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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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High School Helpers Build Own Skills while Helping at Elementary Schools

January 8, 2019, Fort Dodge, IA- Fort Dodge Senior High students are getting hands-on experience to help them determine their futures. The “high school helpers” as they are known, spend time in classrooms at preschools and elementary schools to help them figure out if education is a career they want...
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How to Make Snowmen without Snow - from The Messenger

So how do you make a tall snowman without any snow? You improvise, adapt and overcome and, instead, build it out of marshmallows. At least that's what the prekindergarten students in Linda Fortune's class at Riverside Early Learning Center did during a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math session Wednesday morning....
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