Fond du Lac High School students selected to represent their school at Badger Boys and Badger Girls State, from left include Shania Schibblehut, Matt Ryan, Nick Feyen, and Grace Kisch. Not pictured, but also attending, Angel Ramirez.
Varsity BB coaches join Fondy HS staff
Fond du Lac High School's Athletic Department is proud to announce the hiring of Jeff Bell as the head girls' basketball coach; and Mark Ziebell as the head boys' basketball coach for the Fond du Lac Cardinals.
Bell, a physical education teacher in the Fond du Lac School District at Sabish Middle School, brings a wide variety of basketball coaching experiences to the program.
In his most recent coaching position, he served as a varsity assistant coach with the Omro High School girls' program. Coach Bell will bring enthusiasm and passion to the program along with the ability to build strong player relationships.
Mark Ziebell brings 20+ years of teaching and coaching experience to the Fond du Lac basketball program. Coach Ziebell has tremendous strength in program development and providing a clear vision for the progression of player development from third grade through high school.
Mark began his coaching career in 1994 at Menasha St. Mary's Central High School and returning to that position after having served as head coach at Green Bay Southwest High School from 2007-2011. While at Menasha St. Mary's Central, he coached the 1998 WISAA state runner-up team and, in 2004 he was selected as the Appleton Post Crescent 'Coach of the Year.'
Marian U students attend educator symposium, win awards
Students in Marian University's radiologic technology program attended the Wisconsin Association of Educators in Radiologic Technology Spring Symposium at the Wisconsin Dells recently.
The symposium provided two days of various educational courses and the opportunity for students to take a mock registry exam in preparation for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) examination in June.
In addition to symposium workshops, Marian students competed in various contests, including a Student Quiz Bowl competition and an educational video contest.
Four students placed first in the Student Quiz Bowl competition: Rachael Pethke of Larsen, Caitlyn Nehmer of Oshkosh, Erika Heberer of Kewaskum, and Stephanie Hellmer of Plymouth.
Four students were also awarded first place for their creation of a video in the educational video competition: They include:
Rachael Pethke, Erika Heberer, Courtney Rausch of Chilton, and Elizabeth Zutz of Reedsville.
Fondy High Trade Show partners with local business leaders
The 8th annual Wisconsin Expo Trade Show for the marketing and entrepreneurship students at Fond du Lac High School was held May 6.
Students select and connect with a business so that they can effectively prepare and create a booth that will best represent that organization for the trade show. Business leaders from the local community then evaluate the students on booth design, professionalism, and company objectives.
Sixteen companies were featured this year and the students representing them were evaluated by local business leaders. Those leaders included: Brenda Bogdan and Diane Riley from Kondex Corporation; Mary Denzin from the FDL Association of Commerce; Sandie King from Sysco Foods; Jen Ganz and Brad Peck from Mercury Marine; Stephanie Murre and Katie VandeSlunt from Moraine Park Technical College.
Redeemer Lutheran announces two handwriting champs
For the third year in a row, two Redeemer Lutheran School students were named state champions in the Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest. In the fourth grade category, Ashton Hoppe won his second state championship. In 2012, as a second grade student, Ashton was named the Grand National Champion of the same contest.
At the Kindergarten level, Madeline Schwefel was named State Handwriting Champion. This was the first year Zaner-Bloser included Kindergarten students in the competition.
In this age of advanced technology, handwriting is quickly becoming a lost art. However, at Redeemer Lutheran School in Fond du Lac, handwriting is still an integral part of the learning process. In recent years, the school has experienced much success with its handwriting program. Since 2012, six Redeemer students have been named state champions.
At Redeemer, children in Kindergarten through second grade are taught printing, and receive regular lessons throughout the school year. Halfway through second grade, students are introduced to cursive writing. By the time students finish third grade, all assignments are to be completed in cursive.