• 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.

  • Stanton to host public meeting on school

    STANTON — The Stanton Steering Committee will host a public meeting Thursday night, with the discussion being about the future of Stanton Schools.

    The purpose of the meeting, which takes place at 7 p.m. in the Stanton High School, is to give information about the potential future of the Stanton School District, as well as to gather input from members of the community and parents and students.

    Those attending the meeting will also get a look at the district's enrollment status, financial situation and what options there are for Stanton.

  • WPAC hosts SW Iowa Student Leadership Conference

    The Wilson Performing Arts Center in Red Oak will host the Southwest Iowa Student Leadership Conference Wednesday, Oct. 26, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

    Students will have the opportunity to discuss issues regarding local economy, career opportunities, post-secondary educational opportunities and rural area living. They will share their thoughts concerning changes they believe will better Southwest Iowa, learning how to plan through interactive discussion.

  • Red Oak Elementary Art class collects bottle caps

    Red Oak Elementary Art students are currently collecting bottle caps and lids for an upcoming project.

    Many shapes, sizes and colors are needed. Sources could be pop bottles, milk jugs, juice bottles, frosting tubs, etc.

    Please rinse the lids before sending them to class.

    Also needed are some large, clear, plastic jars to use for collecting lids in businesses and organizations.

  • Lied Library displays art

    The following Essex students have their artwork displayed at the Lied Library in downtown Essex:

    Riley Jensen, Tristan Frank, Christian Dukes, Bruce Sederburg, Madison Terry, D.J. Moore, Wyatt Huff, Owen Hedditch, Cooper Nelson, Hailey Rydberg, Alex King, Brianne Johnson, Ireland Terry, Colby Carlson, Clayton Falk and Brienna Riley.

    Library hours are: Monday, 3-6 p.m.; Tuesday, 9:30 a.m.-noon and 3-6 p.m.; Wednesday, 3-8 p.m.; Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-noon and 3-6 p.m.; Friday, 3-6 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m.-noon.

  • AIB Counselor meets with area prospective students

    Shane Brass, Admissions Counselor at AIB College of Business in Des Moines, is coming to meet with local prospective students.

    During his visit, Brass will discuss the positives of AIB’s “Degree in 3” program, as well as scholarship opportunities, military financial assistance, the tuition freeze program and lifetime career assistance.

    Brass will be available to meet with prospective students beginning at 1:15 p.m., Friday, Oct. 28, at Stanton High School.

  • New members inducted to NHS Oak Chapter

    The Oak Chapter of the National Honor Society at Red Oak High School inducted nine new members on Monday, Oct. 17. New members are:

    Daniel Carlson, senior, son of Brian and Mary Carlson;

    Stephanie Parris, senior, daughter of Robert and Teresa Parris and Sandra Vought;

    Brandy Childers, junior, daughter of John and Ann Childers;

    Bevin Griffin, junior, daughter of Paul and Ellen Griffin;

    Nicholas Leinen, junior, son of Rick and Rita Leinen;

    Courtney Marsden, junior, daughter of Kent and Lea Marsden;

  • After School Bible Club contributes gifts to Operation Christmas Child

    Students in the After School Bible Club of Stanton are participating in Operation Christmas Child this year.

    Operation Christmas Child is an international project organized by Samaritan’s Purse which has delivered more than 85 million giftboxes to children during the holidays.

    The After School Bible Club will be recieving donated items to give to the project through Nov. 9, at the Evangelical Covenant Church.

  • Red Oak students to go to All State

    Three Red Oak High School students  have been selected to the 2011 Iowa All-State Chorus and Band, which is celebrating its 65th anniversary this year. 

    The selected students are under the direction of Brian Gartner, instrumental music, and Tim Marsden, vocal music, at Red Oak High School.

    “These students have attained the highest individual honor available to Iowa high school musicians,” said Marsden.

    Brad Black, son of Ted and Brenda Black, was selected for the All State Choir.

  • Some Student Opportunities


    The Chat Mobility School Rebate Program supports local schools by giving 2.5 percent of monthly access fees to their participating customers’ school of choice.

    Every quarter, the total donation amounts are collected and gifted to the participating schools.

    In 2008, more than $12,000 were donated to local schools through this program.

    To designate your school to benefit from your monthly phone plan, visit www.chatmobility.com.