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Spring 2018 Grant Recipients

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Foundation Grant Helps Improve Test Scores

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1:1 Ratio of Chromebooks to Students

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1:1 ratio of Chromebooks to students
Granted in 2017 to enhance education
Dodger Alumni

The mission of the Fort Dodge Community Schools (FDCS) Foundation is to help students and educators go above and beyond what district funding allows by providing grants for technology, professional development and other educational items.

Our generous donors helped the FDCS Foundation grant more than  $45,000 in 2017 to enhance the educational experience for students in the Fort Dodge Community School District.

 The SMART program has made a huge impact with the students on their core muscle control. This allows them to sit better and be more in control of their bodies. The program has also had an impact on their fine motor control, which has helped greatly with handwriting skills. We have also seen an improvement in the students eye-tracking, which allows them to read smoother and more consistently."

Kim Vaughn, Butler 3rd Grade Teacher

Gifts to the FDCS Foundation helped Kim Vaughn receive professional development training then implement the SMART Program in her classroom. Math and reading scores went up in her room and now all Butler Elementary School students participate in SMART Training daily. See photos and read more, here.

Butler 3rd Grade Teacher Kim Vaughn helps a student with a SMART Program exercise.