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Education

  • Red Oak athletic director resigns; board discusses budget, calendar

    RED OAK — The Red Oak School Board accepted the resignation of Red Oak High School Dean of Students and Activities Director Angie Spangenberg at their meeting, last Monday.

    The move was unanimously approved and contingent upon the Superintendent determining the end of the 2010-11 school year as to being June 30.

    Superintendent Terry Schmidt said the search will begin immediately for a new Dean of Students and Activities Director.

  • Red Oak High School Announces Honor Rolls

    High Honor Roll

    9th grade – Christopher Allison, Margaret Bennett, Angelica Cerda, Ellen Fellers, Sabrina Guerra, Evan Mellott, Chase Palmer, Claudia Parris, Kylie Pendleton, Austin Streicer and Iris Tena.

    10th grade – Nikolus Bets, Brandy Childers, Kaitlyn Danick, Margo Elarton, Bevin Griffen, Maddie Holmgren, Dustin Jones, Jeannie Kort, Nick Leinen, Courtney Marsden, Ashley Peterson, Sydney Sallach, Geoff Sellers, Bryce Uhlenberg, Pete Walker and Eva Woods.

  • School Board confirms Spangenberg resignation

    RED OAK — The Red Oak School Board approved the resignation of High School Activities Director and Dean of Students Angie Spangenberg at their meeting Monday night.

    Spangenberg's resignation will be effective at the end of the 2010-11 school year. She has been in the Red Oak school district for more than 28 years.

    Superintendent Terry Schmidt confirmed to the Red Oak Express that they will begin a search immediately.

  • School board authorizes district to be fiscal agent for Cage

    RED OAK — The Red Oak School Board approved a measure last Monday night to be the fiscal agent for the Middle School’s Basketball Cage Project.

    Under the measure authorized by the Board, they would accept pledges and only spend the money as it came in.

    More than $50,000 has already been raised for the project. The goal is to break ground on the cage project by the end of this school year and possibly be ready to go by the fall.

  • Essex business teacher, Kimberly Peterson, selected to Leadership Team

    Kimberly Peterson, Essex High School business teacher was selected to serve a three year term on the Department of Educations Quality Business and Marketing Programs Leadership Team.

    The Business and Marketing Program Management Committee and the Iowa Department of Education have put together a statewide committee of secondary/post secondary Business instructors and Marketing instructors to lead a project for developing model Business and Marketing programs.

  • Walker, BVU Dean’s List

    STORM LAKE — An area student has been named to the Buena Vista Vista University Graduate and Professional Studies Dean’s List for terms one and two.
    Carissa Walker from Shenandoah was named to the list. Students named to the Dean’s List must have a minimum grade point average of 3.5 for the two terms, based on a 4.0 grade point system, and must have taken at least 12 hours of coursework.
    Walker received a perfect 4.0 grade point average.
    Walker attends the Council Bluffs Buena Vista University Graduate and Professional Studies location.

  • Subbert Collects Academic All-District Honor

    Oskaloosa—Christa Subbert (Sr., Stanton, Stanton HS) is not just a tremendous basketball player, but she also dominates in the classroom as she was honored for her all-around achievements yesterday.
    The senior guard was named a third-team all-District 7 College Division honoree as part of the Capitol One Academic All-American Team selected by CoSIDA.

  • Wayne State College Dean’s List for Academic Achievement

    WAYNE - More than 900 students at Wayne State College were named to the Dean’s List for exemplary academic achievement during the past semester. Students listed on the dean’s list are full-time undergraduate students who have achieved a GPA of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale for the semester. An * denotes a 4.0 GPA for the term.
    Michelle Anderson from Villisca.

  • All-State students from Red Oak

    By Laura Horn
    Large Group and Individual Speech Coach

    For Large Group Speech, once a group performs at State they can be nominated by their judges to go on to All-State.  It’s a very selective and subjective process. A group can receive straight ones at State and still not be nominated for All-State.

  • Local schools study grade share option

    STANTON/VILLISCA — The Stanton and Villisca School Boards have agreed to take part in a Joint Feasibility Study that would look into the possibility of whole grade sharing between the two districts.

    The Stanton Board of Education approved the joint study, which will be conducted by Dr. Bob Decker of the College of Education at the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) for a cost of $3,000 and a maximum of $500 in expenses.

    Stanton Superintendent Judd Ashley said the cost would be $3,500 per district.