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Platteville Middle School gets new Soundfield systems
PMS soundfield
The Soundfield project included (from left) fourth-grade teachers Gary Munson and Kelly Schaefer, Thrivent board president Rev. Jeff Pedersen, Quota representative and project cochair Cindy Martens, middle school principal Lisa Finnegan, Tonia Wagner of the Platteville PTO, and Gary Engelke of the Optimist Club.

Three Soundfield Amplification Systems have been installed at Platteville Middle School.

All four fourth-grade classrooms now have the systems after the project’s second phase.

The systems were funded by Platteville Schools Parent Teacher Organization, Platteville Optimist Club (Friday morning), Grant County Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, and Platteville Quota Club/individual members.

Platteville Middle School also received a grant from the Platteville Community Fund.  This will cover the approximate cost of two systems in the fifth-grade classrooms, which will be installed this summer.

In October 2005, the Platteville Quota Club designated placing amplification systems in local schools as its annual project.  Their goal at that time was to place at least two systems per year in classrooms.  Thanks to support from the community, Phase I was completed in 2010 with the final installation of systems at Neal Wilkins Early Learning Center and Westview Elementary School. Thirty-one systems were installed in the two schools.

Quota Club funds were obtained from the club’s annual Fancy Cookie & Gift Sale plus donations from members.   Thrivent Financial provided supplemental funds for the cookie sale. Lifeline Amplification Systems of Platteville provided support for installation and upkeep of the systems.