the 2019 Iowa High School Music Association’s All-State Music Festival. The students selected for the All-State Chorus represent the top 1 percent of high school singers in the state. Selection to the All-State Chorus is the highest ...

FD schools post 5-12 winter concert series

The Fort Dodge Community School District announces its 5-12 grade winter concert series. All performances will take place at the Fort Dodge Middle School auditorium and are open to the public. Activity passes will be honored. • Dec. 2: 7-8 Grade Band Winter Concert at 7 p.m. Admission ...

Students in the Arts recognizes students

The Students in the Arts Foundation has announced its list of students that were recognized for the fall term. Students in kindergarten through 12th grade were chosen by their instructor for excelling in the performing and visual arts programs. The are as follows: Elementary St. Edmond ...

FD students honored by Belin-Blank

Seven Fort Dodge Community School District middle and high school students were among the 700 students from Iowa and throughout the nation who were recently invited to be honored at The University of Iowa Belin–Blank Center’s Recognition Ceremony. Additionally, recognized students were ...

What Seniors Are Saying

Editor’s note: This Q&A features 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? Volleyball and track. 2. What academic accomplishment are you most proud of? Getting ...

FD schools name November students, employee of the month

The Fort Dodge Community School District has named its students and employees of the month for November. This program recognizes one elementary, one middle school and one high school student, as well as one staff member, monthly for exceeding expectations. Shyeera Pettigrew is the Elementary ...

What Seniors Are Saying

Editor’s note: This Q&A features 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? Captain of the color guard team, National Honor Society, National Council on Youth ...

MNW students experience hydroponic gardening

MANSON — The Manson Northwest Webster Family and Consumer Science department purchased a hydroponic tower garden this fall with grant funds from Farm Credit Services of America’s Working Here Fund. Students in grades 7-12 will grow, harvest, prepare and cook the fruits and vegetables to be ...

Veterans Day ceremony is Nov. 11 at St. Ed

A Veterans Day ceremony will be held Nov. 11 at St. Edmond High School with music starting at 10:45 a.m. and the ceremony beginning at 10:59 a.m. This event is open to the general public. It is organized by the 133rd Test Squadron, Iowa Air National Guard with the assistance of the Fort ...

What Seniors Are Saying

Editor’s note: This Q&A features 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? Baseball, National Honor Society. 2. What academic accomplishment are you most proud ...

FDSH to present ‘A Little Piece of Heaven’

The Fort Dodge Senior High drama department will present “A Little Piece of Heaven” at 7 p.m. on Nov. 1 and 2 in the Gail Niceswanger Little Theater at Senior High. In this play, an unlikely relationship is forged in the quirky tourist shop called “A Little Piece of Heaven.” Restless ...

FDCSD names October students, employee of month

The Fort Dodge Community School District has named its students and employees of the month for October. This program recognizes one elementary, one middle school and one high school student, as well as one staff member monthly for exceeding expectations. Chance Lockman is the Elementary ...

What Seniors Are Saying

1. What programs and activities do you participate in? Basketball, softball, speech, choir, Art Club, youth ministry, Pastoral Council, musical, and student body. 2. What academic accomplishment are you most proud of? Making it into National Honor Society. 3. What’s your best piece of ...

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 ...