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SCHOOL FUNDRAISER: St. Edmond Ball Details

SCHOOL FUNDRAISER: St. Edmond Ball Details

(Fort Dodge Press) -- The Friends of St. Edmond Ball is set to take place Saturday, May 4th at the Starlight Village in Fort Dodge.

Ball Co-chairs Todd and Amanda Baker and Dean and Dana Oswald promise an evening of fun and entertainment 'second-to-none." The ball has raised over $4.7 million dollars for the Catholic school systems in Fort Dodge, in the ball's first 29 years of existence.

Buckroyd Studios will be there to take pictures of attendees at their request for a fee. 50% of that will go back to St. Edmond.

Entertainment this year will be provided by The Mighty Nish Band, a very popular group from the Omaha area.

WOMENS GOLF: Central Debut in NJCAA Poll

WOMENS GOLF: Central Debut in NJCAA Poll

) - The Iowa Central women’s golf team appears in the NJCAA Top-20 poll this week at No. 13. The women enter the spring season with high hopes after a 15th place finish at the NJCAA National Championships last season.

“It’s great to be in the top-20, these girls have put in a lot of hard work to get here,” said head coach David Barwin. “It’s a great honor, but we know that to stay there we have to produce on the course.”

The ICCAC is well represented in the poll as the Tritons are one of three member schools in the poll. Iowa Western is No. 6 and NIACC is No. 10. Iowa Central was ranked No. 14 in the NJCAA Preseason Women’s Golf poll which was released in March.

Iowa Central was back in action on Monday when it hosted the Iowa Central Invite at Fort Dodge Country Club.

MOBILITY IMPAIRMENT: Students Research Parks For All

MOBILITY IMPAIRMENT: Students Research Parks For All

(Fort Dodge Press) - The students in the Introduction to Disability Services class took a field trip last week to study playgrounds. The students visited Fort Dodge’s popular Loomis Park on Wednesday, April 3, to gather information for their playground designs.

“The project’s focus was to construct playscapes that featured play areas for all persons,” said Larry McLuckie, Iowa Central’s Coordinator of Human Services. “The students’ research revealed unique equipment for enhancing children’s physical and sensory experiences in a park setting.”

The class was studying mobility impairments and was tasked with designing a playground with complete accessibility and inclusion for all persons.

 

STUDENT RECOGNITION: Math And Science Awards

STUDENT RECOGNITION: Math And Science Awards

(Fort Dodge Press) - The 30th Annual Fort Dodge Senior High Science and Math Recognition was held Thursday, April 4, at the Gail Nicewanger Little Theater.  Students who earned eight or more credits in math and/or science during their high school years were eligible to be recognized.  This year 55 science and 30 math students were eligible for recognition.

“We hold this event every year to recognize the tremendous effort that many of our students have put in during their high school career,” said Kris Lien, FDSH science instructor.

Some of the notable awards given out included:

BUSINESS SKILLS: Students Participate In Competition

BUSINESS SKILLS: Students Participate In Competition

(Fort Dodge Press) - Fort Dodge Senior High students participated in the annual Iowa Central Community College Business Competition Day on April 3.  The event provides an opportunity for junior and senior students to showcase the business skills they have learned.

The following FDSH students placed in individual competitions:

DEADLINE LOOMS: Teacher Of The Year 2014

DEADLINE LOOMS: Teacher Of The Year 2014

Iowa is home to some of the best education in the country with help from dedicated and talented teachers but why which one deserves special recognition?

The deadline to nominate the 2014 Iowa Teacher of the Year is April 26th.

The award is an opportunity to recognize an exceptional Iowa teacher who is helping to redefine education. Nominations are accepted from anyone.

Nomination forms can be found here.

Since its inception in 1958 the Teacher of the Year serves as an ambassador to education and as a liaison to primary and secondary schools, higher education and organizations across the state.

Tania Johnson of Cedar Rapids was named the 2013 Teacher of the Year.

The 2014 Teacher of the Year will be announced this fall.

CHEER NATIONALS: Fort Dodge Team Takes 2nd Place

CHEER NATIONALS: Fort Dodge Team Takes 2nd Place

A local United All Stars cheer team had a successful weekend in Canam Nationals at Myrtle Beach.

ICE, a United All Stars cheer team based out of Fort Dodge, took home 2nd place from the Myrtle Beach competition.