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JHS receives Project Lead the Way recognition

Posted August 20, 2013 in Community Blogs, Johnston

Johnston High School is the recipient of a banner from Project Lead The Way (PLTW) and Bemis Company, in recognition of the success and excellence demonstrated by JHS during the 2012-13 academic year.

Judith D’Amico, Vice President of Development for PLTW, said the banner and recognition serves as a testament to the confidence of Bemis Company in the quality of the JHS PLTW program.

About PLTW

JHS and JMS faculty teaching PTLW concepts include Rhys South, Nick Crosse, Mitch Gearhart, and JHS Principal Brent Riessen.

JHS and JMS faculty teaching PTLW concepts include Rhys South, Nick Crosse, Mitch Gearhart, and JHS Principal Brent Riessen.

Project Lead The Way (PLTW) is the leading provider of rigorous and innovative STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education curricular programs used in schools. As a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, PLTW exists to prepare students for the global economy through its world-class curriculum, high-quality professional development, and an engaged network of educators, students, universities and professionals. PLTW’s comprehensive curriculum has been collaboratively designed by PLTW teachers, university educators, engineering and biomedical professionals, and school administrators to promote critical thinking, creativity, innovation and real-world problem solving skills in students. The hands-on, project-based program engages students on multiple levels, exposes them to areas of study that they typically do not pursue, and provides them with a foundation and proven path to college and career success. More than 4,700 schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia are currently offering PLTW courses to their students. For more information, visit

About Bemis Company, Inc.
Bemis Company, Inc. is a major supplier of packaging and pressure sensitive materials used by leading food, consumer products, healthcare, and other companies worldwide. Founded in 1858, Bemis Company is included in the S&P 500 index of stocks and reported 2012 net sales of $5.1 billion. Bemis has a strong technical base in polymer chemistry, film extrusion, coating and laminating, printing, and converting. Headquartered in Neenah, Wisconsin, Bemis employs approximately 19,000 individuals worldwide. More information about Bemis is available at our website,

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