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Education

Getting to Know Our Teachers: Anna Boustead

Where do you teach? Cooper Elementary What grade/ subject do you teach? Second grade Why do you teach? I teach because I am passionate about helping students understand that they are capable of so much more than they think. We can only accomplish what we tell ourselves we can, so I ...

FDCSD names students, employee of the month

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

FDMS to present ‘The Rockin’ Tale of Snow White’

“The Rockin’ Tale of Snow White,” the Fort Dodge Middle School seventh and eighth grade musical, will be performed at 7 p.m. on April 15 in the Fort Dodge Middle School auditorium. This funny adaptation of the story of Snow White brings new characters and comedic twists to life as a ...

What Seniors Are Saying

1. What programs and activities do you participate in? I’ve done art and some theater the past few years. I tend to work more than have free time. 2. What academic accomplishment are you most proud of? All of my art accomplishments and being able to push myself as hard as I can to ...

FDSH secures 21 Division I Ratings at state contest

Fort Dodge Senior High students prepared 27 entries for the Iowa High School Speech Association State Individual Speech Contest held March 13. These students qualified for State by receiving Division I ratings at the District level competition last month. Twenty-one Fort Dodge Senior High ...

FDSH speech team members earn top rating at state

Fort Dodge Senior High students prepared 32 entries for the Iowa High School Speech Association District Individual Speech Contest on Feb. 27. Twenty seven Fort Dodge Senior High performers received Division I ratings and moved on to the State Individual Speech Contest March 13. Receiving ...

Getting to Know Our Teachers: Tabitha Johnson

Tabitha Johnson Where do you teach? Feelhaver Elementary What grade/ subject do you teach? K-4 TAG/Student Support Why do you teach? I became a teacher to be a champion for kids. Not only do all kids deserve high-quality learning experiences, they also deserve at least one person ...

FDCSD names students, employee of the month

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

Specht inducted into National Society of Collegiate Scholars

Tayte Jacqueline Specht, of Fort Dodge, has accepted an invitation of lifetime membership in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, the nation’s leading certified honor society for high-achieving first- and second-year college students with a minimum 3.0 GPA. NSCS is an honors ...

FD schools to open TK, kindergarten pre-registration

Transitional kindergarten (TK) and kindergarten pre-registration for the 2021-22 school year opens March 15 at the Fort Dodge Community School District. To be eligible to attend TK or kindergarten in the fall of 2021, children must be 5 years old by Sept. 15, 2021. Space is limited for TK. ...

What Seniors Are Saying

1. What programs and activities do you participate in? I participate in volleyball, basketball, and track. I also participate in DECA and TRIO. 2. What academic accomplishment are you most proud of? Maintaining above a 3.5 grade-point average all four years of high school. 3. ...

FDSH Large Group Speech performs at state

On Feb. 6, members of the Fort Dodge Senior High speech team participated in the Iowa High School Speech Association State Large Group Speech Contest. They performed the 14 acts that qualified for state through the district competition last month. Thirteen of the acts received Division I ...

FDCSD 7th-12th grade athletic physicals March 4

Athletic physicals for current 7th-12th-grade students will be offered from 5:15–6 p.m. Thursday at Fort Dodge Senior High. The cost is $15. Masks will be required for all students at all times unless specifically asked by a healthcare provider to remove it during the physical. All ...

Students in the Arts recognizes winter term students

As part of the Students in the Arts program, K-12 students from Fort Dodge public schools, St. Edmond Catholic School and Community Christian School have been recognized for excellence by their instructors for the winter term in the performing and visual arts programs. elementary art and ...

Community Christian School sets Kindergarten Round Up for Feb. 25

Kindergarten Round Up at Community Christian School will be Feb. 25. There will be two sessions available, one at 3:30 p.m. and one at 5:30 p.m. This is for students going into kindergarten next year and their parents. To register, call the school by Feb. 18. In alignment with the ...

Getting to know our teachers — Steve Wilcken

STEVEN WILCKEN Where do you teach? Fort Dodge Senior High What grade/subject do you teach? High School math — primarily Algebra II, Iowa Central statistics and Iowa Central calculus Why do you teach? I wanted a career where I could spend my time interacting with others. I enjoy ...

FD schools name February students, employee of the month

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

What Seniors Are Saying

1. What programs and activities do you participate in? In high school I’ve been involved in National Honor Society, Ambassadors, Band, the 4-H International Culture Club, the Iowa-Kosovo Exchange Program, Silver Cord, and Iowa Central Early Bird Classes. 2. What academic accomplishment ...

FDSH honors 106 students for academic achievement

Fort Dodge Senior High recently held an Academic Award Night to recognize students for outstanding academic achievement. The Academic Letter program recognizes students who have earned a 3.5 or higher grade point average for two consecutive terms. The first time students achieve this ...