Here’s what Feelhaver Elementary students are saying about Makerspace…

“I love the work stations because they hold all of our robots and things."
Ellsie Cole, 2nd grade

“I like that we can be creative and imagine things differently."
Allison Utley, 4th grade

“I like to make things in the deconstruction center."
Adian Armstrong, 3rd grade

Gifts to the Fort Dodge Community Schools Foundation have helped put more than $14,000 into Makerspace, the next generation of library. Students make what they read come to life using robots, coding devices and building materials.

Projects Funded by the Foundation

Fall of 2018

  • $6,700 for the Riverside Early Learning Center Outdoor Naturescape Classroom
  • $4,000 for Fort Dodge Senior High (FDSH) Industrial Technology Program metal shop tools
  • $4,000 for magnetic easels for each classroom at Feelhaver Elementary
  • $3,000 for MakerSpace equipment for elementary libraries
  • $3,200 for math resources kits for all 1st grade classrooms
  • $1,703 for a Middle School Sensory Room
  • $1,600 for a Mimeo Projector for a Cooper Elementary 3rd grade classroom
  • $1,000 for a Literacy for Families Program at Butler Elementary
  • $700 for Middle School music instruments
  • $700 for FDSH whiteboard walls
  • $600 for Middle School headphones

Spring of 2018

Fall of 2017

  • $7,092 for English Language Arts books for all 1st grade students
  • $4,600 for Makerspace equipment for the Duncombe Elementary School Library
  • $4,450 for Metalworking Machinery for the Industrial Technology Program at Fort Dodge Senior High
  • $500 for the SMART Program at Butler Elementary School

Spring of 2017

  • $5500 for iPads at Cooper Elementary 1st Grade
  • $15,500 for Chromebooks and carts for Butler Elementary 3rd Grade
  • $4700 for Chromebooks and carts for Butler Elementary 1st Grade
  • $3700 for iPads for Cooper Elementary Kindergarten

The next round of grant requests are due April 15, 2019.

You can find the Fort Dodge Community Schools Foundation online grant application form, here.

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