Area businesses honored by Board
Three area businesses were honored at the Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District Board of Education regular meeting on Monday night.
Representatives from J.H. Findorff & Son, Standard Imaging and State Bank of Cross Plains were recognized for their contributions to our schools and our students. BMO-Harris and Middleton Community Bank will be honored at the next Board regular meeting on Nov. 12.
Brian Hornung, a 1990 graduate of MHS, Jeff Tubbs and Aaron Zutz, a 2004 graduate of MHS, attended on behalf of Findorff. Ray Riddle represented Standard Imaging, while Mary Ann Wipperfurth attended for State Bank of Cross Plains.
"We're honored to receive this award,'' Riddle said. "I moved to Middleton because of the schools and we try to help in any way that we can.''
The five area businesses were nominated by school district officials to be part of the inaugural Wisconsin Association of School Board's (WASB) Business Honor Roll. Thirty school districts nominated approximately 70 businesses.
The program recognizes school districts and local businesses that have partnered to provide additional learning opportunities or support students, staff and their local communities.
"We want to express our sincere appreciation for all that you do for the children of our community,'' Superintendent Don Johnson said.
State Bank of Cross Plains participates in the district's reading literacy initiatives with employees acting as volunteer readers in the elementary schools. The bank provides guest speakers for the awareness of choices and careers in the middle schools during mock interviews, while high school students come to the bank to learn about checking accounts. Finally, the bank has been offering scholarships to deserving MHS graduating seniors for more than a decade.
Standard Imaging awards a scholarship to a graduating senior who will be attending the University of Wisconsin-Madison and majoring in engineering or physics. It is also a frequent participant in the classroom providing demonstration of its products used in radiation oncology applications and the science and technology behind each. In 2012, the company also donated an Exradin A19 Ion Chamber to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., after being contacted by a freshman advisory class as part of a service learning project.
Findorff has worked on more than a dozen projects in the school district over the past 20 years. This summer they constructed the expanded Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) area at the high school. They are also the construction firm for the upcoming referendum. The construction company also gave a sizable donation to the MCPASD Education Foundation.
To see more photos from Monday's recognition, please visit the district's Facebook page.