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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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Pennies for a Cause

Students and staff at Riverside Early Learning Center, Butler, Duncombe, Cooper and Feelhaver elementary schools and the Fort Dodge Middle School raised $10,600 during the 2018 Miles of Pennies campaign. Money was raised from April 9 to April 27. "We are thrilled that each school met its 2018 goal," said...
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Cole Wins Iowa Administrator Award - from The Messenger

Stacey Cole, the Fort Dodge Community School District's director of education services, was named Iowa's 2018 Central Office Administrator of the Year by the School Administrators of Iowa, according to a press release from that organization. "I am grateful to SAI for honoring the work of all administrators across the...
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FDCSD Names May Students and Employee of the Month

May 2, 2018, Fort Dodge, IA- The Fort Dodge Community School District is pleased to announce its students and employees of the month for May. This program recognizes one elementary, one middle school and one high school student, as well as one staff member monthly for exceeding expectations. Lydia Cowell...
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FDCS Foundation Raises More than $66,000

The Fort Dodge Community Schools Foundation raised more than $66,000 at its annual fundraiser, Go Big, Go Dodgers, Molly Nelson, the foundation's director, reports. "We are thrilled with the results," Andrea DeJong, FDCS Foundation board president, said. "Amazing support from sponsors, auction item donors, bidders and event attendees helped make...
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