Fontana School
Our 4th grade students attended the Alice in Dairyland tree cutting ceremony with other 4th grade classes from the area. The tree cutting event was held at Countryside Trees in Walworth. They had a great time learning, eating lunch, and enjoying the great Wisconsin outdoors!
1 day ago, Fontana School
Steve Torrez
Our fifth grade students, middle school choir, and staff helped present and honor our veterans today. We were fortunate to have all military branches represented by local veterans. Thank you for your service!🇺🇸
5 days ago, Steve Torrez
Steve Torrez
Hello parents. Our first quarter is officially completed and report cards will be available online through Infinite Campus on Wednesday November 13th. Please contact the office if you have any questions, need assistance accessing Infinite Campus, or if you would prefer a paper copy of your child's grade report.
6 days ago, Steve Torrez
Steve Torrez
We are excited to honor our veterans this Monday at Fontana School. Please wear Red, White, and Blue to show your appreciation of our military personnel this Veterans Day. Our program starts at 10:30a, led by our choir and 5th grade students. Thank you for your service!!
7 days ago, Steve Torrez
Fontana School
The November 25th School Board meeting will be canceled because it is during Thanksgiving week. The Board has rescheduled their December meeting for Monday, December 9th at 5 p.m. Have a Joyful and Safe Holiday!
9 days ago, Fontana School
Fontana School
Time to sign up for Battle of the Books!! Battle of the Books is a reading incentive program designed to encourage students to read quality literature. Don't miss this Awesome opportunity. Sign up runs from now until Wednesday, December 4th.
10 days ago, Fontana School
Steve Torrez
Hello Fontana parents and families. We wanted to let you know that we successfully completed our annual lockdown drill in collaboration with the Fontana police department. This is done yearly as part of our school safety responsibilities. Please contact the office with any questions. Thank you and have a great evening.
11 days ago, Steve Torrez
Steve Torrez
Our very first Spanish for Adults class was a success! Beginning language skills, conversation, grammar, and a year subscription to Rosetta Stone are included in our class. It’s not too late for those interested in joining this unique opportunity to freshen up or learn Spanish for the first time!! Contact our office for more information #FontanaFalcons #FontanaPride
12 days ago, Steve Torrez
Steve Torrez
We celebrated the end of the first quarter with our largest group of positive calls this year! Our school will continue to grow with students who take pride in their work, respect peers, and push through challenges to be their best!! #FontanaPride #relationshipsmatter
12 days ago, Steve Torrez
Steve Torrez
Our 5th grade had the unique experience of attending an opera on Friday. They were all great ambassadors of Fontana School and enjoyed engaging in the arts! Thank you to all who coordinated and supervised the trip. #wholechildeducation #falconpride
14 days ago, Steve Torrez
Steve Torrez
It's not too late to sign up for our Beginning Spanish for Adults class that starts this Monday/4pm, November 4, at Fontana School. All BFASA adults are welcome!! Please contact Mrs. Ziganto in the main office or email sziganto@fontana.k12.wi.us for more information. Can't wait to see you there!
14 days ago, Steve Torrez
Steve Torrez
We had a great time with our Halloween celebration yesterday. Our costume parade and classroom parties included food, family, and crafts. Don’t forget Fontana Trick-or-Treating is this Saturday from 4-7pm. #FontanaFalcons
15 days ago, Steve Torrez
Steve Torrez
Bus 2 with Mrs. Taylor is running late. They are about 15 minutes late as of now. Please call the office with any questions.
16 days ago, Steve Torrez
Mark Wenzel
Village of Fontana Trick or Treating has been rescheduled to Saturday, November 2nd from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm This is a good reminder to send students to school with proper attire for winter weather.
16 days ago, Mark Wenzel
Steve Torrez
We had our first all-school assembly of the school year. Thank you to our PTSO for setting up Comedy Sports for our interactive improv comedy show. Many students were a funny part of the entertainment! #FontanaPride
22 days ago, Steve Torrez
Steve Torrez
Don’t miss out on our annual Fall Fun Fest! Great games and activities for the whole family. See you tonight from 5-7:30p
23 days ago, Steve Torrez
Steve Torrez
The time has come for the annual Fall Fun Fest at Fontana School. Our PTSO has been working tirelessly to get our school transformed into a Halloween wonderland! See you all from 5-7:30p! Come one, come all, and don’t forget your costume!!
24 days ago, Steve Torrez
Steve Torrez
Last week Fontana had the opportunity to bring four middle school students to UW-Whitewater for a Leadership Conference. The students worked with schools from all over Walworth County on setting goals and completing team building activities. #FontanaLeads #FutureLeaders
26 days ago, Steve Torrez
Steve Torrez
Thank you Mrs. Sammons, Ms. Miller, and Ms. Earle for going above and beyond the call of duty. They have been recognized by their peers for helping families, coordinating our benchmark testing, and for having a positive attitude. If you would like to nominate a staff member please email storrez@fontana.k12.wi.us to share your good news!
27 days ago, Steve Torrez
Steve Torrez
Congratulations to Mrs. Douglas's class for achieving their October reading counts goal!! The great news is the class decided that they can work toward doubling their goal since they still have two weeks left in the month. #RaiseTheBar #FontanaAchieves
28 days ago, Steve Torrez
Steve Torrez
Our positive student calls today covered elementary and middle school students. Students this week were nominated for being role models, persevering through challenges, ready to learn every day, and responsibly completing assignments daily. #FalconPride #FontanaAchieves
29 days ago, Steve Torrez
Steve Torrez
Fontana is excited to offer an adult "Spanish for Beginners"!! All are welcome to join the 7 week course taught by our Fontana Spanish teacher. Everyone will get access to Rosette Stone's online program for the school year. The cost is $25 and childcare is available.
29 days ago, Steve Torrez
Steve Torrez
Hello Fontana Families, As a reminder, tomorrow (Friday 10/18/19) is a half day. All students are dismissed at 11:20a for staff inservice. Have a great weekend!
30 days ago, Steve Torrez
Fontana School
Halloween Guidelines
about 1 month ago, Fontana School
Steve Torrez
Our 4k had such a great hands on learning experience at the Fontana Fire Department on Friday! Thank you to all of our EMT, Fire, and Police officers for keeping us safe and for taking extra time to teach us about your life saving work! #FontanaProud
about 1 month ago, Steve Torrez
Steve Torrez
Our three student nominations this week were brave, hardworking, and empathetic toward others. We are grateful to our Fontana families and parents for sharing our goals to educate the whole child. #FontanaFalcons
about 1 month ago, Steve Torrez
Fontana School
All parents/guardians, if you would like to order pictures of your student through Lifetouch and have not done so already, proofs will arrive in approximately 3 weeks. We will send the proofs home with your child. After the proofs arrive, you will be able to go on-line, call or mail-in your desired picture order. REMINDER: Re-take day is Thursday, November 7, 2019. If your child has not taken their school picture or would like to re-take their photo please be sure to mark your calendars.
about 1 month ago, Fontana School
Steve Torrez
Where else would you want to show off your reading skills than in the middle of the main office? Two first graders met and pulled up a bean bag to read their book to the office staff. We all sat criss cross applesauce and had a great time! #FontanaFalcons #readingisfun
about 1 month ago, Steve Torrez
Steve Torrez
Fontana is excited to introduce Mrs. Mallory Booth as our new Health Aide. This new FT position will support our day-to-day health needs. Mallory attended UW-Whitewater and has previous experience as a CNA and medical assistant. Welcome to Fontana!
about 1 month ago, Steve Torrez
Steve Torrez
The positive student phone calls this week were from our elementary. Our youngest Falcons are leaders and show great pride in our school!! #futureisbright #falconpride
about 1 month ago, Steve Torrez
Fontana School
Hello Parents, Dousman bus route #2 with Cindy Taylor is running about 15 minutes late due water on the roads. We will share any further updates if/when there are any further changes. Please call the office with any questions.
about 1 month ago, Fontana School
Steve Torrez
In honor of our Friday positive calls I would like to include the wonderful staff at Fontana. Mrs. Bolly, Mr. Scott, and Mrs. McGoey are just a few of the staff recognized by their peers for going above and beyond the call of duty. Thank you for your dedication to Fontana!
about 1 month ago, Steve Torrez
Steve Torrez
4K and 3K had a great time making playdough. Hands on projects in early childhood include individualized, embedded, learning targets for all students. Learning through play engages students in multisensory opportunities at Fontana!! #FalconsCreate #LearningIsFun
about 1 month ago, Steve Torrez
Steve Torrez
Our First LEGO League (FLL) and robotics teams are off to a great start. Fontana has nearly 40 students participating this year in creative/team focused activities. #futureengineers #flaconscreate
about 1 month ago, Steve Torrez
Steve Torrez
Fontana School is excited to once again offer the "What's for Lunch" program. What's for Lunch offers families lunches for their children over the weekend at no cost. If interested, please contact Mrs. Schanau at whatsforlunch@fontana.k12.wi.us or 262-275-6881 ext. 200.
about 1 month ago, Steve Torrez
Steve Torrez
Hello Parents, Due to weather and field conditions flag football is canceled for today. Please call the office with any questions. All players have been notified at school. Thank you.
about 1 month ago, Steve Torrez
Steve Torrez
We had our positive Friday calls on Monday. The student leadership, kindness, and focus on learning is evident this week. We are proud of our students and families!! #FalconPride
about 1 month ago, Steve Torrez
Steve Torrez
Hello Fontana Parents, As a reminder, Friday 9/24/19 is half-day attendance at Fontana and dismissal is at 11:25a. Also, on all half-days, we will not have after school childcare services. Go Falcons and Go Chiefs!!
about 1 month ago, Steve Torrez
Steve Torrez
Don't miss our exciting after school activities today. Starting at 4pm our flag football team will be taking on the Walworth Wildcats at Walworth School. Additionally, starting at 5:30p, our elementary students will be performing at Literacy Night right here at Fontana School!!
about 1 month ago, Steve Torrez
Steve Torrez
We are having a blast celebrating Big Foot Homecoming with our own Fontana spirit week!! Today is Twin Day and Mrs. McGoey’s class took twining to another level! Fontana has spirit!!
about 1 month ago, Steve Torrez
Steve Torrez
Hello Parents, Dousman bus route #3 with Lori is delayed at school and will be running behind. We will share any further updates if/when there are any further changes. Please call the office with any questions.
about 1 month ago, Steve Torrez
Steve Torrez
Flag Football UPDATE--Our flag football game will take place as planned with Williams Bay today starting at 4pm, however, our game will be at Williams Bay High School instead of Fontana due to poor field conditions at Fontana School. Go Falcons!!
about 1 month ago, Steve Torrez
Steve Torrez
Hi Fontana! My name is Megan Wenzel, and this is my husband Michael and our son Jordy. I am so excited to be joining Fontana as an Instructional Assistant. I majored in elementary ed. at ASU, and have taught 2nd grade. I enjoy reading and spending time with family. Go Falcons!
about 1 month ago, Steve Torrez
Steve Torrez
Thank you to the Fontana PTSO and Country Club Estates golf course for your support of Fontana School. Rain or shine we will have the 4th annual golf outing!! #rainwontstopus
about 1 month ago, Steve Torrez
Steve Torrez
Our positive phone calls this week focused on leadership, kindness, and friendship. Our students of the week were nominated for helping others, being a friend to someone in need, and being respectful to staff and students. #FontanaPride
about 1 month ago, Steve Torrez
Steve Torrez
We are off to an exciting start to our flag football season! The students are working hard at practice and games. We are looking forward to adding a game against Williams Bay on September 23rd at 4p at Fontana. Come out and cheer on the Falcons!
about 1 month ago, Steve Torrez
Fontana School
Operation Safe Stop Week September 23-27 Remember: Yellow Lights mean the bus is going to stop. Motorists Slow down! Red lights mean students are getting on or off the bus. STOP!
about 1 month ago, Fontana School
Steve Torrez
Hello parents, due to inclement weather there will be no flag football game or practice today. Please call the office with any questions.
about 1 month ago, Steve Torrez
Steve Torrez
A part of our inclusion for all students at Fontana is engaging our early childhood students (3k/4k/5k) in the same physical education and elective opportunities as the entire school. "Whole Child" education is a priority at Fontana!!!
2 months ago, Steve Torrez
Fontana School
Spirit Week is quickly approaching. Come and show your Fontana Falcon spirit September 23-27!!
2 months ago, Fontana School
Steve Torrez
Our 4k students had library time today listening to a story from Mrs. Gutierrez. They were then able to choose and check out books from our vast collection of books. #FontanaReads 📚❤️
2 months ago, Steve Torrez
Steve Torrez
Our positive phone calls this week included nominations for friendship, caring, and tech savvy students. The common theme was genuine care for others. #relationshipsmatter #FontanaPride
2 months ago, Steve Torrez
Steve Torrez
Dear Fontana Parents, In our continuous effort to be proactive, we wanted to inform everyone that a concerning social media post was brought to our attention. Working collaboratively with the Fontana Police Department, we have reviewed all the facts, and have determined that there was never a credible threat to the safety of our school or any student. We have completed our investigation, have taken appropriate action, and will continue to work with the Fontana Police Department to ensure the safety of our entire school/district. If you have any specific concerns, please contact our principal, Steve Torrez, or our superintendent, Mark Wenzel. We appreciate the cooperation of all students, parents, employees and citizens who bring any safety concerns to our attention, so the district can properly investigate them As we are sure you are all aware, because of every student’s right to confidentiality, we are not able to disclose the names of any students involved in our investigation of this matter or any future matters. Sincerely, Steve Torrez
2 months ago, Steve Torrez
Steve Torrez
Our students help with our morning announcements each day with Mrs. Ziganto.
2 months ago, Steve Torrez
Fontana School
Lunch Menu Change for Tuesday, September 10, 2019 We will have a delicious BBQ Riblet Sandwich instead of the scrumptious Corn Dog!! Enjoy!
2 months ago, Fontana School
Steve Torrez
Mrs. Selvey had a great story time focused on social emotional learning and following expectations. We focus on educating the whole child at Fontana. What great listeners in our elementary classrooms!
2 months ago, Steve Torrez
Steve Torrez
So excited to make our first positive phone calls of week! These three well deserving students represent what Fontana Falcons strive for everyday through positive attitudes and hard work. #FalconPride
2 months ago, Steve Torrez
Steve Torrez
#WelcomeBackFalcons We had a fun and engaging assembly today for all middle school students. We are ready for learning!!
2 months ago, Steve Torrez
Steve Torrez
Ms. Murtell's class made a visit to the office today and enjoyed creating on the new chalk wall! They left quite the master piece. #FontanaFalcons #DontTryThisAtHome #1stDayofSchool
2 months ago, Steve Torrez
Steve Torrez
Hello Fontana Families. We are excited to see all of your students tomorrow for an exciting school year. As a reminder, we will be opening our doors at 8a for breakfast and/or entrance to their classrooms. Our learning starts at 8:20a. Can't wait to see you all in the morning!
3 months ago, Steve Torrez
Steve Torrez
Hello Fontana parents. If you were not aware, all students 6-8 grade will sign out their chromebook for the school year. This requires a parent/student signature on our technology agreement. If you did not get your chromebook at open house stop by the office to get yours!!
3 months ago, Steve Torrez
Steve Torrez
This summer was quite busy at Fontana! We had 4th-8th grade students here earlier in the summer for a volleyball camp. They not only learned about volleyball, but they had a great time bonding! Thank you Mr. Long and Mackenzie Long for your sharing your time with our students
3 months ago, Steve Torrez
Steve Torrez
Had a great time the last 2 days with some of our 8th grade students recording videos for the upcoming school year! Thank you to Mr. Scott our custodian extraordinaire for painting the chalk wall in my office!! It was put to good use today during filming! More to come :)
3 months ago, Steve Torrez
Steve Torrez
I am Collin Schultz the new PE Teacher and Athletic Director and this is my wife Katie Schultz. For the past two years I taught in Twin Lakes. I am very excited to join the Fontana team. I majored in Physical Education and have minors in coaching, adaptive PE, and health.
3 months ago, Steve Torrez
Steve Torrez
We are excited to add Melissa Flies to the Fontana team as our new speech pathologist for the 19/20 school year. Melissa will join our school with a wealth of experience working with all ages and success as a speech pathologist. Welcome to Fontana!
3 months ago, Steve Torrez
Steve Torrez
Viridiana Flores joins Fontana as an instructional aide for the 19/20 school year. Viri has over 8 years experience working with schools, speaks 3 languages and is currently working on her teaching degree. Viri enjoys travel and time with family and can't wait to be a Falcon!
3 months ago, Steve Torrez
Steve Torrez
Hello Fontana! My name is Brittany Rambatt and I’m thrilled to be the new Spanish teacher. After college, I lived and worked in Honduras. From there, I spent 6 months in Spain. I love to travel but having grown up in the area, I’m excited to be back teaching in Fontana!
3 months ago, Steve Torrez
Steve Torrez
Fontana is excited to expand our music progam with Mrs. Karen Bullock! She previously taught at Brookwood. The Bullock's have a daughter at UW-Milwaukee and a 7th grade son. As a famliy they spend time in the Northwoods, as well as fly their hot air balloon, "Bubbles".
3 months ago, Steve Torrez
Steve Torrez
We would like to welcome our new staff to Fontana for the 19/20 school year. Kelly Miller teaches English for 6th-8th grade. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from UW-W in 2017. She is beyond excited to be a Falcon! Kelly enjoys reading and traveling.
3 months ago, Steve Torrez
Fontana School
Directions for Online Registration On the website click on Menu, go to Registration Materials, click on the small drop down arrow next to registration materials. From there you should get a drop down menu with all of the registration options. Please follow all directions for a successful online registration experience. 1. Download the forms and save to a file. Open the file you saved the form in and right click on the form, choose open with adobe reader. A free version should open with the form. 2. Fill out the registration forms and Submit. There is a reset button if you need to start over. The form will go in the draft folder in your email. 3. Check the draft folder in your email; you might have to hit send from there after it is submitted.
4 months ago, Fontana School
Dr.  Norton
Last day of school tomorrow! It is a full day and includes field day so please be sure your students have real shoes (no flip flops) and school appropriate clothing (no swimsuits) that can get wet. Better throw in sunscreen, too!
5 months ago, Dr. Norton
Dr.  Norton
Our learning oasis in the making...
6 months ago, Dr. Norton
Dr.  Norton
Peaceful.
6 months ago, Dr. Norton
Dr.  Norton
All of the tools are ready and waiting for the enthusiastic hands of our 21st Century students!
6 months ago, Dr. Norton
Dr.  Norton
Color Run after school tomorrow! Don't forget to lace up and join us at Duck Pond!
6 months ago, Dr. Norton
Dr.  Norton
Second grade is working hard!
6 months ago, Dr. Norton
Dr.  Norton
Notice to the Electors of the Fontana Jt. 8 School District The Fontana Board of Education is seeking an applicant to fill an open position due to a recent resignation. Any person age 18 or older residing within the Village of Fontana and the Fontana Jt.8 School District boundaries is eligible for this vacancy. Persons interested in serving on the board of education from the date of appointment until the April 5, 2022, board election should send a letter of application to the attention of Tom Labus, Fontana Jt 8 School District Board President, c/o Fontana Jt. 8 School District, 450 S. Main Street, Fontana, WI 53125, or email the letter of application to tlabus@fontana.k12.wi.us on or before 4 p.m. Friday, May 31, 2019. The letter should include a statement of why he/she wishes to serve on the board of education. The appointment to the board will take place at the Monday, June 22, 2019, regular meeting of the board.
6 months ago, Dr. Norton
Fontana School
Congratulations to all the winners at the Fabulous Fontana Frog reception. The official name hasn't been revealed, but Mrs. Douglas's class is still in the running.
6 months ago, Fontana School
Dr.  Norton
Sixth grade 21st century is working hard in the atrium this afternoon. Hands-on learning, fresh air, and great company--what more can you ask for!
6 months ago, Dr. Norton
Dr.  Norton
The 4th grade had a great trip to the dairy farm this morning. A warning to parents...shoes might have to sit out on the porch tonight!
6 months ago, Dr. Norton
Dr.  Norton
The FUTP 60 students are running the show at Family Fitness Night
6 months ago, Dr. Norton
Dr.  Norton
Mrs. Gutierrez, he's going the wrong way!
6 months ago, Dr. Norton
Dr.  Norton
And then they disappear!
6 months ago, Dr. Norton
Dr.  Norton
Family Fun Night is a blast!
6 months ago, Dr. Norton
Dr.  Norton
And...we're off!
7 months ago, Dr. Norton
Dr.  Norton
Getting ready to head out for the morning
7 months ago, Dr. Norton
Dr.  Norton
Even in the morning rain, camp is beautiful
7 months ago, Dr. Norton
Fontana School
Exciting things are happening in our school garden!
7 months ago, Fontana School
Fontana School
Reminder: Yearbook orders are due tomorrow, April 26, 2019
7 months ago, Fontana School
Fontana School
Important changes to Campus Portal. Campus Portal will be removed on June 30, 2019 and replaced with Campus Student and Campus Parent. What does this mean for Campus Portal (Web)? Campus Portal will be replaced with Campus Student and Campus Parent. Your Portal login page URL will stay the same. However, we will be adding two buttons with links to Campus Student and Campus Parent. What does this mean for the Campus App? Campus Student and Campus Parent will replace our old app, Campus Mobile Portal. (Those using the old app have seen this message for months: “This app will be retiring soon. Download your new Infinite Campus App: Campus Student or Campus Parent."). Campus Mobile Portal will be removed from the app store June 30, 2019. All app users will need to download Campus Parent or Campus Student.
7 months ago, Fontana School
Dr.  Norton
New message board and drop box! Thanks to Mrs. G and Mr. Scott for their expertise!
7 months ago, Dr. Norton
Fontana School
Robotics Club is in full swing.
7 months ago, Fontana School
Dr.  Norton
Drop off/pick up reminder: Please remember that stopping for people in a crosswalk is not only state law but also necessary for the lives and safety of our students, staff, parents, and visitors. Also, drive slowly so that you can see if anyone is stepping out into traffic to stop a child from darting or chasing down a fly-away permission slip. SAFETY FIRST!
7 months ago, Dr. Norton
Fontana School
It's time to start thinking about summer school! Check out this year summer school flyer and online registration.
7 months ago, Fontana School
Fontana School
Open Enrollment is still going on."if you have any younger students you need to open enroll or if you know of anyone that would like to open enroll to Fontana school, you can apply online at https://dpi.wi.gov/oe Open Enrollment period closes at 4:00 pm on April 30"
7 months ago, Fontana School
Dr.  Norton
Today we are getting electrical updates for our new front doors. When complete, there will be a new camera and buzzer located on the exterior of the building, and both doors will open after folks are buzzed in. This safety update was paid for by the Department of Justice's school safety grant Fontana J8 received last year.
7 months ago, Dr. Norton
Kristin Rabe
Summer School registration is now open! Come and learn with us! https://forms.gle/1DHaqqmHoQGuVwzr5
7 months ago, Kristin Rabe
Fontana School
Preschool enrollment: It's never too early to register for Preschool! If you are interested in learning more about our three-year old Preschool program please call 262-275-6881 ext 218 or email Mrs. Nelson at ANelson@fontana.k12.wi.us to schedule a tour. Additional information can be found at our website www.Fontana.k12.wi.us. We still have space available for fall.
7 months ago, Fontana School
Fontana School
On Friday May 3rd, all four/five year old children who are not currently enrolled in kindergarten classes at Fontana School are invited to participate in our upcoming Kindergarten screening.The screening will take part as a play based format during a 1.5-hour block. Parents should call Fontana School at 262-275-6881 to schedule their appointment time with Mrs. Ziganto. We will need parent(s) name, child’s name, birthdate, mailing address, street address, and phone number to mail screening packets to you.
7 months ago, Fontana School
Dr.  Norton
The two finalists for the new principal position will be available to meet and greet as well as answer questions posed by the audience next week. Meet Mr. Steve Torrez on Tuesday, April 9, at 6 p.m. in the school's Library Media Center, and Ms. Sara Lindh on Wednesday, April 10, also at 6 p.m. in the LMC. The April PTSO meeting will follow Ms. Lindh's session on Wednesday.
8 months ago, Dr. Norton
Fontana School
Want to learn more about the keys to creating a strong post high school education strategy?
8 months ago, Fontana School
Fontana School
Fontana School is proud to announce Grace Hanson's Southern Lakes Anthology Illustrated Writing piece, 'Hidden Forests' was chosen to be read aloud at the Southern Lakes Anthology Reception. Grace, an 8th grader, will read her piece on May 21 at the reception which is held at UW-Whitewater. Each year, approximately 700 pieces from students in 3rd-8th grade are submitted from districts in the southern part of the state. Congratulations Grace. Fontana is very proud of you!
8 months ago, Fontana School
Dr.  Norton
We are so happy to say that Mrs. McGoey has returned to school! Since she is still getting back into the swing of things, Mrs. McGoey will be moving into the position that was opened when Mrs. Reinholz resigned last December. Ms. Weiler will remain the 3rd grade teacher and continue the great progress the class is making this year. The team is excited about working together to finish the school year strong. Welcome back, Mrs. McGoey!!
9 months ago, Dr. Norton
Dr.  Norton
8th Grade Promotion Rescheduled Due to the number of days school has been canceled because of inclement weather, the 8th grade promotion celebration will be moved to Tuesday, June 4, 2019.
9 months ago, Dr. Norton
Fontana School
Fontana School will be celebrating Dr. Seuss's Birthday with special presentations by the kindergarten, first, second, third, and fourth grades. Please join us! All family members can attend! The presentations will begin at 2:00 pm in the school gym. Please fill out and send back the form to let us know you are coming. Copy and paste the link into your browser https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2fzMA1MEbmtbl9TUk5hY0t2WmFFSlFwaFREcEZ5Mk9wQVNr/view?usp=sharing
9 months ago, Fontana School
Dr.  Norton
Due to hazardous road conditions, Fontana School and all BFASA schools will be closed today, February 12, 2019. There will be no day care or after school activities for Fontana School. Please consult other district websites regarding their specific plans for after school activities.
9 months ago, Dr. Norton
Dr.  Norton
Due to the icy conditions of our parking lot, Fontana School will have a 2 hour delayed start on Thursday, Feb 7..
9 months ago, Dr. Norton
Dr.  Norton
​Hello, Fontana Families and Staff! It looks like we are still under a winter weather advisory starting at 6 p.m.--you know, right in the middle of conferences! PT conferences will be held tonight as scheduled; however, anyone wishing to reschedule due to the predicted weather conditions can contact the teacher (sooner, rather than later) to reschedule. Teachers will also have the option to reschedule and will be in touch soon if they choose to do so. ​ Also, due to missing a full week of instruction because of inclement weather so far this year (with months of potential inclement weather ahead), we will hold a normal school day on Friday, February 22. Thanks!
9 months ago, Dr. Norton
Dr.  Norton
8th grade reminder: On Monday, Feb. 4th, 8th graders will be leaving school at approximately 8:35 a.m. to attend orientation at BFHS. Students must bring their blue folders with their elective choices. Students will return in time for lunch and then meet with a high school counselor at Fontana in the afternoon.
10 months ago, Dr. Norton
Dr.  Norton
Hello, Fontana Staff and Families! There will be no school tomorrow, Thursday, January 31, due to the extreme cold predicted. The Board of Education meeting will still be held at the school library with a closed session at 4:30 and open at 5 p.m. Stay warm!
10 months ago, Dr. Norton
Dr.  Norton
Due to the extreme cold predicted, all after school activities for today are cancelled, and school will be closed tomorrow, January 30. A decision regarding Thursday will be made by noon tomorrow; however, the rescheduled board of education meeting will be held on Thursday, regardless of whether school is held, with a closed session at 4:30 and open at 5 p.m. Please stay safe and warm as we move into dangerously cold temps!
10 months ago, Dr. Norton
Dr.  Norton
Due to the approaching winter storm, the Fontana J8 School District will be closed on Monday, January 28. All BFASA schools will be closed as well, and the regular meeting of the Board of Education will be rescheduled.
10 months ago, Dr. Norton
Dr.  Norton
Due to inclement weather predicted overnight, there will be no school for the Fontana Jt 8 School District on January 23, 2019. All BFASA schools will be closed as well.
10 months ago, Dr. Norton
Dr.  Norton
Due to predicted inclement weather: no afternoon preschool (3K) or after school activities Jan 22, 2019. Cancelled activities include: basketball, afternoon preschool, FUTP60, and after-care.
10 months ago, Dr. Norton
Dr.  Norton
Fontana teachers are taking time to review how to make sure those report card comments that take so much time to create actually post so you can see them!
10 months ago, Dr. Norton
Dr.  Norton
Congrats to Gannon, Finn, Finn, Eli, Scarlett, Grace, Emily, and Sailor! Great meet!
10 months ago, Dr. Norton
Dr.  Norton
Congrats to Jake, Ellie, Ellie, Jackson, Sawyer, Logan, Charlie, and Ben! Way to go!
10 months ago, Dr. Norton
Dr.  Norton
Fontana 5/6 math team placed second overall and is heading to state in Madison in May! Congrats, team and teachers!!
10 months ago, Dr. Norton
Dr.  Norton
Thanks to Mr. Levengood and Mrs. Sammons for sharing their math brains as judges at today's math meet in Whitewater!
10 months ago, Dr. Norton
Dr.  Norton
The 5/6 math team works hard at the UW-Whitewater math meet. Waiting for results...
10 months ago, Dr. Norton
Dr.  Norton
It's all over but the waiting!
10 months ago, Dr. Norton
Dr.  Norton
Middle school math meet at UW-Whitewater. Minds hard at work during the team session.
10 months ago, Dr. Norton
Fontana School
What's New with Fuel Up to Play 60 Our team has been hard at work thinking of different ways for our students to be active and healthy in and out of school. This week we are kicking off our Take Home Gym. Any family can sign out our take home gym for a night for a way to beat the winter blues and be active at home. The Take Home Gym has 15 pieces of our favorite PE equipment. Families can check out the Take Home Gym there is a sign-out sheet posted in the gym, on the bulletin board. Remember, you must return the Take Home Gym the following day so another family can enjoy all the fun. Our club members also hosted a dairy taste test before the holiday break. Our club members made three different types of "milksicles" which included strawberry, blueberry, and vanilla. The students loved their healthy treat. Our club is challenging you to come up with a dairy snack you can make at home with the kids. Think of a fun recipe to try with them and send it our way! We might even try it for our next taste test. Lastly, for the last two months, our school has been participating in the "MOOving through Wisconsin" contest. Our club has challenged the students and staff to reach 1,000 miles by Feb 1, 2019. Currently, the teachers are in the lead with 709 miles, followed by Mr. Scott (yes he did all of this alone!), with 658 miles, and in 3rd place 4th grade with 466 miles. There are still a few weeks left of this contest; the log sheets can are on the bulletin board in the gym. There are some great hiking trails around the area go out with your kids and explore the paths, don't forget to log those miles. The Take Home Gym also has two fitness trackers in it that you can use for the night! Thank you for supporting our Fuel Up to Play 60 program, and we hope you enjoy these opportunities!
10 months ago, Fontana School
Fontana School
Reminder: All roller-skating permission slips are due Friday, December 21, 2018.
11 months ago, Fontana School
Dr.  Norton
Reminder: 4K-4th grade winter concerts are tomorrow night (12/12/18). Students in 4k-2nd grade should report to their homerooms by 6:15 p.m. with their performance at 6:30. Once the 4k-2nd grade concert is finished, there will be a 10 minute intermission for the guests to leave/arrive before the second concert. To prepare, students in grades 3-4 should be in their homerooms by 6:45 p.m. with their performance at approximately 7 p.m. Please note: two separate concerts!
11 months ago, Dr. Norton
Dr.  Norton
No school today (11/26) for Fontana District or BFASA due to inclement weather and resulting road conditions.
12 months ago, Dr. Norton
Fontana School
Reminder: Please remember to pull as far down as possible when dropping students off. This will keep the line moving to minimize drop off time. If you stop before or close to the crosswalk the line behind you becomes long and fewer students can safely be dropped off.
about 1 year ago, Fontana School
Fontana School
Mark your calendars for December 10th-14th and join us at the book fair. Would you like to encourage your children to read more? Stop by the book fair next month and get some great books for your family. We will have a large assortment of books that range from preschool age kids all the way up to middle school. There are even books for adults.
about 1 year ago, Fontana School
Dr.  Norton
Thanks to the coaches and team for representing Fontana. It was a great season!
about 1 year ago, Dr. Norton
Dr.  Norton
And again...a back and forth game!
about 1 year ago, Dr. Norton
Dr.  Norton
A win for Fontana ties the match against Walworth, and it's on to game 3!
about 1 year ago, Dr. Norton
Dr.  Norton
It's neck and neck, back and forth! Fontana vs Walworth
about 1 year ago, Dr. Norton
Dr.  Norton
First game against Walworth runs neck and neck.
about 1 year ago, Dr. Norton
Dr.  Norton
Lady Falcons are fighting hard at the BFASA tournament this morning. After a hard fought battle, they fell to the Reek Lions.
about 1 year ago, Dr. Norton
Dr.  Norton
Mr. Parker has informed the consortium schools that Big Foot High School will be closing early today due to a bomb threat. There is no reason to believe that this incident involves or otherwise effects Fontana School. Fontana School will remain open, and after school activities will be held as normal.
about 1 year ago, Dr. Norton
Dr.  Norton
One faulty fire detector at school tonight has resulted in FFD and FPD being called several times to the school. There is no fire, and there has been no fire tonight. The error in the system will be addressed in the morning. After speaking with the Assistant Fire Chief, the Fire Chief, and Chief Cates, we have a plan for officers to increase the number of routine safety checks throughout the night. Please note: there is no threat to school or to the safety of our students, staff, or visitors.
about 1 year ago, Dr. Norton
Fontana School
Fontana is looking for a boys basketball coach for the upcoming season? Practices would be from 3:30-4:45/5 Mon-Thurs...Friday is optional (coaches choice) games are normally on Tues/Thurs, B team plays first at 4:00. A team will follow at around 5:00ish. First practice would start next Monday, November 12, with the first game being on the 19th, and the last game is Jan 5th. please contact Ms. Green if you are interested. mgreen@fontana.k12.wi.us 262-275-6881 Thank you!
about 1 year ago, Fontana School
Fontana School
10/29/18 Mr. Parker at Big Foot Union High School District sent out the following message earlier today, 10/29/18: BFHS received a message threatening the safety and well-being of our students and staff. We have been working closely with the Walworth Police Department in correlation to the threat. We DO NOT believe at this time it is credible in any way. However, to ensure everyone's safety, we will be closing BFHS at 12:30 pm today. Once again, we DO NOT believe it is credible in any way. The buses will be available at 12:20 to take home all bus riding students. Any students without a ride, may meet in the main gym and walk with administration to Grace Church south of BFHS (500 South Main Street) and get picked up from there. We ask that all staff and students be out of the building and parking lot by 12:30 pm. Anyone with information concerning the incident can message Walworth County Crime Stoppers P3 App or contact Big Foot High School at 262-275-2116 The Fontana Jt 8 School District is not closing early. All after school activities will be held as scheduled.
about 1 year ago, Fontana School
Dr.  Norton
Yesterday's message from Fontana District didn't go out. This is the real one! Hope everyone has a great weekend! Check with Infinite Campus or Mr. Stolfe if the message didn't arrive where it should have or arrived where it shouldn't.
about 1 year ago, Dr. Norton
Dr.  Norton
We think we have identified the issues behind our all-call for the lunch balances. To test the system, there will be a message sent via text, email, and voice tomorrow (10/25) at 4:15 p.m. Please check your Infinite Campus information or contact school for help if you do not receive the messages or if you need to change who gets which message.
about 1 year ago, Dr. Norton
Fontana School
Districts, students, and parents are reporting an issue with the new Campus Student and Campus Parent apps. Upon opening their app, some students and parents are seeing a blank white screen or a white screen showing a “Connection Error” message. Initial investigation points to intermittent connectivity issues when the system authenticates the user’s credentials. At no time is any data at risk of being compromised. We appreciate your patience as we further investigate to resolve this issue. Until this issue is resolved, students and parents experiencing this issue may access Campus Student or Campus Parent on their mobile device by using a web browser. If your district desires to review updates, please refer to Campus Community. Students and parents desiring to review updates may see them at our public page for students and parents. Thank you and we apologize for the inconvenience.
about 1 year ago, Fontana School
Dr.  Norton
Mr. Parker at Big Foot Union High School District sent out the following message earlier today: BFHS received a message threatening the safety and well-being of our students and staff. We have been working closely with the Walworth Police Department in correlation to the threat. We DO NOT believe at this time it is credible in any way. However, to ensure everyone's safety, we will be closing BFHS at 12:30 pm today. Once again, we DO NOT believe it is credible in any way. The buses will be available at 12:20 to take home all bus riding students. Any students without a ride, may meet in the main gym and walk with administration to Grace Church south of BFHS (500 South Main Street) and get picked up from there. We ask that all staff and students be out of the building and parking lot by 12:30 pm. Anyone with information concerning the incident can message Walworth County Crime Stoppers P3 App or contact Big Foot High School at 262-275-2116 The Fontana Jt 8 School District is not closing early. All after school activities will be held as scheduled.
about 1 year ago, Dr. Norton
Dr.  Norton
Due to the incident at Big Foot High School today, the Lyric Opera performance was canceled. As soon as I was informed of the situation, the bus was canceled, and our 5th graders continued with a normal school day. There is no reason to believe that the incident was related in any way to Fontana School, and we are continuing our normal school day. I want to reassure you, though, that Chief Cates and I will continue to monitor the situation throughout the day.
about 1 year ago, Dr. Norton
Fontana School
Four 8th grade students attended the middle school leadership conference at UW-Whitewater on Thursday, October 11th. The students viewed a one-act play by Ardan James and participated in leadership activities with other middle school students from districts in southern Wisconsin.
about 1 year ago, Fontana School
Fontana School
MENU CHANGE on Thursday, October 11 the hot lunch choice will be Maxx Sticks instead of French Bread Pizza.
about 1 year ago, Fontana School
Dr.  Norton
Attention third grade parents: please check your student's backpack tonight for an important letter from Dr. Norton.
about 1 year ago, Dr. Norton
Fontana School
Taking time out to take a quick picture after the homecoming parade, it was nice to see so many Fontana Alumni!
about 1 year ago, Fontana School
Fontana School
4K is working on the letter T. T is for Tito the Dog!
about 1 year ago, Fontana School
Dr.  Norton
Oh no! From the phone calls we are getting today, we've figured out that our phone call list for low lunch balances included all contacts instead of just the primary one. We are working on it right away so that we don't have the same thing happen next Thursday. We apologize for this inconvenience and thank you for your patience as we continue to work on our new communication system!
about 1 year ago, Dr. Norton
Fontana School
Twins
about 1 year ago, Fontana School
Fontana School
We just caught up with a few more sets of twins, they're all over the place!
about 1 year ago, Fontana School
Fontana School
Just a few more twins to share, we even had a set of quadruplets!
about 1 year ago, Fontana School
Dr.  Norton
Attention Fontana band families: On Friday, band students will report to the band room at the end of the school day. Make sure they have a sack lunch as lunch will not be provided. Students will take a bus to and from the 2:00 Homecoming parade and should be picked up at school at approximately 2:45. Students should wear the usual symphonic band concert attire (black shoes, socks, and pants with a white polo shirt). Contact Mr. Stolfe with questions.
about 1 year ago, Dr. Norton
Dr.  Norton
Early release this Friday! Please have a plan for the 11:20 dismissal and make sure your child knows what it is.
about 1 year ago, Dr. Norton
Fontana School
Its twin day, who would be your twin?
about 1 year ago, Fontana School
Dr.  Norton
From Junie B. Jones to Rapunzel and even Pete the Cat, our primary friends are showing some character, too!
about 1 year ago, Dr. Norton
Dr.  Norton
Some of our favorite "characters" are here today
about 1 year ago, Dr. Norton
Dr.  Norton
Today's flag football game against Walworth has been postponed to Monday, Sept 24, with the B team playing at 4, and A team at 5 p.m.
about 1 year ago, Dr. Norton
Dr.  Norton
"Save the Date" reminders: 5K-4th grade Open House/Curriculum Night on Sept 18 from 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Literacy Concert on Sept 27 @ 5:30 p.m.; early release for teacher inservice on Sept 28 @ 11:20 a.m.
about 1 year ago, Dr. Norton
Dr.  Norton
Wondering about volleyball? The girls-only sport starts at the end of Sept with the first game on Oct 9. Look for more information from Coach Weiler in the upcoming weeks!
about 1 year ago, Dr. Norton
Fontana School
WHAT DID WE DO THIS SUMMER? Mrs. Rabe, I visited family in Wyoming, explored the Badlands, and took a belated honeymoon to the beautiful Caribbean island of Antigua!
about 1 year ago, Fontana School
Fontana School
WHAT DID I DO THIS SUMMER? Mrs. Popp, As with every summer, the summer of 2018 was fun filled, relaxing, and productive. The Popp family completed a lot of projects around the house, went snorkeling in Lake Geneva, spent time up in the Dells, and visited family in Spooner, WI. We enjoyed making many great memories with friends and family!
about 1 year ago, Fontana School
Dr.  Norton
It's official! Dr. Ejnik and crew just set the worlds record for the longest continuous glow stick...150 METERS! Congrats to the crew!
about 1 year ago, Dr. Norton
Dr.  Norton
A six minute dismissal! Thanks to all for working together for a safe, quick dismissal. It was a great first week, and we are looking forward to the next one!
about 1 year ago, Dr. Norton
Fontana School
WHAT DID WE DO THIS SUMMER? Mrs. Long, We moved last fall so I spent much of the summer landscaping and hanging out with my two granddaughters.
about 1 year ago, Fontana School
Fontana School
WHAT DID WE DO THIS SUMMER? Mrs. Gutierrez, I spent my summer traveling and spending time with my new family of 3.
about 1 year ago, Fontana School
Dr.  Norton
Pick-up was 4 minutes faster today--even with the rain! Folks are coming early, though. We had 30 cars in line by 3:20, and the line backed up from there. With so many people coming early, the line gets long, and the wait must seem even longer. We dismiss students at 3:30, and it takes several minutes for them to get out of the building and to their spots. Please remember that our preschool students are dismissed at 3:15 and do not pull into the fire lane until all of our little ones are picked up. Those cars must be able to pull up to the front of the building. Thanks to those of you who pulled forward at drop off this morning! It was smooth and quickly done!
about 1 year ago, Dr. Norton
Dr.  Norton
Hello, Falcons! Even with the rain and late student dismissal, the pick up process took just over 8 minutes from the first to final student! A couple tweaks to keep the lines moving: during drop off, please unload on the south side of the cross walk so that we can keep the line moving. Feel free to pull forward so that more cars can fit in the circle. On our end, we'll work on dismissing students on time! Thanks for your patience as we all learn and grow!
about 1 year ago, Dr. Norton
Fontana School
It's official! Fontana hires royalty! Ms. Earle has been crowned Fairest of the Fair at the 2018 Walworth County Fair!
about 1 year ago, Fontana School
Dr.  Norton
First day is almost here! Check your email with beginning of the day reminders. School starts at 8:20 and dismisses at 3:30. Can't wait!
about 1 year ago, Dr. Norton
Dr.  Norton
Due to a recent resignation, there is an open position on the Fontana Jt 8 School District's Board of Education. For more information, see http://5il.co/4o0x
about 1 year ago, Dr. Norton
Fontana School
Please join us in wishing Ms. Earle good luck during the Fairest of the Fair competition on Sunday at 5:00. If you happen to be at the Walworth County fair at that time, stop by and cheer her on!
about 1 year ago, Fontana School
Dr.  Norton
Thanks to all who stopped in for "Back to School" night! It was great seeing everyone!
about 1 year ago, Dr. Norton
Dr.  Norton
Back to School Night 5-7:30 p.m. tonight: greet teachers, drop school supplies, learn about drop off/pick up procedures, and take student pics. MS orientation program 6-7:00 p.m.
about 1 year ago, Dr. Norton
Fontana School
We would like to send out a big thank you to Mercy Walworth Hospital & Medical Center and the Fontana Fire Department for all of their help with our "stop the bleed" training. We appreciate not only the opportunity to learn but to also have fun while doing it, thanks again.
about 1 year ago, Fontana School
Dr.  Norton
Revised drop-off/pick up procedures move buses to the north parking lot and car traffic to the fire lane. More information to come.
about 1 year ago, Dr. Norton
Dr.  Norton
The Fontana Jt 8 School District is seeking a long-term substitute custodian to work from 1:30-10 p.m. Monday-Friday starting as soon as possible. For more information or to pick up an application, contact the school office at 262.275.6881.
about 1 year ago, Dr. Norton
Dr.  Norton
2018-19 Student Handbook is available at: http://5il.co/4j67
about 1 year ago, Dr. Norton
Dr.  Norton
The Fontana team is learning a lot; getting ready for a great new year. Thanks to the folks at CESA and Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings for opening minds and closing gaps! #WIWOW1819
over 1 year ago, Dr. Norton
Dr.  Norton
Fontana's referendum has passed! Thanks to all, especially Margaret Labus and the Friends of Fontana!
over 1 year ago, Dr. Norton
Fontana School
Calendar Note! Our 4K-4th grade readers will showcase an exciting night of readers theatre and literacy songs. Join us for the show and get some tips to help your child on his/her reading adventure from our expert 4th grade readers. September 27, 2018 at 5:30
over 1 year ago, Fontana School
Sara Norton
We're going mobile and getting a fresh look for the new year. Our app is "Fontana J8 School District" and can be found on Google Play/Store. It will be ready soon on the App Store as well.
over 1 year ago, Sara Norton
Cathy Long
Hello, Fontana Falcons! This year, the Fontana J8 School District is going paperless!
over 1 year ago, Cathy Long