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District Blog: Youth Mental Health First Aid

by: Stacey Cole, Director of Education Services The Fort Dodge Community School District was awarded a federal grant called Project Aware in October 2014. This grant provides the opportunity for school staff and community members to be certified in Youth Mental Health First Aid. According to the National Alliance on...
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Visible Learning: FDCSD Sets 15-16 Academic Goals - from The Messenger

By BRANDON L. SUMMERS The Fort Dodge Community School District has set its academic goals for the 2015-16 year. "The biggest thing is that we make what we're doing visible," Stacey Cole, FDCSD director of curriculum, instruction and assessment, said. "If we don't have goals, it's hard to know where...
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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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