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.”