HMS awarded Lowe’s Toolbox for Education Grant

Last week, Helena Middle School received the great news that they were awarded with a Lowe’s Toolbox for Education Grant for $2,115!  HMS librarian, Amy Friez, plans on using the funds to expand MakerSpace in her library.

MakerSpace is a space in the library where kids can access materials to make things. The current space has circuitry kits, knitting kits, painting kits, Raspberry Pi’s, Makey-Makey’s and Arduinos (for coding and programming), robotics kits, construction kits, legos, and more.

According to Ms. Friez, “We have times that students can come and work on Maker challenges or just free make. It is very popular with our students.”

A big thank you goes to Ms. Friez for taking the initiative to apply for the grant!