• SWCC Offering Class-Explore Teaching of Math and Science

    Southwestern Community College is offering a one-credit class, Exploring Math and Science Teaching, this spring for individuals who have considered teaching K-12 math or science.  

    The class begins Jan. 31, and will meet Tuesdays from 4-5 p.m.

    Because this course is made available through a grant, the tuition will be reimbursed for students who successfully complete the course.

    During the course, students will hear from innovative teachers each week and will get opportunities to observe and teach in a classroom setting.  

  • Red Oak Elementary Art collects labels for supplies

    For more than 38 years, Campbell's Labels for Education program has supported schools across the country by providing more than $114 million in free merchandise in exchange for proof of purchase from Campbell products.

    This year, the program is getting even better with a new look and focus on supporting the Arts, Athletics and Aca-demic enrichment programs that can spark children's successes. Labels for Education is also adding new partnerships, programs, resources and incentives to help generate more support for schools.

  • No. 5: Villisca/Corning agree to whole grade sharing

    VILLISCA  — After a year of planning and countless meetings, the Villisca school board voted in December to enter into a whole grade sharing agreement with Corning.

    Under the agreed to academic portion, students in grades 9-12 will go to Corning while those in grades 6-8 will attend school in Villisca. Pre-kindergarten through 5th grade students will remain in their respective districts.

    The two schools will begin sharing the academic portion of the agreement in the 2013-14 school year.

  • No. 4: Buck Laughlin dies; controversy ensues over retirement

    RED OAK — The death of a longtime Red Oak educator and principal sent the community into mourning before sparking a firestorm of controversy.

    Fred “Buck” Laughlin, 58, passed away May 21 at Bergan Mercy Medical Center after a prolonged battle with cancer.

    Laughlin was hired as a Red Oak elementary school principal in 1988 and was named Inman’s principal when the school opened in 2001.

  • Elementary students learn the fundamentals of music

    The Red Oak Community High School auditorium was filled with sounds of the season Dec. 1, as the third and fourth graders showed off their musical skills for their families and friends. It was so rewarding for the students to see their hard work pay off in front of an audience. We enjoyed seeing so many of you at our programs and we appreciate your support. The first and second graders will soon be preparing for their big concert night coming up in April.  

  • Red Oak Head Start gets grant for play improvement

    Head Start Body Start National Center for Physical Development and Outdoor Play recently announced West Central Community Action as one of 436 recipients of a $5,000.00 grant to improve the outdoor play space at Red Oak Head Start, located at 904 Broad Street.

  • Erickson receives money for Red Oak Schools for excellence
  • Students learn through language experiences at Inman

    The "language experience approach" is a wonderful way to get all students eager to talk, read and write. It begins with a shared class experience, such as a walk to the park  or decorating ghost cookies.

  • FCCLA hosts Diaper Drive

    The FCCLA is sponsoring a Diaper Drive from Dec. 5-9 at Stanton Community Schools.

    Bring packages of diapers to the school offices or send them to school with students to give to their teachers.

    The diapers will benefit women and children at the Lydia House, a program organized by the Open Door Mission in Omaha which provides food, shelter, clothing, basic needs and lifestyle improvement classes to women and their families in need of emergency assistance.

  • Area Students perform in BVU Concert Choir

    Four Montgomery County students recently performed as members of the Buena Vista University Concert Choir for the Fall Major Works Concert.

    The choir performed Haydn's Little Organ Mass as well as a variety of other selections. Students performing from the area were:

    Arik Ostler, of Red Oak. Ostler is a freshman majoring in computer science.

    Sadie Quist, of Red Oak. Quist is a senior majoring in communications and performance studies/corporate communications.