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News - 2015 Archive

District Blog: Red and Black Give Back

By Jennifer Lane, Director of Communications The mission of the Fort Dodge Community School District is to provide quality learning experiences and build relationships that develop productive citizens ready for their futures. We believe an important piece of accomplishing this mission is to create opportunities for our students to give...
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Hayes Tapped to Lead FDSH - from The Messenger

By BRANDON L. SUMMERS Fort Dodge Senior High's new principal was hired sooner than expected. Kenneth Hayes, currently serving as Marshalltown High School assistant principal, accepted the position and was approved by the Fort Dodge Community School District board Tuesday. "It's exciting. I can't wait to get on board there,"...
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District Blog: Fun-filled Activities for Winter Break

By Pat Reding, Duncombe Elementary Principal After enjoying a wonderful Thanksgiving meal less than a month ago, our family’s “old timers” had a great time talking about experiences from holiday seasons of our youth. We laughed and we cried as we recalled some of the things we did to avoid...
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Kids Ask King to "Keep the Lights On' - from The Messenger

By BRANDON L. SUMMERS Keep the lights on after school. Butler Elementary's BLAST! program held an awareness night Thursday to show the community the many benefits of Butler's After School Learning Time for students, and the need for continued funding. Parents and their children painted paper lightbulbs to send to...
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Repeal of NCLB Returns Power to States - from The Messenger

By BRANDON L. SUMMERS No Child Left Behind was repealed Dec. 10 and replaced with the Every Student Succeeds Act. The new legislation gives more autonomy to states over academic standards, Stacey Cole, FDCSD director of educational services, explained. "It will give our state government a lot more control over...
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District Blog: 10 Good Reasons Your Child Should Attend Preschool

By Lis Ristau, Director of Special Needs "But my child is so small!" Yes, they're still wee tykes, but a high-quality preschool is designed to set young scholars up for future academic, emotional, and social success in elementary school and beyond. 1. Preschool is an opportunity for growth. For many...
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What Needs Fixing - from The Messenger

By BRANDON L. SUMMERS A voter-approved bond is the only way the Fort Dodge Community School District can provide for the needs of 350 displaced students. That was the message brought to Saturday's Eggs and Issues forum, held at Iowa Central Community College's Triton Cafe. Participating in the forum were...
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