The School Year’s in Full Swing in Fond du Lac
Is there anything quite like autumn in Fond du Lac? There’s an energy to our area this time of year as the leaves begin to change, the air gets a little cooler and students head back to school.
As we dive deeper into the new school year, we have much to be proud of in the Fond du Lac School District. We’d like to share a few highlights with you.
Progress continues on the Career Construction Academy, a 5,750 square-foot facility that will provide hands-on training in various trades. The project’s total budget is just over $1.1 million, and approximately 79 percent of those funds have been raised with a huge majority of those funds coming from pledges and equipment donations. When complete, it will allow the district to train students in architecture, engineering, carpentry, plumbing, electrical and more.
On October 4, over 1,700 Fond du Lac students, staff and parents took part in National Walk to School Day. The event encourages young people to get more exercise and help the environment by using alternative forms of transportation. Many families gave up their vehicles for the day and instead walked or biked to school. The event is part of October’s Child Health Month.
Coming up soon is the high school musical, with shows taking place November 2-5. This year, students are performing “Sister Act.” It’s a fantastic opportunity—especially for chorus and theater alumni—to check out what always proves to be a great show.
Finally, the Cardinals Marching Band continues to do fundraising for new uniforms and hopes to have them on hand at the start of the 2018-19 school year.
Get involved with Fond du Lac schools
Did you know that many Fond du Lac High School alumni continue to stay involved with our schools and students? Through mentoring, volunteering and other forms of involvement, our past students help us ensure our school district is preparing the next generation of learners for college and careers. Due to their efforts, our alumni play a major role in ensuring the ongoing vitality of the Fond du Lac community.
If you would like to get more involved with your alma mater and explore the many ways you can make a difference, visit this link.