The Introduction To Computer Science Students recently completed a unit on web development. The students created some very cool websites using HTML5 and CSS. We invite you to take a look at a few samples of our creative work.
Fennimore High School once again earned recognition from U.S. News and World Report as a top school in both Wisconsin and the United States. U.S. News calculates these values based on student performance on state exit exams and internationally available exams on college-level course work (AP® exams). Fennimore High is ranked 53rd among all Wisconsin Schools. The AP® participation rate at Fennimore High is 52 percent.
The May, 2018 district newsletter is here! We have a lot of great information to share with you. Read about our schools' accomplishments, student accomplishments, student activities, and much more. Enjoy and share it with others!
On April 5 and 6 a group of 11 Fennimore High School accounting students traveled to Milwaukee for a career exploration trip. This trip was funded by a grant from WICPA, Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants, which Mrs. Goss, Business Teacher at FHS, received earlier this year.
During their visit, the students met with various Accountants and Business Professionals to explore the daily activities and expectations within the Accounting field. They visited the Milwaukee County Zoo and met with Sue Rand, Accounting Manager, and discuss the details surrounding her management position at the zoo. “When you go to a zoo you never really think about anything other than the animals you’re seeing, but they wouldn’t be there if it weren’t for the accountants behind the curtain,” said Alexis Adkins, sophomore accounting student.
Later that day, the students attended the Milwaukee Bucks Experience Tour and a Bucks Game vs. the New York Nets. Group Account Executive for the Bucks, Ross Shillinglaw, led a detailed tour and discussed his position in Sports Management. Shillinglaw also arranged a meeting with the Senior Vice President of Finance, Joe Zidanic. “The tour was eye-opening. There is so much more going on behind the scenes than I thought. Accounting and Finance is a huge part of the organization,” Lucas Ruchti, senior accounting student shared.
On Friday, a short meeting with Marquette University Accounting Professor, Kevin Rich, was arranged. Dr. Rich spoke with the students about expectations for incoming accounting/business students and the vast array of opportunities CPA’s have for employment. Finally, we ended our trip at the Harley Davidson Museum. A tour throughout the museum and a meeting with Senior Financial Analysist, Taylor Wike, took place. Wike explained the difference between Finance and Accounting and detailed his experiences in the profession. “Friday was very cold, but visiting Marquette and Harley Davidson, allowed us to see a wide range of careers in the Accounting Field,” Jacob Young, sophomore accounting student described.
The class would like to thank, Mrs. LuAnne Moen, retired FHS Business Teacher, for joining the trip as a chaperone. The students expressed new-found interest in the Business industry and deeper understanding of the Accounting Field. Tierra Flynn, sophomore accounting student, said, “The trip opened my outlook of accounting jobs and potential careers that could assist me in making my future plans.”
The school calendars for upcoming school years are now available.
The new printable schedules for the Spring Sports have been posted on our athletics page.
Fennimore High School is one of 447 school districts in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the 8th Annual AP District Honor Roll. Twenty-five schools in Wisconsin were honored, with Fennimore and Platteville representing the CESA 3 districts.
To be included on the 8th Annual Honor Roll, Fennimore had to, since 2015, increase the number of students participating in AP while also increasing or maintaining the percentage of students earning AP Exam scores of three or higher. Reaching these goals shows that this district is successfully identifying motivated, academically prepared students who are ready for AP courses.
In 2016-17, Fennimore had more students complete the AP exams than in the past five years. Sixty-eight percent of the students completed the test with a score of three or higher on their exams. Fennimore High School offers AP courses in Biology, Calculus, Computer Science Principles, Computer Science, Language and Communication, Psychology, and US History. In 2017-18, ninety-three students in grades 10-12 are taking AP courses.
“Congratulations to all the educators and administrators in this district who have worked to clear a path for more students of all backgrounds to participate and succeed in AP,” said Trevor Packer, head of AP and Instruction. “These educators and administrators are fostering a culture in their schools and classrooms that allows students to face new challenges and build the confidence to succeed.”
“Congratulations to Fennimore High School students, staff, and administration. The success of our AP students reflects the rigor of the college and career readiness studies, while preparing our students for post-secondary academic success.”—Jane Wonderling, District Administrator
We are happy to announce our new YouTube Channel, EagleTV. We will be streaming live events and posting other videos to our channel for public viewing. Students or adult volunteers who may be interested in announcing or video taping should talk with Mr. Glasbrenner about this new opportunity. If you can't make it to a game or match, visit and subscribe to our channel. We hope to stream many events live this year. Take Me There