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Kids Ask King to "Keep the Lights On' - from The Messenger

By BRANDON L. SUMMERS Keep the lights on after school. Butler Elementary's BLAST! program held an awareness night Thursday to show the community the many benefits of Butler's After School Learning Time for students, and the need for continued funding. Parents and their children painted paper lightbulbs to send to...
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Repeal of NCLB Returns Power to States - from The Messenger

By BRANDON L. SUMMERS No Child Left Behind was repealed Dec. 10 and replaced with the Every Student Succeeds Act. The new legislation gives more autonomy to states over academic standards, Stacey Cole, FDCSD director of educational services, explained. "It will give our state government a lot more control over...
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District Blog: 10 Good Reasons Your Child Should Attend Preschool

By Lis Ristau, Director of Special Needs "But my child is so small!" Yes, they're still wee tykes, but a high-quality preschool is designed to set young scholars up for future academic, emotional, and social success in elementary school and beyond. 1. Preschool is an opportunity for growth. For many...
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What Needs Fixing - from The Messenger

By BRANDON L. SUMMERS A voter-approved bond is the only way the Fort Dodge Community School District can provide for the needs of 350 displaced students. That was the message brought to Saturday's Eggs and Issues forum, held at Iowa Central Community College's Triton Cafe. Participating in the forum were...
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How the Grinch Helps - from The Messenger

By BRANDON L. SUMMERS bsummers@messengernews.net The Grinch is at Duncombe Elementary not as a wintry menace, but as a reminder to be kind. "We're helping our hearts grow three times the size that they were by showing kindness to each other," Kristy Smith, Duncombe counselor, explained. The month-long activity serves...
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District Blog: Celebrating the Season with Music

By Matt Elsbecker, FDSH Activities Director The Fort Dodge Community School District has a long history of great musical performances. As we head into the holiday season, that tradition continues. Our winter and holiday concerts will showcase the talented young musicians throughout the District. We invite you to join us...
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FDCSD Now Accepting Preschool Registrations for 2016

December 3, 2015, Fort Dodge, IA- Preschool registration for the 2016-17 school year is going on now at the Fort Dodge Community School District. Research shows that children can gain a variety of skills by attending preschool. Preschool helps prepare children for kindergarten. Students learn to follow directions and work...
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