Heuvelton school awarded $4,950 grant from Lowe's
HEUVELTON -- The Heuvelton Central School District was recently awarded $4,960 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant for the expansion of the Makerspace.
The goal of the grant application was to add more tools to expand STEAM opportunities for all of our students in grades Pre-K-12.“We look forward to sharing the new STEAM tools and expanded Makerspace with the Heuvelton community,” said Superintendent Jesse Coburn. “With this funding, we will be able to provide all of our students the opportunity to develop a 21st century skillset.”
Through the grant, students will learn subjects not taught in the regular classroom, such as coding, electrical circuitry, and 3D printing. Students of all abilities will be able to participate in engaging, hands-on STEAM activities, which will help them develop communication, creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking skills. New tools will be available to students starting in the fall of 2018.
“I am so thankful for Kelly Jackson's dedication to the Makerspace. I have seen first hand the positive impact this has on students. They are given the opportunity to work collaboratively with their peers in a creative way that interests them. Mrs. Jackson has done an amazing job reaching out to staff and community members in seeking out donations to make Makerspace possible. By writing this grant, she has now secured funding to increase the depth of access for our students. Thank you Ms. Jackson and Lowe's Toolbox For Education for making a difference in the lives of HCS students,” said Elementary Principal Nicole LeBeau.
All K-12 public schools in the United States are eligible for the Toolbox for Education program. More information is available at www.ToolboxforEducation.com.
For more information about Heuvelton Central School District, please visit www.heuvelton.k12.ny.us.