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Education

  • Three Red Oak students selected for 26th Annual OPUS Honor Choir Festival in Ames

    Three Red Oak Community School students were recently selected for participation in the twenty-sixth annual OPUS Honor Choir Festival.

    Sixth grader Elsa Wemhoff, daughter of Pete and Linnea Wemhoff, ninth grader Donnie Torbett, son of Donald and Missy Torbett and Logan LeRette, also in ninth grade, son of Scott and Teresa LeRette were selected among 720 other students from across the state to sing in one of the four OPUS Honor Choirs.

    Selections from the 3,400 statewide nominated students were made by means of a recorded audition.

  • Dolch receives FFA degree

    Jared Dolch, a member of the Reno Smith FFA Chapter from Villisca received the American FFA Degree.

    The degree means Dolch is one of a select group of individuals recognized for years of academic and professional excellence.

    Dolch was presented with this honor Oct. 22, at the 84th National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind.

  • Students learn from local businesswoman at conference
  • Stanton names honor students

    The following students were named to the Stanton High School Honor Roll lists for the first quarter of the 2011-12 school year:

    A Honor Roll:

    6th grade, Tanner Anderson, Austin Houston, Noah Kammerer, Benjamin McClain.

    7th grade, Connor Hultman, Megan Shafer, Camden Sundberg, Charles Truka, Jody Vanderholm, Abby Volquartsen, Chelsea Weis.

    8th grade, Robert Becthold, Marcel Confer, Devin Druivenga, Paige Fiscus, Nicole Graham, Dustin Isaacson, Jacob Lindgren, Garrett Resh, Peter Sorensen, Dylan Swanson.

  • Red Oak students selected for SWIBA

    The Southwest Iowa Bandmasters Association held its annual District Middle School Honor Band Auditions Saturday, Oct. 29, at Clarinda Middle School.        Students from the Red Oak Middle School Bands who were selected to participate in the SWIBA Honor Bands were:

    8th Grade: Natalie Butz, french horn and Ethan Hewett, mallet percussion;

    7th Grade: Emily Rose, trumpet, Jackson Welter, trombone, Rachel Mann, mallet percussion, and Harris Rogerson, percussion.      

  • Red Oak Schools Community release first quarter honor roll names

    The following students in Red Oak Community Schools were named to the first quarter honor roll lists for the 2011-12 school year:

    Red Oak Middle School All A's:

    6th grade, Sierra Athen, Jonathon Crawford, Alexandria Goodman, Perla Hernandez, Cendi Lemus, Veronica Ramos, Andrew Shalters, Abigail Sherman, Breanna Straw, Katelynn VanMeter, Hannah Vial, Elsa Wemhoff.

    7th grade, Sarah Behrens, Ryker  Connell, Christian Horn, Andrea Hunter, Dana Marsden, Weston Rolenc, Alexis Wingfield, Madison Wingfield, Colin Wise.

  • Stanton president: we didn’t intend to offend

    STANTON — After a controversial meeting with Villisca’s school board regarding a possible whole grade sharing agreement, Stanton’s Board President has said he never intended to offend anyone by stating what he calls simple facts.

    Jeff Magneson said like the rest of his board, he’s not a polished politician or wordsmith, and was simply trying to do what he believes is best for Stanton students.

  • With feelings hurt, Villisca looking at Corning

    VILLISCA — A recent joint meeting with Stanton’s school board appears to have pushed Villisca’s board and community to pursue a whole grade sharing agreement with the Corning district.

    During a public meeting Thursday in Villisca, results of a recently completed survey regarding the two whole grade sharing options were released.

    Surveys were mailed to parents and community members before the contentious Stanton meeting, and the results were 201 in favor Stanton, 153 in favor of Corning, and 63 indicating no preference.

  • Griswold gives to Veterans

    The Veterans Day Program at the Griswold Middle School/High School Auditorium is Friday, Nov. 11, at 7 p.m. All area Veterans, spouses and family members of Veterans will be honored.

    Following the program all are invited to the cafeteria for desserts and fellowship. Cards will be available to sign which are sent to those who are currently serving in the military.

  • High School Spanish students mentor third graders

    The third grades students in Tracy Vannausdle’s class at Red Oak’s Inman Primary School have buddied up with Red Oak High School’s Spanish students to improve their learning experience.

    Together they have worked on many activities, including learning 11 color words in spanish, counting to 22 in spanish, working on a virtual book, Skype sessions, penpal letters, and much more.