Strengthening Schools Grant Winners (2022-23)

Published on Wednesday, February 1, 2023 in Strengthening Schools Grants

In January, we awarded local teachers, administrators, and school officials with Strengthening Schools Grants to help them bring new and exciting learning opportunities to students throughout our service territory. The program is funded by partnership dollars through our power supplier, Wolverine Power Cooperative.

We're proud to offer these grants each year to those who share our vision of creating vibrant, relevant, and sustainable rural communities. A team of MEC customers evaluate all applications without knowledge of the applicants, districts, or communities.

Take a look at this year's winners and their projects:

  • Bloomingdale Middle/High School: Woodshop equipment
  • Cassopolis Middle School: Science kits for all sixth grade classrooms
  • Clinton High School: Video recording equipment for professional presentation practice
  • Constantine Public Schools: K-8 social and emotional learning curriculum
  • Dowagiac Middle School: Robotics equipment for STEM programs
  • Edwardsburg Intermediate: Codable robots for computer science education
  • Edwardsburg Primary: Ecosystem project equipment
  • Gobles Elementary: Books to fill book vending machine
  • Hartford High School: Chromebooks for students who need assistive technology
  • Kincheloe Elementary: Subscription to science education website
  • Lawton Elementary: Wireless microphone for teaching music
  • Madison High School: Robotics equipment for AP computer science classes
  • Marcellus-Volinia Outcomes: Books for at-risk students; home economics equipment
  • Mattawan Middle School: iPads for app creation classes
  • Mendon Jr./Sr. High School: Online mathematics program
  • Niles High School: CPR and AED training equipment
  • Paw Paw Middle School: Hydroponic tower for plant growth studies
  • Pullman Elementary: Phonics books for struggling readers
  • Riverside Elementary: Hands-on mathematics equipment
  • Tecumseh Acres Early Learning Center: Phonics materials for kindergarteners
  • Vicksburg High School: Recording devices for band programs
  • Watervliet Public Schools: New library books