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Education

Getting to know our teachers

Jill Nelson Where do you teach? Fort Dodge Middle School What grade/subject do you teach? Behavior Special Education: Grades 5-7 Why do you teach? I teach because of the feeling that I get helping students who struggle with behavior or social/emotional skills reach their goals and feel ...

FD schools name January students, employee of the month

The Fort Dodge Community School District has announced its students and employee 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. Miles Sanders is the elementary ...

Art classes continue for children at the Blanden

The Blanden Memorial Art Museum is continuing art opportunities for children on Jan. 16. New classes have been developed to be taught virtually yet have the one-on-one capability in creating a piece of art for the participants involved. It is the latest opportunity for the public to enjoy the ...

What Seniors Are Saying

1. What programs and activities do you participate in? Some of the activities that I have taken part in throughout my high school career have been club and high school soccer, as well as being as involved as I can in anything that has to do with photography. 2. What academic accomplishment ...

Getting to know our teachers

Where do you teach? Fort Dodge Senior High What grade/subject do you teach? Science Why do you teach? I teach because I want to prepare my students for success in their futures. I want them to think critically, be problem solvers and know how to communicate and collaborate with ...

FD schools name students, employee of the month

The Fort Dodge Community School District has named its students and employee 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. Huxley Hagar is the Elementary ...

What Seniors Are Saying

1. What programs and activities do you participate in? I am involved in A Capella Choir, All-State Choir, Gay Straight Alliance, Fall Play, National Honor Society, and I am an officer for Performer’s Club and Senior Class President of Dodger Senate. 2. What academic accomplishment are ...

FDCSD Names November Students and Employee of the Month

The Fort Dodge Community School District has announced its students and employee of the month for November. This program recognizes one elementary, one middle school and one high school student, as well as one staff member monthly for exceeding expectations. Erica Yeoman is the Elementary ...

Virtual kid classes offered at the Blanden

The Blanden Memorial Art Museum is continuing art opportunities for kids on Saturday. Classes were developed to work virtually yet have the one-on-one capability in creating a piece of art for the participants involved. It is the newest opportunity for the public to enjoy the works on display ...

Merrill Scholarship recipients named

The George and Doris Merrill Family Foundation 5M Scholarship Fund administered through the Fort Dodge Community Foundation announces 54 scholarship awards to area students who are attending college during the 2020-2021 academic year. Students receiving new scholarship awards ...

What Seniors Are Saying

1. What programs and activities do you participate in? I participate in speech and drama, Gay Straight Alliance, Performer’s Club, Ambassadors, and National Honor Society. 2.What academic accomplishment are you most proud of? I’m proud of staying a straight-A student all ...

Getting to know our teachers

Where do you teach? Riverside Early Learning Center What grade/subject do you teach? Preschool and TK Outdoor Classroom Why do you teach? I teach because I love kids! I love the excitement preschoolers have when they have been working hard on something and it finally clicks and ...

Teachers in the Arts

What do you teach? K-4 music at Feelhaver and Cooper Elementary schools What interested you about your position at your school and teaching students doing the arts? I like being able to see all age groups (K-4) at my buildings. I like seeing them start out with limited knowledge of ...

FDSH students selected for All-State

Students from Fort Dodge Senior High recently auditioned for the 2020 Iowa High School Music Association’s (IHSMA) All-State Music Festival. The students selected for the All-State Chorus represent the top one percent of high school singers in the state. Selection to the All-State Chorus is ...

What Seniors Are Saying

1 What programs and activities do you participate in? I’m involved in cheer, cross country and track. 2 What academic accomplishment are you most proud of? I’m most proud of being part of the Academic Honor Society. 3What’s your best piece of advice for younger ...

FDCSD names October students, employee of month

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

RSVP offers free books to Kossuth County first-graders

ALGONA — Reading is the key to learning, yet many children do not have access to the right books at the right time to foster a love of reading. Northwest Iowa RSVP offers a Literacy Partners program that helps address the issue by providing free books to first-graders. Research indicates ...

What Seniors Are Saying

1. What programs and activities do you participate in? I have a job outside of school that I love very much. I work at Friendship Haven, so I am not involved in school activities. 2. What academic accomplishment are you most proud of?      I am most proud of being able to ...

Webster Co. 4-H’ers compete in state shooting sports match

Eight Webster County 4-H members competed at the State Shooting Sports Match in Searsboro at Big Springs Shooting Complex on Aug. 29. 4-H Safety and Education in Shooting Sports (SESS) uses skills and disciplines of shooting to assist young people and their leaders in obtaining knowledge and ...

Cyber attack shuts down Fort Dodge Community School District

School is canceled Thursday in the Fort Dodge Community School District due to an outage of phone and internet services after a cyber attack today. The district started experiencing an outage of the utilities in buildings early Wednesday morning after a cyber attack locked down its servers, ...