• Elwood graduates from law enforcement academy

    Nate Elwood, of Stanton, recently graduated from the Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy of Western Iowa Tech Community College (WITCC) in Sioux City and is currently serving as an officer with the Red Oak Police Department.

    He is a graduate of Indian Hills Community College.

    The graduation ceremony, which took place at WITCC Nov. 5, was attended by advisory council members and local dignitaries, as well as family and friends of graduating officers.

    Guest speaker was Michael Quinn, Assistant Director of the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy.

  • Bochmann inducted into Students in Mass Media

    Students in Mass Media (SIMM), an honor society in communications, recently inducted nine new members and elected officers at the University of Nebraska in Kearney.

    Aaron Bochmann, of Red Oak, was one of the new inductees.

    To be nominated for membership in the honor society, students must be a sophomore or above, maintain a 3.2 overall grade point average, be working toward a major or minor in a mass communications field and be a full-time student.

  • Red Oak ranks 1st in Iowa

    Red Oak Elementary Art is ranked first out of 92 schools in Iowa on the Artsonia website for artwork submitted.

    Artsonia is a student art gallery showcasing art projects from schools around the world.

    Red Oak ranked 60th in the nation among more than 3,200 schools at the time of this report. The overall state ranking for Red Oak is currently 14th and the kids want to see this improve.

  • Changing the way we see

    Our young students do best when shown an example of the work that is to be completed. Doing so can sometimes be a daunting task as most of the time I hear, “But I can't see!” Hopefully our days of frustration are over! Thanks to a wonderful webpage based program called Donors Choose, my kids will now be able to see my examples from a large projected picture!

  • Funderburk honored at ISU art and design show

    AMES -- Kyle Funderburk, of Red Oak, received honorable mention at the 32nd Art and Design Annual Juried Student Exhibition now on view in Gallery 181 at the Iowa State University College of Design.

    The exhibition, which ran through Friday, Dec. 2, showcased 63 creative artworks by 50 Iowa State students majoring in architecture, art and design, biological and pre-medical illustration (BPMI), design open, graphic design, integrated studio arts and interior design.

  • Inman Primary reenacts the first Thanksgiving feast
  • IBA hosts 2012 All-Iowa Middle School Eighth Grade Honor Band

    Each year the Iowa Bandmasters Association sponsors the All-Iowa Middle School Eighth Grade Honor Band.

    Membership in the statewide honor band is selected from the Eighth Grade Honor Bands of the six regional districts of IBA. Each district selects 22 students in a balanced instrumentation to represent their district at the All-Iowa Middle School Eighth Grade Honor Band. Then the honor band rehearses and performs at the Iowa Bandmasters Association Annual Conference each May at the Marriott Hotel in Des Moines.

  • Karwal demonstrates Thanksgiving facts to students at Inman Primary

    Deb Karwal, Montgomery County Naturalist, recently presented Native Americans and their uses of natural resources to Red Oak Inman Primary School first graders.  

    The presentation touched on the history of the holiday of Thanksgiving, as well as plants, animals, and living and non-living things historically used by Native Americans.

  • 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.