August 24, 2010

Local middle school gets windfall: New classroom, 20 computers, video projector, camcorder

Posted in Philanthropy at 7:37 pm by philanthropynews

Wolf Branch Middle School students will return to school today to find a new classroom as the school was one of three grand-prize winners in the nationwide “Win a Wireless Lab Sweepstakes.”

“Education funding is tight in Illinois,” said Erin Wright, a seventh-grade language arts teacher at the Swansea-based school. “Our students, teachers, administration and parents are all more than appreciative of this wonderful prize.”

The new classroom, valued at $48,000, includes 20 computers, an interactive whiteboard, 20 student response devices, a video projector, a document camera, a printer, a camcorder, a mobile cart, three wireless access points and a $5,000 digital media grant from Discovery Education, which co-sponsored the contest with CDW Government.

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