West Shore gets $15K boost for tech
West Shore School District received more than $15,000 in technology and supplies from internet commerce giant Amazon.
The donation to Red Mill Elementary School will supplement the school’s library, the Genius Hour initiative and the 21st Century Learning program. Among the donated items are Amazon Kindles, Fire tablets, STEM-related toys and more than 75 new books, according to a news release.
Kathleen Wagner, principal at Red Mill, was reached by Amazon to create a “wish list,” a well-known feature on its website.
“Amazon has been an amazing partner for Red Mill,” Wagner said in a news release. She said the e-commerce giant has donated to the school in the past. “Now this generous donation to help students tap their creativity and make learning more interesting...it is beyond awesome,” Wagner continued.
State Sen. Mike Regan, R-Dillsburg, attended the event, as did state Sen. Mike Folmer, R-Lebanon, state Rep. Dawn Keefer, R-Dillsburg, and Pam Smith, a special assistant to the state secretary of education.
“It’s great to have community partners like Amazon that really care and make sure our students have what they need to succeed,” Regan said, according to the release.
“I am grateful for Amazon’s commitment to our community and investment in our schools,” West Shore Superintendent Todd Stoltz stated in a news release. “Strong community partnerships like the one we have with Amazon allow the West Shore School District to provide students with rich, memorable experiences that are sure to last a lifetime.”