In November 2022, the MCC Education Foundation awarded grants to the teachers for their classrooms. The pictures below show students using the items purchased with the grants.
Mr Dahl's High School FAC's class using the microwave ovens purchased with the classroom grant.
MCC Education Foundation Awards Grant to MCC Drone Team
The MCC Education Foundation recently granted $1000.00 to the MCC Drone Program to help with the costs associated with their trip to the World Competition taking place May 2022 in Dallas, Texas. MCC has competed in RADC Drone Competition for two years and has had a team qualify for the World Competition level each of those years.
Unfortunately, the competition was cancelled last year due to covid. MCC had three teams at the Drone Competition in Thief River Falls in December 2021 where one team, 5450W, qualified for the World Competition by winning the Skills Champion, the High Flyer Award, and the Tournament Champion. This year's advancing team is made of different members than last year, but is a testament to the quality of the entire program. Members of the team advancing to the World Competition are Neveah Messner, Jade Werb and Raelynne Lamoureux.
The MCC Drone Program is coached by Ms Katie Melgaard and Mr. Barry Busacker. Ms. Melgaard and Mr. Busacker are also coaches of the MCC Robotics Team that also has had notable success in various competitions.
MCC Ed Foundation Provides Classroom Grants
The MCC Education Foundation is a very strong partner to the MCC schools and most recently provided our teachers with some classroom grants. Our first grade classrooms received some flexible seating. These chairs are useful, allowing students to fidget and wiggle while still working. Our second grade classrooms received some storage pockets for their chairs, providing some extra space for storage. Mrs. Augustine’s sixth grade received some audio books that they listen to during their milk breaks. The MCC Education Foundation plans to support these types of grants to classrooms on an annual basis. (submitted by Jeffrey Lund)