Education

What seniors are saying — Antavion Adams

1. What programs and activities do you participate in? Band, choir, Performers Club, Theatre, Dodger Senate, tennis, National Honor Society, LinkCrew, GSA. 2. What academic accomplishment are you most proud of? I have tackled many advanced courses throughout high school, and I am ...

Fort Dodge Community Schools to hold paraeducator hiring fair

The Fort Dodge Community School District will host a paraeducator hiring fair on July 29. The fair will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Central Administration Building, 104 S. 17th St. Onsite interviews will be held for paraeducators at the high school, middle school, elementary schools ...

Iowa’s Last Dollar Scholarship deadline is Aug. 1

Iowa students enrolled in Iowa Central Community College’s Fall 2019 semester are encouraged to apply for Future Ready Iowa’s Last-Dollar Scholarship before the Aug. 1 deadline. This unique scholarship assists eligible students with any remaining tuition and fee gaps that were not covered ...

What Seniors Are Saying — Joscelynn Rosalez

1 What programs and activities do you participate in? Some of my activities would include being a member of National Honor Society, a representative on Dodger Senate, and HOSA. 2 What academic accomplishment are you most proud of? Academically, I have a lot to be proud of. The biggest ...

Dodger Academy expands

Dodger Academy, the Fort Dodge Community School District’s after-school program, is expanding to include fifth grade this fall. Dodger Academy is a comprehensive academic enrichment program that serves TK-fifth grade students from around the district at Butler Elementary after the regular ...

FDMS students get Presidential Academic Excellence Awards

Forty-two eighth graders from Fort Dodge Middle School received the Presidential Academic Excellence Award for outstanding academic achievement this spring. This is the 26th year Fort Dodge Middle School students have been recognized with this honor. The Presidential Academic Excellence Award ...

Students in the Arts recognized

The Students in the Arts Foundation reached a 24-year milestone this year, with over 10,000 students being recognized by their instructors for displaying excellence in the performing and visual arts programs in our Fort Dodge Schools. Wrapping up the 2018-2019 school year, the following ...

Fort Dodge community schools registration begins July 1

Registration for the 2019-20 school year for the Fort Dodge Community Schools opens online July 1. All returning students must register for school online. Students new to the district must register in person at the Central Administration Building. Parents/guardians should log in to their ...

Outstanding Student Award winners named

The Fort Dodge Noon Rotary has selected two students as its Outstanding Student Award winners for 2019. This year’s winners are Jacquelyn Oberg, of St. Edmond, and Drake Miller, of Fort Dodge Senior High. Presented to the top senior as voted on by the faculty and staff at each high ...

Area students graduate from Briar Cliff

SIOUX CITY — Briar Cliff University hosted its 88th commencement ceremony on May 11. The ceremony honored the university’s 2019 candidates for undergraduate, master’s and doctorate degrees. In all, 279 degrees were conferred, including the following graduates from the area: Doctor of ...

Miles of Pennies raises $9,056 for Fort Dodge schools

Students and staff at Riverside Early Learning Center; Butler, Duncombe, Cooper and Feelhaver elementary schools, Fort Dodge Middle School and Fort Dodge Senior High raised $9,056 during the 2019 Miles of Pennies Campaign. “We are so happy that this year was another huge success for our ...

What Seniors Are Saying

1. What programs and activities do you participate in? Robotics, National Honor Society, Book Club 2. What academic accomplishment are you most proud of? I won a policy making contest tackling public health. 3. What’s your best piece of advice for younger students? Stay curious. Our ...

FD High School Alumni Association awards scholarships

The Fort Dodge High School Alumni Association annually awards five scholarships to graduating seniors of Fort Dodge Senior High School who will be attending Iowa Central Community College. The scholarship recipients must have at least one parent who graduated from Fort Dodge Senior High ...

Four area students honored by governor

Four area students were recently honored by Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg for their academic accomplishments. Those students are Emily Asay, from Fort Dodge Senior High School; Savannah Michalski, from Manson Northwest Webster High School; Anthony Wagner, from Fort Dodge Senior ...

What Seniors Are Saying — Val Wheeler

1. What programs and activities do you participate in? Chess club and unguided creative writing 2. What academic accomplishment are you most proud of? At the end of the semester, I will have 22 college credit hours. 3. What’s your best piece of advice for younger students? Keep ...

FDCSD names May students, employee of the month

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

Spring music program to be held at Community Christian

The spring musical program at Community Christian School is Thursday with a matinee at 1 p.m. and an evening program at 6 p.m. The program title is “Life is Good” and will include all students kindergarten through eighth grade. “Life is Good” is an apparel company today whose ...

FDSH students honored at FCCLA conference

Fort Dodge Senior High students recently participated in the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America State Leadership Conference in Des Moines. Students presented Students Taking Action with Recognition projects. STAR projects are competitive events where members are recognized for ...

FDSH earns 7 medals at state SkillsUSA

Fort Dodge Senior High students earned seven medals at the State Skills USA competition at DMACC in Ankeny on April 25-26. Nineteen FDSH students competed in Team Works, Culinary, Technical Drafting, Automated Manufacturing, Restaurant Service, Auto Collision Repair, and Robotics Urban ...

FDCSD Transitional Kindergarten open house set for Friday

Transitional Kindergarten Open House will take place Friday at Riverside Early Learning Center. This event is for parents/guardians who have a child ready to enter school in the fall (child must be 5 years of age by Sept. 15, 2019) and have either chosen TK for their child or are unsure ...