• Pizza with the Principal at Inman

    This school year at Inman Primary School, students have the opportunity to eat pizza with their principal, Mr. Laughlin, if their name is drawn at the quarterly assembly.

    This is an incentive to reinforce students for being responsible, respectful and safe.
    There are other incentives for the students that are a part of the IPS school wide behavior plan that was implemented at the beginning of the school year. The lunch was donated by Breadeaux Pizza and Fareway.

  • Stanton National Honor Society inductees

    The Stanton Community School recently inducted five new members into the National Honor Society. 

    Congratulations to Andrew Cerven, son of Roger and Becky Cerven; Jared Larson, son of Kim Lewis and Andy Larson; Crystal Mackey, daughter of Tom and Roxanne Osher; Myles Peterson, son of Mark and Melanie Peterson; and Paige Peterson, daughter of John and Stacie Peterson.
    This year we were happy to have Stanton’s former fourth grade teacher, Karen Mead, as our guest speaker.

  • Tillotson recognized at WSU

    PULLMAN, Wash. - Kathryn H. Tillotson will be representing the College of Sciences at Washington State University during Commencement on Dec. 11. She is being recognized for her achievements during her time at WSU.
    After completing her bachelor’s degree in biology in Iowa she went to WSU to work on water restoration. Her master’s project describes a restoration project on the south fork of the Palouse River. Tillotson and her fellow students will be replacing invasive canary reed grass with native plant species.

  • Elks donate dictionaries to IPS

    Third grade students at Inman Primary School were recently given their own dictionaries, courtesy of the Red Oak Elks Lodge.

    The books were distributed to every third grade student by Elks representative, Kelly Maynes.

  • Soden selected for Honor Band

    STORM LAKE - Andrew Soden from Red Oak was one of nine Buena Vista University students recently accepted into the Iowa Collegiate Honor Band.
    Rehearsal for the honor band took took place at the Iowa State University music building with the concert performance at the Ames City Auditorium on Nov. 20.
    The guest conductor for the honor band was Dr. Russ Mikkelson, director of bands and professor of conducting at Ohio State University.
    Jerry Bertrand, Assistant Professor of Music, is the director of the concert band at BVU.

  • Central’s Christmas concert

    PELLA - Central College’s Red and Blue Vocal and Instrumental Combos will perform a Christmas concert Dec. 8, in the Cox-Snow Recital Hall at 8 p.m.
    Tickets are $5 or free with Central I.D. and can be obtained at the information booth in Maytag Student Center by calling 641-628-9000.
    Popular Christmas songs from the pop, rock and jazz genres will be sung by students. The combos are under the direction of Gabriel Espinosa, associate professor of music.
    Vocal combo members include Alec Carlson of Red Oak.

  • Stanton High School honor roll

    B Honor Roll Qtr 1

  • Students selected for All-Iowa Honor Band

    Each year the Iowa Bandmasters Association sponsors the All-Iowa Eighth Grade Honor Band.

     Membership in this state-wide honor band is selected from the Eighth Grade Honor Bands of the six regional districts in IBA. Each district selects 22 students in a balanced instrumentation to represent their district at the All-Iowa Middle School Honor Band.  

  • 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)