In this section of the website, we'll share information about noteworthy achievements, District-wide events, or timely news items.
Woodworth 6th Grade
Dakota Nelson and Tyler Vang, members of Pulse Wave, Woodworth Middle School’s 6th grade Rocket Team, are shown here recording the results from their payload tests. While the team planned, their science teacher, Mrs. Ludwig conducted experiments on the equipment that is on loan from Mercury Marine. A big thanks to Mike Biel, a mechanical engineer from Mercury Marine, for assisting the team in learning and thinking about their payload as he set up the equipment. The team will present their project at Rockets for Schools on May 6 and launch their payload in their rocket on May 7.
FDL High School Cardinal Columns Staff Receives Awards
Members of Fond du Lac High School’s Cardinal Columns recently attended the Northeastern Wisconsin Scholastic Press Association Fall Conference held at UW-Oshkosh with several students and Columns staff receiving recognition for excellence in reporting: awarded first place for News Feature - Robert Brown, first place for Reviews – Zach Renderman, second place for Overall Publication – Cardinal Columns staff, second place for Infographic – Anna Leasa and Morgan Tollard, third place for Humorous Column – Zach Renderman, and third place for Page Design – Madison Supple. In addition to receiving awards, students attended a variety of sessions on reporting, writing, editing, photography and other journalism topics and attended a presentation by keynote speaker, Raquel Rutledge, from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, who is a former Pulitzer Prize winner.
FCCLA Students Place at State Conference and Competition
Fond du Lac High School's Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) students recently returned from the state conference and competition in Wisconsin Dells. Nearly 1000 students from across the state attended this three-day conference. Two Fond du Lac students competed in STAR (Students Taking Action with Recognition) events: Isabel Herrera earning a silver medal in Advocacy supporting the Wounded Warrior Project; and Shannon Lobajeski earned the top gold medal in the state for her entry in Food Art. In addition, Isabel Herrera was elected to a position as the Wisconsin FCCLA First Vice President.
Pictured: State Regional Representative Vanessa Weber, Adviser Stephanie Fox, State First Vice President Isabel Herrera, Shannon Lobajeski, Principal Michelle Hagen, and Noah Smith.
Lakeshore "Celebrating the Success of Our Students"
Lakeshore Elementary School students are shown here celebrating being recognized as one of the top 13 Elementary Schools in Wisconsin in 2015. The school recently held a “Celebrating the Success of Our Students” event to give the school community an opportunity to come together to enjoy this accomplishment. Fond du Lac is the latest in a series of Wisconsin communities, including Racine, Sparta, Onalaska, Green Bay and more, that are taking time this school year to celebrate neighborhood public schools.
Notice of Educational Options, School and District Accountability Reports, and Notice of Special Needs Voucher Program
Per section 118.57 of Wisconsin State Statute, the Fond du Lac School District is required to annually notify parents of the educational options available to children who reside in the school district. Said options and applicable links to a current listing of educational options are available below.
· Fond du Lac School District
· State Virtual Schools including those listed at - http://dpi.wi.gov/imt/digital-learning/virtual-schools
· Full-time Open Enrollment - http://oe.dpi.wi.gov/
· Wisconsin Parental Choice Program - http://dpi.wi.gov/sms/choice-programs/wpcp-statewide
· Home-Based Private Education - http://dpi.wi.gov/sms/home-based
· Youth Options - http://dpi.wi.gov/youthoptions
· Course Options - http://dpi.wi.gov/courseoptions
SCHOOL AND DISTRICT ACCOUNTABILITY REPORTS
The most recent School and District Accountability Reports are always available at the link below. 2015 Wisconsin Act 20 prohibits the Department of Public Instruction from issuing accountability reports based on data from the 2014-15 school year. The most recent accountability reports are the 2013-14 school year reports.
In the Fond du Lac School District, all of our schools meet expectations, two schools exceeded expectations, and one school significantly exceeded expectations based on the 2013-14 data.
NOTICE OF SPECIAL NEEDS VOUCHER PROGRAM
Per 15.7915 of Wisconsin State Statute, the Fond du Lac School District is required to annually notify families of students with disabilities of the Special Needs Voucher Program available to children who reside in the school district. This program was created under Wisconsin Act 55 and will begin with the 2016-17 school year. The applicable link to further information is available below.
Family Access - Changing your Publication Permission Preferences
Hello Parents and Guardians,
The Fond du Lac School District has made it easier for parents and guardians to update their Publication preferences in terms of what information is released about their children to the media, military, outside groups and via District publications. Preferences for use in five distinct areas (Military, District, Higher Ed, Local, and Public) can be updated at any time via Skyward Family Access, the same place you check for grades, lunch account balances and attendance among other things.
To make updating as simple as possible, we have created a video tutorial (click here) as well as provided a pdf document (available by clicking below) that shows the step-by-step process for making these types of updates.
Should you have any questions, please contact your school principal.
FDL High School Seeking Distinguished Alumni Nominations
Did your Goodrich or Fond du Lac High School class get together for a class reunion over the past several months? Was there a former classmate who impressed you given the various accomplishments they've achieved since graduating? If so, why not consider nominating them for the Distinguished Alumni Award? It's an award that's purpose is to recognize former Goodrich/Fond du Lac High School students.
Potential nominees must have graduated at least five years prior to being nominated. It is expected that nominees will have made significant achievements in their chosen fields or professional services and made noteworthy contributions to society on a local, national or international level. The six nomination categories are: Medicine and Science, Business and/or Professional, Technology, Arts and/or Entertainment, Humanitarian and/or Service, and Lifetime Recognition.
To be considered for the 2016 Distinguished Alumni award, please submit your nominations by January 31. 2016.
The online nomination application is available by clicking HERE