Who wouldn't want to be given a couple thousand dollars to put towards improving technology?
On Thursday, the Northern Shenandoah Valley Chapter of the Air Force Association gave a $2,500 check to Sacred Heart Academy in Winchester. Most of that money is going to be used to complete their Wi-Fi network throughout the entire school. The rest is going towards purchasing STEM based apps for the school's iPads. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math.
"We do not have full bandwidth in classrooms so this grant that we are getting from Col. Shepard will allow us to purchase the access points that will put Wi-Fi connections in the classrooms and then teachers and kids will have access to the entire world," said Sacred Heart Technology Coordinator Sara Beltran.
The president of the local Air Force Association chapter says their goal is to spread aerospace education and providing money for those schools needing resources to do that.
In 2012, Sacred Heart Academy PTO raised $20,000 to buy a 30-unit iPad Learning Lab.
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