Knox High School’s Graphic Arts Department is getting a major equipment upgrade, thanks to a recent donation. Compliance Signs gave the school two Roland wide body printers, valued at $12,500 each. On top of that, CutCardStock of Valparaiso has donated $450 worth of paper. The donations were officially accepted by the school board last week.
Board members also accepted a $1,500 McDonald’s MAC Grant for the High School Culinary Arts Department. It was presented by Knox McDonald’s operators Bill and Flo Boldt earlier this month, as part of the restaurant’s grand reopening celebration. “[Teacher] Jyll [McNeill] was there with us to receive that,” Superintendent Dr. William Reichhart told board members, “and the Boldts are willing to fund this annually, not necessarily just to Culinary Arts but to the high school and let the high school figure out the best way of spending that donation. So thank you very much for the community support.”
Meanwhile, the middle school has gotten a grant for six new stand-up KitchenAid mixers for its Family and Consumer Science and Culinary Arts classes. Principal Jake Skelly told the school board that Teacher Sherry Wakal applied for the funding through the Starke County Community Foundation.