The media center at Dadeville Elementary School will soon have Chromebooks at the disposal of students thanks to a donation from members of the Dadeville Area Chamber of Commerce.
Carol Sellers of the chamber’s fundraising committee announced the donation in the lobby of Dadeville Elementary School Wednesday morning.
“We are presenting Dadeville Elementary School with $4,100 raised in the community,” Sellers said. “This money is to be put with the $2,100 from the Christmas parade for a total of $6,200. It is to be used for Chromebooks.”
Sellers said the $6,200 will help fund 25 Chromebooks that will be used in the library.
Tallapoosa County Schools superintendent Joe Windle said students use the Chromebooks to learn in ways students of the past did not.
“They don’t learn like we used to,” Windle said. “They like that device.”
The Dadeville Area Chamber of Commerce fundraising committee consists of Jim Cahoon, Peggy Bullard, Augie Latorre and Sellers. Committee members raised funds among themselves and by soliciting donations from Tallapoosa County Commissioners Steve Robinson and John McKelvey, Pat White’s Sunday School class at First Baptist Church of Dadeville, the Dadeville Kiwanis Club, Bullard, Little Lambs and Ivy, LaKays Flowers and Gifts, Sandra Carlisle, Tallapoosa County Sheriff Jimmy Abbett, Donald Kizziah, Sellers CPA and Ed Shikoski.
Windle said students of all ages use devices while learning in Tallapoosa County Schools.
“They work with them in kindergarten,” Windle said. “It is amazing what they can do with them. That is how they grow up now.”