NEW SCHOOL: Ribbon Cutting In Fort Dodge

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Fort Dodge school leaders are holding a ribbon cutting at the town’s newest school Monday.

The new Fort Dodge Middle School is in its first semester of operation. It replaced two older schools and combined four grades under one roof.

At the school, students stay in learning communities with all their classrooms located in the same part of the building.

The school’s superintendent says the district’s enrollment is increasing after years of decline.

“As before we had quite a decline in enrollment, about 1,000 students over ten years. We gained about 80 students over the last two years. So we’re hoping all the positive things going on in our community from companies coming in and activities and events taking place in our community will help us,” says Superintendent Doug Van Zyl.

Fort Dodge Middle School leaders are holding an open house starting at 5:00 p.m. with a ribbon cutting at 5:30 p.m.

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