In this section of the website, we'll share information about noteworthy achievements, District-wide events, or timely news items.
Theisen Middle School Presents Unwrapped
Watch a mystery unfold on a 1930's movie set in Vansyltrania as Theisen Middle School presents Charlie Lovett’s Unwrapped. A struggling film director, David O’ Dimwit (played by David Bonlander in cast one and Ahmoni Gonzalez in cast two) attempts to create a movie sensation with help from the zany locals and the town's tourist director (Ivana Hoo played by Kaitriana Sponholz in cast one and by Brayden Plummer in cast two). The horror film becomes quite a story to cover for gossip columnist Hedda Gobbler (played by Britt Rasner in cast one and Evalynn Phommathep in cast two) as the cast prevails over murder, a werewolf, and an unwrapped mummy!
This play, directed by Linda Gribben and Tiffany Sponholz, builds to pandemonium and guarantees to leave you laughing! Cast one will perform on Friday, March 6 at 7:00 p.m. and on Saturday, March 7 at 7:00 p.m. Cast two will perform on Saturday, March 7 at 1:00 p.m. Admission is $4.00 for adults, $2.00 for students, and children five and under are free. Tickets are available at the door.
Pictured at rehearsal (L-R) are David Bonlander as David O' Dimwit, Cole Peters as Otto Von Strongman, and Kaitriana Sponholz as Ivana Hoo
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.
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.