Fort Dodge Community School District

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Going Forward - from The Messenger

By BRANDON L. SUMMERS The Fort Dodge Community School District is going forward with plans to relocate about 350 of its elementary students because of safety concerns at Duncombe Elementary. A public meeting on the future of the building drew more than 120 concerned parents and children to Fort Dodge...
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Unexpected Structural Woes Force Closure of Duncombe School - from The Messenger

By BRANDON L. SUMMERS Duncombe Elementary's 350 students will attend classes in the former Fair Oaks Middle School building this fall due to structural concerns recently discovered at the elementary building. "Being a 100 year old building ... we're having some shifting in the walls and compressing of bricks...
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Crisis Safety Drill to be Conducted at FDSH Friday, August 14

August 12, 2015, Fort Dodge, IA- A crisis safety drill will be conducted at Fort Dodge Senior High from noon – 4 p.m. on Friday, August 14th. Senior High will be closed to the public during this time. First responders from the Fort Dodge Police Department, Webster County Sheriff’s Department...
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FDCSD Announces Important Back to School Dates

August 11, 2015, Fort Dodge, IA- The new school year is just around the corner with classes beginning on August 31st! To assist students in starting their new year, open houses, orientations and welcome conferences have been scheduled throughout the Fort Dodge Community School District. A preschool open house will...
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District Blog: Technology Transformations

By Jeremy Pearson It is hard to believe we've nearly completed another summer, and the school year is upon us. For the IT department, the summer is our busiest time of the year. This year has been no exception, with many major projects to prepare us for the start of...
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District Blog: A Parent's Guide to School Safety and Security

By: Jennifer Lane, Director of Communications In today’s world more than ever before, school safety is a concern and priority for everyone who works with students. Some of the steps the FDCSD has taken to help us prepare for a safety emergency include: exterior entrances are locked during the school...
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FDCSD Tech Efforts Continue through Summer - from The Messenger

By BRANDON L. SUMMERS The Fort Dodge Community School District is continuing to enhance its wireless technology infrastructure through the summer months. "We'll have ready to deploy, before school starts, about 550 Chromebooks, and that's scattered everywhere in the district," Jeremy Pearson, FDCSD director of technology, said. "A lot of...
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FDCSD Changes Professional Development - from The Messenger

By BRANDON L. SUMMERS Professional development is changing in Fort Dodge public schools this year. The modified training time is the result of the district implementing both its five-year School Climate Transformation Grant, from the U.S. Department of Education, and its Teacher Leadership and Compensation System funds, from the Iowa...
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District Blog: FDCSD Implementing Teacher Leadership Structure

By: Stacey Cole The Fort Dodge Community School District is proud to take part in Iowa’s Teacher Leadership and Compensation (TLC) System beginning in the 2015-16 school year. The TLC system rewards effective teachers with leadership opportunities and higher pay as teachers step into formal leadership roles within the district...
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