Pacific Middle School will use grant to buy new computers
Burien, WA– Pacific Middle School is the only school in Washington to receive a $10,000 grant from Code.org to buy technology to support computer science learning in the classroom.
On Tuesday, December 9, from 9:50-10:30 a.m., State Representative Tina Orwall, as well as representatives from Code.org and Microsoft, will present the $10,000 check to Pacific students during a schoolwide assembly.
After the assembly, Microsoft engineers will visit two science classrooms and teach students how to code.
“With this gift, we will be able to provide students with greater access to technology, ensuring that our students will be on the forefront, not just consuming technology of the future, but creating it,” said Principal Deborah Rumbaugh.
Computer science is among the fastest growing industries in our region. Coding is an essential aspect of computer science, as well as finance, accounting, marketing, social media, and many more professions.
All 675 students at Pacific will also participate in Code.org’s annual Hour of Code event, which is designed to show that anyone can learn the basics of code.More ›