Student delegates representing Porters Point School and Colchester Middle School recently attended an award ceremony at Berlin City Automotive Group in Williston to accept a total of $4,000 in grant funds awarded through Berlin City’s Drive for Education Foundation.
Berlin City awarded each school a $2,000 grant. PPS will use its funds to support incorporating ELMO document cameras and projectors and related equipment into its kindergarten classrooms to further facilitate instruction and inspire our students to actively engage in their academic experience from a very early age.
CMS will use its awarded funds to incorporate additional computer devices into its classrooms as a means of enhancing instruction.
The Vermont Technology Grade Expectations outline major focus areas in education, and among them are digital citizenship and technology operations and concepts. Similarly, Colchester School District has identified the implementation of technology into its curriculum as a high priority and is proactively promoting and supporting that agenda through various initiatives. The grants awarded by Berlin City will further support these endeavors at both PPS and CMS.
This is not the first time Berlin City has supported Colchester schools … or even the second or third. In June 2012, Berlin City funded a human-powered generator project at Colchester High School in an effort to foster greater ecological consciousness and hands-on development of sustainable technology. In December 2011, Berlin City awarded Malletts Bay School with $3,500 to further its literacy initiatives through a guided reading series. In December 2011, Berlin City also awarded Colchester Middle School with $3,500 to help increase its laptop inventory.
Many, many thanks to Berlin City Automotive Group for their generous grants providing additional opportunities to our students! And special thanks to Berlin City Sales Manager Dedrick Casab for his tireless support of our schools.
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