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District Blog: Parent Teacher Conferences - How Can Parents Prepare?

by Bruce Hartley, principal at Cooper Elementary Throughout the year schools usually schedule 2 or 3 times when teachers and parents sit down for conversations about students’ progress. From my experience as both a teacher and a parent, the discussions are usually very one sided. During the period of time...
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Attendance is on the Rise at FDSH - from The Messenger

By BRANDON L. SUMMERS Attendance is rising at Fort Dodge Senior High. There are 850 fewer tardies compared to this time last year, and 1,100 fewer unverified absences, increasing the amount of instruction received by students. Erik Hoveland, FDSH student services liaison, and Scott Danielson, dean of students, have been...
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School Picks Duncombe Elementary Designer - from The Messenger

By BRANDON L. SUMMERS I&S Group Inc., of Mankato, Minnesota, has been selected to design the new Duncombe Elementary building. The Fort Dodge Community School District board Monday approved the company based on its previous services. "We'd looked at all of our work with them so far, and the interviews...
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District Blog: A Time to be Thankful

By: Dr. Doug Van Zyl, Superintendent Happy Thanksgiving! As the superintendent of the Fort Dodge Community School District I wanted to take a few moments to reflect and share what I am thankful for as I look at our school district and community. I have heard it said by a...
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The Masters Remastered - from The Messenger

By BRANDON L. SUMMERS Duncombe Elementary and the Blanden Memorial Art Museum are making art together. The elementary's fourth-grade art students were given two-by-two foot panels with tracings of works from the museum's permanent collection to color and recreate. The panels include works by Marc Chagall, Grant Wood, and Wassily...
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FDMS TAG Students Compete in Iowa Quiz Bowl - from The Messenger

By BRANDON L. SUMMERS bsummers@messengernews.net FortDodgeMiddle School's Talented and Gift- ed students have completed the Iowa's Thinking Quiz Bowl. Seventy-five students from four grades participat- ed, including seven TAG students on the fifth-grade team, 20 on the sixth-grade team, and 24 in both the sev- enth- and eighth-grade teams. Students...
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The Growth Mindset - from The Messenger

By BRANDON L. SUMMERS There are two mindsets: fixed mindset and growth mindset. Trevor Ragan, Train Ugly founder and national speaker, explained to an audience of more than 50 at the Fort Dodge Middle School auditorium Thursday that people are like tigers. A tiger at the zoo has his food...
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District Blog: American Education Week: Your WHY Makes a Difference

By Robert Hughes, Assistant Superintendent Celebrate your WHY: November 16-20th is American Education Week. We honor all of the Fort Dodge Community School District staff members that make a difference for our students. The 2015-16 school year began with messages about building relationships through meaningful educational engagement. Each and every...
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