Schedule status for Grass Lake events scheduled for Thursday, December 14.............
Middle School and High School Combined Band Concert in the High School Auditorium are a "Go". Students arrive at 6:00 PM. Concert begins at 6:30 PM.
Good luck to our students at all of your events tonight!
- Improved student academic achievement
- Students using the internet and computer media to communicate and work together on assignments and projects
- Improving the use of critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, and solve problems.
- Our students’ better understanding of the legal and ethical behavior related to technology.
- Targeted instruction to better meet the learning style of the students
To optimize the use of this exciting opportunity, every Grass Lake instructor received direct instruction toward the use of our new computers, with extensive training occurring before the start of the 2016-2017 school year.
Each student’s assigned device belongs to them for the entire school year. To provide hardware support for the devices, the school district has hired an IT Technician who manages the inventory and who will work to ensure that our devices remain optimally operational. Everything students and faculty need to teach, learn, grade, communicate, and share fits in the palms of their hands with these new devices.
Through extensive research of the possibilities, the personal computing devices that have been chosen for our students are a mix of vendors that provide devices that are age-appropriate, cost effective and that support our mission of improved student academic achievement that is made possible through individualized planning and collaborative networking.
- Kindergarteners and 1st Graders receive Apple iPads. These devices will remain on the school premises.
- 2nd through 8th graders receive 11” Dell Durable Chromebooks. Depending on grade levels, students will be allowed to carry these devices between home and school.
- 9th through 12th graders receive 14” Hewlett Packard Durable Chromebooks. These students will also be allowed to carry these devices between home and school.
The initial roll out for these new devices and software to the students began in November, 2016 and continued through January, 2017, when the deployment had been completed.
We are extremely excited about the potential for expanded learning opportunities for our students and look forward to engaging our new students in this learning environment.
Ryle Kiser, Ed.D.
Superintendent, Grass Lake Community Schools