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May Newsletter

Why Should You Attend Your Class Reunion?

Summer is almost upon us, which means some committees are planning class reunion events to take place in the next few weeks or months. This can be an exciting time, while also creating a little anxiety for many.  

High school can be a great time in our lives, but also a challenging one. Thus, it's common for some people to want to leave it all in the past.

In reality, class reunions are great opportunities to reconnect with old friends, classmates and even teachers. You can catch up on what everyone has been doing over the past few years or decades. All told, there are far more reasons to attend your class reunion than to skip it.

Proceed with confidence

One of the most common reasons alumni cite for not attending their class reunions is anxiety. They may get wrapped up in the details of what they think a reunion is all about — instead of what it actually is. These are social events. You are there to see people with whom you haven’t been able to keep in touch. It's not about comparing salaries, cars, house sizes or job titles.

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April Newsletter

The Benefits of Getting Involved with Fond du Lac High School

For most of us, the world is a relatively linear place from kindergarten to senior year of high school. But after graduation, we tend to go our separate ways, eventually losing track of many of our old friends and classmates. Some of us go to college or trade school, while others enter the armed forces or the workforce. It’s the start of adult life.

Just because high school is the end of your time as a K-12 student doesn’t mean it's something you have to leave behind forever. More than any yearbook, class ring or Facebook group, staying in touch and involved with your alma mater is a great way to keep close ties and make a difference for your former school's current students.

This can be easier for some than others. If you live in or near the same community where you grew up, you can often stay connected by attending class reunions and school events. In fact, this is something you may find yourself doing quite often if your kids attend school at your alma mater.

But even if you’re someone who has moved away from the Fond du Lac community, you can still stay connected in many ways. Perhaps the most notable is Cardinal Nation, Fondy's relatively new community for alumni.

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March Newsletter

Fondy Alums Invited to FHS Events This Spring

Spring is a wonderful time in our community. The snow begins to melt and we get to enjoy some warmer weather and head outside for the first time in months. Spring is also full of great events here at the Fond du Lac School District, including concerts, an awards night and, of course, graduation.

We would like to extend a special invitation for all our alumni to attend these events. We hope to see you out and about this year! Check out all the fun things happening over the next several months:

FHS BAND CONCERT

Tuesday, March 20 at 7 p.m.

FHS Performing Arts Center

Fondy students will perform at their annual spring concert.

 

FOND DU LAC PAGEANT

Thursday, April 5 at 7 p.m.

FHS Performing Arts Center

Now in its 17th year, this pageant serves as a fundraiser for Fondy's senior class, helping to support class activities, an end-of-year banquet and prom. It's always a fun event that our entire community has come to enjoy over the years!

 

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february newsletter

A Quest to Serve: Monica Schomisch Bello

A Fond du Lac High School alumnus is using the community-oriented education she received in her days as a Cardinal to provide important legal resources to low-income individuals and families.

After high school, Monica Schomisch Bello (’02) would go on to receive a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She then attended law school in Florida.

Bello now works with Florida Rural Legal Services, where she provides low-income people with legal services to which they otherwise would not have access.  

“We’re a private, non-profit law firm,” Bello says. “If we didn’t help our clients with legal advice, form filing and legal representation, they wouldn’t be able to navigate the court system. We help a lot of people facing housing issues. We help people who are being illegally evicted, or who are being foreclosed on.”

Inspired at an early age

Bello first fell in love with community service and the Spanish language during her time at Fondy.

“The Spanish program and the teachers I had in Spanish classes all really fostered a love of learning,” she says. “They made learning fun—and they especially made learning the Spanish language fun.”

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