This week’s One Class At A Time recipient is Eastgate Elementary School kindergarten teacher Adrienne Simonson.
Simonson is working to foster computer and coding literacy with her young students.
Quinton Mergenthaler and Mike Craft of First Interstate Bank were joined by KXLH to present Simonson with a $250 check.
The money from the grant will be used to build a computer programming center for the classroom.
Students are able to learn more about basic coding with robots and activity cards at the work stations.
Simonson said it is important for kids to learn that one day they could do that kind of work for their career.
“They get used to implementing coding to give basic instructions to a robot and build a foundation for those computer skills that maybe some of them will take forward into the future,” said Simonson.
Simonson wanted to thank everyone involved with the grant for helping to expand the learning opportunities for her students.
For more than a decade, First Interstate Bank and MTN have partnered for the One Class at a Time grant.
The mission of the grant is to foster educational opportunities for local teachers and students.
A panel of retired teachers and school officials select the grant recipients from a pool of submitted applications.
For more information about One Class at a Time, including how to apply, visit here.
-Reported by John Riley/MTN News