Lowe’s Toolbox for Education Grant Project Completed
OJH Receives $5,000 Lowe's Toolbox for Education Grant
Ozark Junior High School received a $5,000 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant last year for equipping the newly remodeled Industrial Technology Lab.
The grant application was based on equipping the new shop lab at the OJH and the project was recently completed.
The Lowe’s grant provided a “starter kit” of basic hand woodworking tools, basic electric tools and safety gear for students in OJH shop classes. Local funds and additional grant funding helped fully furnish the new lab, which is shared by Industrial Technology students, Agriculture students and Engineering students. These entry level courses give students a foundation for future careers.
The construction pathway at Ozark includes opportunities for students to take a general shop class beginning in 7th grade followed by offerings in Materials/Processing, Woodworking, Vocational Cabinetmaking and Construction Trades.
“The grant Lowes provided allowed the school to purchase many tools our students will get to use on a regular basis in the school shop. Our students would not have had the same opportunities without their support. Ozark Junior High would like to thank our friends at Lowe’s for generously donating their expertise and money to complete the junior high renovation of the shop,” commented Jim Hubbard, Ozark Junior High Principal.