Library aid Sarah Runez with student

Students and staff celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday with fun reading activities

In celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday and Read-Across-America Day last week, elementary school students throughout the district participated in fun reading activities.


group photo of 3rd grade class with Rotarians In addition, the DeForest Area Rotary Club invited Theresa Gartland’s 3rd grade class to one of their meetings as part of the school district’s Adopt-a-Class program, and to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday.  The event was held at the DeForest Area Community Center on Wednesday, March 7. The group enjoyed lunch together and played some Dr. Seuss games.

The adopt-a-class program started in the DeForest Area School District in 1997. 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.”  At the end of each year, students are invited to visit the business.

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.

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