Loogootee Schools is excited to announce our latest success in winning another competitive grant. Regional Opportunity Initiatives has awarded Loogootee Schools nearly $500,000 to be implemented in three phases over the next five years.
With its implementation grant, Loogootee Community Schools will establish a focused, district-wide approach to STEM education and project-based learning at all grade levels.
“With the changing landscape of careers in our region, it is important for our students to develop STEM and project-based learning skills to prepare them for 21st-century jobs,” said Superintendent Chip Mehaffey. “This commitment to district-wide STEM certification and PLTW will put our students on a path to success and allow Loogootee to stand out among rural communities as a leading and innovative school district.”
“Among the Loogootee Education and Workforce Advisory Team, there is a lot of excitement about the creation of a student-run business,” said Pam Loughmiller of Loughmiller Machine and Tool. “This is such a great opportunity to allow students to apply real-world experiences to their learning. We are thrilled to be partnering with the Loogootee School Corporation.”
This latest grant brings Loogootee Schools to a total of $1.1 million received in competitive grants since July of 2016. These grants further opportunities for Loogootee students to be leaders in areas including computer science, cyber security, biomedical, engineering and manufacturing fields