Mr. Gilles and his MS students are proud to announce that they have been awarded a $4,000 technology grant from Fairmount Santrol. They plan to use these funds to purchase laptops or Chromebooks for their classroom. In today’s ever evolving world, keeping up with technology can be a challenge, especially when the resources are not always available. Thanks to Fairmount Santrol our students will be given the opportunity to be 21st century learners. The work world in which we live in requires almost everyone to be fluent with computers, and this is just one way the laptops will benefit our youth. We can explore the Colosseum from thousands of miles away with Google Earth; relearn lessons through educational videos from Khan Academy; collaborate together on projects with the use of programs like Prezi; and even keep up on missing assignments with Skyward. All this information will be at our fingertips, and in turn will make this classroom a place where students are always given the best opportunity to succeed. From our classroom to our community, thank you Fairmount Santrol!