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The Power of Preschool: Data Shows Participation in Preschool Leads to Greater Academic Success - from The Messenger

There’s a perception that preschool is just another form of day care — having little to do with academic development, according to Steph Anderson, director of elementary education. But recent data collected by the Fort Dodge Community School District shows a direct correlation between preschool participation and academic success in...
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They've Got Mail: Feelhaver 4th Graders Pen Pal Partners with Friendship Have - from The Messenger

Ava Osorio loves writing letters almost as much as she loves receiving letters. On Friday, the fourth grader in Sue Nordstrom’s class at Feelhaver Elementary School read through the newest letter she’d received from her pen pal, Mary, a resident at Friendship Haven. In the letter, Mary thanked Osorio for...
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Through These Doors: Butler Celebrates Black Heroes of History - from The Messenger

If you walk through the halls of Butler Elementary School this month, you’ll likely run into a few familiar faces like Barack Obama, Ida B. Wells, Maya Angelou, George Washington Carver, Jackie Robinson and more. For Black History Month, the staff at Butler have decorated their classroom and office doors...
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A Sweet Business Plan: Duncombe Students Raise over $800 Selling Hot Chocolate - from The Messenger

Coulter Rasmussen, 8, a third-grader in Shannon Grossnickle's class, found out during a class project just how sweet hot chocolate can taste when caramel, whipped cream and sprinkles are added to the mix. He also found out how sweet of a feeling it was when the class at Duncombe Elementary...
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