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District Blog: Appreciating Diversity

By Marcy Harms, Director of Student Services “Diversity” means how we all are different from one another. Some differences can be our gender, sexuality, ethnicity or culture, religion or spirituality, family, social standing, age, body size and abilities. The Fort Dodge Community believes diversity (all the things that make us...
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FDMS Starts 15 After-School Clubs - from The Messenger

By BRANDON L. SUMMERS Fort Dodge Middle School is starting 15 after-school clubs. The effort stems from the school's culture and climate transformation grant. "That is really dealing with all things to improve culture and climate in the building," Kim Bodholdt, grant coordinator, said. Instructors were invited to offer suggestions...
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Mentors in Violence Prevention Program Coming to FDSH

January 12, 2016, Fort Dodge, IA- Fort Dodge Senior High is implementing the Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) program. The MVP program is based on a peer leadership model that focuses on the role of the “bystander” when confronting behaviors that may be potentially harmful and/or abusive to others. The...
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District Blog: Attendance Matters

by Lynnae Harvey, FDSH Assistant Principal Student attendance in school is vitally important for student success in school. People say that eighty percent of success is just showing up. This is true in school as well. Learning builds day by day and students cannot learn if they don’t show up....
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Working to Change School Culture - from The Messenger

By BRANDON L. SUMMERS bsummers@messengernews.net Heather Cochrane is a data analyst and teacher coach at Fort Dodge Middle School. Cochrane's position was created as part of a climate and culture transformation grant the middle school received in 2014. "As a whole, the grant is really looking at the culture and...
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FDCSD Boosts Whole Group Reading Efforts - from The Messenger

By BRANDON L. SUMMERS The Fort Dodge Community School District is boosting its whole group reading efforts. The district has had success boosting elementary-level literacy skills with small groups, Stacey Cole, FDCSD director of educational services, said. "If you have a comprehensive reading program, especially at your early level, so...
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FDCSD to Host Coffee Conversation January 15

January 6, 2016, Fort Dodge, IA- Fort Dodge Community School District will hold a “Coffee Conversation” Friday, January 15th, from 7:30- 8:30 a.m. at the Central Administration Building, 104 South 17th Street. The “Coffee Conversation” is an opportunity for parents of all Dodger students and members of the community to...
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FDCSD Names January Students and Employee of the Month

January 6, 2016, Fort Dodge, IA- The Fort Dodge Community School District is pleased to announce its students and employee of the month for December. This program recognizes one elementary, one middle school and one high school student, as well as one staff member monthly for their outstanding accomplishments. Stephen...
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