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Three FD Community Schools Receive STEM Grants

October 23, 2012, Fort Dodge, IA- Three Fort Dodge Community Schools received a total of seven STEM grants to help increase student interest and achievement in science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM. Butler Elementary received a First Lego League grant for its BLAST! program, and Fair Oaks Middle School...
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FDSH Students Selected to All-State Music Festival

October 22, 2012, Fort Dodge, IA- Thirty five students from Fort Dodge Senior High auditioned for the 2012 Iowa High School Music Association’s All-State Music Festival. Eleven Dodger musicians were selected as All-State representatives. These students constitute the upper half of the top one percent of all choral and instrumental...
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Students Benefit from Mentoring Program

October 19, 2012, Fort Dodge, IA- Phillips Middle School and Iowa Central Community College (ICCC) students are benefitting from a mentoring program. In its second year, the partnership between the two schools has matched 17 pairs, six of whom are in their second year together. Anthony Bemrich is an ICCC...
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FDSH Wins ShopBot through National Contest

October 17, 2012, Fort Dodge, IA- There is a new “toy” in the Fort Dodge Senior High Industrial Technology department. Instructor Ed Birkey wrote the winning essay for a national contest to win a ShopBot for a year sponsored by American Woodworker Magazine. The ShopBot Desktop is a bench-top computer...
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DECA Leadership Training for Five FDSH Students

October 18, 2012, Fort Dodge, IA- Five Fort Dodge Senior High students recently attended the Iowa DECA Fall Leadership Conference in Des Moines. Those attending the conference were Katelynn Anderson, Aleah Degen, Haleigh Hood, Matt Osborne and Adrian Johnson. DECA prepares emerging high school leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance,...
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Four FDSH Students Develop Leadership Skills at State Conference

October 17, 2012, Fort Dodge, IA- Four members of the Fort Dodge Senior High Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Chapter recently attended the Iowa FCCLA Fall Leadership Rally. Those participating from Fort Dodge were Ciara Sturm, Allysen Martin, Breanna Pingel and Morgan Hanus. Fall Leadership Rally is...
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Greathouse Nominated as Coach of the Year

October 16, 2012, Fort Dodge, IA- The Iowa High School Swimming Coaches Association and the Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) have selected Joel Greathouse, Fort Dodge Senior High Boys Swimming Coach, as their nominee for the 2011-2012 National Federation of State High School Association’s (NFHS) Coaches Association Iowa Boys’...
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The Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act

The Fort Dodge Community Schools, in compliance with The Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act, must yearly notify parents and staff of completed jobs regarding schools with asbestos. Asbestos related activities are listed below. Located at the Central Administration Building, 104 South 17th Street, the District Plan booklets and Individual Plans...
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iPads Enhance Classroom Learning

October 12, 2012, Fort Dodge, IA- IPads are making their way into Fort Dodge Community School classrooms through an Enhancing Education Through Technology (E2T2) grant from Prairie Lakes AEA. “We are thankful to Prairie Lakes AEA for the generous gift of iPads,” said Sue Wood, Fort Dodge Community Schools Curriculum...
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Students Encouraged to Pay It Forward

October 12, 2012, Fort Dodge, IA- Fort Dodge Community Schools are participating in Pay It Forward as part of Character Counts week, October 21-27 and PBIS. This year’s Pay It Forward efforts will benefit the Bridging the Gap program through the United Way & Community Foundation. The Bridging the Gap...
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