September 26, 2013

McHugh Public School receives Future Shop grant

$19,000 grant will enhance classroom technology for student success

McHugh Public School is one of 15 elementary schools across Canada to receive Future Shop’s Future Generation Tech Lab grant. The grant will be used to purchase a variety of learning tools, including tablets and other electronic classroom resources. Staff from the local Future Shop will present the school with a cheque on Friday, Sept. 27 at 9 a.m.

“We know that today's students are already technology leaders. Research tells us that if we reflect this in their learning experiences, we will increase engagement which leads to improved student success,” says Scott Moreash, associate director of instructional support services. “Grants like this one will have a real and powerful impact on student learning in a digital world.”

McHugh was one of 150 elementary schools across Canada who applied for the technology grant this past June. Notes Jane Kempe, principal at McHugh, “It’s exciting to be one of 15 schools across Canada and the only Brampton school to receive this grant. This significant contribution will allow us to further embrace 21st Century teaching and learning at our school.” 
 
McHugh P.S. is located at 31 Craig St. in Brampton. For more information about the Peel District School Board’s Vision for 21st Century Teaching and Learning, visit www.peelschools.org/aboutus/21stcentury. Information about Future Shop’s Future Generation Tech Lab program is available online at www.futureshop.ca/techlab.

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Media contact:  Jane Kempe, Principal of McHugh Public School, 905-451-2515 or email [email protected]

Reference:  Ryan Strang, Communications Assistant, 905-890-1010, ext. 2725 or email [email protected]

 

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