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FD Schools to Introduce Welcome Conferences - from The Messenger

By BRANDON L. SUMMERS Pre-kindergarten through fifth-grade students in Fort Dodge community schools will begin school this year with a positive experience. A new district effort, Welcome Conferences will allow students to be introduced their teachers before school starts. Stacey Cole, FDCSD director of curriculum, instruction and assessment, explained the...
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District Blog: Summer Is Still a Time for Learning

by Stacey Cole, Director of Education Services While summer can be filled with memories of swimming at the pool, shooting hoops in the street, and playing at the park, it can also be a time for continued learning for our students. Downey et. al (2004) found that all students experience...
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Keane Resigns as FDSH Principal

June 24, 2015, Fort Dodge, IA- David Keane, Fort Dodge Senior High principal, has resigned his position at the end of his current contract on June 30. Keane has served the Fort Dodge Community School District since 2008. “Fort Dodge is a great community and Fort Dodge Senior High School...
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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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