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FDCSD Responds to State Supplemental Aid Increase - from The Messenger

By BRANDON L. SUMMERS The Iowa Legislature Friday approved a supplemental aid increase for public schools at 1.25 percent. Another $55.7 million in one-time funds for education was also approved. To complete its 2015-16 year budget, the Fort Dodge Community School District in March assumed a 4 percent increase. "If...
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District Blog: Spring & Summer Success on the Track, Court & Diamond

By: Matt Elsbecker, FDSH Athletic/Activities Director As we transition from spring to summer let’s take a look back at all of the successes of our spring athletic programs and preview what promises to be an exciting summer! Dodger athletics experienced unprecedented success this past spring when Cray Washington won the...
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Leading Teachers: In FD District Coaches Receive Training - from The Messenger

By BRANDON L. SUMMERS The Fort Dodge Community School District has started training teacher leaders for its upcoming school year. In December, the FDCSD was awarded $1.15 million in Iowa Teacher Leadership and Compensation System funds to add full-time leadership positions, instructional coaches and mentor-induction coaches to its staff. A...
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FDSH Plans On-site Clinic - from The Messenger

By BRANDON L. SUMMERS Fort Dodge Senior High could have an on-site clinic soon. According to Dave Keane, FDSH principal, there are plans to remodel the nurse's office at the school to provide services to students through UnityPoint Health. "We would put up some walls and have some exam rooms...
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Remembering "The Dodger Way" - from The Messenger

By JESSE MAJOR Fort Dodge Senior High's four valedictorians reminded the 209 graduates where they came from and gave advice for the future during graduation Sunday. Thomas Hartley told his classmates that most of them had been Dodgers before they ever attended elementary school and that they had learned the...
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Butler Elementary to Reconfigure Classrooms - from The Messenger

By BRANDON L. SUMMERS Butler Elementary's classrooms are being reconfigured to better serve its students. "It's a change from what it's been for 13 years," Jerry Brown, Butler principal, said Tuesday. "What we're is maybe kind of a spin-off, to a certain degree, of the middle school pods." The elementary...
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Jergens Named New FDMS Assistant Principal - from The Messenger

By BRANDON L. SUMMERS Valerie Jergens will be Fort Dodge Middle School's new assistant principal, starting in August. Jergens replaces Ryan Flaherty, who is leaving to join the Prairie Lakes Area Education Association. "I'm pretty excited," Jergens said. "I have had the chance to work with a few of the...
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District Blog: Hall of Fame Recognizes Dodgers for Outstanding Achievements

By: Matt Elsbecker, FDSH Athletic Director Dodger pride is built from our school spirit, accomplishments and tradition. Each year we honor Dodger athletes who accomplished great things while at Fort Dodge Senior High. This year, eight individuals will be honored at the Dodger Hall of Fame induction ceremony on June...
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FDSH Holds Culinary Challenge - from The Messenger

Winners will see their creations on school lunch menu next year By BRANDON L. SUMMERS Fort Dodge Senior High's culinary students participated in the school's annual Culinary Challenge Thursday. For the class competition, students worked to prepare dishes for a panel of student judges. "It's like a 'Chopped' inspired competition,"...
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