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Education

  • Students selected for Honor Band Festival

    The Southwest Iowa Bandmasters Association held its annual District Middle School Honor Band Auditions on Oct. 30 at Clarinda Middle School.

     Over 500 students auditioned for selection to the seventh and eighth grade Honor Bands.  The Honor Band Festival was held at Denison High School on Nov. 12.  Conductors for the 2010 SWIBA Middle School Honor Bands were Steve Britt, SWIBA President from Harlan Middle School, Harlan, Iowa for the seventh grade band and Michael Davies from Prairie Point Middle School, Cedar Rapids, Iowa for the eighth grade band.

  • Essex Community School honor roll

    A honor roll (gold)
    5th grade – Kelsi Leininger. 6th grade – Anna Carlson. 7th grade – Sarah Allick. 8th grade – Kymberly Graham. 10th grade – Matthew Davis.
    A-B honor roll (silver)

  • Honor rolls first quarter 2010

    Red Oak Middle School
    All “A” honor roll
    8th grade - Blomstedt, Grace, Breedlove, Vincent, Orme, Caleb, Ostler, Dallin, and Walker, Kathryn. 7th grade - Berkey, Breann, Craig, Brenna, Jansky, Conner, Mahoney, Angela, Pendleton, Maria, and Porter, Murphy. 6th grade – Marsden, Dana and Rolenc, Weston.
    High Honor Roll

  • Students selected for the 2010 All-State Chorus and Band

    Students selected for the 2010 All-State Chorus and Band
    Three students of Red Oak High School have attained the highest individual honor available to Iowa high school musicians by being selected as members of the 2010 All-State Chorus and Band.
    Selected for the All-State Chorus were: Katherine Jardon, daughter of Joseph and Mary Jardon, Kelsey Myers, daughter of Allan and Jane Myers.
    Selected for the All-State Band was: Arik Ostler, tuba, son of Steve and Marlys Ostler.

  • 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.