A computer science teacher in Great Falls recently received a grant that will bring both video game design and computer programming to all three public high schools in the Electric City. Read the full story on krtv.com.
The Great Falls High School’s Speech and Debate team is more polished and successful thanks to support from the Great Falls Public Schools Foundation.
Grants and fundraising opportunities from the Foundation have helped the 35 member team move further into the digital age. Speakers and debaters now have computers purchased with Foundation grant funds and coaches now pass computer “thumb drives,” full of their topic research to debate opponents. “We look so much more polished,” said long-time coach Keith Davey.
Last year Davey was one of two winners of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway “Teacher of the Year” award. In recognition Davey was awarded $2,500 which he chose to use for the benefit of his team by providing more research materials. …
C.M. Russell High School students just got a new Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) building thanks to local taxpayers. The state-of-the-art equipment inside is courtesy of a local family.
Community activist Gerry Jennings was grateful taxpayers passed the bond issue that included the STEM building, but knew the funds only covered the actual building.
”Buildings have to be equipped,” she said. “That’s when I started thinking we should donate to help equip it.”