State Superintendent Tony Evers visited Clintonville elementary school students and read a book to one of the kindergarten classes, Thursday, Oct. 23..
Evers visited Rexford/Longfellow Elementary School at the urging of kindergarten teacher Megan Meyers, who met Evers during the summer.
Tami Bagstad, Rexford/Longfellow Elementary School principal, said Meyers told Evers he needed to visit her class and read to the students. He agreed.
“Sure enough, he did,” Bagstad said, “He made the time and came and made a special visit. We figured since he was here at our school to visit with her class we would also introduce him to all the other staff and students.”
While visiting the school, Evers was given a tour of the elementary school building, and introduced to each class. He had his photo taken with most of the classes. He ended his visit by reading the book, “The Runaway Bunny” to Meyers’ class.
Bagstad said the teachers didn’t prep the students for Evers’ visit, because they thought it would be best for him to see the students in their everyday learning environment.
Students were given information about Evers and his responsibilities, and what he does for public education, Bagstad said.
Students were also informed that his goal is to have every student in Wisconsin to graduate.
“I think that is huge for kids to know,” Bagstad said.
Bagstad added that the students were excited to have Evers visit the school.
Bagstand said Evers and those who visited the school enjoyed the visit and thanked the school for the opportunity to visit.
“We were lucky to have the opportunity to meet our state superintendent and get to learn about what he does. It was really neat that he took the time to meet with all the staff and students here,” Bagstad said.