Pace: Thank you Summit for your support |

Pace: Thank you Summit for your support

Heidi Pace

Summit County residents and businesses continue to make the journey back to school a fun and rewarding experience. As Summit School District welcomed more than 3,100 students to our nine schools the week of Aug. 20, two local businesses went above and beyond to assist our schools and students.

Lowe’s kicked off the week with a $24,980 grant to purchase technology equipment. We greatly appreciate these funds to fulfill classroom and student needs. Through Lowe’s funding, the Lowe’s wireless hot-spots will allow an area in our schools to be used for investigation, connection and presentation for fifth-grade students’ International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme exhibition projects. In addition the watershed project and the theater technical design productions at Summit Middle School will enhance the sixth- through eighth-grade students’ presentations. Finally, Summit High School will increase personal-project development and presentations as well as robotics and other STEM career-building opportunities using the grant monies.

A long-standing local business, Big O Tires, also ran a school-supply drive. This business “Stuffed the Bus” and partnered with local residents to provide school supplies to each of our nine schools. Our students and staff members thank Big O Tires for hosting this supply drive with the items our students can use throughout the school year.

Thank you, Summit County, for your unyielding support of and strong commitment to education. The generosity of our local businesses and families makes a positive difference in the lives of our students.

Heidi Pace,


Summit School District

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