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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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District Blog: Honoring America's Heroes at the FDCSD

By: Jerry Brown, Butler Elementary Principal Not all superheroes wear capes. Some wear combat boots and dog tags. This week we celebrate Veterans Day to honor our heroes, America’s veterans, for their patriotism, love of country and willingness to serve and sacrifice. In November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11...
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