November 2020
The purpose of the St. Joseph Public Schools Foundation is to raise, steward and distribute resources to enrich the education of students in the St. Joseph Public Schools District.
One to One Computing:
Devices for all Students

In February 2019, the SJPS Foundation awarded a $76,000 grant to the district to help fund Partnership for Unlimited Learning: Phase III: Elementary 1:1.

The 2019 grant was an expansion of the Foundation's longtime support of one device for every student, which started with 6th graders receiving laptops almost 10 years ago.

Original plans called for keeping the elementary student devices at school. Due to the current COVID situation, students found out this week they will be taking devices home nightly so that all have the same opportunity for extended learning, as well as being equipped with the necessary tools to navigate a quarantine situation or remote learning.
Easton, 1st grader at Brown School, receives his Chromebook to use in school and at home. He's all smiles!
Homework time for siblings Amelia, 4th grader at E.P. Clarke and Matthew, 6th grader at Upton Middle School. All families are provided with a letter and video outlining equipment expectations upon receiving their devices.
"The generous, ongoing support of the Foundation has helped make the vision of 1:1 computing for all SJPS students a reality. We are so thankful for this partnership and are thrilled to see our elementary students equipped with access to devices at school and home."
Mrs. Amy Dirlam
Director of K-12 Library/Media Services & Instructional Technology
2020-21 SJPS Foundation Grants
30 grants awarded: 3010 students impacted
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Dana Walsworth
Katie Werdann
Ryan White
Caroline Wiley
Laura Wiltsie
Distinguished Alumni Nominations
due December 15

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