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Education

  • Central College Red and Blue Vocal Combos

    PELLA – Alec Carlson, sophomore, graduate of Nodaway Valley High School of Red Oak is a member of the 2010-11 Central College Red and Blue Vocal Combos.
    Central College’s Red and Blue Vocal Combos will perform Oct. 6, in the 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.

  • Middle School student news

    Article by Sadie Uhlenberg, 8th grade

    The 2010-2011 school year is off to a great start at Red Oak Middle School.

    Two hundred and sixty-three enthusiastic sixth, seventh and eighth graders reported for school on August 18th, including four new sixth grade students, ten new seventh grade students, and three new eighth grade students from Iowa, Kansas, and Oklahoma.  Twenty-one veteran teachers and new principal,

  • Iowa State Univ. graduates

    AMES - Iowa State University awarded 807 students degrees at the end of the summer term. The university awarded 497 undergraduate degrees, 195 master’s degrees, 1 veterinary medicine degree and 114 doctor of philosophy degrees.

    Of the students receiving bachelor’s degrees, 53 graduated “With Distinction” (cum laude, magna cum laude or summa cum laude) and 5 students graduated “With Distinction” and as members of the Honors Program. 

    Owen Wilhelm Steffens, of Henderson, BS, civil engineering.

  • Northwest announces summer 2010 trimester honor rolls

    MARYVILLE, Mo. - The Office of the Registrar at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville announces the names of students who were named to the Academic or President’s Honor Roll at the end of the 2010 summer trimester.
    To be included on the Academic Honor Roll a student must carry a minimum of 12 credit hours and attain a grade point average of 3.50 or above on a 4.00 scale. Students named to the President’s Honor Roll have attained a perfect 4.00 GPA for the trimester.

  • Youth Program starts selection process

    WASHINGTON - Senators Chuck Grassley and Tom Harkin today announced that the United States Senate Youth Program has begun its statewide selection process.  The two selected Iowa students will join 102 other delegates March 5 - 12, 2011, for the program’s 49th Annual Washington Week, an intensive week-long program educational program.

  • Peterson graduates from Morningside College

    SIOUX CITY - Emily Peterson, daughter of Wayne and Susan Peterson of Red Oak, was a summer graduate of Morningside College.
    Peterson graduated Cum Laude (with honor) for having a cumulative grade point average of 3.50 or higher. Peterson received a bachelor of arts degree and majored in chemistry.
    Peterson is a past graduate of Stanton High School.

  • Blay, Presidential Scholar

    DES MOINES -  Bryant Blay of Red Oak has been honored as a Presidential Scholar at AIB College of Business for the 2010 Summer Term.  To be named a Presidential Scholar, a student must have a grade point average of 3.80 or higher for 12 or more consecutive credit hours.

  • Council votes to add safety to busy Red Oak crossing

    RED OAK — A cost-sharing agreement between Red Oak’s City Council and the School District will provide a crossing guard and warning signs at a dangerous intersection near the school.

    Pending approval by the school board, the City and the Red Oak School District will each pay half of the estimated $5,000 salary for a crossing guard at 8th and Summit/Oak Streets.

  • Red Oak dips on ACT tests

    RED OAK – Red Oak students who took the Act test last year averaged nearly a full point lower scores than those in the 2008-2009 school year.  
    The 57 Red Oak students who took the test finished with an average composite score of 20.9, which was below the state average of 22.2.
    The biggest drop in the scores occurred in the reading scores, where Red Oak students slid from a 22.8 last year to a 21.7 this year.  The drop in reading scores was consistent with the district’s Iowa Test of Basic Skills scores which were released last spring.

  • School board discusses Corning partnership

    VILLISCA – Villisca and Corning are in the first stage of whole-grade sharing within the next two years.
    At the Villisca School Board meeting last week, Superintendent William Stone notified the board he has sent in the paperwork to the Iowa Department of Education and hired an independent financial group to investigate the validity and possibility of the two schools working together.