Guest Speakers - winter 2017

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Posted April 17, 2017

The following special guests visited Plymouth School District classrooms this winter:

  • Rep. Tyler Vorpagel talked with Fairview third-graders about government.
  • Dick Grunert, a writer with the Cartoon Network in Los Angeles and a former student of PHS drama teacher Janet DeJean Newton, spoke via Skype with her Theatre Design and Technology class. In addition, Charlie Krebs of Lakeland University spoke to the class about lighting design, and Christopher Guse of UW-Milwaukee spoke about sound design.
  • Charna Schwartz showed independent study art students at Plymouth High School how to throw on the pottery wheel.
  • Laura Yurs, minister at Immanuel United Church of Christ, talked about her experiences while living in Ghana to the PHS Global Studies class during its unit on Poverty and Education. In addition, Lori Helmer of 4 Haiti's Hope talked to the class about her organization and what they do when they travel to Haiti.
  • Dr. Jonathon Pleitner of Johnsonville Sausage talked with PHS culinary arts students.
  • Jessica Maes shared Junior Achievement programming with Sarah Lee’s third-grade class at Parkview – for the 13th year!
  • Paul Theisen, an engineer at Kohler Engines, has been running a real-world problem-solving class at PHS since the first week in March, meeting with 12 students for a variety of hands on and demo activities.
  • PHS Arabic professor Mahmoud Hegazy of Egypt spent an afternoon with Riverview fifth-graders in Mr. Cain and Mrs. Mey/Miss Paff’s homerooms.

Learn more:
Read about the classroom visitors who came during Read Across America events.
• Check out the Community Engagement section of our District Report Card to learn more about opportunities for community members to volunteer in our schools.