September 9, 2019 – The Beloit Call Newspaper
BELOIT – Every year the Porter House “adopts” a teacher and the residents donate items that can be used in the classroom. Once the adopted teacher has been chosen, that teacher submits a “Dream List” to the Porter HOuse and the residents then spend the month of August collecting those items on the list. Each year, teachers use their own money to buy items for their classrooms. By donating these items, it helps them fill their classrooms with items that they would otherwise have to spend their own money on. This year, Mrs. Bisnette’s Kindergarten class at St. John’s Catholic school was chosen to receive the donations. The residents have a wonderful time hunting down and donating items that are on the teacher’s dream list. After the drive is over at the end of August, all of the donated items are presented to the teacher and the class.
Shown receiving “Dream List” classroom items are students, from left to right: Julia Niewald, Rebekah Lueger, Graham Jankowski, Estelle Budke, Selma Holdren, Aimee Gengler, Grayson Gengler, Vincent Leroumeau, Kaleb Griffeth, Jordan Lomax, and Leah Housh. Back row: Mrs. Tonja Bisnette, Kindergarten teacher, and Mr. Kevin Mickey, Property Manager of the Porter House Apartments.