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Original "Freedom Writer" Speaks at FDSH

February 13, 2013, Fort Dodge, IA- Manuel Scott, one of the original “Freedom Writers,” shared his story with students at Fort Dodge Senior High. The “Freedom Writers” were a group of students from California who kept journals of both their challenges and their dreams. At the age of fourteen, Scott...
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FDSH Choir Booster Pancake Feed and Concert

February 11, 2013, Fort Dodge, IA- The Fort Dodge Senior High Choir Booster Club invites you to a enjoy supper and a concert Monday, February 18, in support of the choir programs. A Chris Cakes Pancake Feed will take place from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. and be followed by a...
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FDSH Large Group Speech Team Has Successful Season

February 6, 2013, Fort Dodge, IA- Five groups, comprised of 22 students, competed at Iowa High School Speech Association District Large Group Speech Contest on January 19. Four of the groups received Division I ratings to advance to state: Solo Mime, Group Improvisation, Choral Reading and Radio Broadcasting. The second...
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FDSH Represented in Honor Bands

February 5, 2013, Fort Dodge, IA- Six students were chosen to represent FDSH as honor band members this month. The students participated in two separate honor band experiences. Five FDSH students participated in the Cyclone Honor Band on the campus of Iowa State University on February 1st and 2nd. Students...
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Cooper 2nd Graders Spread the "Joy of Reading"

January 31, 2013, Fort Dodge, IA- Cooper second grade students learned the “Joy of Reading” in November when they were each given a book by the Emily Joy Averill Foundation. The second graders decided to spread the “Joy of Reading” to the kindergarten students at their school during a presentation...
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FDSH Jazz Lab & Ensemble Participate in Jazz Festival

FDSH Jazz Lab Earns 10th Straight Division I Rating Jazz Ensemble Participates in Jazz Festival for First Time January 30, 2013, Fort Dodge, IA- The Fort Dodge Senior High’s Jazz Band program is alive and well. Nearly 50 students participated in the Iowa High School Music Association Jazz Band Festival...
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8th Grade Parent Night Thursday

January 29, 2013, Fort Dodge, IA- Eighth Grade Parent Night will take place at the Fort Dodge Senior High gym on Thursday, January 31 at 7 p.m. Current eighth grade students and their parents are encouraged to attend this event. FDSH freshman counselor, Carrie Traver, and assistant principal, Kevin Astor,...
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FDSH Debate Team Competes at State

January 25, 2013, Fort Dodge, IA- The FDSH Debate Team participated in the State Debate Tournament in Ankeny earlier this month. Team members, all of whom are in their first year of debate, participated in Student Congress and in Public Forum. Students are judged on depth of knowledge, speaking skills,...
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Martial Arts Demonstration Teaches Respect

January 23, 2013, Fort Dodge, IA- Respect for instructors, traditions, opponents and self is a key element of the martial arts. It is also one of the four PBIS “Be’s” at Fort Dodge schools. Martial arts and PBIS recently teamed up as Dr. Joe Libby, principal at Fair Oaks and...
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A Cappella Choir Named Grand Champions

January 18, 2013, Fort Dodge, IA- Fort Dodge Senior High’s A Cappella Choir recently brought home the title of Grand Champion for best concert choir at the 26th annual Onalaska Classic Choral Competition in Wisconsin. The event drew over 30 high school concert and show choirs from Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota...
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