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Nisswa School receives $5,000 Centurylink grant

Centurylink awarded Nisswa Elementary School with a $5,000 grant Monday, May 4, to be used for technology needs for Nisswa students. A team of educators including Sarah Baker, Kelly Gubrud, Sheree Hanson, Sue Headlee and Holly Olson worked togeth...

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From left, Nisswa School third-grade teachers Holly Olson and Sarah Baker and second-grade teachers Sue Headlee and Kelly Gubrud receive a $5,000 grant from Centurylink representative Joanna Hjelmeland. Photo by Travis Grimler

Centurylink awarded Nisswa Elementary School with a $5,000 grant Monday, May 4, to be used for technology needs for Nisswa students.

A team of educators including Sarah Baker, Kelly Gubrud, Sheree Hanson, Sue Headlee and Holly Olson worked together to write the grant and the funds will be used to purchase 25 chromebook laptops and a mobile wheeled cart.

Teachers can check out the cart of chromebooks from the library and take them to the classrooms for student use during lessons.

"We are very grateful to receive the grant from Centurylink. The students are excited and teachers will be able to integrate technology-based learning with new chromebook laptops," said Molly Raske, Nisswa School principal.

The school has iPads as well, which will be reserved for lower level grades.

Travis Grimler began work at the Echo Journal Jan. 2 of 2013 while the publication was still split in two as the Pine River Journal and Lake Country Echo. He is a full time reporter/photographer/videographer for the paper and operates primarily out of the northern stretch of the coverage area (Hackensack to Jenkins).
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