Fond Du Lac, WI Education

Former Kimberly standout Plucker hired as new head football coach at Fond du Lac

FOND DU LAC – When Sam Plucker was playing football at Kimberly High School, he never imagined one day coaching for one of the school's biggest rivals. That's exactly what has happened for Plucker, who was hired Tuesday as the new head football coach at Fond du Lac High School. He takes over for Dakota Hermes, who finished the season as the interim head coach after Steven Jorgensen stepped down Sept. 13. ...
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Manitowoc Roncalli soars over New Holstein 82-38

Manitowoc Roncalli controlled the action to earn a strong 82-38 win against New Holstein on December 7 in Wisconsin boys high school basketball action. You're reading a news brief powered by ScoreStream, the world leader in fan-driven sports results and conversation. To see more game results from your favorite team, download the ScoreStream app and join over 10 million users nationwide who share the scores of their favorite teams with one another in real-time. Subscribe to the Racine County Eye, here with this link subscribe. For $2.99/month or $25/year now through Sept. 30, 2021. After that, the price will be $4.99 or $50/year.
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Teacher shortage likely to outlast pandemic

School districts are searching for more teachers that do not exist. The pandemic’s consequences, disadvantages in pay and time teaching are contributing to a nationwide teacher shortage sure to outlast the pandemic. “Along with our peer districts, we are having trouble finding subs in all of our employment areas,”...
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Leibold: Too early to eliminate masks for spring semester

UW Oshkosh hopes to further reduce or eliminate masks and COVID-19 testing mandates in the spring semester, but University Police Chief Kurt Leibold said it is too early to make that call. Part of the indecision is due to COVID’s latest variant of concern. On Dec. 4, the Wisconsin Department...

MPTC donates 1,700 books to rural schools

Moraine Park Technical College donated more than 1,700 books to rural elementary and middle schools in celebration of Every Child a Reader–Children’s Book Week, Nov. 8-14, according to a Dec. 7 press release. MPTC partnered with Fond du Lac, Dodge and Washington counties United Way to distribute the books to...
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This month in UWO history

Dec. 9, 1987: Former Gov. Anthony Earl speaks on campus. His talk was in conjunction with the UW Oshkosh Young Democrats’ monthly meetings. Dec. 10, 1868: The Board of Regents adopt the building plans of William Waters for their elegant Oshkosh Normal School Building. He would later design the Oviatt House, and many Wisconsin banks, churches, dwellings and public buildings. His career in designing buildings in Oshkosh lasted a half-century.
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A message to December graduates

Life consists of experiences, opinions, words of wisdom, failures and successes that ultimately shape us into the people we are today. I ask each and every one of you to think and ask yourselves: “Who are you?” Throughout my four years at the UW Oshkosh, this question frequently came in and out of my mind. But it wasn’t until I found my passion of helping people that I could finally understand who I am as a person. Oprah Winfrey once said: “Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.”

UW-Oshkosh installs opioid overdose kits in dorms, student union, library

The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh is the first state campus to install opioid overdose kits in residence halls and campus buildings. The "Nalox-Zone" boxes aim to make the lifesaving drug, Narcan, more accessible to campus and the greater Oshkosh community. UW-Oshkosh Chief of Police Kurt Leibold said the "Nalox-Zone" boxes look...

Retired Fox Cities campus English instructor passes away

Laurel Mills, of Appleton, who retired in 2008 after teaching English on the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Fox Cities campus for 20 years, died Dec. 4, at the age of 75. A memorial gathering will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 12, at Wichmann Funeral Home, 537 N. Superior St., Appleton.

Beaver Dam elementary school staff work at forming connections

Staff at Prairie View Elementary School have been working together at sharing acts of kindness to help bridge issues that have preventing staff from connecting together during the pandemic. The idea of the board came from school Principal Brandon Krause after he realized that social distancing may have caused fewer...

Boys Varsity Basketball beats West Bend East 49 – 45

The Pirates found themselves in a Friday night defensive battle with the Suns. Port would find themselves with a 28-22 halftime lead. For a portion of the second half the Pirates would have and eight to ten point lead. The Suns made a couple of three pointers to get the score within three. Matt Esselmann hit one of two free throws with 10 seconds left to push the lead to four points and a Pirates victory. The Pirates had 6 players score with Nate Uselding leading the way with 11, Kenyon Davis with 9, Burmesch and Fleischmann each had 8, Esselmann with 7, and Pat Lippe with 6.

Wayland Academy offers Swan Scholarship Competition

Wayland Academy hosts the 19th annual competition for the Mary Swan Scholarship, an award that covers the full cost of tuition at Wayland for four years, according to a Dec. 2 press release. Wayland, a coeducational college preparatory school, offers this scholarship opportunity to incoming ninth grade day students who are full-time residents of Beaver Dam.

High school sports highlights: Mahra Wieman helps Reedsburg end Beaver Dam's 56-game conference win streak

Here are the highlights from Saturday's high school sports action. Mahra Wieman, Reedsburg girls basketball: The senior guard scored 16 of her 24 points in the second half as Reedsburg defeated Beaver Dam 57-43, ending the Golden Beavers’ 56-game Badger Conference winning streak. Wieman made 9 of 9 free throws, and got help from Sydney Cherney’s 15 points. Kylie Wittnebel led Beaver Dam with 17 points, and Gabby Wilke added 11. Reedsburg trailed by one at the half but outscored Beaver Dam 32-17 in the second half to improve to 6-0.