Scenes from 2015 adopt-a-class program

MPK Mrs Harrier and Ms Wings class
Students in Julie Harrier’s 1st/ 2nd grade class at Morrisonville Elementary School and Melissa Wing’s 1st grade classroom at Eagle Point Elementary School visited business partner Tony Armstrong at Midwest Professional Karate.

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.

Mrs. Carter's class visited their business partner, Ashley Olson at Comfort Inn & Suites.
Mrs. Carter’s class visited their business partner, Ashley Olson at Comfort Inn & Suites.
Louise Valdovinos, Children's Librarian at the  DeForest Area Public Library, explains activity stations, such as butter churning, Palmer method of cursive writing, and more.
Mrs. Egan’s 3rd grade class at Windsor Elementary, visited the DeForest Historical Society and DeForest Area Public Library. Louise Valdovinos, Children’s Librarian at the
 library, explained activity stations, such as butter churning, Palmer method of cursive writing, and more.
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Second grade students in Jacki Hay’s class visited their business partner, Dr. Trixie Eakin, at Essential Family Vision Care.

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