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FDSH Graduation Rate Highest Since 2013

March 14, 2019, Fort Dodge, IA- Fort Dodge Senior High’s four-year graduation rate in 2018 was 85.25 percent. This is an increase of 7.51 percent from 2017 and is the highest since 2013 when the rate was 86.26 percent. “High school graduation is important for all students because it opens...
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Getting Animated at Feelhaver - from The Messenger

First-graders created their own animations Tuesday morning at Feelhaver Elementary School. And to do that, they had to learn about stop motion in Sara Stepan's Technology Tuesday program. Stop motion is a technique where separate still photos are put together to show motion. "A lot of animators use stop motion...
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Cross Resigns as Feelhaver Elementary Principal

March 13, 2019, Fort Dodge, IA- Nancy Cross, Feelhaver Elementary principal, has resigned her position effective at the end of the school year. She has served the Fort Dodge Community School District for six years. Cross will be moving closer to family members who she will be helping care for....
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FDMS to Present "King Artie and the Knights of the Rad Table"

March 6, 2019, Fort Dodge, IA- “King Artie and the Knights of the Rad Table,” the 7th and 8th grade musical, will be performed at 7:00 p.m. on March 14 and 15 in the Fort Dodge Middle School auditorium. Nearly 75 choir students are involved in the production. In this...
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FDSH Girls Swim Team Accepted as All American Scholar Team

March 5, 2019, Fort Dodge, IA- The Fort Dodge Senior High girls swim team has been accepted as an All American Scholar Team by the National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association of America, Inc. The team was named a Silver All American Scholar Team with a team grade point average of...
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FDCSD Names March Students and Employee of the Month

March 1, 2019, Fort Dodge, IA- The Fort Dodge Community School District is pleased to announce its students and employees of the month for March. This program recognizes one elementary, one middle school and one high school student, as well as one staff member monthly for exceeding expectations. Finley Farrell...
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SSB 1190 Is Met with Emotion - from The Messenger

Occasionally, a piece of legislation sparks a tremendous amount of emotion on a given topic, but the real underlining issue is not the highlight of the debate. Reflecting on the development and progress of SSB 1190 in the Iowa Legislature provides a perfect example. This bill would repeal the unfunded...
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FDSH Successful at Individual District Speech Competition

March 1, 2019, Fort Dodge, IA- Fort Dodge Senior High students prepared 31 entries for the Iowa High School Speech Association District Individual Speech Contest held February 27 in Fort Dodge. Twenty-five Fort Dodge Senior High performers received Division I ratings and will move on to the State Individual Speech...
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What's in a Speech? - from The Messenger

Victoria Pavik, 15, a sophomore at Fort Dodge Senior High, spoke about flowers Wednesday afternoon during the Individual District Speech Contest at the high school. She spoke about how they are used to celebrate birth. Love. Life. She spoke about how they comfort in a time of death. "It's about...
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Either Win or Learn - from The Messenger

Andi Adams still subscribes to the tried and true principles that helped her become a Hall of Fame-level softball coach. Fort Dodge's all-time leader in career victories doesn't look back much these days, though. Adams readily admits that in order for her program to remain a true contender, she has...
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