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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 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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New BLAST Director Dives In - from The Messenger

By: Brandon L. Summers Tamara Holman is the new director of Butler Elementary's BLAST program. Butler's Learning After School Time combines both activities and structured learning time. Holman graduated from Missouri Western State University with a criminal justice degree in law enforcement, administrative emphasis, and a minor in psychology. "I...
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FDSH Tries Flip Classroom - from The Messenger

By BRANDON L. SUMMERS Fort Dodge Senior High is trying a flip classroom for math. "The basic concept is ... taking what traditionally is done, lecture or delivering material in the classroom, and moving that outside the classroom, and doing what typically is done at home, in the classroom," Bill...
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Ten FDMS Students Selected to NCIBA Honor Band

November 12, 2015, Fort Dodge, IA- Ten students from the Fort Dodge Middle School were selected for the 2015 North Central Iowa Bandmasters Association (NCIBA) Honor Band. The NCIBA Honor Band will perform Saturday, November 14, at 5 p.m. at the Humboldt High School auditorium. Admission to the concert is...
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