May 17, 2021

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FHS Updates

Exploring Foods Class Wins at ProStart Competition

Brianna Baltutis, Calla DeLeeuw, Isabella Acevedo, and Evan Bruder from the FHS Exploring Foods Class won the Beef Chopped Challenge this month. They beat out several WI High Schools!!! This class is new to ProStart and this was the very first competition entered. Super Exciting for the students!

The picture of their Carne Asada Tacos is to the left. They had to submit a unique recipe using any cut of beef and then submit a nicely plated picture for judging. Way to go Sabers!

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Check Out the Spring Exam Schedule

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FHS Prom & Ticket Purchase Update

Table Pods must be turned in this week in order to purchase prom tickets next week.

Juniors and Seniors - Please make sure to check the important information that was sent out regarding Prom 2021, linked here. More information regarding ticket sales, PromPods, and eligibility requirements will be sent to student emails soon. Please ensure you have addressed any outstanding student fees prior to purchasing tickets.

A Prom Contract is required at time of ticket purchase - click here for the Contract. Check the complete information linked above and note that prior to the ticket purchase each student must be listed on a table pod of 8. Ticket purchase requires no outstanding fees or detentions, completed contract, $60, and showing of FHS ID. If capacity is reached, some tickets may be refunded with priority to seniors, then juniors. Scanning of FHS ID will be required along with the ticket at the entrance of Prom.

Graduation Cap & Gowns

If you have not yet purchased your Cap, Gown, and tassel, or any part of this, Jostens has a limited supply available in the office for you to purchase. Only cash (exact amount please) or money order will be available for payment. Please take care of this important step so that you have everything you need for the graduation ceremony. For questions please contact Sue Bollis at

Cap/Gown/Tassel Unit $45

Cap/Tassel $20

Tassel Only $10

Senior Yard Signs

Class of 2021 Families, Order your Class of 2021 senior yard signs here! Although the Classmunity website labels this as a fundraiser, we are simply using this platform for easy and efficient online ordering- the items are sold at cost and will be delivered to the high school for pick up.

Your student can pick up signs ordered any day after school.

Senior Night Recognition

Wednesday, June 2nd has been identified as the night FHS will recognize our Senior honor students. Information was emailed this week to students who should RSVP their intent to attend and list two guests (only two guests due to capacity restrictions).

Traditionally we recognize students with a 3.5+ (unweighted) GPA, select scholarships and students of the year for each high school department. Students who received a Senior Night Biography Form should submit that this week. Many students have not yet returned their form - please encourage your student. We want to recognize our excellent seniors

Flowers for Commencement

At our last in person graduation we had a company, The Commencement Group, offer pre sales of flowers for graduates. They are returning for the Class of 2021. You can conveniently pick up your order at their tent in the parking lot near the entrance of American Family Field either before or after the ceremony.

From the Commencement Group:

Use this link to take a look at our selection. All online orders will be available for pickup on site the day of the graduation. To retrieve your order, stop at the booth located conveniently in the parking lot near the entrance to the graduation before the ceremony begins.

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Life can we handle change?

Change is a guaranteed part of life. It’s something everyone experiences at one point or another — good or bad. Sometimes that change happens in big ways when we aren’t expecting it or aren’t prepared for it. These types of situations can make navigating your path forward really difficult. By providing yourself with tools for processing change, you can adapt more easily.

Focus on what you can control. One of the hardest things about big change is how helpless it can often make you feel. At some point, you will probably have to accept the change you are experiencing and focus on what you can control within that. For example, you can control how you react to situations, how you start each day, or how nice you are to yourself and others. It can be comforting to know that there are still things that you have control over, even when other things are changing.

Think of your strength. Big changes tend to challenge and test you, but it is likely that you’ll grow from all of the things that you are facing. Remind yourself as often as possible that you are strong and capable and can make it through whatever challenges you are facing (and that you’ve made it through some tough changes in the past). Maybe even say it out loud to yourself to really let it sink in. With each passing day, you are building resilience.

Seniors - Looking for Help Paying for College?

The University of Wisconsin System is embarking upon a statewide campaign to address the decline in prospective Fall 2021 student families completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which is an important step in ensuring college access and affordability for our Wisconsin high school seniors.

It’s not too late to apply for financial aid and, importantly, there is money still available.

Financial aid counselors at universities all across the UW System are collaborating in this effort, and they’re willing to help you successfully complete the form. Furthermore, UW financial aid counselors will provide this assistance regardless of where a student ultimately decides to go to college. To schedule a time with one of our counselors, please visit for contact information.

Here are some additional resources that might be useful to you.

College access and affordability have never been more important, and we want to ensure that all students who wish to go to college can have that opportunity. Submitting the FAFSA can be a key step in turning a dream into reality.

Important UW System Information for College Bound Juniors

Please check this link for important information for any junior interested in schools within the UW System.
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