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Education

  • Red Oak schools dismiss for volleyball

    The Red Oak Tiger Volleyball Team opens play in the  Iowa State Tournament on Wednesday, Nov. 10 at 7:30 pm in the US Cellular Center at Cedar Rapids and schools in Red Oak will be dismissed two hours early on Wednesday.
    Schools will be open for a regular schedule for Thursday. Students attending the Iowa State Tournament on Wed-nesday will be considered excused on Thursday for a late arrival or non-attendance with permission by parents  or guardians.
    Contact your school office if this affects you.

  • Central College’s concert, Oct. 27

    PELLA - Central College’s Red Vocal and Instrumental Combos will perform Oct. 27, in Cox-Snow Recital Hall at 8 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Tickets are required and can be obtained at the information booth in the Maytag Student Center by calling 641-628-9000.
    Vocal combo members include Alec Carlson of Red Oak; Natalie Diaz of Iowa City; Andrea Kroeger of West Des Moines; Meghan Nelson of Treynor; Kylie Sampson of Story City; Taylor Scheulke of Rosemount, Minn.; Cameron Van Kooten of Pella.

  • Mark Erickson named and Excellence in Education winner

    Mark Erickson, a 13 year veteran teacher at Inman Primary School in the Red Oak Community School District, was named an Excellence in Education Winner for 2010.

  • Students selected for Opus ‘10 Honor Choir

    Sarah Behrens, 6th grade, daughter of Rick and Nancy Behrens, and Donnie Torbett, 8th grade, son of Donald and Missy Torbett were recently selected for participation in the twenty-fifth annual Opus Honor Choir Festival.

    Over 3400 students were nominated by their directors for 720 positions in the four Opus Honor Choirs.

  • Southeast Community College dean’s list

    Southeast Community College in Nebraska has released the names of students who earned spots on the 2010 Summer Quarter Dean’s List.

    Scott Thaddaeus Turner of Emerson, is an Agriculture Business and Management Technology student on the Beatrice Campus.

  • Marcel, Soden participate in BVU Homecoming Concert

    The Buena Vista University concert band and choir under the direction of Jerry Bertrand and Dr. Paula Keeler presented their first concert of the season as part of BVU’s homecoming festivities.

    Alexandra Marcel, a psychology major from Stanton is a member of the concert   choir. Andrew Soden, a  computer science - math major from Red Oak is a member of the concert  choir.

  • Rozann Seela from Seela Science entertains/educates Stanton students

    Students from Stanton Elementary school had special assemblies last week, all about science and fun.

    The event was paid for by FMTC, who, according to Kevin Cabbage, FMTC’s General Manager, wanted to bring something fun yet educational to the school.
    “We wanted kids to see that science is fun and it is all around us every day,” stated Cabbage. “We thought this would be another great way to continue our commitment to education and the students and teachers in our schools.”

  • RO Band places 2nd

    The Red Oak Middle School Band, under the direction of John Hewett, placed 2nd in Class II of the Middle School Division at the 55th Annual Clarinda Band Jamboree on Oct. 2. 
    The band and colorguard performed an arrangement of “Get On Down.”  The band was led in the parade by 8th grade drum major Jared Sherman.  Members of the colorguard include Toni Jackson, Priscilla Milner, Teanna Pafford, and Rylee Palmer.

  • Red Oak Middle School Recycling Project starts

    Red Oak Middle School is participating in Recycle Forward, an innovative program that recycles used technology to raise money for new technology for schools, and is asking community members for help.
    The school is recycling used cell phones, inkjet and laser cartridges, laptops, PDAs, iPods, video games, GPS Systems, DVDs, scientific and graphing calculators, LCD monitors and digital cameras.

  • Carlson, member Central College A Cappella Choir

    PELLA – Alec Carlson, sophomore, exploring, graduate of Nodaway Valley, tenor, member of Chamber Singers of Red Oak is a member of the 2010-11 Central College A Cappella Choir.