Principal Lisa Fraser's request of the to donate $60,000 in grant money to begin implementation of its Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) program has paid off.
LGEF officials have announced that the school received the requested grant along with an anonymous donation of $160,000 to start the ambitious STEM initiative, which means the program will be implemented in every science classroom in the district.
It also means STEM will begin in one pilot math classroom and one special education classroom, said Dan Snyder, president of the LGEF.
The cornerstone of the STEM initiative is teacher training and 30 iPads with storage carts for each classroom at Fisher, Snyder said.
The LGEF may consider adopting a similar initiative for kindergarten through fifth grade in the , according to foundation officials.