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100 People Who Care holds first meeting of the year

Carol Smith shares information about 100 People Who Care with the group.

On Wednesday, November 9, 100 People Who Care, a fundraising arm of the District #305 Education Foundation, held their first meeting of the year at Los Gallos restaurant in downtown Arthur.

On hand were two teachers who were recipients of grants given by the Foundation this past spring.

Spencer Kirby, PE teacher at ALAH, explained how the funds he received were used to purchase more heart rate monitors for the high school. While the PE department had already received some of these monitors, the latest grant enabled them to purchase more bringing the number at the school to 36. Kirby stated that they hope to be able to purchase more in the future so they will be available for more classes. The heart rate monitors are well used in PE classes to track various aspects of students’ heart rates, endurance, progress, stamina, etc. The students really enjoy taking part in using them and seeing the results of their use.

Melissa Hopkins is a math teacher in Arthur at the junior high level and she also teaches a STEM class. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math which is an up and coming new and innovative way to teach in these areas. The grant money Hopkins received was used to purchase a LEGO set to make robots which can be used in many ways. The students who came to the meeting demonstrated the car that they had made and how they have been able to program it to perform various tasks. It was obvious that the students find this not only educational but enjoyed sharing their accomplishments which impressed those in attendance.

If you are interested in learning more about how you can become a shareholder in 100 People Who Care and contribute to future projects like these, please send an email to mkyeakel@gmail or carolsmi62@gmail.com or check out the 100 People Who Care facebook page.

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