Leggee Elementary School recently received a $750 grant from the Exxon Mobil Educational Alliance Program on behalf of James Drendel, purveyor of the Drendel Corner Mobil location in Huntley.
The funds have been applied to a number of innovative educational enhancements, including LCD projectors, 5th grade field trips to the Challenger Learning Center in Woodstock, and the purchase of Vex robotic kits in the school’s new STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) lab.
“Leggee Elementary School is very appreciative of the continuing support we have received from the Drendel family,” said Principal Scott Iddings. “Contributions from our community such as this enable us to do creative and exciting things both in and outside of the classroom for students.”
The grant program specifically seeks to fund math and science-related initiatives at schools. Huntley Community School District 158 has instituted a focus on STEM fields at all of its schools, including STEM labs where students work collaboratively on real-world simulated, hands-on projects.