Business volunteers needed


DAHS is looking for judges for the FBLA Region V competition on February 4, 2017

wifblaDeForest Area High School will host the 2017 Regional Leadership Conference for nearly 30 local FBLA chapters in the surrounding Madison area on Saturday, February 4, 2017.

Judges are needed for several of the events.  DAHS student and Wisconsin FBLA Region V Vice President, Macy Benisch is asking DASD parents/guardians to consider volunteering to help judge the competitive events. Event judging will take place on February 4, from 7:45 am until approximately 12:00 pm, at DAHS. Breakfast, lunch and judges gifts will be provided to all volunteers. Events include both testing or performance events by individuals or teams in various categories of business and/or marketing.

To register, please head to the following link You may also contact FBLA adviser Chris Smith at, or Macy at

DeForest DECA is also looking for judges for their District competition on Saturday, January 7

widecaLocal business and marketing professionals are invited to serve as a volunteer judge at the DECA District Career Development Conference on Saturday, January 7th, 2017 at Sun Prairie High School.  Volunteer judges assist in the professional growth of high school business and marketing students by conducting mock interviews of the students.

As a volunteer judge your schedule begins at 8:30 am and ends at approximately 1:00.  Over 950 students from south/central Wisconsin are registered to complete, including 80 from DeForest Area High School. This means that nearly 180 judges are needed. Currently there are 102.

You can register online at  You may also contact DAHS DECA advisor John Webster for more information,


DASD looking for Junior Achievement volunteers

jaAs a DASD parent/guardian, you may be interested in helping our elementary school instructional program as a Junior Achievement (JA) volunteer in our elementary schools. JA offers programs in work readiness, financial literacy, and entrepreneurship. Our school district uses the elementary program for all students in Kindergarten (JA Ourselves), 1st grade (JA Our Families), and 2nd grade (JA Our Community).  Here is more information about these programs.

Several business volunteers are needed to implement the program for over 800 of our students. If you are interested in learning more about Junior Achievement and how to help, contact Sue Pulvermacher-Alt at, OR sign up online at now.

Let us know other ways you would like to engage with students!

inspire-madison-regionEmployers play a critical role in exploring new public-private approaches to closing the skills gap. The Madison region now has a unique opportunity to strengthen the relationship between our business community, our education community and our future workforce. But, we need your help to ensure the initiative is successful.

The DeForest Area School District is now working with Inspire Madison:

Inspire Madison Region brings together employers, online career coaches, community organizations and schools with a shared goal of helping people reach their goals and improving the workforce pipeline in Dane, Columbia, Dodge, Green, Iowa, Jefferson and Sauk Counties. Employers are absolutely vital to developing a robust talent pipeline in this region through participation in and the development of work-based learning programs, career mentorship and partnerships with schools. Inspire Madison Region provides a venue and a framework for employer relationships with secondary and post-secondary educational institutions across the region.

Learn more and enroll your company today to create a free employer profile that will reach your future talent!  Or, if you would like to  register independently (apart from a company) as a career coach, you can do that too!  

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