PORT WING - The South Shore School District in Port Wing, Wisconsin, through the assistance of the South Shore Education Foundation (SSEF), is able to continue and expand the 1:1 student : laptop computer initiative for the 2013-14 school year.
All students in grades 9-12, through a grant from the SSEF, have been receiving laptop computers to use for their schoolwork for the past two years.
They are able to take these computers home with them during the school year and use them in their classes at South Shore.
Upon meeting all graduation requirements, senior students are able to keep the computers to take with them after high school to college.
This new school year (2013-14), the program will be expanded to include all students in grades 5-8 as well.
Through a generous grant provided by a former South Shore graduate, Mr. Ed Teppo, enough Chromebook computers were purchased so that every student at South Shore in these grades could receive one to use at school.
On Wednesday, August 28, 2013, at 7:00 PM in the high school gymnasium, all students in grades 5-9 (and any new students in grades 10-12) attended an orientation meeting to learn about their new computers, including care and usage.
These students were given brand new computers, as they have not had this opportunity previously.
During the orientation, students and their parents signed the usage agreements and learn about the proper procedures for using the computers.
All eligible South Shore students in the aforementioned grades are to attend this session in order to begin using their new computers.