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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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FDSH Ramps up its CAD Lab - from The Messenger

By BRANDON L. SUMMERS The Fort Dodge Senior High CAD lab has new computers. The new computers were provided through federal Perkins funds, which go toward career and technical education. "We have 30 new computers in here," Ed Birkey, FDSH industrial technology instructor, said. "We still do the same thing,...
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FDCSD to Dismiss Early for Homecoming October 9

September 25, 2015, Fort Dodge, IA- The Fort Dodge Community Schools will dismiss students early on Friday, October 9, so students can celebrate Homecoming with the coronation assembly, parade and the football game. High school students will be dismissed at 1:15 p.m. for the pep assembly and coronation. Elementary and...
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FDCSD to hold Community Meetings regarding Facilities Plan

Sept. 25, 2015 Fort Dodge, IA- The Fort Dodge Community School District will host several community meetings regarding its long range facilities plan. The meetings will be held on October 5, 7, 13 and 15 at 6 p.m. in the auditorium at the Fort Dodge Middle School. “These meetings will...
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FDSH Outdoor Recreation Class Kayaks Des Moines River

Sept. 21, 2015, Fort Dodge, IA- Fort Dodge Senior High students are being exposed to outdoor recreational opportunities within Webster County. Outdoor Recreation and Leisure is a class offered by the physical education department at the high school. Students participate in activities such as kayaking, canoeing, fishing, hiking, geocaching, archery...
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High School Musicians Gather to Prepare for All-State Chorus

Sept. 22, 2015, Fort Dodge, IA- Students from the Central District of the Iowa Choral Directors Association gathered at the Fort Dodge Middle School auditorium Saturday for a district-wide rehearsal of All-State Chorus music. Students were led in rehearsal by Dr. Mark Babcock, director of choral activities at Central College...
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Area Marching Bands to Compete at Dodger Stadium

September 18, 2015, Fort Dodge, IA- The North Central Iowa Marching Band Invitational will be held on Saturday, September 26, at Dodger Stadium. Twelve bands from throughout central Iowa will participate in the festival: Fort Dodge Senior High, Pocahontas Area, Estherville, ADM, Saydel, Spencer, Aplington-Parkersburg, Perry, Nevada, Greene County, Des...
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