• Red Oak High School Honor Roll

    1st Quarter High Honor Roll

    Grade 9: Ashlynn Bentley, Emma Bierbaum, Katelynn Bingham, Vanessa Breedlove, Madison Bruce, Araina Brummett, Garrett Couse, Chloe DeVries, Nathaniel Ernst, Kadee Gass, Kaden Grammer, Hannah Gray, Kenneth Herbert, Isaac Hidalgo, Ethan Horn, Jenna Klyn, Alexander Lemus, Kevin McClurg, Alexa McCunn, Ryleigh Patterson, Camille Porter, Alissa Rice, Rhenn Rolenc, Xavier Ross, Eva Sherman, Mya Southwell, Elizabeth Stewart, Weston Stoakes, Tyler Strunk, Jadyn VonDielingen, Kamryn Wendt, Corbin Wolfe, Dillon Workman.

  • College Scholarship

    Jill Vanderhoof, Villisca, has received the Miller Endowment in Family and Consumer Sciences Education and Studies Scholarship from the Iowa State University Department of Human Development and Family Studies for the 2017-18 academic year. Vanderhoof is studying family and consumer sciences education and studies at Iowa State.

  • Collegiate Honors

    Morningside College student Sabrina Guerra, daughter of Carlos and Linda Guerra of Red Oak, served as an officer in the Morningside College chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta (ALD) that recently received a national award for efforts to pursue excellence.

    Guerra is a 2014 graduate of Red Oak Community High School.

    ALD is a national honor society that recognizes and encourages academic excellence among first-year college and university students. There are chapters at over 275 colleges and universities.

  • Dean's List

    The following students have been named to the dean’s list at Buena Vista University (BVU) for terms five and six:

    • Henderson: Rachael Knight.

    • Red Oak: Mikenzi Monthei.

    • Red Oak: Caitlin Smith.

    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.

  • College Graduation

    Morningside College conferred 35 bachelor’s degrees, two Master of Science in Nursing degrees, and 113 Master of Arts in Teaching degrees in August.

    Jessica McFarland, Red Oak, earned her Bachelor of Arts degree.

    Morningside College is a private, coeducational, four-year liberal arts college with a total enrollment of 2,900 students. 

  • Gov. Reynolds appoints Children's Behavioral Health Systems Board

    Gov. Reynolds announced her appointments to Iowa’s Children’s Behavioral Health System Board. The board will facilitate the coordination of Iowa’s recently created Children’s Mental Health system, ensuring children will have access to the mental health services they need.

  • Schools benefit from $2.1 million for children’s mental health

    Today, the Office of Gov. Kim Reynolds and Iowa’s Area Education Agencies (AEAs) announced that training for teachers and other school staff has started this summer thanks to the new $2.1 million appropriation for addressing children’s mental health needs in schools.

  • Helping You and Your Child with Staying Calm class Thursday in Red Oak

    Common Sense Parenting Café’s offer one-hour trainings to parents and caregivers who want to build on their existing skills or learn new ways of dealing with their children’s behaviors.

    A CSP training will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 11 at the Montgomery County YMCA in Red Oak on the topic of Helping You and Your Child with Staying Calm.

  • Rep. Axne invites high school students to submit artwork for Congressional art competition

    Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) announced the first day to submit artwork for the 2019 High School Congressional Art Competition. Each Spring, the Congressional Art Institute sponsors the Artistic Discovery Contest to recognize and encourage the artistic talent across the nation. High school students throughout the Third District are invited to submit original pieces of art to Rep. Axne’s office. The final day to submit artwork is April 30th.

  • Iowa's youth turkey season April 5

    Iowa’s youth turkey season begins April 5
    Iowa’s youth only turkey hunting season begins April 5 for residents age 15 and younger at the time when they purchased their youth turkey license.

    This season is set aside to allow youths to hunt under direct guidance of an adult mentor, age 18 and older. Over the past four years, an average of 5,500 youth participated in the season.

    The focus of the youth season is to provide opportunities to teach skills necessary to become a confident turkey hunter.