Thermo Fischer Scientific, an analytical instruments and laboratory equipment company, is the Adopt-a-School partner paired with Cherokee Middle School. Thermo Fischer is supporting Cherokee students through the Koats for Kids drive, as well as through other school supply and food drives. Thermo Fischer also recently awarded Cherokee with an INSPIRE grant, a program designed to “inspire students to pursue careers in science, leading to advancements that will make the world healthier, cleaner, and safer.” Through the grant, the Cherokee science department was able to purchase specimen jars, cordless and smart-board compatible microscopes, and other cool science teaching materials! These new materials will increase student curiosity and allow each student a hands-on science experience. FMPS is excited to support this awesome partnership and new avenues of learning for Cherokee students!