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Reading In at Duncombe - from The Messenger

Imagine getting an entire day to curl up with a cozy blanket and a pillow with a really good book to keep you company with the only interruption being someone else coming along and reading to you. For the third-grade students at Duncombe Elementary School, that was their Friday. It...
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FDCSD Names February Students and Employee of the Month

February 1, 2019, Fort Dodge, IA- The Fort Dodge Community School District is pleased to announce its students and employees of the month for February. This program recognizes one elementary, one middle school and one high school student, as well as one staff member monthly for exceeding expectations. Alexis Gray...
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iJAG Program Coming to FDSH

January 28, 2019, Fort Dodge, IA- Beginning in the fall of 2019, Fort Dodge Senior High will partner with the Iowa/Illinois Jobs for America’s Graduates (iJAG) program to offer students project based learning through real-world applications. The goal is to help create a future ready workforce for our community. iJAG...
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FDSH Large Group Speech Team Successful at District Competition

January 23, 2019, Fort Dodge, IA- Fifty-eight Fort Dodge Senior High students prepared 15 entries for the Iowa High School Speech Association District Large Group Speech Contest. Eleven Fort Dodge Senior High speech groups received Division I ratings and will move on to the State Large Group Speech Contest on...
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Champion. Robots. - from The Messenger

Picking up a couple of plastic cubes and balls and putting them down a few feet away doesn’t seem like a particularly difficult task. It isn’t — for a person. They don’t have to think about the complex series of motions, decisions and judgments. They just do it. Getting a...
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Lights in the Dark - from The Messenger

Half the gym at Butler Elementary School was enveloped in darkness Thursday night. In a small pool of light cast by her cell phone, second-grade teacher Alissa Martin sat with third-grade student Milynne Umsted, 8, against one of the walls. Umsted read a book out loud. Martin held the phone,...
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A Legacy Bigger than Barriers - from The Messenger

When Jesse Ulrich was an elementary student in West Bend, his lunch ticket was a different color than most. “My lunch ticket was a different color because I was free and reduced,” Ulrich, the Fort Dodge Community School District superintendent said Monday night during a community celebration of Martin Luther...
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Feelhaver Elementary has Certified Kind Classroom

January 15, 2019, Fort Dodge, IA- A boy named Auggie is inspiring third grade students in Madyson Alstott’s classroom at Feelhaver Elementary to complete acts of kindness. Auggie, the main character in the book “Wonder” by R.J. Palacio, is a boy whose severe facial disfiguration has prevented him from attending...
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