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Pier School Receives Donation for Chromebooks

Pier Elementary School has been awarded $2,500 for the purchase of Chromebooks. This generous donation was made possible by a nomination from Jason and Traci Soeller for the Monsanto Fund which is part of Monsanto's "America's Farmers Grow Communities" program. Traci and Jason Soeller are shown here with their children, Leo, Lily, and Lucy and Michael Gerlach, Fond du Lac School District’s Director of Business Services.

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Straight from Fondy Archery Places at Outdoor Championship

Straight From Fondy Archery team competed at the 1st Annual Wisconsin Archery (S3DA) State Outdoor Championship on June 8, 2018 as part of the 2018 Pope and Young Club Bowhunters Rendezvous at the MacKenzie Education Center in Poynette, Wisconsin. Brady Buss (Grade 8) competed in the middle school, open male division, his final score placed him as top archer in the tournament. Jackson Roesel (Grade 8) placed first in the middle school fixed pin male division and third place in the complete tournament. Zach Koehler (Grade 7) placed fifth and Brock Roesel (Grade 6) sixth in the same division. All students attend Sabish Middle School.

Shown here are (L-R): Brady Buss, Jackson Roesel, and, Brock Roesel   Not pictured - Zach Koehler


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FDL High School Students Participate in White Coat Ceremony


Thirteen Fond du Lac High School (FHS) students celebrated personal milestones as well as being part of the trailblazing group that recently completed the high school’s Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Biomedical Sciences program. This honor is bestowed on students who successfully finish all four courses of the program. The celebration also recognized the hard work and effort of 27 students who completed the third course, Medical Interventions, as they look forward to completing the fourth and final course. Agnesian Healthcare Foundation donated the funds to assist with the purchase of the lab coats.

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Rosenow Students Recognized for Perfect Attendance

Rosenow Elementary School students who achieved “Perfect Attendance” for the 2017-18 school year were recently recognized at the Monday Morning Kickoff and presented their awards by Steve Leaman, Horicon Bank’s Vice President – Business Banking. Students accomplishing this worthy ambition are (L-R): Landon Peterson (Grade 3), Grace Peterson (4), Ethan Gens (4), Haylee Duncan (5), Garrick Xiong (5), and Chase Collien (5).

Chegwin Fifth Graders Participate in Essay Contest
Three Chegwin Elementary School fifth graders recently participated in the American Immigration Council’s “Celebrate America” creative writing contest. Students were asked to submit any form of creative writing that focused on Why I am glad America is a nation of immigrants. The essays were limited to 500 words or less. The award winning “authors” were (L-R): Trinity Willis, third place, Sophie Steinbarth, second place, and Molly Fellenz, first place.  
Fond du Lac School District’s PEP Grant Provides New Heart Rate Monitoring Tool

Students in sixth through twelfth grade in Fond du Lac School District’s physical education (PE) classes learned this year that POLAR A360s aren’t a new kind of snowmobile, but a useful tool that helped them assess their exercise regimen. These devices, some of the latest tools in heart rate technology, help individuals gain specific real-time feedback regarding their exertion levels. The POLAR 360s, purchased with the 2016 Carol M. White PEP Grant funds for Fond du Lac’s Mindfully Active Community (MAC), allowed students to actually see if the effort that they were putting into their workouts were moving them towards a healthier exercise routine and, subsequently, a healthier lifestyle.

Brian Holzman, Theisen Middle School’s PE teacher, feels that the heart rate monitors promoted cardiorespiratory fitness by letting students exercise in their own target heart rate range. “I think one of the most useful features that the heart rate monitors have to offer is giving us concrete evidence of a student’s participation level and their overall effort. Sometimes it may appear that a student is not putting forth as much effort as the other students in the class, but their heart rate will tell us just the opposite.”


Sabish students increase their fitness in the new fitness center and with heart rate technology.


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FDL High School Marketing Students Recognized
Fond du Lac High School's (FHS) Business, Information & Technology (BIT) Department is proud to recognize two Class of 2018 graduating seniors.  Luke Curran is the recipient of the George Anderson Memorial Scholarship ($500).  This scholarship is awarded to a student pursuing business or education as a career.  Luke will be entering UW-Madison in the fall.  Amanda Wciorka was awarded the BIT Student of the Year award.  Amanda led the public relations team for Fondy's school-based enterprise, The Cardinal's Nest, and also represented FHS at Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) state competition in LaCrosse in April competing in Economics.  She will be attending UW-LaCrosse in the fall. 
Thank you to Bob Roehrig and Pat Smith

Bob Roehrig  (front - second from left), County Materials Corporation, and Pat Smith, C.D. Smith Construction, were recently recognized for their tireless efforts in fundraising, materials acquisition, and creating support throughout the local construction industry for the Architecture • Construction • Engineering (ACE) Academy.  They were presented with the 2017-18 Friend of Education Award at the Fond du Lac School District Board of Education meeting on May 14, and acknowledged for their invaluable contributions to this project. Presenting the award (L-R): Board President Linda Uselmann, Bill Morgan and Jarred Gerl, FEA Co-Presidents, and Dr. James Sebert, Superintendent of Schools. The ACE Academy is now under construction with a scheduled completion date of December 2018.

Fond du Lac High School’s Sister Act Receives Multiple Center Stage Awards

Fond du Lac High School’s musical, Sister Act, has been recognized as an award-winning performance by the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center.  The entire cast and production staff can take great pride in receiving Center Stage High School Musical Theater awards in 5 of the 11 award categories including Outstanding Overall Production, Outstanding Ensemble, Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actress – Zakia Trotter, Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actress – Marissa Krueger, and the Show Stopper Award – Sydney Sebert. 

Throughout the 2017-18 school year, 17 local high schools participated in the Center Stage High School Theater Awards program where participating students had the opportunity to attend 8 workshops with professional artists at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, and had the opportunity to ask questions and explore different aspects of theater.  

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Woodworth Rocket Club Visits SSM Health

Woodworth eighth grade Rocket Club members are joining forces with Dr. Clements and the staff from the SSM Health’s (formerly Agnesian HealthCare) cardiac cath lab at St. Agnes Hospital. The cardiac cath lab staff demonstrated how pressure in the heart is measured in the lab. The students will be simulating this type of pressure in their rocket at launch time.  They are looking to measure the pressure from the rocket launch (G-force) on the heart, much like what astronauts and fighter pilots experience during flight. Pictured here (L-R) are: Matthew Sesing, Ben Schmitt, Dakota Nelson, Peter Szromba, Tyler Vang, Shawn Ferguson, Dr. Clements, Sarah Ludwig, Woodworth science instructor, Meghan Schmitt, Jen Schmitz, and Kerry Bruins


Music Parents Scholarship Presented to Gerner

Claire Gerner, daughter of Faith and Dennis Gerner, was presented the annual $500 Fond du Lac Music Parents' Scholarship by the organization’s president, Robin Speidel, at the recent 2018 Fond du Lac High School Senior Musician's Banquet. Claire will attend UW-Eau Claire to study music, intending to focus on music therapy. In selecting the scholarship’s recipient, the following criteria were considered: active membership in a school's music program; significant contributions in the areas of musicianship, service leadership, team building, responsibility, and dependability; and future study in an area of music.


Middle School students experiencing numerous health benefits from the PEP Grant

Stationary bikes, ellipticals, human-powered treadmills, TRX suspension training, balance and flexibility equipment, and a wide assortment of strength and functional exercising options - sounds like a fitness center, right?  Actually it’s fitness equipment that students at Sabish, Theisen, and Woodworth Middle Schools now have access to right in their schools, thanks to the Carol M. White Physical Education Program (PEP) grant that was awarded to the Fond du Lac School District in 2016.  

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My Stop App Helps Parents Track Buses

Fond du Lac School District parents can now use the free My Stop app to determine the location of their child's school bus. The My Stop app displays the school bus's location on a map, as well as provides the estimated time of arrival to a specific student's bus stop. The location of the bus is automatically updated every few seconds to accommodate any delays.

Approximately 1300 students ride the bus each day to and from Fond du Lac public and parochial schools, according to Marian Sheridan, Fond du Lac School District’s Coordinator of School Health and Safety Programs and Attendance and Transportation. GPS technology was installed in every school bus last summer.  This year, new computer software was added that links the GPS data with the school bus route database. 
"We know that parents want to have access to transportation information so they don't have to call to find out if buses are running late," Sheridan said. "The  primary intent of the app is for parents to have this transportation information at their fingertips."       
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