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Welcome Back From Dr. Lawson
August 24, 2022

Welcome Back From Dr. Lawson

It brings me great joy to welcome all of our Ames Community School District students and families to the 2022-23 school year!  The opening of…

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Free Summer Meals 2022
May 23, 2022

Free Summer Meals 2022

The Ames Community School District is pleased to offer a free breakfast and lunch each day to every child in our community through the summer…

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Healthiest Ames, Mary Greeley Foundation Provide Area Third and Fourth Graders with Helmets
May 20, 2022

Healthiest Ames, Mary Greeley Foundation Provide Area Third and Fourth Graders with Helmets

After a pandemic-related interruption, Healthiest Ames has again partnered with Mary Greeley Medical Foundation and Skunk River Cycles to provide area third and fourth graders…

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Paying it Forward with Project Jack
April 7, 2022

Paying it Forward with Project Jack

Fellows Elementary 4th-grade students in Holly Ann Carter’s class paid it forward in March as part of their participation in Project Jack.  The Iowa Association…

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Data Days: A Look at How Data is used at Elementary Schools
October 21, 2021

Data Days: A Look at How Data is used at Elementary Schools

Data days at our elementary schools allow teachers to investigate areas of instructional need using data and respond with reading interventions to close gaps. Grades K-1 use FAST benchmark data, and grades 2-5 use MAP data as it relates to school and individual students. The purpose of these structured meetings is to assess data, analyze grade-level trends, and identify students for additional instruction.

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Fellows Elementary 4th-Grader, Castle Greene, earns Iowa Motion Picture Award
May 25, 2021

Fellows Elementary 4th-Grader, Castle Greene, earns Iowa Motion Picture Award

The 30th Annual Iowa Motion Picture Awards were held on May 22, 2021, in Ottumwa, Iowa, and Fellows Elementary student, Castle Greene, was the youngest person in the field to be nominated for an award. 

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Sevond Cole named as new Fellows Elementary Principal
April 27, 2020

Sevond Cole named as new Fellows Elementary Principal

The Ames Community School District is excited to announce Sevond Cole as the new principal of Fellows Elementary School. Cole is currently the principal at Schaller-Crestland Elementary (PK-5) and Ridge View Middle School (6-8) within the Schaller-Crestland Community School District, a position he has held since 2018.

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What Does School Refusal Look Like? A Mental Health Story
August 27, 2019

What Does School Refusal Look Like? A Mental Health Story

Becca is from all accounts a very normal elementary school student who loves school. She is not what comes to mind when you think of mental health. In fact, she comes from a stable, middle-class family that has avoided many of the risk factors that are often associated with mental health. Her mom, Annie, has a specialist in education degree and her dad Andy works at the university in IT security. They have open lines of communication, promote Becca’s self-esteem, and are cognizant to help equip all three of their children for their future. 

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New Fellows Elementary Principal
July 2, 2019

New Fellows Elementary Principal

We are pleased to announce Lana LaSalle as the new principal of Fellows Elementary School starting in the 2019-2020 school year. LaSalle has served as an elementary principal in the Bettendorf Community School District since 2012 and has vast knowledge in the areas of math and literacy curriculum. She has also been instrumental in providing professional development opportunities for staff in her district. 

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Passion Clubs at Fellows Elementary
June 4, 2019

Passion Clubs at Fellows Elementary

Care. Learn. Lead. At Fellows Elementary, this theme can be seen in the classroom, at assemblies, and in unique initiatives like passion clubs. New to this school year, third to fifth-grade students selected an interest-oriented club that was sponsored by teachers to be a part of. Fellows Principal Brandon Schrauth said, “This year we have been focusing on increasing a sense of belonging amongst our students. Passion clubs were one action we identified to increase belonging and support students in identifying their greatness.”

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