TRF Board of Education Hears from Education Foundation 15 Dec 17

Several members of the TRF Education Foundation made a presentation at a recent meeting of the Thief River Falls Board of Education.

Paul Ihle said the Foundation has started a number  of scholarships and grants over the years thanks of the generosity of alumni and fundraising projects.  Several recent grants have funded Ozobots at Challenger Elementary School.  Ozobots are tiny robots that give children hands-on experience with a learning process like coding.  The children are able to us Apps on their iPads to create pattens and codes.

The Foundation has supplied a grant for the purchase of headphones for the entire first grade.  The headphones are simple to use and puts all of the students on the same learning plain.  Teachers feel the headphones are the most continually used grant purchase they have.