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As the top fundraiser for the Riverside Elementary School’s Walk-a-Thon, Abigail Hanke, a third grader, earned a ride to school on one of Fond du Lac’s fire trucks. Abigail was picked up at her home where she boarded the fire truck and saw firsthand all the technology that firemen utilize when responding to an emergency, and could feel how it is to ride in a truck this size. 

Upon their arrival at school, Abigail expressed her gratitude by presenting firefighters Captain Jim Wamser (left) and Engineer Keith Wendt with a thank you card. They then escorted Abigail to her classroom where they joined Riverside students in the pledge of allegiance before heading back to the station.

Riverside would like to thank Firefighter Jim Wamser and the City of Fond du Lac Fire/Rescue for their support of this health-related fundraiser. The Riverside Rockets appreciate all you do for our community!

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Posted Thursday, April 19, 2018

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.  

In addition to utilizing the fitness equipment during their PE classes, students have access before, during, and after school through various opportunities such as intramurals, brain break opportunities, and a more structured strength and conditioning program. Steven Knuth, strength and conditioning coach and owner of TNT, met with middle school staff to instruct them in the proper functional fitness techniques in order to ensure safe and appropriate use of the new equipment.

A primary source of the monies for the equipment purchase was funding from the PEP grant. Additionally, the Cardinal Alumni Association contributed over $23,000.00 toward the strengthening equipment.

Another component being explored by the middle school students goes beyond the physical benefits of physical fitness.  Dr. Heather Schmidt, Agnesian/SSM Health, has presented to mostly all middle school students strong evidence regarding the overwhelming connection between exercise and the brain and how it improves attention, learning, and mood. Dr. Schmidt will complete the presentations to the final groups on May 17. 
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Posted Monday, April 16, 2018

Students in Ms. Weyenberg’s 4K class at Pier Elementary School have been learning about community helpers. As a related activity the kids made a thank you to the police officers with each child putting their hand print on a big heart. The poster said, “We Love Police Officers” and “We are giving you a high five to say thank you for keeping us safe.” Officer Johnson visited the classroom for the presentation of the poster and then talked to the kids about being a police officer.

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Posted Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Students at Fond du Lac STEM Academy and Fond du Lac STEM Institute are hard at work on this year’s Design Challenge problems. Teams of students are collaborating to solve challenges submitted by Mercury Marine, J.F. Ahern, Holiday Automotive, and the Downtown Fond du Lac Partnership. The solutions will be presented at the school’s 3rd Annual Design Challenge Showcase at Holiday Inn on April 24, 2018. More information about the event (which includes student presentations, dinner, and a silent auction/raffle) can be found by visiting or  

From left to right: Kylie Klawitter, Jared Ott and Kaylee Radue traveled to Holiday Automotive to meet with mechanics and discuss their challenge: Designing a fender protector that does not use magnets to attach itself to the vehicle while they are working on it.

Pictured is the team working on Mercury Marine’s challenge submission: Incorporating  a solar panel onto, and charging system into, an outboard boat engine. From left to right:  Spencer Schneider, Karlie Koehler and Gabe Hayward using an engine housing brought in by Mercury to create their prototype.  

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Posted Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Information regarding the 2018 Fond du Lac School District’s Summer School program offerings will be available on the District website ( under “Programs>Summer School” beginning April 1. There will be two links on the website: one will take you to the brochure and another link will take you to the online registration form. If you are unable to register online, brochures and registrations forms will also be available at the schools and in the District’s Administration Center at 72 W. 9th Street. Registration deadline is Friday, April 27.

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Posted Wednesday, March 21, 2018

The Fond du Lac School District has a Mobile app that we’re hoping will provide you with another way to stay informed with what’s happening with your child’s education and at your child/children’s schools. 

To download the app, please go to the Google Play store or the Apple App Store on your cell phone and search for Fond du Lac School District, click on it and select Install. Once the App is installed, click on it and it will open to the Home page. Click on the three horizontal bars in the corner and the first option My Schools is where you will be able to select the school (or schools) that you want to connect with for feeds. In the upper right hand corner, click on the “+” and you will see a complete listing of all of our schools. Select the appropriate school(s) and/or the Fond du Lac School District.

Take a look around and let us know how we’re doing. If you have suggestions regarding items we might be able to provide you within this App, please share your comments with the and we’ll see if we can accommodate your request.

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Posted Friday, March 9, 2018
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