Homestead High School Alumni Newsletter | Wednesday, September 18 , 2019 | Vol. 7
Alumni Spotlight: Lexi DeFord, Class of '18
Lexi DeFord is just beginning her sophomore year at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, having recently completed a summer study abroad in Italy. During her time at Homestead, Lexi excelled academically. Most notably, she was one of just 111 students worldwide to earn every possible point on the extremely difficult AP Research exam. What an accomplishment! Click below to see what Lexi is up to now.
Not Your Mother's Classroom: Homestead Students Enjoy Collaborative Learning
in Revamped Common Spaces
Things looked a little different around the halls of Homestead when students came back to the building for the 19-20 school year. With help from the Mequon-Thiensville Education Foundation, two common hallway spaces were transformed into fresh, modern work spaces designed with the goal of fostering student collaboration and active learning.
Reunion Follow-Up: Class of 1969
The Class of 1969 celebrated their 50th reunion in Mequon this past June. Please enjoy this fantastic update from class representative Jo Ann Warren:

"We had a great turnout of 73 attendees on Friday evening at the Highland House for drinks, nibbles, and the awarding of the golf prizes – lowest score 4 some was Tom Curry, Gary Delzell, Tom Williams and Jo Ann Warren.
On Saturday evening, the turnout was even better with 102 gathering at the Legion for drinks and dinner. We said a sad farewell to the 40 classmates who have departed since graduation, and handed out the traditional “est” reunion prizes:
  • Who came the “fartherest": Alex Barthel, from Australia
  • Who is married the "longest": Tom Schmidt and Peggy Lang Schmidt
  • Who has the “mostest” grandchildren: again, Tom and Peggy Schmidt, who have 32!!

It was a great relaxed and fun weekend and 50 years seemed like just yesterday. We are going to try for 55!!"
Alex Barthel
Tom Schmidt and Peggy Lang Schmidt
Brand New Administrative Team at the Homestead Helm for the 19-20 School Year
From left: Assistant Principal Chad Sova, Assistant Principal Monique Porter, and Interim Principal Eric Ebert all greet students on the first day of school
Homestead High School in the Mequon-Thiensville School district began the 2019-20 school year with a new administrative team. Eric Ebert, who assumed his role as interim principal in August, has been a mighty Highlander for two years, serving with distinction as an assistant principal. Monique Porter most recently served as a special education teacher at Homestead before being promoted to assistant principal. Fellow Assistant Principal Chad Sova is no stranger to the MTSD community, having served as a 4th-grade teacher at Donges Bay Elementary School in MTSD until 2017 when he was hired as the assistant principal at Wisconsin Hills Middle School in the Elmbrook School District.
That hair, those dresses, those....bare chests?!!? What year was it?? Scroll down to find out...
Did you guess it? The year is 1987!
🎓 Upcoming Reunions 🎓
Class of 1964
55th Reunion
Saturday, October 12, 2019

5 p.m., Libby Montana Restaurant
Class of 2009
10th Reunion
Friday, November 29, 2019
8 p.m., Milwaukee Brewing Company

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