2015 Horace Mann Summer Updates

Horace Mann High School

Welcome Back!!!

Welcome Back to all of our students and families and welcome to all of our new additions to our staff and student body. We hope everyone is having a great summer and enjoying their time away from school.

We hope to share a lot of what we are hard at work this summer and things to look forward to in the fall. Parents/students please make sure we have your email so you may receive our smore newsletter updates. Please also look for registration items the first week in August if not sooner.

I am honored to be your High School Principal and just completed my tenth year here at Horace Mann. We continue to look at ways to add advanced and career courses for students as well as look at how we can support each students learning journey.

We have new staff including I will introduce later in this newsletter who are very excited to be here and who bring a wealth of knowledge with them. We've also had staff change roles in our District and will also share with you.

Students we are excited for a new year. You will again receive a chrome book to enhance/supplement your education and we will share with you ways to keep it safe and appropriate use of this and other technology. Parents we are asking everyone to pay the $25 for insurance but otherwise there is not a cost for our chrome books. Seniors will again have the opportunity to buy their chrome book at a reduced rate.

We hope you will have a good rest of your summer and we are excited to see you September 1st. Parents, please feel free to check our website as it is updated daily!

We have supplies lists, forms and tons of great information!

Samantha McGill Freimund


920-929-3740 x5101



Just a reminder to all of our registration days in August.

Seniors please register anytime from 8:30-3:00 Tuesday, August 11th

Juniors Wednesday, August 12th from 8:30-3:00 p.m.

Sophomores on Thursday, August 13th from 8:30-3:00(office briefly closes from 3-5)

New Students/Freshmen on Thursday, August 13th at 5:00 for pictures and 6:00 p.m. for information.

Special Education students and families(students with an iep) we will have a meeting at 5pm in the High School on Thursday, August 13th.

Please feel free to go to www.quicksmartphoto.com for packages and prices. You will be able to see your picture to make your choice.

Fees are $40 per student. Students who qualify for reduced lunch pay 1/2 of school fees and who qualify for free lunch, have the fees waived. Students wishing to park in the lot will need to purchase a sticker for $20 for the year.

During registration times Quick and Smart will be here for pictures(except seniors), fees are to be paid, forms turned in, parking passes and sports family passes available, After items are paid and turned in students will receive a copy of their schedule.

We are lucky enough to be able to offer dual credit courses through UW-Oshkosh for free this year. Those students who have taken the math placement and qualified or registered for the English courses will not receive a CAPP bill.

We do have a few fees for some classes including , $30 Adventure and LIfetime Activities(for field trips), $15.00 Basic Foods Preparation, a sewing kit ($3.00) for sewing, safety glasses for science and tech ed, Welding gloves for welding and a small cost for wood projects in Woods I and II. Please let us know in the office if you have any questions.


SENIORS and parents of seniors. Our counselors, Jenny Stahl and Jill Goebel, will present information as you prepare for the future. Topics include:

*College admission information and the application process

*Scholarship information

*How to apply for scholarships and tips on the application process

We are here to also answer any questions you may have.


The North Fond du Lac Board of Education has established the following student participation fees for the 2015-2016 school year.

Breakfast cost per day $1.45

Reduced breakfast $.30

Lunch cost per day $2.45

Reduced lunch $.40 per day

Sports Fee

High School sports (per sport) $30.00

Solo ensemble is handled on an individual student and event basis.

* Maximum cost for Student participation/solo ensemble fees $150.00 per family (per building)

Athletic Season Passes

Family $50.00

Adult $25.00

All NFDL students are free.


Please be reminded, according to Wisconsin State Statute and School District policy, all medications, both over the counter and prescription, must be kept in the high school office and a current medication form completed with signatures of both a parent and physician. It must be brought to school in its original container(no baggies or envelopes please). Asthma inhalers also need a medication form but may be self-administered and kept with the student. If you have any questions please contact Bridgett Amadon, school nurse at bamadon@nfdlschools.org or the High School Office 929-3740.

Modified Block Schedule

We run a modified block schedule. Here is how it looks.

Monday, Tuesday and Friday

1st hour 7:30am – 8:22pm 52 minutes

2nd hour 8:26am – 9:18am 52 minutes

3rd hour 9:22am – 10:14am 52 minutes

4th hour 10:18am – 11:10am 52 minutes

5th Lunch A

11:10am – 11:40am

5th hour Class

11:14am – 12:06pm 52 minutes

6th Lunch B

12:06pm – 12:37pm

6th hour Class

11:44am – 12:37pm 53 minutes

7th hour 12:41pm – 1:35pm 54 minutes

8th hour 1:37pm – 2:35pm 58 minutes

Wednesday's and Thursday's


1st hour 7:30-9:00 90 minutes

3rd hour 9:05-10:35 90 minutes

Lunch A 10:40-11:10

Intervention A 10:40-11:25 45 minutes

Intervention B 11:15-12:00 45 minutes

Lunch B 11:30-12:00

5th or 6th hour Class 12:05-12:55

7th hour 1:00-2:35(announcements at 2:30)


2nd hour 7:30-9:00 90 minutes

4th hour 9:05-10:35 90 minutes

Lunch A 10:40-11:10

Intervention A 10:40-11:25

Intervention B 11:15-12:00

Lunch B 11:30-12:00

5th or 6th hour Class


8th hour 1:00-2:35 90 minutes(announcements at 2:30)

What does Intervention and Enrichment mean?

Students will have an opportunity for some re-teaching of core subjects including English and Math. Students who are struggling will be placed in a small group session. We will look at students grades, maps scores, wkce and other scores this summer to help place students.

Students who are doing well in test scores and in classes will have the opportunity to participate in enrichment activities. Students would sign up on a google form and such activities may include acapella choir, robotics, Spanish club, yearbook, first aid and cpr certification, and cross training.

We hope with this two day a week period to offer a variety of opportunities for our students.

Block Days-Wednesday and Thursday

Wednesday and Thursday will be our block days. Wednesday will be our odd hours and Thursday our even hours. Students as you can see will have the opportunity for longer class periods for labs, phy.ed activities such as golf, deeper class discussions and projects. We feel the modified block gives students the best of both an 8 period and block days.

Sports-Mandatory Code Meeting

The annual sports mandatory code meeting is being held July 29th at 6:00 p.m. in the High School auditorium.

A parent must attend along with the athlete.

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New Staff

We longer are able to support the skills tutor position. Students however will receive support in their study halls. Jane Weyenberg has accepted a special education aide position at our High School.

Samantha Flood is taking on the Odysseyware credit recovery program in addition to supporting the library.


We are excited to introduce Corinne(Cori) Anderson who will be teaching Algebra IA, IB, Algebra and College Mathematics. Mrs. Anderson joins us from Fond du Lac High School and has been teaching for ten years. We welcome Mrs. Anderson!

Updated Family Access

For those of you who are new to Skyward Family access it is a great tool to be able to see everything from grades, messages from teachers, to your food service account online.

This summer skyward updated its Family Access so it may look new to all parents.

If you have any questions with your log in or any question at all please feel free to call the HS office at 929-3740.

Volleyball and Soccer

Please welcome Tony Denzin as our new Boys Soccer Coach. Please also welcome Katie Laverentz as our new Volleyball Coach.

We have tentative contact days and open gyms posted at the High School gym and on our sign outside. We will also email players that signed up in the spring with information. If you have any questions about either sport please do not hesistate to contact the High School office.


Practice Times

August 3rd Football 8:00 a.m. Varsity Fitness Testing, Team Building

August 4th-7th Varsity Football Practice 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

August 7th Freshmen Football Practice 10:00 a.m.

August 8th Kickoff Lunch 12:00 Football

August 11th Tennis location TBD

August 14th Varsity Football Scrimmage home 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

August 17th at ELC Field Boys Soccer 5:30 p.m

August 17th Cross Country 9:00 a.m (practice time for M-F first week)

August 17th-19th Volleyball 8:00-11:00 a.m. Tryouts

August 20th-21st Volleyball JV/V 8:00-10:00, JV2 10-12:00

Sampling of athletic dates. For complete schedules please go to our website under Athletics.

August 21st Football at. Randolph 7:00 p.m.

August 25th Soccer at Waupum 4:30 p.m.

August 25th Football JV2 at Fond du Lac Scrimage 3:00 p.m.

August 25th Oriole Volleyball Invitational 5:00 p.m. ((JV at Oakfield Invite)

August 26th JV2 Invite at Oshkosh Lourdes

August 27th Soccer at Central Wi Christian 7:00 p.m.

August 27th Volleyball Home Scrimmage JV/Fr vs. Lomira 4:00 p.m.

August 29th Volleyball At Lomira-JV Quad

August 28th Football home vs. Racine St. Cathering

September 1st First Day of School! Welcome Back! Picture at the Athletic Complex-please wear orange and black!

September 1st Cross Country at WLA Invite 4:15 p.m.(UW FDL)

September 3rd Football JV2 Home vs. WLA 4:30 p.m.

September 3rd Soccer Home vs. WLA 7:00 p.m.

September 4th Football at WLA

September 5th Soccer At Big Foot High School 9:00 a.m.

September 8th Soccer at Lomira

September 10th Football JV2 at Springs

September 10th Soccer Home vs. Mayville

September 11th Cross Country at Mayville Invite 3:30 p.m.

September 11th Football vs. Springs-Tailgate Party/Youth Night)

September 17th 6:00 p.m. Senior Informational Night PAC Horace Mann ??

September 17th Football JV2 at Mayville 4:30 p.m.

September 18th Football Home vs. Mayville(parents night)

September 19th Cross country at St. Lawrence Hilltopper Invite 10:00 a.m.

September 24th Soccer Home vs CWC *Smith Field (Parents Night)

September 24th Volleyball Home vs. WLA (Parents Night)

September 25th Football at Lomira

September 26th Cross Country at Oshkosh Lourdes(Lake Breeze Golf Course)

October 2nd Football at Howards Grove

October 9th Football Home vs. Omro -Homecoming/Senior/Parents Night

October 15th Soccer Home vs. Omro(Senior Night)

October 15th Volleyball Home vs. Mayville (Senior Night)

October 15th Cross Country Home Conference Meet


The WIzard of Oz is coming to Horace Mann High School!!

Auditions for the musical will be held the first week of school. Students do not need to be enrolled in choir to participate. Rehearsals times will be determined but most likely after school and early evenings. If you'd like to be on stage or build a stage or behind the scenes we hope you will be a part of the musical. If you have any questions please contact Anthony Rasmussen at arasmussen@nfdlschools.org

Juniors and Seniors

Juniors-just a couple of reminders. At the end of first quarter if each grade you earn is a C or better you are able to apply for open campus, with parent permission.

Juniors also will have their individual planning conferences with either Mrs. Jenny Stahl or Mrs. Jill Goebel. This is a great future planning meeting and check in with parents and student. We ask that every junior complete a job shadow by the end of the year. Students will have the opportunity to work with Mrs. Samantha Flood to set up a job shadow.

Seniors are eligible for lunch open campus if their grades are all passing each quarter(in the fall 4th quarter is reviewed from last year). Parents if you do not wish for your student to be able to leave during lunch please let the office know.

ACT test dates

This year all juniors in the State of Wisconsin will take the ACT. The date for the HS is March 1st and the Work Keys assessment on March 2nd.

Students if you plan on taking the ACT a second time as many do, we encourage you to take the test in June as we are not sure of the timing of results if you will receive them before the registration date for April.

The ACT test in March will be given at the High School and students as always will have the chance to send their results to colleges of their choice. Students who would like to have an iep accommodation must send in accommodations through their iep teacher by November.

As we receive more information we will share with parents.

Seniors if you still need to take the ACT here are test dates.

September 12, 2015 register by August 7, 2015

October 24, 2015 register by September 19, 2015

December 12, 2015 register by November 7, 2015

February 6, 2016 register by January 9, 2016

April 9, 2016 register by March 13, 2016

June 11, 2016 register by May 8, 2016

Other Assessments

All freshmen will take the ACT Aspire in the fall and Spring and sophomores will take the WKCE in the fall for Social Studies and Science and the ACT Aspire in the Spring. Dates are as follows.

October 12th-30th ACT Aspire Grade 9

April 25th-May 27th ACT Aspire Grades 9 and 10

School Song

We're North Fondy, we're out to win,

We can take defeat with a grin.

And when our victory is our goal then we'll fight,

We love our school and do our best,

And with this team we'll win success!

We're proud of our orange and black


A Great Start

Enjoy the rest of your summer and we look forward to seeing you soon!

If you have any questions or need assistance please feel free to contact the High School office at 929-3740 or email sfreimund@nfdlschools.org

This year with many technology updates and skyward access we will mail a quarter and semester report card but will not mail progress reports unless requested by a parent. Please let the office know if you have specific needs or questions. You will receive an updated copy of your skyward family access username and password and directions in our summer mailing.

Horace Mann High School Staff