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Pennies for Patients

Implemented Pennies for Patients program through the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Students in the Consumer Math classes assisted in activities including promotion of the program, collection and counting of change, and celebration. Accomplishments included the following:

  • Total school collection of $2003, exceeding goal of $500
  • Recognized as one of the top 10 new schools in Wisconsin
  • Created press release resulting in local television news featuring the school


Implemented service-learning project through the Milwaukee Teacher Education Center as part of the AmeriCorps program. Project components included:

  • Four week classroom unit on Buying Food
  • Field trip to the local supermarket to learn about shopping, nutrition, and employment.
  • Field trip to a local shelter to learn about hunger, homelessness, and lifelong education
  • Students purchases food items and donated them to the shelter
  • Students used the city bus to practice independent transportation