Teachers and local business people, representing 20 classrooms, participate in many activities with students throughout the year. At the end of each year, students are invited to visit the business. Throughout the month of May students visited the DeForest Historical Society, Lodi Veterinary Clinic, Essential Family, Karate America, Midwest Professional Karate, Comfort Inn & Suites, and more!
Started in 1997, the adopt-a-class program matches an elementary school class with a local business. According to Debbie Brewster, Coordinator of School/Community Relations, “the program provides an opportunity for local businesses to develop a long-term relationship with students. The teacher and business person work together to provide students with an insight into future careers, learn appropriate work ethics, and apply school work to the world outside of the classroom.”
For more information, visit the school district website at: http://www.deforestschools.org – Community – Partnerships, or contact Debbie Brewster in the Office of School/Community Relations at (608) 842-6581.