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School, Community and Media Relations

We believe everyone in our community has a stake in helping our students launch a lifetime of successful learning. We aim to build relationships that deepen understanding of our mission, inspire commitment and create opportunities for collaboration and action.

Media Inquiries

Submit item to Digital Backpack

In the media-Ames Tribune: Got Grit?

In the media-Iowa Public Radio: Sawyer students learn computer coding


Department Staff

Kim Fraser
Secretary for Superintendent and School & Community Relations
515/268-6650
Fax: 515/268-6633

Patrick Hall
Communications Technology Specialist
515/817-0658
Fax: 515/817-0629


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Eric Smidt
Director, School,
Community and Media Relations

Ames Community School District Educational
Services Center

2005 24th St.
Ames, IA 50010

515-268-6651

  • Community engagement programs
  • Work with Media
  • Website, social media presence and cable channel
  • District communication and publications
  • Distribution of community information in schools: Digital Backpack
  • District calendar
  • School Board minutes
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