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Jordan Catholic School winner in Hy-Vee contest
Rock Island, Illinois – Jordan Catholic School is now the proud owner of a new SMART Board™ interactive whiteboard, thanks to the Hy-Vee SMART Points program.
More than 200 schools throughout the Midwest received the innovative technology tools this year through Hy-Vee's SMART Points promotion, which ran from October 1, through December 30. During the promotional period, shoppers who purchased Procter & Gamble and Sara Lee products at Hy-Vee earned points that could be designated to the schools of their choice. Jordon Catholic achieved the highest average points score in its region to earn the $1,500 SMART Board. In addition, Madeline Chambers, a 6th grader at the school, won a 16GB iPad tablet for being the Jordon Catholic student with the most points designated on her behalf.
Debra Riedel, director of the Rock Island Hy-Vee, and other Hy-Vee officials visited Jordon Catholic on February 9, 2012 to present the SMART Board and iPad. "When schools and businesses are able to work together to provide learning opportunities for students, everyone in the community wins," Riedel said. "We want to thank two of our great supplier partners, Procter & Gamble and Sara Lee, and all our customers for making this donation possible."
Janine Parr, Director of Advancement at Jordan Catholic School, said the school is thrilled to win the Smart Points contest for the second year in a row, "We appreciate the support of our Rock Island Hy-Vee and all of our friends who participated in the Smart Points program. Interactive technology has had a powerful impact on the educational experience of our students. Thanks to Hy-Vee, Jordan Home & School Association, and other area partners, we have been able to place a Smart Board in every K-8 classroom!"
Hy-Vee's SMART Points program launched in 2009 as part of the company's Smiles for Education Program. Now in its third year, SMART Points has awarded over $1 million in Smart Boards, Mac computers and iPads to hundreds of schools throughout Hy-Vee's eight-state operating area.
"Schools throughout Hy-Vee's territory have had to delay or cut back on technology spending. The SMART Points competition is a fun way for Hy-Vee and our customers to help provide a much needed boost to local schools," said Jon Wendel, executive vice president, supply chain & marketing for Hy-Vee, Inc. "Having the latest technology available in the classroom helps teachers create a more stimulating learning environment for their students."
The SMART Board interactive whiteboard functions as an oversized touch-sensitive computer display. Using a special pen, a finger or virtually any object, users can control computer applications, write notes, pull up charts and images, erase or rearrange objects on screen, search the Internet, play videos and save work. The board comes with special SMART Notebook software that enables users to create customized lessons, presentations and learning activities and save them for future use.
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