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Education

FDCS Foundation believes every student is a leader

With help from the Fort Dodge Community Schools Foundation, the Fort Dodge Community School District will bring Leader in Me to its schools beginning this fall. “We could not refuse the opportunity to help ‘unleash the potential in children,’” said Jennifer Pederson, FDCS Foundation ...

League of Cities offers scholarship

The Northwest Iowa League of Cities is introducing its High School Senior Scholarship Program. The program is open to any high school senior residing in a community that is a member of the Northwest Iowa League of Cities who is pursuing post-secondary education or training in a field that ...

What Seniors Are Saying

1. What programs and activities do you participate in? Baseball, football, National Honor Society, Little Dodger. 2. What academic accomplishment are you most proud of? National Honor Society. 3. What’s your best piece of advice for younger students? Focus on the details as they ...

2020-21 FDCSD TK pre-registration opens Feb. 17

Transitional Kindergarten pre-registration for the 2020-21 school year opens Feb. 17 at the Fort Dodge Community School District. To be eligible to attend TK in the fall of 2020, children must be 5 years old by Sept. 15, 2020. Space is limited and a waiting list will be started once the TK ...

FDSH Large Group Speech performs at Districts

Fort Dodge Senior High students prepared 14 entries for the Iowa High School Speech Association District Large Group Speech Contest, Jan. 25. Twelve Fort Dodge Senior High speech groups received Division I ratings and will move on to the State Large Group Speech Contest on Feb. 8. Varsity ...

FDCSD names February students, employee of the month

The Fort Dodge Community School District is pleased to announce its students and employees of the month for February. This program recognizes one elementary, one middle school and one high school student, as well as one staff member monthly for exceeding expectations. Mason Zuspann is the ...

What Seniors Are Saying

1. What programs and activities do you participate in? I participate in band, choir, musical, fall play, speech club, and National Honor Society (NHS). 2. What academic accomplishment are you most proud of? I am most proud of being selected for NHS. 3. What’s your best piece of advice ...

FD schools name January students, employee of month

The Fort Dodge Community School District has named its students and employees of the month for January. This program recognizes one elementary, one middle school and one high school student, as well as one staff member, monthly for exceeding expectations. Ethan Tjalsma is the Elementary ...

St. Paul preschool accepting applications for 2020-21 school year

St. Paul Lutheran Preschool is accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year. A $100 non-refundable registration fee is due at time of registration. Children who will be 4 years old by Sept. 15, 2020, may register for the 4-year-old preschool program that is offered Monday-Friday ...

What Seniors Are Saying

1. What programs and activities do you participate in? I am involved in Performers Club, cheerleading and National Honor Society. 2. What academic accomplishment are you most proud of? I am most proud of being accepted into National Honor Society. 3.What’s your best piece of advice for ...

St. Edmond Elementary introduces ‘Battle of the Books’

Did you know that children who are read to at least three times a week are almost twice as likely to score in the top 25% academically compared to children who are not read to? To assist students with reading, St. Edmond Elementary is introducing a new reading incentive program for third ...

Dodgers successful at Special Olympics State Bowling

Twelve Dodger athletes placed in the Special Olympics State Bowling meet in Des Moines on Nov. 23. Seven of the athletes earned first place, four earned second place and one earned fourth place. Students finishing in first place and earning gold medals were: Slade Babb, Sydney Derrig, ...

FDCSD names December students and employee of the month

The Fort Dodge Community School District is pleased to announce its students and employees of the month for December. This program recognizes one elementary, one middle school and one high school student, as well as one staff member monthly for exceeding expectations. Wendel Mosley-Clark Jr. ...

FDSH softball coaches to hold Two Rivers Softball Clinic

Members of the Fort Dodge Senior High and Fort Dodge Middle School softball coaching staff will host the Two Rivers Softball Clinic on Dec. 30 at the Saint Edmond Arena, 1001 Fourth Ave. N. Clinic staff will include: Andi Adams, FDSH head softball coach; Kenzie Alstott, FDSH assistant varsity ...

St. Edmond students selected for 2019 All-State Chorus

Sophomores Hallie Ehn, Maggie Lennon, Maggie Strickland, and Ella Vratny of St. Edmond Catholic School have attained the highest individual honor available to Iowa high school musicians by being selected as a member of the 2019 All-State Chorus. Hallie Ehn is the daughter of Robert and ...

FDMS students selected for NCIBA Honor Band

Six seventh- and eighth-grade students from Fort Dodge Middle School were selected for the 2019 North Central Iowa Bandmasters Association Honor Band. The NCIBA Honor Band performed Nov. 16 in Algona. The students spent the day rehearsing with band students from other schools before ...

FDSH students honored at Letter Award Night

Fort Dodge Senior High held Academic Letter Award Night on Tuesday to recognize students for outstanding academic achievement. The program recognizes students who have earned a 3.5 or higher grade-point average for three consecutive semesters. The first time students achieve this accomplishment ...

Seven Senior High students selected for All-State

Students from Fort Dodge Senior High recently auditioned for the 2019 Iowa High School Music Association’s All-State Music Festival. The students selected for the All-State Chorus represent the top 1 percent of high school singers in the state. Selection to the All-State Chorus is the highest ...

FD schools post 5-12 winter concert series

The Fort Dodge Community School District announces its 5-12 grade winter concert series. All performances will take place at the Fort Dodge Middle School auditorium and are open to the public. Activity passes will be honored. • Dec. 2: 7-8 Grade Band Winter Concert at 7 p.m. Admission ...