Another House Becomes a Home
Posted on 12/14/2018
The Appleton Area School District (AASD) is proud of the hard work of this year’s house construction class. We are also so grateful for the wonderful partnership with the Greater Fox Cities Habitat for Humanity and for our sponsor, The Boldt Company, who made the building of this house possible.
The House Construction Class
This class builds students’ real-world experience through an interactive, hands-on curriculum covering a wide range of construction topics and skills. Under the guidance of the AASD’s house build instructor, Marcus McGuire, students from Appleton East, Appleton West and Appleton North high schools again partnered with Greater Fox Cities Habitat for Humanity to build the new home for a deserving family.
Students spent two hours each school day building the house. They actively worked at the job site, gaining real-world experience across a diverse set of construction-related and interpersonal skills. Many students that have taken part in house builds have gone on to pursue successful construction careers in a variety of areas, including carpentry, plumbing, and electrical work.
The Partnership

The students worked alongside Habitat for Humanity staff and the homeowner to construct this single-family home. House Build Instructor Marcus McGuire says “having the opportunity to work with the Greater Fox Cities Habitat for Humanity chapter has been a wonderful learning experience for the students. Here, students experience real-world careers associated with the residential trades to gain an understanding of Career Based Learning. My students are proud that their efforts will benefit the family for years to come.”
This year’s partnership with the Greater Fox Cities Area Habitat for Humanity is generously sponsored by The Boldt Company, a nationally-ranked professional construction services firm with 14 locations and more than 2,000 employees.

“We are proud of and excited for this continuation of Boldt’s relationship with Habitat for Humanity and the Appleton Area School District to help families enjoy the benefits of home ownership, while also, through safe, hands-on experiences, furthering students’ interest in construction careers and the many positive opportunities they provide,” said Paul Coenen, vice president of northern operations at Boldt.

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