In this section of the website, we'll share information about noteworthy achievements, District-wide events, or timely news items.
Evans Conducts Food Drive with BCI Burke
Evans Elementary School’s Student Council held a food drive in conjunction with B.C.I. Burke, their Partner in Education, during the week of November 18-22. Through their combined efforts they collected an assortment of non-perishable food items for the FDL Food Pantry. Shown here (L-R) are some members of the 4th and 5th grade Student Council: Jade Bartoli (kneeling), Rose Ahern (B.C.I. Burke representative) Jenna Ter Beest, Shelby Swinson, Mia Rosado, Tasharia Haslett, Macy Nellessen, Jim Botting (Evans Principal), Lexi Kifer, and Bobby Herbeck.
Riverside School Receives Elks Lodge 57 Donation
Elks Lodge 57 recently visited Riverside Elementary School to deliver five large bags of snow pants, boots, gloves and hats that were purchased for the school from funds provided by the Elks’ National Foundation. The winter clothing is to be used by the school to give to students who may not have these items for the colder weather. Shown here are (front - left to right and grade in parentheses): Lylah Ramirez, (1) Jahir Guzman-Guiterrez, (1)Joselyn Patino-Murillo, (1) Kemarri Lawson,(1) Gisselle Prudencio,( K) Liliana Carbajal (K); (second row) Elizabeth Dykstra, (4) Chase Rast,(4) Devin Schmitz,(4) Ean Garfoot,(gr 5) Braelon Allen, (4) Issac Ortegon,(5) Terriana Lefeber-Lucas, (5) and Alexa Robles; (5) (back row) Elks’ members - Scott Calvert and Don Behnke and Riverside principal Timothy Schipper.
Fond du Lac High School to Launch Biomedical Sciences and Engineering STEM Programs
Fond du Lac High School (FHS) announces the implementation of Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Biomedical Sciences and Engineering programs beginning in Fall 2014.
Project Lead The Way is the leading provider of rigorous and innovative Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education curricular programs used in elementary, middle, and high schools across the United States. STEM education programs like the one offered by PLTW engage students in activities, projects, and problem-based learning, which provides hands-on classroom experiences. Students will create, design, build, discover, collaborate and solve problems while applying what they learn in math and science. They are also exposed to STEM fields through professionals from local industries who supplement the real-world aspect of the curriculum through mentorships and workplace experiences.
PLTW teachers will be visiting each of the middle school locations in December to present this new and exciting program to all 8th graders. PLTW teachers, steering committee members and high school counselors will be available to answer all questions. In addition, current 9th and 10th grade students will be invited to view a presentation explaining the PLTW program.
Parents interested in hearing more about the PLTW programs being offered at FHS, are invited to attend one of the parent orientation sessions at the Fond du Lac High School Performing Arts Center (PAC), 801 Campus Drive, from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. on either Tuesday, December 17, 2013 OR Thursday, January 2, 2014.
For more information about PLTW Engineering or Biomedical Pathways or the upcoming parent orientations, please contact a PLTW teacher at (920) 929-2740 or by emailing PLTW@fonddulac.k12.wi.us.
CARDINALíS NEST TO HELP ELEMENTARY STUDENTS WITH PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT
Advanced marketing students at Fond du Lac High School are responsible for the entire retail operations of it’s school-based enterprise, The Cardinal’s Nest, but they also understand that one area of operating a business that is just as important as customer satisfaction is social responsibility. This year the team has committed to playing a “Big Brother” role to Parkside Elementary School of Fond du Lac to help them raise enough Box Tops, Milk Moola caps, Labels for Education, Tyson Food’s Project A+ labels to help fund the purchase of new playground equipment.
Collecting these items isn’t a new concept for Fond du Lac students. Most have been doing it from an early age as all of the elementary buildings in the Fond du Lac School District collect them and offer some type of reward for the students. Since these corporate consumer loyalty programs are specifically designed for K-8 schools, oftentimes families will stop collecting them when their children get to high school. Unfortunately, that means that there are potentially a lot of “dollars” getting thrown into waste baskets. The Cardinal’s Nest is hoping that all local residents will reconsider rather than throwing those “dollars” into the trash can, dropping them off at their local elementary or middle school, or at the Cardinal’s Nest at Fond du Lac High School to be further distributed.
“I was having a conversation about the various playgrounds at our local elementary schools with my Cardinal’s Nest team at the end of summer, and we talked about how students at some schools have access to more playground equipment options than others,” said Jennifer King, advanced marketing teacher and school store advisor. “I mentioned that many of the PTO’s at the schools use the money they receive from loyalty program incentives to purchase new playground equipment.” From there the students decided to become a “Big Brother” to a local school, Parkside Elementary, and help in their collection efforts as they would like to see some new opportunities for those students next year.
Local residents may drop off Box Tops, Milk Moola Caps, Labels For Education, Tyson Food’s Projecy A+ labels at any public school in the Fond du Lac School District. The Cardinal’s Nest is the collection site for Fond du Lac High School, however, elementary schools include Chegwin, Evans, Lakeshore, Parkside, Pier, Riverside, Roberts, Rosenow, STEM Academy or Waters, and middle schools include Sabish, STEM Institute, Theisen, and Woodworth.