A huge thank you from Parker Middle School to Main Street Petroleum LL (Exxon Mobil, 178 Main Street, Reading) for their donation of $500 through the Educational Alliance program as a Global affiliated gas station. This is a nationwide initiative created by Exxon Mobil to enhance math and science learning in schools. Since it's inception, Exxon Mobil has committed over $34 million to the program. At Parker middle school, we have chosen to use this award toward our newly offered elective course called OTB - Outside the Box. This is a STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art Math) course which requires supplies for experiments, engineering challenges, and a variety of projects that engage students in problem solving and creativity. The picture includes students from the class as well as their teacher, Mrs. Lord.