Sebert Points to Sports, Student Success for Big Start to School Year

A tough loss for the Fond
du Lac
Cardinals football team ended their season on
Friday. It may take a while to get over a one-point overtime loss, but
Superintendent Jim Sebert thinks their success throughout the season had an
impact on the entire course of the school year. 

Sebert tells us he is “certainly
proud of them and everything they did. They helped us really get off to one of
the greatest school year starts that we’ve ever had, I think that’s a big piece
of it. When you have that kind of momentum and that kind of excitement and that
kind of support that kind of galvanizes a community around a team, it’s a
really cool thing.”

He adds that there is a lot to learn when it comes to athletics and other extracurricular activities, outside of school and the sport itself. 

Sebert says “what you can’t forget is the grit and the sacrifice and the teamwork and the things that you take with you long beyond whether you get to state or you don’t. There’s a lot of intangibles that you just can’t take for granted and that last the kids and stick with kids for the rest of their life.”

A handful of Fondy Pride Awards are also being distributed to accomplished students. 

Sebert points out that “both musically and athletically, we’ve had quite a fall. It’s really been impressive. So in addition to football, our marching band took second place at state, and then we also have four academic all-state golfers from the girls side, so that’s exciting. We have Kelly Hierl, who – for the second straight year – made it to the state tennis meet, advanced to the sweet sixteen, which is really impressive. And then we have our girls cross country team coming as well, and they just made it to state as a team.”

Sebert also commended the school musical for their high level of set design and performance. A handful of Advanced Placement students are also being recognized for their high achievements on exams taken last year.