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After Concert, Estes to Hold Assembly at FDSH - from The Messenger

By JANE CURTIS After internationally renowned opera singer Simon Estes performs tonight, he will greet audience members in the Fort Dodge Middle School auditorium. Estes, an Iowa native, will perform as part of a tour he began in 2010 with the goal of visiting each of Iowa's 99 counties. His...
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FDCSD Names October Students and Employee of the Month

October 6, 2015, Fort Dodge, IA- The Fort Dodge Community School District is pleased to announce its students and employee of the month for October. This program recognizes one elementary, one middle school and one high school student, as well as one staff member monthly for their outstanding accomplishments. Josie...
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State Marching Band Festival at Dodger Stadium October 10

October 5, 2015, Fort Dodge, IA- Here come the bands! An Iowa High School Music Association State Marching Band Festival will be held Saturday, October 10th, at Dodger Stadium. Eighteen bands from throughout central Iowa will participate in the festival. Area bands competing include: Fort Dodge Senior High, Bishop Garrigan,...
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District Blog: It's Homecoming at FDSH

By Matt Elsbecker, FDSH Athletics & Activities Director It’s Homecoming Week at FDSH! Homecoming is the tradition of welcoming back the alumni of a school, and has its origin in alumni football games held at colleges and universities since the 19th century. While I don’t know when the first Homecoming...
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Cooper Elementary Practices Number Talks - from The Messenger

By BRANDON L. SUMMERS At Cooper Elementary, third grade students are learning math with Number Talks. "Number Talks is a daily routine, from five to 15 minutes long, that has students mentally solving problems, clarifying them and rationalizing them," Lisa Reisner, instructional coach, said. During the sessions, students gather and...
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Duncombe at Center Stage of Long-range Plan - from The Messenger

By BRANDON L. SUMMERS The Fort Dodge Community School District is readying its long-range plans, and crucial to the process is the preliminary recommendations from architectural consultants ISG of Mankato, Minnesota, received by the district Wednesday. "Basically, the long-range plan took a look at each of our facilities and began...
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FDSH Senior Parent Night October 12

September 25, 2015, Fort Dodge, IA- Fort Dodge Senior High’s annual Senior Parent Night is scheduled for Monday, October 12th, at 7 p.m. in the FDSH Little Theater. All parents/guardians of the class of 2016 are encouraged to attend. Representatives from the Iowa College Access Network (ICAN) will present information...
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FDCSD Board Hears Grading report - from The Messenger

By BRANDON L. SUMMERS At Fort Dodge Senior High, students are being evaluated using standards-based grading. SGB favors detailed feedback on specific skills and goals rather than overall letter grades. FDSH instructors explained how the evaluation system works to the Fort Dodge Community School District board at its regular meeting...
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District Blog: Teacher Leadership & Compensation Update

by: Stacey Cole, Director of Education Services The Fort Dodge Community School District was the recipient of a grant from the state of Iowa made possible by the Teacher Leadership and Compensation Act passed by the Iowa legislature and then signed by Governor Branstad in June of 2013. The bill...
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Expert Gives Marching Bands New Perspective - from The Messenger

By HANS MADSEN Mike Eckerty, director of bands at Simpson College, was in his element Saturday morning as he led a clinic on the field at the Fort Dodge Middle School. Listening to the members of the Green County High School Marching Band, Eckerty gave them feedback as they worked...
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