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Larry Wirtz Postal Box 837 Crown Point, IN 46308

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Illinois Testimonials

"Larry's zest for teaching radiates enthusiasm and joy for learning: this has a positive (and motivational) effect on the students and staff! We look forward to Larry returning to our school."
Jane Lundin - Principal
Liberty Elementary School

Orland Park, Illinois

 

"When I think of Science and presentation that will captivate my junior high students, I think of Larry Wirtz and his Magical World of Science! Over the years, I have invited Mr. Wirtz to perform his magic and he always captivates his audience inspiring them to want to learn more about various Science principles he presents and intriguing them with his humor. Larry Wirtz is a must when it comes to Science, learning, and entertainment! You will not be disappointed!"
Anna White - Principal
Hufford Junior High School

Joliet, Illinois

 

"Larry Wirtz's Follow the Leader program is an excellent show with a message that is beneficial to all students and staff members alike. Everyone needs to see this powerful assembly!"
Renee Sams - Assistant Principal
Washington Elementary School

Waukegan, Illinois

 

"Larry's Follow the Leader assembly was right on target. He gave students a powerful message with just the right amount of humor and magic mixed in. This was a motivational talk and had a positive message."
Paul Carlton - Teacher
Meridan High School

Macon, Illinois

 

"Larry Wirtz was an excellent presenter. His assembly was fun and educational. He kept difficult students interested. His presentation fit perfectly with what the students were learning already in science which helped further in their understanding.

During the workshops Larry Wirtz did after the assembly, he answered the students questions. We also had teachers asking him science questions which he answered as well.

It is difficult to schedule an assembly without having seen the presenter. We got lucky when we booked Larry Wirtz - he was fantastic!"

Reema Oliver - PTO President
Cortland Elementary School

Cortland, Illinois

 

"Thank you for coming and sharing your Red, White, Blue & YOU program with the students ar West Elementary in Crystal Lake. It was a fun filled afternoon for the students to share and learn about the celebration of patriotism. The children loved your humor, magic, and positive encouragement throughout you performance. Thank you again for sharing and performing."
Joann Wright - Principal
West Elementary School

Crystal Lake, Illinois

 

"Both staff and students raved about the presentation. I had the joy of talking with students as they exited the gym after the presentation. I could immediately see the excitement on all the students' (and staffs') faces. Students' comments included:

  • 'It rocked!'
  • 'It was two thumbs up (and some toes)!'
  • 'It was awesome!'
  • 'He was very funny!'
  • 'It was a lot of fun!'
  • 'I want to learn how to do some of the tricks that he did.'

While I was present for the beginning of the presentation, another obligation caused me to miss the remainder. The reactions of staff and the students made me regret that I had to leave. THe portion of the presentation that I did see is encapsulated by the students' words: It did indeed rock! (a nice science word).

Thank you again for the presentation. I hope that you will visit our school again."

Regina Bridges - Principal
Madison School

South Holland, Illinois

(Larry will be returning to Madison in Spring '09)

 

"Mr. Wirtz presented a terrific program that dealt with the very difficult and all too common topic of bullying. He hit the 'nail on the head' while maintaining student interest. Our students thought it was awesome!"
Sarah Emery - Principal
Allendale Elementary/Middle School

Allendale, Illinois

 

"I would like to recommend Larry Wirtz and his Magical World of Science to be a part of any school's assembly program. Larry is the 'master' of science presentations. His demonstrations are interesting, engaging, and highly educational. Hid captivating presentations engage the students thoroughly. He captivates his audience his audience, including the teachers. Comments from students as well as teachers were focused on one phrase... 'bring him back.' His humorous approach, along with his scientific background, make for an educational experience. Students from Poe School will remember this assembly for a long time. The students thoroughly enjoyed the workshops throughout the day. We will certainly have Larry back in the future."
Carl Ripley - Assistant Principal
Edgar Allan Poe School

Arlington Heights, Illinois

 

"Mr. Larry Wirtz presented assemblies on science to our student body. Mr. Wirtz did a great job of entertaining the students and teaching principles of science at the same time. The assemblies consisted of demonstrations based of scientific principles that held the students' attention.

Later in the day, Mr. Wirtz did group sessions with approximately 45 students in each group. These sessions were also entertaining and definitely educational.

I highly recommend Mr. Wirtz for student programs."

Jean Maxwell - Principal
North Junior High School

Collinsville, Illinois

 

"Larry's presentation was awesome. His message supported our belief of the power of the group to handle bullies. Caring students can be the front line intervention to a bully situation at school. His good humor, caring, and engaging magic show kept our students focused the entire time."
Ronald L. Fiala - Principal
Westmont Junior High

Westmont, Illinois

 

"Larry's program was timely, funny and very appropriate for our students. He conducted different presentations for our K-3 and 4-8 students, each of which was grade-level sensitive, humorous, exciting, and loaded with good messages. Our students were transfixed for the entire fifty minutes. We will have Larry return to our school in the future. He's the best."
Art Shaw - Principal
Gifford Grade School

Gifford, Illinois

 

"Larry Wirtz's 'Magical World of Science' is one of the most informative and entertaining assemblies we have ever witnessed. His ability to captivate an audience, which included students from kindergarten through 5th grade, and keep them totally engaged and instructed them about principles of physics in a way that left them wanting more knowledge is truly amazing. I highly recommend this assembly for all who want to stimulate your students' love of science."
John Fontanetta - Principal
Piper School

Berwyn, Illinois

 

"Our 3rd and 4th grade students greatly appreciated your wonderful presentations, 'The Magical World of Science', and 'The Physics of Toys!' They were uniquely engaged throughout, and eagerly awaiting the next line of humor or vibrant experiment!

I had the opportunity to view your talent in a previous school. I was impressed with your professionalism, humor, and ability to intrigue middle school students. For those reasons, I did not hesitate to invite you to Grant Elementary School.

We hope that we will be fortunate in the future and have another opportunity for you to return to Grant and turn more kids on to science."

Theresa Gonzalez-Silva - Principal
Grant Elementary

Melrose Park, Illinois

 

"Larry Wirtz is a master presenter of science. His programs are extremely engaging, educational and fun! I would certainly recommend Larry to other principals!"
David Sherman - Principal
Jackson Elementary School

Elmhurst, Illinois

 

"Larry's Red, White, Blue & YOU is a positive program! It is an excellent way to learn history, patriotism and the pillars of character!"
Pam Kishimoto - Assistant Principal
Brook Park School

LaGrange Park, Illinois

 

"Larry Wirtz is and excellent showman ...and an even better teacher! He is able to keep the students' (and, I might add, the teachers') attention with a fast-paced and thoroughly enjoyable series of experiences. There is no wasted time during his presentation. The hour flew by and was over way too soon. you can tell that he was a classroom teacher - and, I would bet. an excellent one. I would recommend him to you without hesitation."
Robert Giovannoni - Principal
Field-Stevenson School

Forest Park, Illinois

 

"Follow the Leader is an engaging, entertaining, and age-appropriate program that approaches the difficult topic of bullying. Mr. Wirtz uses humor and magic to help students gain insight on the effects of bullying. My students and I had a wonderful experience."
Michelle Heilman - Teacher
Northwest Elementary

Ever Green Park, Illinois

 

"Talk about hitting the nail on the head. This presentation was motivating, inspirational and very realistic. The presenter captivated the audience and had them involved from start to finish. A great topic for kids of all ages. Don't miss this one!"
Chris Billings - Principal
Thomasboro Grade School

Thomasboro, Illinois

 

"Follow the Leader is an excellent, moving presentation about bullying. Mr. Wirtz challenged the students to accept themselves, believe in themselves, challenge themselves and CARE enough to stand up against the bully.

We are so glad to have brought Mr. Wirtz to Prince of Peace two years in a row, and we look forward to future presentations."

Mary Cacioppo - Principal
Prince of Peace School

Lake Villa, Illinois

 

"Thank you for the Magical World of Science that you brought to our school. Both the staff and the students found the hands-on experiments and lessons to be interesting and informative. You gave our students an exciting new way to look at science and the world around them."
Melvin Berry - Principal
Nob Hill School

Hazel Crest, Illinois

 

"Follow the Leader is an engaging, entertaining, and age-appropriate program that approaches the difficult topic of bullying. Mr. Wirtz uses humor and magic to help students gain insight on the effects of bullying. My students and I had a wonderful experience!"
Michelle Heilman - Teacher
Northwest Elementary

Evergreen Park, Illinois

 

"Larry was inspiring. The assembly was a great kick-off for our character education program."
Linda Goedke Sams - Principal
Beecher Elementary School

Waukegan, Illinois

 

"The assembly was wonderful. It was very informative and Mr. Wirtz held the audience of 200 first and second graders captive for over 30 minutes. He encouraged audience participation and talked very easily to both the children and adults. The combination of magic, laughter, and serious information got the students informed as well as entertained.

I would highly recommend this assembly for students of any age."

Kim Hendry - Teacher
Brook Park Elementary School

LaGrange, Illinois

 

"Larry Wirtz did a wonderful presentation for our students. He was entertaining, prepared and extremely uplifting. His program would be an asset to every school."
Laurie Oliver - Teacher
Ford Heights #169

Ford Heights, Illinois

 

"What a terrific way to teach children the lessons of patriotism! Children and adults learned the lessons of citizenship while being treated to a riveting magic show. Larry Wirtz is a professional educator and performer."
Christine Weaver - Principal
Tyler Elementary School

New Lenox, Illinois

 

"Mr. Wirtz provided an outstanding science presentation! The entire school was engaged and challenged by his fun and interesting experiments. Teachers and students can't stop talking about this assembly! We cannot wait for him to come back next year!

The teacher in-service that Mr. Wirtz provided was an excellent use of our time! Not only was the information a valuable resource, we all had a fantastic time. Mr. Wirtz is truly gifted in inspiring science!

Jennifer Long - Teacher
Robinson School

Lyons, Illinois

 

Larry Wirtz kept the students' attention. He made science fun and funny. He explained his 'magic' tricks, which I think really appealed to them. They were 'let in' on the joke. I would definitely recommend him to other schools.

The teacher session was great too. He was relaxed with the teachers and explained almost anything the teachers asked. "

Meg Collingsworth - Teacher
Robinson School

Lyons, Illinois

"I truly enjoyed the way the bullying/victim/caring concerns were presented. We all enjoyed the presenter-audience interaction. The magic kept all of us very engaged in what message was being portrayed.

Many of the adults were watching the reactions of the children that this would most relate to. It was very interesting to see them 'identify' themselves by watching their reactions. They were squirming, making faces, rocking in their spots, etc.

The ending was a very touching approach to conclude what the speaker was saying. I cried!

Accept yourself, Believe in yourself, and Challenge yourself, are excellent goals for the children of not only the community, but everywhere to set for themselves personally. Thank you!"

Georgi Schintgen - aaa
Greenwood School

Waukegan, Illinois

 

"Larry Wirtz kept the children's attention during the entire assembly. He presented excellent examples of science concepts and was entertaining at the same time. I would highly recommend 'The Magical World of Science' presentations."
Carol Jones - Principal
Carolyn Wenz Elementary

Paris, Illinois

 

"Larry Wirtz's 'Magical World of Science' is one of the most informative and entertaining assemblies we have ever witnessed. His ability to captivate an audience, which included students from kindergarten through 5th grade, and keep them totally engaged and instructed them about principles of physics in a way that left them wanting more knowledge is truly amazing. I highly recommend this assembly for all who want to stimulate your students' love of science."
John Fontanetta - Principal
Piper School

Berwyn, Illinois

 

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