Superintendent Garcia-Sanchez and Facebook announced today a $12,042 gift by Facebook to support robotics clubs at DeKalb High School, Clinton Rosette Middle School, and Huntley Middle School. Students will now have expanded opportunities and resources to further their interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) programs.
The donation will grant middle school STEAM classes the opportunity to experience an in-school, hands-on robotics program for the first time. For middle school students, this provides positive peer influences and a motivation to graduate from First Tech Challenge and move up to a First Robotics Competition. This grant enhances the high school robotic club currently in place at DeKalb High School and offers more hands-on time with the robotic process while increasing leadership opportunities.“Students are at the heart of the District’s work, and we are grateful to Facebook for supporting our commitment to preparing them for the future. Technology is critical to everything we do, and we hope that partnerships like these will help students develop their problem-solving skills and unleash their creativity to eventually pursue careers in STEAM,” said Garcia-Sanchez.
This is the District’s first partnership with Facebook under Dr. Garcia-Sanchez’s leadership. “I look forward to continuing building and strengthening school/business relationships that seek to bring a wide range of resources and learning experiences to our students.”
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