During the spring of 2017, Greenwood School District 50 was once again given the opportunity to apply for the Eaton Charitable Contribution Grant. Eaton and District 50 began a collaborative partnership in 2009. Since that time, District 50 has received approximately $140,000 in grants to support STEM initiatives.
At the August Board of Trustees meeting, District 50 received a check of $5,400 from Eaton representatives. Proceeds from the grant will be used to support makerspace in the media centers. Makerspace is a collaborative workspace that provides hands on learning, helps with critical thinking skills and even boosts self-confidence.
Grant proceeds will also be used to support Project Lead the Way, Gateway to Technology, and computer science opportunities. These initiatives are designed to provide more access to a rigorous STEM learning environment for all students.