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May 2021 Newsletter

Get Prepared to Welcome Some New Alumni!

The school year is starting to wind down to a close, which means soon enough there will be a new batch of young adults joining you as Fond du Lac alumni.

This is an exciting time for fresh graduates. The summer after graduating high school is filled with celebrations, goodbyes and “lasts.” It’s understandable for these young alumni to be far more focused on what’s in front of them (be it college, work, internships or service) than what’s behind them. But this is also a great time to get young alumni signed up and plugged in to the Cardinal Nation while they’re still in town and relatively connected to their schools and community.

Here are a few things you can do to welcome new alumni and encourage them to join Fondy Cardinal Nation.

  • Include information in graduation cards: If you’re sending graduation cards to young alumni or attending any graduation parties, you can include information about Cardinal Nation in the card or envelope. It’s a simple and effective way to get our group on the young alumni’s radar right off the bat.
  • Talk about it: If you have young people in your life graduating from high school, chances are they look up to you and have some level of respect for you. If you wear your own alumni status with pride, it will encourage them to do the same. Be an advocate for your organization and share your enthusiasm!
  • Talk to young people at events: When you attend alumni events and see young alumni, be welcoming and positive! It’s easy to stay in the same groups of people you tend to hang out with at these events, but when young alumni show up they should be welcomed warmly with open arms.
  • Send invitations: Personally invite young alumni to events, whether it’s digitally or in person. Show them that they belong to a special group of people - Fondy alumni!

We’re very excited to welcome a brand new class to our ranks and hope you will join us in spreading the word to these new graduates!

Planning a reunion for your class? Let us know at [email protected] and we will share your reunion details on the Cardinal Nation - Reunions and Gatherings website.

March 2021 Newsletter

March is Youth Art Month and Music in Our Schools Month!

This month we celebrated the arts in our schools, as March was both Youth Art Month and Music in Our Schools Month!

It’s been a challenging year for the arts, as the COVID-19 pandemic has made it difficult for people to gather in-person for performances or group events. But the arts remain as important as ever. Here’s a quick look at these two national celebrations.

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February 2021 Newsletter

ACE Academy Creates Ice Shanty for Sturgeon Spectacular

February is Career and Technical Education Month, which is the perfect time to highlight Fond du Lac High School’s Architecture, Construction & Engineering (ACE) Academy! For the second year in a row, students in the ACE Academy created an ice shanty in a project spearheaded by the C.D. Smith Construction Foundation Committee. The shanty will be displayed and raffled off at the Sturgeon Spectacular.

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January 2021 Newsletter

Referendum Work Completed at Four Phase 1 Schools

In April 2019, Fond du Lac taxpayers approved $98.5 million in funds for construction projects at four schools in the Fond du Lac School District. The projects in Phase 1 of the referendum wrapped up just in time for the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year at these schools:

  • Chegwin Elementary School
  • Pier Elementary School
  • Waters Elementary School
  • Theisen Middle School
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