SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) – A Sioux City elementary school has been given a monetary prize for their computer programing efforts during an international week dedicated to teaching code.
The Sioux City Journal reports that Loess Hills Elementary received the Code Iowa award from the Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council and code.org, a computer science nonprofit, this week.
The school received $4,000 to be used toward instructional technology for their efforts in Hour of Code week. Millions of students work on a computer-coding related activity in the worldwide event.
Loess Hills Elementary is a computer programming specialty school. Instructors teach core subjects through a computer programming lens.
The students dedicated their Hour of Code week to spreading knowledge to City Council members, business owners and representatives of higher education institutions.