Class of ‘65 presents gift to schools
Weyauwega-Fremont receives sound equipment
By Angie Landsverk
The Weyauwega-Fremont School District received almost $900 worth of equipment for its sound system, thanks to the Class of 1965.
“The Class of 1965 presents this audio equipment to Weyauwega-Fremont School District in great appreciation for the educational opportunities afforded us 50 years ago. We are in hopes that it will help ‘amplify’ the good works shared through it, to enhance opportunities for future generations,” the class said in making its gift.
This year is the 50th anniversary of that class graduating from Weyauwega Union High School.
The June 5 graduation ceremony included recognizing the members of the class.
Jeremy Schroeder, the principal of W-F’s middle and high schools, said Mary Jane Baehman approached the district on behalf of the Class of ‘65.
The class wanted to do something for the district.
“We were trying to come up with ideas,” Schroeder said. “After going through the concerts, we found we needed more wireless mics.”
He presented that idea to Baehman.
Baehman then consulted with various members of district staff, including those who work with media and music. They all agreed it was the right place for the donation.
“I was just floored at how much they did,” Schroeder said, referring to the accessory items the class donated to the district for its sound system.
A wireless mic was used at the graduation ceremony.
“The big thing is it really is improving the clarity of the sound. Having high quality mics means you don’t have to be right by them,” he said.
Schroeder said the sound system is used not only for concerts, musicals and plays, but also when there are guest speakers for the students and inservice days for the teachers.
The accessories fit in nicely with the portable sound system the district just purchased a year ago.
“This complements what we bought. It gives more flexibility and is compatible for a number of uses,” Schroeder said.
He said the equipment will see much use and will be used throughout the district.