Creating Future Science Leaders

$3,019 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 19 people in 26 months
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Sara Ford
on behalf of Kelly Hayes
 SPRINGDALE, AR
Intellectual Curiosity. Creativity. Passion for science and engineering. Making. Tinkering. Constructive play.


It is the goal of teachers and administrators at JO Kelly Middle School in Springdale to provide opportunities and experiences for each student to explore, create and question. Through the makerspace, students will have the resources and gain the skills to experiment and test their original ideas.

With your help our students will have access to 3D printers, sewing machines, power tools, electronic circuits, and video equipment. Our teachers will be able to implement hands on discovery learning in all areas of study. From stop motion animation in language arts to wiring circuits in technology, our students will have endless opportunities to creatively engage in their learning.  






JOKelly is a 6th and 7th grade middle school, housing 780 students.  The majority of students come from poverty (89%), English as a Second Language (65%) and are minority (86%).  Though these demographics provide challenges, they don't define what our students will become. Our school motto. Every Day, Every Knight, College Bound, has real meaning for students and staff.


In other words, no bored kids!  We want engaged learners, thinkers and makers! Students will leave us ready to go confidently into the world knowing that creativity and problem solving are skills that they have to offer.

With your help the students of JO Kelly Middle School will now have opportunities that they would not have otherwise. You are creating inventors, explorers, designers, and discoveries that will change the world. 




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Susan Tillery
25 months ago

Hi wholeheartedly support this endeavor! Harnessing the energy of the maker movement to inspire student exploration across multiple subjects is one of the most powerful approaches being implemented in education today. Our children deserve rich experiences across the widest range of disciplines available and the maker culture will facilitate this at JOKMS. Students as makers possess a skill set and self-efficacy that will serve them well in the school setting and far beyond! I am so excited for this opportunity for the students (and teachers) at J.O. Kelly Middle School. Please join me in supporting this project at JOKMS!

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Created January 12, 2017
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Elizabeth Carter
25 months ago
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This former Kelly Knight will graduate with an Industrial Engineering degree this May. There's not enough I can do to thank and repay the schools that have helped me through the years.

Susan Tillery
25 months ago

Hi wholeheartedly support this endeavor! Harnessing the energy of the maker movement to inspire student exploration across multiple subjects is one of the most powerful approaches being implemented in education today. Our children deserve rich experiences across the widest range of disciplines available and the maker culture will facilitate this at JOKMS. Students as makers possess a skill set and self-efficacy that will serve them well in the school setting and far beyond! I am so excited for this opportunity for the students (and teachers) at J.O. Kelly Middle School. Please join me in supporting this project at JOKMS!

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