Middle School receives $1,000 grant
Prairie Middle School students and staff were pleasantly surprised by a $1,000 grant from The DeVlieg Foundation. The DeVlieg Foundation, a private tax-exempt charity, began by the founder of DeVlieg Machine Company of Royal Oak, Michigan, Charles B. DeVlieg. The company was formed in 1943 with the invention of the machine tool industry’s first bed-type milling machine, and later the first jigless boring and milling machine, the DeVlieg JIGML. Many key employees contributed to its success, including his son, Charles R. “Bud” DeVlieg. Both of these men believed strongly in encouraging and helping young people and established the DeVlieg Foundation in l961.
We would like to thank Diana Holubetz for her initial interest in getting Prairie Middle School students interested in the Mars Rover program as well as the MOSS (McCall Outdoor Science School). Diana has worked with Mrs. Higgins and together they have organized and planned Mars Rover and MOSS activities for 5/6 grade students for the past two years.
The mission of The DeVlieg Foundation is to aid and promote educational programs and experiences throughout the United States. We thank the foundation, Diana and her family for their interest in working with Prairie Middle School to provide our students with these opportunities.