• School board authorizes district to be fiscal agent for Cage

    RED OAK — The Red Oak School Board approved a measure last Monday night to be the fiscal agent for the Middle School’s Basketball Cage Project.

    Under the measure authorized by the Board, they would accept pledges and only spend the money as it came in.

    More than $50,000 has already been raised for the project. The goal is to break ground on the cage project by the end of this school year and possibly be ready to go by the fall.

  • Essex business teacher, Kimberly Peterson, selected to Leadership Team

    Kimberly Peterson, Essex High School business teacher was selected to serve a three year term on the Department of Educations Quality Business and Marketing Programs Leadership Team.

    The Business and Marketing Program Management Committee and the Iowa Department of Education have put together a statewide committee of secondary/post secondary Business instructors and Marketing instructors to lead a project for developing model Business and Marketing programs.

  • Walker, BVU Dean’s List

    STORM LAKE — An area student has been named to the Buena Vista Vista University Graduate and Professional Studies Dean’s List for terms one and two.
    Carissa Walker from Shenandoah was named to the list. Students named to the Dean’s List must have a minimum grade point average of 3.5 for the two terms, based on a 4.0 grade point system, and must have taken at least 12 hours of coursework.
    Walker received a perfect 4.0 grade point average.
    Walker attends the Council Bluffs Buena Vista University Graduate and Professional Studies location.

  • Subbert Collects Academic All-District Honor

    Oskaloosa—Christa Subbert (Sr., Stanton, Stanton HS) is not just a tremendous basketball player, but she also dominates in the classroom as she was honored for her all-around achievements yesterday.
    The senior guard was named a third-team all-District 7 College Division honoree as part of the Capitol One Academic All-American Team selected by CoSIDA.

  • Wayne State College Dean’s List for Academic Achievement

    WAYNE - More than 900 students at Wayne State College were named to the Dean’s List for exemplary academic achievement during the past semester. Students listed on the dean’s list are full-time undergraduate students who have achieved a GPA of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale for the semester. An * denotes a 4.0 GPA for the term.
    Michelle Anderson from Villisca.

  • All-State students from Red Oak

    By Laura Horn
    Large Group and Individual Speech Coach

    For Large Group Speech, once a group performs at State they can be nominated by their judges to go on to All-State.  It’s a very selective and subjective process. A group can receive straight ones at State and still not be nominated for All-State.

  • Local schools study grade share option

    STANTON/VILLISCA — The Stanton and Villisca School Boards have agreed to take part in a Joint Feasibility Study that would look into the possibility of whole grade sharing between the two districts.

    The Stanton Board of Education approved the joint study, which will be conducted by Dr. Bob Decker of the College of Education at the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) for a cost of $3,000 and a maximum of $500 in expenses.

    Stanton Superintendent Judd Ashley said the cost would be $3,500 per district.

  • A backpack of love

    RED OAK — It all started with a petty theft.
    Last year, a student at Inman Primary started taking food out of her mother’s cupboard and taking them to school.

    While the mother noticed the missing items, she didn’t say anything initially, simply figuring the girl was getting hungry at school. But when the girl kept taking food, and the amount started to increase, the mother finally asked her daughter why she was taking canned goods to school.

  • Middle School Book Fair starts Feb. 14

    By Mrs. Erickson

    We are now gearing up for our 2011 Book Fair. The fair will run from Feb. 14 through Feb. 17. We are reaching out to our local businesses in hopes that you will be able to help us fill some of our book purchase needs this year.
    We rely immensely on our Book Fair for a lot of our book purchases for the school year. In order for us to ensure our students have the opportunity to indulge themselves in a good book that they enjoy reading, we must keep up with the popular titles and authors that our students request.

  • Red Oak Middle School straight A students