Homestead High School Alumni Newsletter | Monday, December 3, 2018 | Vol. 2
Alumni Spotlight: Kathy Myles, Class of '82
Kathy (Boulware) Myles is a 1982 graduate of Homestead High School. In recent years, Kathy has come back to her alma mater to assist Mequon-Thiensville School District staff with educational leadership and coaching training through the Wisconsin RtI (Response to Intervention) Center. Kathy's passion for education and advocacy for best practices in teaching, learning, and leadership were fostered at Homestead and have carried on through her work as an educator today.
Today's Highlanders - Being Mighty!
November 16, 2018 was a big day for our Mighty Highlanders. Check out some of the outstanding accomplishments of our current Homestead students!
HHS Computer Programmers Know the Code for Success
This Homestead team won big at the MSOE Computer Programming Competition with a PERFECT score, making them the top of 65 finishers.
One-Act Cast Heads to State
Homestead Theater's One Act ensemble took home FIVE awards at the state competition in La Crosse. Wow!

  • Crew Award
  • Ensemble Acting Award
  • Acting Award: Kate Sisney
  • Acting Award: Mary Wilkerson
  • Critic's Choice Award

HHS Football Takes Home State Trophy
The Homestead Football team won the STATE football game against Brookfield Central at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison with a winning score of 51-14!
Your Homestead History Moment
Before it housed the modern structure we know today, the land that Homestead High School sits upon once belonged to the Potawatomi and Menominee Indian tribes. Per Homestead historical files, when the Native Americans were forced to relinquish their land via treaty to the U.S. Government following the Black Hawk War of 1832, it was purchased by the Frank family. The 80 acres remained well preserved by the family for more than 100 years, until it was purchased for school use in 1958. Though Principal Brett Bowers insists that there are no bodies buried on site, these two monuments on the front lawn of Homestead, between the school and Mequon Road, are dedicated to the memories of those pioneering "homesteaders," Peter and Anna Frank.
Homestead: Then ... And Now
In 1977, students banded together to help build the "Outdoor Commons" just outside what is now the southern entrance to Homestead's main door. Per the 1977 Tartan yearbook, bricks were donated by the Vanderveer family, and student and teacher volunteers completed the work over the course of "a couple of weekends."
Present day: These southern entry doors are not as frequently used, but still provide a respite from the weather as you enter Homestead. This entry marks the space between Homestead's main entrance (right) and the district offices (left). Those double doors look on to the expanded Highlander Walkway common area.
Highlander Highlights
Did you know that we have more than 20 current staff members who are Homestead High School alumni? It's true! Clearly there's something special about Highlanders....
🎓 Meredith Foshag, '06
(second row, first on left in collage above)
Meredith is celebrating her first year in the district as a special education teacher at Oriole Lane Elementary School. Additionally, she welcomed a baby girl, Maria Elizabeth, on June 11, 2018. Congrats Meredith!
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#TartanThrowback: Student Life Edition
Ahhh, student life! Check out these Highlanders making the most of their time at HHS, then try and guess the year. (See below to find out if you were right!)
Pssst ... the year was 1969!
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