• Scholarships

    Mikayla Dolch, Villisca, recently received the Fred Foreman Scholarship for Growth in Leadership Participation for the 2015-16 academic year from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University. Dolch’s scholarship was one of more than 1,500 scholarships awarded to students for the 2015-16 academic year.
    The college and its departments award more than $2 million in scholarships each year. Students interested in applying for scholarships should go to https://www.scholarships.cals.iastate.edu for more information and deadlines.

  • Collegiate Activities

    Mary Kort, Red Oak, performed in the combined Symphonic Band and Jazz Ensemble concert at Cornell College Nov. 13. Kort is a member of the Symphonic Band.
    The concert featured works by Kenneth Alford, Elliot Del Borgo, Girolamo Frescobaldi, Randy Newman and Paul Clark.

  • Red Oak Community High School Honor Rolls

    High Honor Roll 1st Quarter

  • Two finalists selected for superintendent position

     Two finalists have been named in the race for Red Oak Community School District’s open superintendent position. 

    The finalists are Deb Rodenburg, director of elementary education in the Papillion-La Vista School District, and Tom Messinger, principal at Burlington High School in eastern Iowa. 

  • Red Oak board approves budget, Tigervision funding with 5-0 vote

     Four months after voting 3-2 to start a $13 million construction project, the Red Oak school board voted 5-0 last week to approve a budget that will ensure the money is there to fund it. 

    Following an hour-long public hearing in which about half of the speakers supported and half opposed starting the construction project, the board casted its unanimous vote approving the budget and accompanying tax levy.

  • Red Oak school budget criticized by patron, former superintendent

     A regular school board meeting turned into a heated budget discussion between a former Red Oak superintendent and the current board president.  

    During the March 23 meeting, former superintendent Kurt Kaiser voiced concerns on budget issues such as an included $753,000 debt service levy for the 2015-16 fiscal year. 

  • Pvt. Montana S. Hoyt

    Army Pvt. Montana S. Hoyt has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches and field training exercises.

  • Red Oak school board votes 3-2, approving $13M building project

     The fate of a multi-million dollar building project that could have been decided by thousands of voters ended up in the hands of one person.

    During a school board meeting last week, Kathy Walker cast the tie-breaking vote in favor of a $13 million building project that will result in the closure of the middle school and the permanent relocation of classes to the high school. 

  • Red Oak School Board hosting one more public meeting before making building decision

     RED OAK - Before making a decision that will determine the future of buildings in the Red Oak school district, the school board will host one more forum, seeking community input. 

    Before its regular meeting Dec. 15, the school board will host the forum to gauge public support for a proposal that would allow for construction of a new high school and closing of the current middle school. 

  • Gym to reopen, but middle school remains closed

     RED OAK – School officials are hoping to be able to use the Middle School gymnasium in the next three weeks, but are unsure when classes will resume in the main portion of the building. 

    After a Labor Day weekend water leak damaged a portion of the school, classes have been relocated to the high school and technology center.