@chrisbosh, @iamwill, #HTS and The Hour of Code…

Dear HTS Community:

“You are trying to transfer something from your mind to the computer.” Chris Bosh

Our primary goal is to make certain every student is college and career ready when they graduate from high school. College ready is unofficially and loosely defined as the ability to enter college without needing remedial coursework prior to the start of freshman year and being able to academically succeed at the university level. Career ready, of course, is the more difficult term to define. Many of the jobs of tomorrow have not yet been created. We do know, however, that many of tomorrow’s jobs will involve technology. Research indicates that the number of computer science jobs is growing 3x faster than the number of computer science graduates. In short, if you want to increase the probability that your child will be able to serve in one of these high-paying positions, teach them to code.

During Computer Science Education Week (December 9-15), students in grades 6-8 will be participating in the Hour of Code in their Science class. A variety of age-appropriate, hour-long tutorials will be available to students to try out the basics of computer science, either in school or at home. We hope your children will continue to pursue this even after the hour has been completed. Students who complete the Extended Coding Curriculum (20 lessons) on or before January 31st will receive a super special prize from Dr. Anemone. For beginners, try using Angry Birds for your first coding activity. Other activities for more advanced students can be found here (still in beta until December).

As always, if you have any questions, please contact us at school.

Sincerely,

Alex Anemone

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