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Education

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 ...

Two MNW preschoolers complete reading program

MANSON — Wyatt Tucker and Christian Lamphier are two boys who love to read. Both were recently awarded trophies for completing 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten (1KB4K), a joint venture between the Manson Northwest Webster Elementary Preschool and Library. Preschoolers enrolled in 1KB4K check ...

St. Ed Music Department participates in festival

The St. Edmond Catholic School Music Department traveled to Britt on April 6, participating alongside many other high schools in the IHSMA Solo/Small Ensemble Festival. In some cases, students had been practicing and memorizing solo repertoire since November and they were excited for their ...

FDSH holds Solo Ensemble Festival

Students in the Fort Dodge Senior High instrumental music department recently participated in the 2019 Solo and Ensemble Festival. Students from the band and orchestra were judged on 27 performances and participated in short clinics with the judges. “Our students worked hard preparing ...

Reverse Job Fair connects students to employers

The tables were turned as 17 students from Fort Dodge Senior High and St. Edmond High School participated in a reverse job fair where employers stopped by the students’ booths to learn more about their qualifications and interests. A reverse job fair gives the job seekers, in this case ...

Students in the Arts recognizes Iowa Central students

Students in the Arts has announced the Iowa Central Community College students who have been recognized for excellence by their instructor for the second semester in the performing and visual arts programs. Vocal — Daniel Johnson, Cameron Swanson, Samantha Carroll, and Eriana ...

Miles of Pennies to benefit FDCSD schools

A penny might not mean a lot to one person’s bank account, but for the Fort Dodge Community School District, pennies will lead to new educational resources. Miles of Pennies, an annual school fundraising campaign, has proven just how far a penny can go. This year Miles of Pennies will ...

Battle of the Books is on at Duncombe

At Duncombe Elementary March Madness means books. For the second year, fourth-grade students are participating in a March Madness Book Bracket. Kristin Hatton, fourth-grade teacher, saw the idea on Facebook. “I shared the idea with the other fourth-grade teachers and we decided to do this ...

FDCSD names April students and employee of the month

The Fort Dodge Community School District has announced its students and employees 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. Harper Sandahl is the elementary ...

What Seniors Are Saying

1. What programs and activities do you participate in? A Cappella Choir, spring musical, Dodger Senate, National Honor Society, Performers Club, and Storytellers. 2. What academic accomplishment are you most proud of? Getting the Academic Letter Award every semester of high school by ...

What seniors are saying — Natalie Nordstrom

1. What programs and activities do you participate in? Throughout high school, I have participated in Student Council, Respect For Life, National Honor Society, Play Like A Champion Committee, concert choir, show choir, musical, Student in the Arts, Solo and Ensemble, mentoring, Alter ...

FDSH students honored for work in math, science

The annual Fort Dodge Senior High Math and Science Recognition was held March 18. Thirty-three seniors were recognized for their efforts in mathematics and 84 were honored for earning eight or more credits in science during their high school career. Students were also recognized for ...

44 inducted into NHS at FDSH

Forty-four Fort Dodge Senior High students were inducted into the National Honor Society on March 17. Junior and senior students are selected based on their academics, leadership, activities, and recognition and awards both in and out of school. “National Honor Society selections are ...