The Pleasant Valley Community School District has received two grants from the Scott County Regional Authority (SCRA). These funds, derived from the Isle Casino Hotel Bettendorf's gaming receipts, reflect SCRA's ongoing educational and community development support.
The PVHS Robotics Program consists of 3 FIRST (For Inspiration & Recognition of Science & Technology) robotics teams. This program has demonstrated remarkable achievements, including qualifying for the World Championships and winning the Rookie Inspiration Award. SCRA has awarded the program $19,971 to fund the purchase of a new trailer, tool storage, and essential robot parts, facilitating sustained growth and success in STEM education. In the words of Jason Franzenburg, Industrial Technology Teacher, "This grant will help us to sustain our robotics programming well into the future, providing our students with numerous opportunities to explore STEM careers."
The PVHS Theater department receives a $15,000 grant to revitalize the stage with new masonite flooring and updated curtains. Christina Myatt, Director of Theatre and Speech, expressed her excitement: "The new flooring and curtains will elevate the space for our theatre productions and for all who use the space!"
We sincerely thank SCRA for its support, which will significantly enhance opportunities for our Pleasant Valley Community School District students.