As educators and students finish the school year from home, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction would like to curate and then share positive education news stories, no matter the scope all around the state.
What is your school or district doing to support all students’ learning? Provide mental health services? Assist in childcare for frontline workers? Partnering with your local community?
Good things are happening in districts large and small. For example, Family and Consumer Education Teacher for Siren Junior and High School, Heather O'Brien, is working with eight FCCLA and Apparel and Design students who are making masks and donating them to their community.
O’Brien sends supplies to students on their school delivery vans. Students then send their completed masks back to her or they donate them directly.
Students from Denise Laabs’s Fashion Engineering & Design class at Westosha Central High School have also been creating face masks as part of a class project. Since students are working from home, they are able to donate to local hospitals, senior living communities, and friends and family who are health care professionals. So far, they have made more than 100 masks.
These teachers and students are getting creative and using the resources available within their schools and districts to continue learning while contributing to their larger communities.
What is your school or district doing during the 'Safer at Home' order to support learning, provide meals or services, or reach out safely to the community? Share your positive message with the DPI by filling out the Share Your Positive Education News form and your story could be highlighted in an upcoming issue of DPI-ConnectEd or on social media.
In the meantime, stay up to date by checking the DPI Information on COVID-19 web page.