LIBERTY— Beginning Dec. 7 Liberty Elementary will be celebrating Tech-“Know” week by becoming the recipients of a $10,000 award for new computers and a kickoff to include even the governor.
Liberty Elementary enjoys the distinction of being the only South Carolina school to receive the award, being presented by Code.org in an effort to enhance computer skills. The school will be using the funds to purchase new computer equipment for its students and will highlight technology throughout the week including Hour of Code, a week long opportunity for students to have at least one hour to experience programming firsthand as part of the school’s Tech-“Know” Celebration.
At 8:30 AM the celebration will kick off with the presentation of the check. The guest list is a full one as well as members of the School District of Pickens County board, district office personnel, local politicians and business leaders, Gov. Nikki Haley, and state superintendent of schools Molly Spearman.
According to a statement by Liberty Elementary School officials, the week long program is a benefit to all students and is a strong means of highlighting the skills of Pickens County’s students as a whole.
“Every student at Liberty Elementary School will complete one hour of computer code during this exciting week,” the release stated. “We think that this will make a strong statement that the School District of Pickens County is ready to teach our students critical 21st Century Skills!”
The week long celebration will run Dec. 7-13 and is a part of Computer Science Education Week which begins with a school wide assembly for the check presentation and guests.
Reach D. C. Moody at 864-855-0355