Shore Middle School earns $10,000 Hour of Code Grant
December 13, 2013 – It was an exciting morning at Shore Middle School Friday as the entire school gathered for an assembly to receive a $10,000 grant from Code.org, recognizing the staff and students' commitment to the nationwide Hour of Code program. The grant check was presented by State Representative John Rogers on behalf of Code.org. Representative Rogers shared with students that he, too, completed the Hour of Code!
Hour of Code is a nationwide effort launched by Hadi Partovi the founder of Code.org under the philosophy every student in every school in our country should learn computer science. He set a goal that, this week, ten million students would spend at least one hour learning to code. Across the country and internationally, that goal was not only met, but surpassed in thousands of classrooms in more than 150 countries!
At Shore Middle School, nearly 600 students participated in the Hour of Code, logging more than 54,000 minutes of computer science learning. That equates to 37.5 full days! Additionally, many students worked on coding at home and before and after the school day.
“I’m humbled to think we’re reaching students worldwide to encourage them to just try computer science, because I know one hour can be enough to change a student’s life, as it did mine,” Partovi said of the program.
And, students at shore agree. One student wrote in a thank you to Mr. Partovi:
“Thanks to you and your new program, we will learn an essential life skill. When we go out into our careers when we finish school, I can say we will always remember this program. With this new skill under our belts, we will start a revolution of writing code! I will try to teach others who aren’t as lucky as us to write code, along with my family…. Learning to write code will advance our knowledge for years to come. Thanks for choosing Shore as Ohio’s school. We have learned a lot of the last few days, it’s so fun!”
Thank you to Mrs. Terri Haught, Shore Middle School’s Integrated Technology teacher, who applied for the grant earlier this year. Shore is the one recipient for the entire State of Ohio. The staff has decided the funds will be used to purchase a cart of Chromebooks to be used by all of Shore’s students and staff. Congratulations and well done!
THANK YOU, CODE.ORG!!!