K-64 is a partnership between Catawba County Schools, Hickory Public Schools, Newton-Conover City Schools, Catawba Valley Community College and local businesses. The purpose of K-64 is to identify, facilitate and streamline programs and initiatives that are in place and have been proven to be best practices in improving education as related to workforce development.
K-64 aims to further involve students in active learning, increase student engagement, and provide students with skills such as communication, problem solving, and collaboration. We are excited to share with you that through K-64, every 7th grade student in all three school districts will be provided a Chromebook for their academic use during the school year. Funding for the Chromebooks has been made possible by our county commissioners matching private business funds. After appropriate training, students will be allowed to take the devices home each evening.
In January, parents/guardians of 7th grade students will attend informational meetings where they will learn about students’ and parents’ responsibilities, proper care of the Chromebook, and student safety. All 7th graders should be bringing home a letter about this K64 Chromebook initiative on November 17, 2017.
If you have questions, feel free to contact Cindy Geddes – firstname.lastname@example.org
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