Submitted by McKinney Independent School Dist.
Raytheon Company, a long-time supporter of McKinney ISD science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education, recently donated $10,000 to the district’s LASER (Leadership and Science Ensure Results) program. Raytheon representatives Jill Brooks and Elyse Hogan were on hand to present the check at last month’s Board of Trustees meeting. The money will go toward implementation of LASER in all McKinney ISD 6th grade science classes during the 2012-13 school year.
LASER is a project-based learning curriculum developed through the collaborative effort of Raytheon and McKinney ISD. Raytheon supplied approximately $19,500 to fund the original program which was embedded in the district’s high school physics classes during the 2010-2011 school year. About 40 Raytheon engineers and managers visit the classes every other month to work with teachers and students on four different modules that focus on 21st century Leadership skills.
With the continued support of business partners such as Raytheon, McKinney ISD is preparing students for success in an increasingly competitive, ever-changing global market.
For additional information on McKinney ISD, contact Shane Mauldin, MISD Communications Specialist, at 469-742-4007 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Photo: (Raytheon_Donation_crop.jpg) (Left to right) Dr. J.D. Kennedy, MISD Superintendent; Chaurcley Cook, MISD Coordinator of Secondary Science; Jill Brooks; Elyse Hogan; Steve Fortenberry, MISD Chief Financial Officer and Nancy Cowlishaw, MISD Partners in Education Specialist