We had 18 members along with our guest speakers, Shannon Schultz and Heather Kraft from the Fond du Lac School District. A “Happy Buck” was offered by Bob Kahl for their successful sanctuary dedication this past weekend. Sign-up sheets continued circulating for our Annual Family Christmas Breakfast on Monday, December 16th, our Annual Christmas Party on Thursday evening, December 12th at Steve and Mary Millin’s house and the “Food for Thought” service project at the Fondy Food Pantry on Wednesday evening at St. Paul’s Cathedral. Del Waldschmidt was the winner of the 50/50 Raffle drawing and he drew the Three of Hearts, another non-winner. Next week’s game will have 41 cards with eight pay cards and a pot of at least $139.
Autism Services Fond du Lac Schools
joined us on Monday morning from the Fond du Lac School District. Shannon is the Program Support person for Autism Services in the entire Fond du Lac School District and has been in this role for the past three years. Prior to that Shannon was a special education teacher in Fond du Lac and the West Bend School Districts. Heather Kraft joined Shannon and she is a Speech Language Pathologist that carries a caseload of students in the three to 21 year old range plus she functions as the Program Support person for the District’s speech department. Shannon led off by thanking our Club for the generous donations of iPads to autistic students in the Fond du Lac School District. She noted that there are approximately 115 students in the three to 21 year old classification that have an educational diagnosis that places them under the autistic umbrella in the Fond du Lac School District. This population makes up about 10% of the total special education population of 1,200 students in the Fond du Lac School District. Shannon and Heather attempted to access a YouTube video that was done by one of their autistic students did that explained the importance of his iPad in his learning process. Unfortunately that didn’t work so we’ll try to get that link in a future newsletter for everyone to access if they’d like.