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FDSH Speech Team Successful at Large Group District Contest

January 25, 2021, Fort Dodge, IA- Fort Dodge Senior High students prepared 15 entries for the Iowa High School Speech Association District Large Group Speech Contest. Fourteen Fort Dodge Senior High speech groups received Division I ratings and will move on to the State Large Group Speech Contest on February...
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Duncombe Students Explore the Science behind Music

January 20, 2021, Fort Dodge, IA- The science behind making music can be challenging. Students at Duncombe Elementary found out it can also be fun. Third and fourth graders in math and/or reading extension groups participated in a lesson called “STEAM Investigation: Instruments and Science” to dive deeper into the...
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FDCSD Names January Students and Employee of the Month

January 4, 2021, Fort Dodge, IA- The Fort Dodge Community School District is pleased to announce its students and employee of the month for January. This program recognizes one elementary, one middle school and one high school student, as well as one staff member monthly for exceeding expectations. Miles Sanders...
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Lessons Learned on Teaching in a Pandemic - from The Messenger

Editor's note: This is the second part in a series highlighting the work of Fort Dodge teachers during the COVID-19 pandemic. In a year that has been anything but normal, teachers like Julia Hatcher have strived to provide the same educational opportunities for students - whether through face-to-face classes or...
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FD School Board Approves Purchases - from The Messenger

The Fort Dodge Community School District will be using $300,000 in CARES Act funding to purchase 1,050 Chromebooks for students to use this fall. The board of education approved the purchase at its meeting on Thursday. In order to use the CARES money, the devices need to be in the...
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Remaking Arey - from The Messenger

In just eight short months, the sounds of children laughing and learning and playing will once again fill the halls at the former Arey Elementary School, 104 S. 17th St., as it reopens as the new Fort Dodge Early Childhood Center. Since its decommission as an elementary school, the building...
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Teaching During a Pandemic - from The Messenger

Editor's note: This is the first part in a series highlighting the work of Fort Dodge teachers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Emily Kloberdanz likes to start her classes with a different introductory question each time she meets with her fourth-grade students. "That is something I always make time for," said...
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