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Bond Foundation Awards $50,000 Grant to Oconto Middle School for a New Tech. Ed. Program

Recently, two members of the Bond Foundation, Mary McMonagle, and Jenni Hanna, stopped by Oconto Middle School to visit the new Technology Education area. This project was made possible by a $50,000 grant from the LEON H. AND CLYMENE M. BOND FOUNDATION. Mary and Jenni were very impressed with the new Tech Ed area. They were able to see first-hand the impact of their generous donation, and they expressed their delight with what the new tech ed area offered to the students. They were also able to appreciate the hard work of Ms. Hermsen in making good use of the funds for the benefit of the students. Mary and Jenni were pleased to note that the equipment in the Tech Ed area was up-to-date and of high quality, ensuring that students have access to the best possible equipment for their learning.

The grant assisted in tooling up a woodshop and technology lab to help students learn and explore in a project-based, hands-on, collaborative environment. Over their four-year experience at OMS, all students will learn about woodworking, hydroponics, 3-D design, engineering, virtual welding, and coding while creating individual and group projects. The mission of the program is to provide students with a pathway for developing their potential in a space that focuses on technology, innovation, career awareness, and life skills.

Oconto Unified School District thanks the Bond Foundation for its continued support.