We’re moving through the summer months..and school will be back in action before long. US Cellular wants to help boost classroom experiences for students here in the County.
“Technology, probably as you know, it grows really fast,” said Presque Isle US Cellular store manager Gary Hebert.
And the phone company want students and teachers to be equipped with the latest and greatest – so they’re bringing back their Calling all teachers Campaign — teachers in the community can apply to get projects ranging from 100 to 1000 dollars, paid for by US cellular.
“First of all we know that there’s a lot of budget issues with a lot of the school departments so it helps us to give back to the community,” he said.
This year they’re giving one million dollars away to schools nationwide. The projects range from science type projects like chemistry setups to cameras and video recorders. Years ago a local gym teacher got a video camera to record students swinging golf clubs and shooting foul shots – in order to correct their form. Hebert says last year 110 teachers here in Maine had their classroom projects funded by US Cellular – which totaled more than 62 thousand dollars. School departments that have been helped in the County in the past include Madawaska, Houlton, and Presque Isle. Hebert was happy to present the winnings to smiling faces.
“There’s some celebrating with the kids and with the teachers..because they’re able to use these projects to benefit their education..so the kids are just as happy as the teachers,” said Hebert.
This is open to all public school departments – to register, teachers just need to visit donorschoose.org. Teachers can go on to that website beginning August 11th and register their projects. Everything must be submitted by September 21st.