In this section of the website, we'll share information about noteworthy achievements, District-wide events, or timely news items.
FDL High School Plans for ACT Testing for ALL Juniors on March 3 and 4
NEW IN 2015, THE STATE IS REQUIRING school districts state-wide to administer the ACT to all students who are juniors in high school. To fulfill this requirement, Fond du Lac High School will be giving the ACT + Writing assessment to ALL juniors on Tuesday, March 3 and the ACT WorkKeys assessment on Wednesday, March 4.
WHY ARE THE HIGH SCHOOL SCHEDULES BEING ADJUSTED? Due to the fact that the requirements for administering these ACT tests are strict and numerous, and that the tests are given to 502 students on each day, it will take a significant number of high school staff to serve as proctors, manage testing materials, check ID’s, and maintain a secure testing environment. Because of the focus of personnel needed for this undertaking as well as the number of rooms needed for testing, on March 3, students in Grades 9, 10, and 12 will not be required to attend school. Additionally, on March 4, Grades 9, 10, and 12 will not have morning classes, but will need to be back in classes at 11:45 a.m.
HOW WILL THE TIME BE MADE UP? Some of the missed instructional time will be made up on the afternoon of March 6. This day was a planned early release day but it will now be a full day of school for Grades 9-12 only. In order to accommodate the testing as well as any future weather-related delays or closures beyond the two days already built in to the calendar, 10 minutes per day will be added to the High School day beginning on Monday, February 2. The new student schedule is 7:55 a.m. – 3:25 p.m.
TESTING MAKE-UP DAYS: ACT – March 17 • ACT WorkKeys – March 18
If you are interested in how the instructional hours were determined and the rationale for this schedule adjustment, a supplementary document is available below.
Fond du Lac School District Announces 4K Open Houses and Registration Schedules
The Fond du Lac School District will again be offering a half-day, 4-year-old-kindergarten (4K) experience for Fall 2015. Children who will be 4 years old on or by September 1, 2015, are eligible to attend. Currently there are classrooms at the following District elementary schools: Chegwin, Pier, Riverside, Rosenow, and Waters. Programs will also be offered at the following community partner sites: Camelot Children’s Center, Christian Parents for Kids, ADVOCAP Head Start, Hope Preschool, Kids Connection, Kidz Choice Learning Center, Marian University Early Childhood Center, Mary Linsmeier, Shining Stars Learning Center, and the YMCA.
Parents interested in visiting any of our community partners before registration begins, or at any time, may call the center directly and schedule an appointment.
Registration for the 4K program will be from February 2-9 and will be held at one of the District’s five participating elementary schools based on the following schedule: Monday, February 2 – Riverside School; Tuesday, February 3 - Chegwin School; Wednesday, February 4 - Pier School; Thursday, February 5 - Waters School; and, Monday, February 9 - Rosenow School. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED for these parent and child sessions. Please call 906-6500 to register. Times for the parent and child sessions will be either 9:00 a.m. OR 1:45 p.m. and will run approximately one hour. Sessions will be filled on a first call basis. Parents need not attend at the neighborhood school.
For those parents who are unable to attend a daytime parent and child registration, parent only evening registrations will be held on Tuesday, February 3 and Thursday, February 5 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Fond du Lac School District’s Administration Center, 72 W. 9thStreet. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED and can be completed by calling 906-6500.
When registering, parents will need to bring proof of birth (birth certificate or passport) to complete the registration paperwork. At registration, parents will be given information about the program. Questions will be answered on the opportunities offered at the different sites, transportation, and out of district open enrollment. An opportunity to select a childcare or school site will be provided at this time.
For additional information, please contact Nancy Hackbarth, 4K Coordinator, at 906-6500 or email email@example.com
FDL High School Seeking Distinguished Alumni Nominations
Fond du Lac High School is seeking nominations for the Distinguished Alumni Award, an award whose purpose is to recognize former Goodrich/Fond du Lac High School students for their achievements beyond graduation. It is hoped that in recognizing graduates who have become outstanding citizens, current students will be provided with positive role models.
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.
Nomination applications are available by clicking on the document below. It is available as both a Word document and a pdf. Completed applications can be forwarded to Michelle Hagen, Principal, Fond du Lac High School, 801 Campus Drive, Fond du Lac, WI 54935. The nomination deadline is December 31.