Homestead High School Alumni Newsletter | May 4 , 2020 | Vol. 11
Alumni Spotlight: Evan Wolkenstein, '92
M. Evan Wolkenstein is a high school teacher and author of YA novel Turtle Boy (Random House, May 2020). After graduating from Homestead High School in 1992, he attended the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Hebrew University, and the Pardes Institute for Jewish Studies. His work can be found in The Forward, Tablet Magazine,   The Washington Post, Engadget, My Jewish Learning , and BimBam . He lives with his wife and daughter in the San Francisco Bay Area.  
Homestead Medical and Emergency Alumni Shine in the Fight Against COVID-19
Thank you to these Homestead High School graduates who work in the medical, emergency, or military fields and are currently working to keep their communities safe and healthy during this crisis. Be sure to follow the Mequon-Thiensville School District on Facebook to see more alumni spotlights as we support and thank those on the front lines.
Mequon-Thiensville Donates PPE and 3D Printed Mask Components to Aid in Coronavirus Response
The Mequon-Thiensville School District is proud to do our part to aid in the response to the coronavirus pandemic. In early April, Director of Student Services Rachel Lemanczyk, Director of Buildings & Grounds Kyle Thompson, and District Nurse Jessica Jost teamed up to donate the district's supply of personal protective equipment to the Mequon Fire Department. These supplies included thermometers, gloves, masks, gowns, and hand sanitizer to be used in ambulance units.

Also in early April, Homestead teachers Joe Ciurlik and Jeff Patterson began collaborating to see how the equipment used in the high school's science and technology department could be used to create PPE components for medical use. Thanks to a collaboration with Concordia University, the team set up 5 3D printers in Ciurlik's basement and began producing plastic parts for respirator masks.

“It remains essential that we work as a community to support one another,” said Matthew Joynt, Ph.D., superintendent of schools. “The more we can do now to help professionals on the front lines of this pandemic, the sooner we can hope to return to a life of more normalcy. We all need to do what we can.”
Homestead High School Announces
New Assistant Principal
The Mequon-Thiensville School District Board of Education has approved the hiring of Mr. Christopher Weiss as assistant principal at Homestead High School for the 2020-21 school year. Weiss’ employment was recommended to the board for approval during their regular (virtual) business meeting on April 27, 2020. He will take the place of Mr. Chad Sova, who is transitioning to the position of principal at Oriole Lane Elementary School this summer.
#TartanThrowback
If you don't know when these photos were taken, whatever. Just talk to the hand...
Rad! It was 1991!
🎓 Upcoming Reunions 🎓
Class of 1970
50th Reunion
POSTPONED
The Class of 1970 reunion originally scheduled for June 20, 2020 has been postponed. Please stay tuned for details or join the class Facebook group for more information.



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