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Rachel's Challenge: In Fort Dodge 12,000+ Acts of Kindness - from The Messenger

By BRANDON L. SUMMERS Rachel's Challenge yielded 12,400 acts of kindness this year by students in Fort Dodge community schools. Colorful paper chains wrapped around Dodger Stadium's quarter-mile track three times Tuesday as part of a year-end celebration. "Students earned those links for performing acts of kindness for other students,...
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FDCSH Launches Together We Rise - from The Messenger

By BRANDON L. SUMMERS Together We Rise is the new guiding mantra for the Fort Dodge Community School District. Key to the effort's success is the word "together," Stacey Cole, FDCSD director of education services, said. "We know from studying education research that teacher collaboration is the No. 1 thing...
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District Blog: Technology Updates for the 2016-17 School Year

By Jeremy Pearson - Director of Information Technology As summer nears, we are already hard at work prepping for the next school year. Lots of projects are planned for the IT department this summer. It looks like we will be adding about 800 or so chromebooks to the district over...
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Gov. Branstad Recognizes Area Students - from The Messenger

Five area students were recognized by Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds for outstanding academic achievement at the 14th annual Governor's Scholar Recognition Ceremony, held May 1 at Hy-Vee Hall in Des Moines. Honored were: Allison Carlon, Southeast Valley High; Adam Siepker, Manson Northwest Webster; Kaela Gollob, Fort...
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ICCC, FDSH Bringing Back HOSA - from The Messenger

By BRANDON L. SUMMERS Fort Dodge Senior High will become a chapter of HOSA - Health Occupation Students of America - starting this fall. Iowa Central Community College has been working with Fort Dodge Senior High to restart the local HOSA chapter. "There's different types of chapters," Trina Staton, dean...
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Presidential Academic Excellence Awards to 42 FDMS 8th Graders

May 10, 2016, Fort Dodge, IA- Forty-two 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 Monday, May 16, at 7:00 p.m. in the Fort Dodge Middle School auditorium. There will be a...
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FDCSD Board Oks Precast Panel Bids - from The Messenger

By BRANDON L. SUMMERS Bids for precast wall panels for the new Duncombe Elementary facility were approved Monday by the Fort Dodge Community School District board. Wells Concrete Products of Wells, Minnesota, submitted the lowest of three bids received by the districts, at $397,750. Bids were also received from Jensen...
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District Blog: National Transportation Week

By Brad Niemeyer, Director of Transportation May 16th through May 20th is designated as National Transportation Week. Congress originally designated the third Friday in May each year as National Defense Transportation Day. In 1962 Congress included the whole week as National Transportation Week. We look to the thousands of professional...
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Back on Track: FDSH Girls Classroom Provides Support - from The Messenger

By BRANDON L. SUMMERS Fort Dodge Senior High is in the fourth term of its Girls Classroom program. The in-school program serves roughly 10 students, Peg Christensen, FDSH counselor, said. "These young women were having troubles academically being successful in school," Christensen said. "They weren't attending. They were having a...
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