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Education

  • Southwestern College announces President’s list

  • Math, reading scores improve at Red Oak

    RED OAK — Standardized test scores are up in two of three categories at Red Oak, according to preliminary results released at last week’s school board meeting.

    Reading comprehension and math scores have generally improved, while science scores decreased on the Iowa standardized tests given in November.

    Reading comprehension scores improved in all grades at least 2.7 percent. This year’s eighth grade class recorded the highest improvement at 10.1 percent, bringing their overall proficiency mark to 77.9 percent.

  • Red Oak native studies in London

    STORM LAKE — When information travels, it goes instantly. When people travel, they find a place to stay. Buena Vista University (BVU) junior Sadie Quist recently learned something about how both people and info move throughout the world.

    While studying in London, the corporate communications major interned for a company that rents furnished apartments to travelers.

  • “What The Flag Means To Me” essay winners

    Each year, the Iowa Elks Association sponsors an essay contest for sixth graders with the theme being “What the Flag Means To Me.”

    Local winners are then submitted to the State Association to determine the State Winner.
    In Red Oak, Mary Carlson’s Language class participated and the girls winners were Sierra Petty, 1st; Felicia Taylor, 2nd and Faith Stapleton, 3rd. Boys winners were Tristan Piper, 1st; Connor Johnson, 2nd and Gadge Perez, 3rd. Each received a $10 Chamber Buck.

  • Swing choir goes to state contest

    The Stanton Swing Choir will travel to Atlantic Mon. Jan. 31 to compete in the Iowa H.S Music Association State Show Choir Contest.
    They will perform at 6:25 p.m in the Atlantic H.S. auditorium and the public is encouraged to come and watch their performance.  There are two schools in our class and then class 3A will perform later.    
    Come early because they close the doors for every performance and will admit no one once a group has begun their performance.  The admission charge is $4 for adults and $3 for students.

  • Columbia College fall dean's list

    COLUMBIA, MO.  - The following students from this area were named to the Columbia College dean’s list for the 2010 Fall Semester.
    Lacy J. Brown from Villisca.
    To be named to the dean’s list a student must have completed 12 semester hours and achieved a minimum GPA of 3.5 on a four point scale.
    Columbia College, a private, nonprofit institution founded in 1851 in Columbia, Mo., educates more than 29,000 students each year and has more than 67,000 alumni worldwide. For more information, visit www.ccis.edu.

  • Grand View University fall dean’s list

    DES MOINES - Recognition for outstanding academic achievement has been given to the following Grand View University students for the 2010 fall semester.
    The students are named to the Dean’s List for earning a grade point average of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale while carrying at least 12 hours of classes.
    Grand View University, with an enrollment of approximately 2,000 students, is an independent, liberal arts college affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.  
    Kaitlin Suchting, from Red Oak, 3.76923.

  • Iowa State University winter grads list

    AMES - At Iowa State University’s fall 2010 commencement ceremonies, 1,659 students received degrees. Iowa State awarded 1,289 undergraduate degrees, 257 master’s degrees, and 113 doctor of philosophy degrees.
     Of the students receiving bachelor’s degrees, 230 graduated “With Distinction” (cum laude, magna cum laude or summa cum laude). One student graduated as a member of the Honors Program, and 18 students graduated “With Distinction” and as members of the Honors Program.  

  • $100,000 Google grant to fund technology improvements

    COUNCIL BLUFFS  -  The Google Data Centers Grants Fund of Tides Foundation has announced a $100,000 grant award to Iowa Western Community College.

    The grant will enable Iowa Western to outfit a lab for the Computer Information Technology Department with equipment and network services to enhance the college’s ability to prepare students for careers in Information Technology.

  • Weston, Elliott librarian certified

    The State Library of Iowa has announced that Laura Weston, Elliott Public Library, has completed all requirements for public librarian certification.