School receives grant to expand learning opportunities
Island Park’s Lincoln Orens Middle School has recently been selected to receive a 2017 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education Grant from The Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation. The $5,000 grant will allow the school to enhance the makerspace in their library.
The foundation offers the grant each year to K-12 public schools across the nation to provide community support for basic educational needs.
The school’s current makerspace includes a 3-D printer, free online limited software and small inexpensive programmable robots. The grant will be used to add an additional 3-D printer, more sophisticated coding software and hardware supplies and tools that the school does not have.
“This grant will now provide additional resources that will engage students in relevant, connected and authentic learning experiences,” said Principal Vincent Randazzo. “Our expanded makerspace will give more students the opportunity to experience the importance and value of the arts as well as be a part of partnerships among schools, home and community.”