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2022-23 Fort Dodge Senior High Activities & Clubs

All State Choir - Matt Drees & Kim Wankum: Students audition for a position in this group.

Ambassadors Club: Jolene Hays: Upperclassmen students serve as mentors who assist freshmen in their transition to high school. 

Band - Al Paulson:  Opportunities include Marching Band, All State Musical Festival, Jazz Band, Pep Band, Honor Bands, Solo Contests and Large Group Contests.

Big Dodger - Tracy Hartley & Amy Jaeschke:  Dodger yearbook is a year-long class which produces an annual history of the school, its students, and its activities through photography and words.  Students must apply and be selected.

Cheerleading - Mason Gotto: Cheerleaders promote school spirit and cheer for sports, including post-season tournament competition.

Choir-  Matt Drees & Kim Wankum:  Opportunities include Honor Choirs, Rockapella, Large Group Festival, Solo/Ensemble, Dorian Choir Festival and the school musical.

Color Guard - Laura Klien Ferry:  Color Guard is a visual representation of music in a performance.  Color Guard members perform with the marching band using flags and dance moves.

DECA - TBD:  DECA is an organization in which a program of leadership and personal development is designed specifically for students enrolled in marketing, management and entrepreneurship education.

Dodger Dance Team - Emily Eastwood:  Consists of a 16 member team that performs at various home sporting events. Students must try out.

Dodger Senate - Lauren Winter: Dodger Senate is composed of 32 elected student body representatives who plan Homecoming and Prom, as well as perform community service projects.

Drama - Lindey Krug:  The drama program involves a fall and spring production in the Niceswanger Theater with auditions open to all students.

Fortis Chorum-  Matt Drees:  Male students may audition for this graded class.  The group performs four concerts per year.

Gay Straight Alliance - Nicholas Allmon:  The GSA was founded to promote gender, religious and social justice tolerance and helps make FDSH a place where people can "come as they are."

Green Team - Amy Hinders & Matt Drees: The Green Team is an environmental group that works to come with environmentally safe ways to keep the school clean.

HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) - Kiley O'Leary: Specifically designed for students who are interested in the healthcare field in order to develop confidence, leadership, teamwork and community service. Members will do fundraisers, participate in competitions and have opportunities for scholarships. 

International  Culture Club - Jolene Hays: Food, fun and cultural activities are celebrated and shared through this club.

Jazz Ensemble - Brian Robison & Al Paulson :  Jazz Ensemble is a non-auditioned group of students who explore the basics of jazz music and perform at the Perspectives in Jazz Concert.  Members must be enrolled in band.

Jazz Lab -  Brian Robison & Al Paulson: Jazz Lab has an audition process and consists of mostly upperclassmen. The Lab lets students demonstrate their creativity and personality through jazz music and improvisations. The group performs several times throughout the year. Members must be enrolled in band.

Little Dodger - John McBride: Little Dodger is the school newspaper. It is a year-long class with prerequisites and an application process.

Manufacturers Club - Andy Kavanaugh: Members learn how to use manual machine tools and complete program projects on CNC equipment. Students design, build and fabricate parts made out of metal.

National Honor Society - Ryan Takatsuka:  This is for selected juniors and seniors with a grade point average above 3.5 and who excel in scholarship, character, service and leadership.

Orchestra - Brian Robison:  Orchestra is primarily a string ensemble that includes instruments from the violin and viola families and gives students the chance to explore different styles of music as well as perform music in a professional setting.

Readers Anonymous Book Club - Jill Powell:  Each month the club selects a book which members read individually, and then they gather to discuss the book.

Robotics - TBD: Teams participate in the FTC Robotics competition. A new game is announced each year and students build and program robots to play the game. 

Silver Cord - Ryan Takatsuka: Students complete volunteer hours to earn a Silver Cord for graduation. Students must earn 25 hours per year, or 100 volunteer hours, prior to graduation.

SkillsUSA - TBD: SkillsUSA is a national organization serving students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations, including health occupations. The group participates in state and national contests.

Speech - Lindey Krug:  Involves ten large group events and 14 individual areas.  Auditions are open to all FDSH students.

Spirit Club - TBD:  Spirit Club includes the Senior High cheerleaders and other students who promote and raise "Dodger Spirit" throughout the school district.

Student Athlete Advisory Committee - Andi Adams: This is an elected group with members being selected by district coaching staff. Members talk about leadership, have speakers present and help at events to support the middle school programs.

Voce Lirica -  Kim Wankum & Matt Drees:  Is an advanced ensemble open by audition to female students.  The group performs in four concerts per year and is a graded class.

For more information about Senior High activities and clubs contact Josh Porter, Activities Director, at 515.574.5754 or 




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