MISSOULA – The school year may be young but Sentinel High School woodshop teacher Thomas Boelman already has a big project in mind for his students, and Republic Services and KPAX-TV are helping make it happen.
KPAX-TV General Manager Bob Hermes presented a $250 check to Boelman, this week’s winner of a One Class at a Time grant which is going to be used to build a new woodshop office.
Boelman says many of his students are already working with tools, and he wants to put their skills into action. He says the project will focus on both construction and remodeling, and this hands-on opportunity is perfect for the classroom.
“We end up trying to work from the ground up, so trying to make like a little model house. We’ll end up using different pieces of pine, we’ll cut them into scale size to make a model. It helps them to learn the whole process of construction,” Boelman said.
Click here to apply for a One Class at a Time grant.