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A Guest Baton: Band Clinic Offers Students a Different Perspective on their Music - from The Messenger

Tara Smith, director of the Fort Dodge Middle School fifth- and sixth-grade bands, had her hands full Friday while the sixth-grade band warmed up for a performance at the North Central Iowa Bandmasters Association Middle School Concert Band Clinic. It’s an exercise very much like herding cats. It’s also deafening....
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Conflict Resolution: Restorative Justice Creates New Climate at FDMS - from The Messenger

The staff at Fort Dodge Middle School started implementing a new system to address and resolve conflict within its walls. The new system is called "restorative justice" and it focuses on conflict resolution that builds and restores relationships "by creating a sense of connectedness and belonging," said Toni Cochrane, FDMS...
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A Century of Days: Cooper Elementary Students and Staff Celebrate Red Letter Day - from The Messenger

For anyone visiting Thursday, it would have been pretty easy to reach the conclusion that teaching must be really stressful work for the staff at Cooper Elementary School. At least judging by the number of canes, gray hairs and pairs of support hose worn with pink slippers. For school nurse...
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