Log-on to a new way of learning
After a successful first semester that is described by High School Principal/Superintendant Jeff Dicks as "we are further along than I ever anticipated," the Newell-Fonda CSD is opening its doors to invited supporters, community members, area school districts, and policy-makers to get their questions answered. Dicks continues, "Our students and staff are accomplishing things at a pace faster than I could have imagined."
Newell-Fonda is one of the first high schools to initiate a true 1:1 laptop program in the state and it has generated a lot of questions. "We feel this is one of the best ways to address all of the questions we have had, while at the same time giving our community and other school districts a chance to observe a 1:1 environment," states Dicks.
Not only does each 9-12 grader have their own laptop at school, they are also able to take it home. Many schools have laptops in their school, but a true 1:1 laptop program assigns one computer to each student and they take it home every day.
Visitors will be able to visit classes in session to observe how laptops are used on a day to day basis. In addition, other district technology will also be displayed. "Our hope is to show others the advantages a 1:1 initiative has to offer their students as well as how it has advanced our district into the future," states Tim Limbert, District Technology Director.
The open house will be on Tuesday, Jan. 27 and will begin at 9 a.m. in the Newell gymnasium. Students, Faculty and Administration will brief visitors before they visit classrooms. There will be a question and answer session following the classroom visits. Representatives from the Newell-Fonda student body, faculty, administration and Apple, Inc. will be on hand to answer questions.
Visitors are asked to enter through the east entrance for a welcome and overview in the gymnasium at 9 a.m. Guests may RSVP to the High School office at 712-272-3325 or Dana Seivert at email@example.com