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Candler Elementary Receives Grant for Learning Lab

March 13, 2008

Candler Elementary School has received a grant for over $23,300 from the Biltmore Lake Charitable Fund.

The money was used to purchase 30 new Dell computers, a color laser printer, Microsoft software (Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, Excel) and 340 bilingual Electronic Books. These items combine to make up the new “Candler Learning Lab”.

Through the Technology Club at Candler Elementary, students are being trained after school to become proficient with the software programs. Students hope to offer classes for parents on how to use the software and how to conduct safe internet searches.

Media Specialist Connie McElrath explains, “We are very excited about the opportunities this lab provides in teaching many information skills and enhancing the growth of our students.”

Candler Elementary School will hold an Open House in April to feature the new lab.