BROOKFIELD (CBS) — Middle school students are staging a fund-raiser tonight to benefit a much-loved school administrator who suffered a stroke in the past several weeks.

Spanish teacher Tracy Fleming says students at Gross Middle School in Brookfield were in shock when they found out their former assistant principal Heather Kadlec had been partially paralyzed by a stroke in March.

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Kadlec is 40-years old and, this year became District 95’s director of teaching and learning.

Fleming says the students wanted to help Kadlec in some way to help pay the cost of Kadlec’s rehab.

Ideas tossed around included having bake sales and car washes, but it was finally determined a pasta dinner fund-raiser would generate the most money.

So, tonight from 5:30-7:30, the 6th, 7th and 8th graders at Gross Middle School, along with adult help are staging a $5 per person spaghetti dinner.

There will be a raffle and a silent auction which includes items such as Cubs and Sox tickets and restaurant gift certificates.

Proceeds will go for Heather Kadlec’s rehab.

Gross Middle School is at 3524 Maple Avenue in Brookfield.

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