The Weyburn Quota Club made donations of $1,000 each to three Weyburn schools on Monday, including Assiniboia Park, Souris and St. Michael Schools.
Souris School extended thanks to the local women of Quota International for their generous donation of $1,000 towards an FM Sound system for the Grade 3 classroom. Having a sound system allows students from all areas of the room to clearly hear the lesson.
In the photos above, teacher Shyla Scott (front left) accepted the donation from Val Wing, while on the steps at top are Bree Patterson and Carmen Vilness of the Quota Club. In the second photo, teacher Kim Haupstein is demonstrating the use of the necklace microphone and sound system, used in the classroom at Souris School. Also, from St. Michael School, Deanna Schwindt accepted the donation for a new sound system at that school, and at Assiniboia Park School, Susan Husband accepted the cheque from Bree Patterson.
This is always invaluable to all students, but especially so to those with auditory processing disorders. In the times of COVID and mask usage, students are not able to rely as much on lip reading and facial cues to make sense of that they are hearing.
An FM system allows the child to hear clearly, process the information more accurately, and learn with less interference as the teacher speaks directly into a microphone with sounds projected from other areas of the room.
Quota International has been a tremendous support of sound systems throughout the years. Countless students have benefited from their generosity. The second picture is of Souris Grade 2 teacher Kim Haupstein wearing the necklace microphone with an FM system.