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At FDMS Display of Talent Ends Year - from The Messenger

There’s some very talented students attending the Fort Dodge Middle School. Some of them sing, some of them play instruments, some of them do magic tricks and few tell jokes. One of them can solve the Rubik’s Cube in no time. Degan Klindt, 14, an eighth-grader at the school, demonstrated...
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Books to Keep - from The Messenger

Half of the gym at Butler Elementary School got to serve yet another purpose Wednesday. Thanks to the work of reading teacher Stephanie Harvey, it became a book store. Sort of. The students browsing the tables of new books didn’t have to pay for them. Harvey organized the event to...
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The Male Influence - from The Messenger

John Newman and Tom McClimon both became teachers because of strong male influences they had in their lives growing up. “As I look through my life, some of the most influential people were male role models, either teachers or coaches in school,” McClimon said. Newman found his role model when...
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Life Skills in the Classroom - from The Messenger

As children make their way through school, there’s a strong chance that a local treatment center has educated them about the dangers of drug abuse, including opioid abuse. Community and Family Resources, with the help of a grant, visits area schools and offers a variety of programs for the students...
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FD Class of 2030 Plants for the Future - from The Messenger

As a large group of kindergarten students from Feelhaver and Duncombe elementary schools gathered in a circle around a tree set in a freshly dug hole at the Fort Dodge Middle School Thursday morning, Fort Dodge Community School District Superintendent Doug Van Zyl asked them all a simple question. “Why...
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38 FDMS 8th Graders Receive Presidential Academic Excellence Awards

May 18, 2018, Fort Dodge, IA- Thirty-eight eighth graders from Fort Dodge Middle School will receive the Presidential Academic Excellence Award for outstanding academic achievement. The academic honors awards program will be held Thursday, May 24, at 7:00 p.m. in the Fort Dodge Middle School auditorium. This year’s guest speaker...
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Doebel will become FDCSD Director of Secondary Education - from The Messenger

Kirsten Doebel, an instructional coach in the Fort Dodge Community School District, has been appointed to a new position that involves the oversight of curriculum and instruction for secondary education. Doebel will become the district’s director of secondary education, effective July 1. The FDCSD board approved the appointment at its...
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