Oak Mountain Elementary School has been selected to receive a $78,159 Toolbox for Education grant from the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation to construct a STEM Innovation Station.
“OMES educators are passionate about providing the very best Science, Technology, Engineering and Math opportunities in an age appropriate environment,” said Principal Debbie Horton. “The Innovation Station will have a fully stocked kitchen, Dash and Dot robotics, Legos/maker space activities, Chromebooks, OSMO coding system to be used on iPads and an interactive whiteboard which will be used to meet the STEM standards. Oak Mountain teachers are dedicated to preparing their students for future jobs that have yet to be created.”
Horton said Lowe’s will be sending out a team of employees to help set up the lab in conjunction with Serve Day on July 15 at OMES. Volunteers from Church of the Highlands and Delta Alpha Delta will also be helping to construct the new Innovation Station lab.
“Lowe’s has always been a wonderful home improvement store and as you can see, they are also committed to ensuring that the community schools have what they need to prepare the students of Shelby County for their future,” said Horton.