Local members of DART Foundation presented a check for $90,000 to Quitman School District employees on August 22, 2018. The funds were granted for a K-8 STEM Initiative Enhancement Project. Thirty thousand dollars has been spent by Quitman Lower Elementary, Quitman Upper Elementary, and Quitman Junior High as they purchased software, equipment, materials needed to support implementation of STEM activities, and provide professional development for their teachers. In the STEM Initiative, teachers are focusing on robotics and engineering using LEGO EV3 and Rokenbok. Quitman School District’s overall goal is to establish a well-rounded STEM program that will be able to successfully compete around the state and world.
Get ready, parents! In August of 2019 you are likely to be seeing some big smiles on your children’s faces as they participate in hands-on learning.