Morrison High School will soon step into the digital age by purchasing iPads, thanks to the Waterman Monsanto site that nominated the high school for a $10,974 grant.
The school is a small rural high school with a strong agricultural presence. The school enrolls approximately 340 students in grades 9 through 12.
The grant will be used to purchase iPads for every teacher in the school. This new technology will allow teachers to communicate easier in today’s world setting an example for many students.
“The grant will also be used to purchase Video Graphic Array connectors that will allow the teachers to demonstrate and use the iPad in front of their students,” teacher Ben Sondgeroth said in a news release. “The iPad is a wonderful tool for teachers’ professional development. The applications available offer many opportunities for teachers to grow.”
This year, the Monsanto Fund awarded 100 site grants to nonprofit organizations in 26 states. In Illinois alone, 17 site grants were awarded that totaled approximately $215,000. The Monsanto Fund continues to provide support to organizations to help strengthen communities where farmers and Monsanto employees live and work.