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Monona Grove School District

Death of 'beloved' teacher, tennis coach prompts Monona Grove High School to cancel classes Friday

While coaching a tennis match Sept. 15, a Monona Grove teacher collapsed and never recovered, prompting the high school to cancel classes and a class trip on Friday.

A district communication from Superintendent Dan Olson shared the news of Charles Pyng’s death. Pyng was a ‘beloved’ art teacher, Anime and Asian club advisor, as well as boys and girls tennis tennis at the high school. He previously taught at Glacial Drumlin School.

Pink out for Pyng

To honor Pyng, students organized a ‘Pink out.’ Pink was Pyng’s favorite color.