On Thursday, June 1st, two Madison staff members were awarded grants from the Lenawee County Education Foundation.
Middle school technology teacher Mrs. Jill Brandeberry was awarded a mini-grant from the LCEF for integrating robotics into the computer science curriculum at Madison. The robots that will be purchased with the grant money will allow students to build knowledge in computer coding skills. In Michigan alone, there are 13,550 open computing jobs and only 1,793 computer science graduates. The average salary for a computing job in Michigan is $78,000.
Nurse Ellen Young was awarded a mini-grant from the Lenawee County Education Fund to be able to obtain the CPR Schools training kit. This kit provides the tools required to train 10-20 students at a time. This program will help students feel more knowledgeable in an emergency situation and more confident in knowing that they could save a life. This program will be available to all Madison students.