Fort Dodge Community School District

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Fort Dodge Senior High

Principal:  Staci Laird  Exterior of Fort Dodge Senior High

Assistant Principal:  Matt Elsbecker

Assistant Principal:  Adam Kent

Assistant Principal:  Emily Klocke

Activities/Athletic Director: Josh Porter

Address:  819 North 25th Street

Office Hours:  7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

School Hours:  8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Phone:  515-955-1770

FAX: 515-955-3374

Grade Levels:  9-12

Fort Dodge Senior High serves approximately 1,200 students in 9-12 grades. FDSH is a community of engaged learners who enjoy learning, support risk taking, and are comfortable challenging each other to think more deeply. We strive for an environment where all people are accepted for who they are and conflict is navigated at every level through discussion and negotiation. We graduate students who are prepared with the critical thinking skills and resiliency to be successful after high school in their chosen paths. We trust and care for each other and celebrate each other’s successes. At FDSH, there is something for everyone: we offer over 200 courses, including a rich selection of electives for career and interest exploration.


May 1: No School for Staff Professional Development

May 1: 5-12 Grade Festival of Orchestras; 7:00 p.m.; FDMS Auditorium

May 2: Spring Choir Concert; 7:00 p.m.; FDMS Auditorium

May 6: State Large Group Music Festival; 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. FDMS

May 15: Evening with A Cappella; 7:00 p.m.; Location TBD

May 15: Painting 1 & II Student Art Show; 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.; FDFA Association Gallery

May 17: Baccalaureate; 7:00 p.m.; First United Methodist Church

May 19: Last Day of Classes for Seniors

May 23: Graduation Rehearsal & Parade of Graduates: Time TBD

May 25: Senior Class Night; 7:00 p.m.; FDSH Gym

May 26: Last Day of School; 1:15 p.m. Dismissal

students conducting chemistry lab  students working in small groups

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