Dear HTS Community:
Yesterday morning, the PTO voted to support and fund the HTS 1:1 Learning Initiative. As a result, we will be ordering iPads for all students in grades 5-8 as well as one iPad for every teacher K-8 and an Apple TV for every classroom. Although momentous (the total grant is over $100,000), the hard work has only begun. Fortunately, this hard work is also very fun and engaging. We will be communicating, primarily through this blog, over the summer months and hope you will partner with us throughout the 2012-2013 school year.
In the meantime, we will be configuring the devices and will schedule a parent-student-administrator meeting later in the summer to share pertinent information. As always, feel free to share in the comments section of this blog or email me directly firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lastly, I would like to offer a special thanks to all committee members for their hard work:
Dr. Darren Petersen, Principal and Director of Curriculum, HTS
Amy Norris, Technology Coordinator, HTS
Tomas Hoffman, S.S. teacher, HTS
Julie Poole, L.A. teacher, HTS
Lisa Werner, L.A. teacher, HTS
Dr. Mike Gervis, Science teacher, HTS
Jim Gast, PeggNet Computers
Toni Congedo, HTS parent
Abby Giordano, HTS parent
Nancy Priscu, HTS parent
Tracey Walter, HTS parent
Linda Kearns, HTS parent
Jen Flanagan, HTS parent
Nanette DiTosto, HTS parent
Craig Grant, HTS parent….and everyone else that assisted in this endeavor.
*apologies to Irene Cara