Atlas Copco Compressors Provide Grants for Second Year in a Row
The Rock Hill School District Foundation has awarded two grants to support programs that promote higher-level thinking skills for students at Rosewood Elementary School of Rock Hill School District Three. Each grant allows teachers to provide innovative ways to teach and reach their students. The “Math + Literature = Success” and the “A Puzzling Request” grants were awarded on behalf of Rock Hill, S.C.-headquartered Atlas Copco Compressors.
Through “Math + Literature = Success,” Kindergarten through fifth grade English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) students will receive a new math literacy library that will incorporate the use of mathematics literature into math and language instruction.
Studies have shown students who are English language learners need systematic vocabulary in all content areas. Books given through the grant will provide an engaging tool to use for all students and will be serve particularly effective for ESOL learners.
“Often people separate the subject areas of reading and mathematics,” explained Martha Compton, Rosewood Elementary School ESOL teacher. “However, students need to learn the language of mathematics in order to understand math content and skills.”
Integrating puzzles and clues into the curriculum, fourth grade students in teacher Sara Griffith’s classroom will engage in collaborative learning experiences that foster the development of students’ critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
Utilizing “escape room kits,” students will engage in collaborative learning experiences and leverage time-management and communication skills as they work to solve the puzzle and beat the clock.
“This year more than ever, the great work of the Rock Hill Schools Foundation is essential to the local community,” said Robert Eshleman, president of Atlas Copco Compressors. “This is our community and the people we are supporting are essential to this community thriving long into the future.”
The Rock Hill Schools Education Foundation, which aims to promote a collaborative alliance between the community and the Rock Hill School District, has surpassed $1,000,000 in educator grants since its inception. These grants provide funding and resources to support educational initiatives. Guided by its slogan, “We begin where tax dollars end”, the foundation’s many programs are built around nutrition, innovation and celebration. They continue to support close to 18,000 students in Rock Hill.
Atlas Copco Compressors is a Platinum Partner to the Rock Hill Schools Education Foundation and will continue to support the organization throughout 2021. To learn more about Atlas Copco’s community involvement programs, please visit www.atlascopco.com/char-rock or contact Paul Humphreys or Erin Heaney.