2018-2019 Mini-Grants



FMS/FHS Kickstarting a Manufacturing Lab with a
Laser Engraver


Pennsylvania's Department of Education has mandated that students at all grade levels must document career and work experiences.  The state's economic future depends on having a well-educated and skilled workforce.

One way the District decided to present different careers to the students was to create a small manufacturing environment in the Middle School's technology area.

The Foundation has agreed to purchase a laser engraver for the new Manufacturing Lab.   This machine has the capability to engrave and cut many different types of materials.  The teacher will be able to model some processes that the students would experience on the floor of a manufacturing facility.
Orion Motor Tech 60W CO2 Laser Engraver Cutter Cutting Engraving Machine 20" x 28" with USB Port




FHS Cricut Maker Machine

The Fairview High School's Librarian, Ms. Kim Crotty, was awarded a mini-grant for a Cricut Maker Machine and supplies.  This machine can be used by all students with endless possibilities.  The machine has the capability to connect with an I-Pad, further integrating the technology into our school.  Some of the ideas for the machine are using it to cut patterns for material for Mrs. Staab's clothing students; Mrs. Daley and Mrs. Wegner's students can use it to create interesting displays for their artwork; STEM students can use it to make parts for a 3D model; and innovation workshop students will be able to use it to cut precise parts for projects.  Besides the students, staff members will be able to use it to create visuals for classrooms and hallways.  The Foundation is pleased to be able to help the high school increase their creativity! 
Cricut Maker Machine

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