Thursday, September 5, 2013

Day 3 - What's historic about 2013-14 at MWHS?

Today's post is from Keith Randklev, Principal of MWHS

The first day of the 2013-14 school year is an exciting one, and in truth, a historic one!

It is exciting not only because we get to welcome back all our students and staff and re-connect with them, but because there has been no real opportunity to utilize MWHS this entire summer as the remodeling and reconstruction took place.  Tuesday, September 3, marks the first day all of us can safely say we are in!!

The most obvious difference for students will be the totally remodeled locker room and weight room, though many will notice the considerable work that went into refurbishing the pool deck and pool area.  The weight room, in particular, will lend itself to the "wow" factor!

Students and families will also notice a change in the main office.  The Activities Department offices have moved closer to the Guidance Office area, creating more space and privacy for that department, whil freeing the main reception area for parents, students, and community members to access our Super Aides and Adminstrative Assistants.

So, what's historic about 2013-2014?  The answer is the district-wide initiative to launch the three-year plan to have a mobile learning device, Chromebooks, in every student and teacher's hands by the end of the 2015-2016 school year!  The goal is to ready our students for the 21st Century Skills they will need to succeed once they graduate from MWHS.  The transformation of the classroom instruction and learning has begun at MWHS, and we couldn't be prouder of this historic moment!!

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