Carrie Requist

Carrie Requist 2 weeks, 1 day ago on Soroco freshman Ben Kelley doesn't lack confidence on XC course

There is no where for these kids to seek in the district. We shove all sorts of other things at them when understanding how technology works is something that might actually be useful for them.

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Carrie Requist 2 weeks, 2 days ago on Tools not toys: Technology changes the way K-12 students learn

Great that the district is using all tools available to help students learn. However, if we really want to support our students to be high wage earners and productive members of the global economy, then we need to be teaching them the skills they need to create technology, not just use it. One of the most lucrative and understaffed job areas today is computer programmers and electrical engineers. Our schools do almost nothing to teach kids the logic and programming skills they need to go on to college in computer programming or similar fields. Our high school graduation requirements do not include a introductory programming class (should be part of Bus/Career/Tech) which would not only spark some students to continue in this field, but give every student a basic understanding of how these computers that will continue to rule their lives actually work. Our Science requirements have no intro electrical engineering, which would also provide a basic understanding of the computers in our lives. We need to do more than have our students be technology users if we want to get them ready for the real world.

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Carrie Requist 2 weeks, 2 days ago on Soroco freshman Ben Kelley doesn't lack confidence on XC course

Steamboat Today - you guys need to look at how your own content shows up in your own app. This story was completely butchered in a way that made it impossible to read with the sidebar about Tatum starting as the second paragraph (with no headline) and running inline in the article. Embarrassing that your own content does not show up correctly in your own app.

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Carrie Requist 2 months ago on Demographer urges Steamboat School Board to build 3rd elementary school

We knew this when Soda was rebuilt - that it would not add enough capacity, but ti was rebuilt anyway. For some reason, our district has staunchly refused to believe that the enrollment would grow. This goes all the way back to 2002 when they told the state school board that enrollment would decline even though it had been growing steadily at that 2-3% rate. With the administration not believing in the growth and telling the school board the same, then no wonder that growth is not planned for. Given how this rolls to the just about full MS and HS, seems that the best thing to do now would be to use the lot they have at Silver Spur to build a K-8.

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Carrie Requist 2 months, 3 weeks ago on Captain of the Boat Race 3 results for Aug. 1

When you post/print results it would be helpful to have SOME explanation of what they are. In this case, there isn't even any clue as to what sport this is talking about.

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Carrie Requist 5 months ago on Senior citizen found safe in Steamboat after going missing in Oak Creek

So glad she was found safe. It is unfortunate that the code red notification to the cell phones just comes in as an 866 number and if you answer, it sounds very much like a telemarketer asking you to hold for a very important message. I was with a friend and her phone rang first, but she didn't answer since it was an 866 number she didn't recognize. Then my phone rang and she recognized it as the same 866 number, so we listened on speaker. It wasn't until after it asks you to hold for the message that it identified itself as an emergency notification. On my land line, the caller ID showed emergency. I wonder how many people didn't answer or hung up before they heard the emergency part of the message. Could the message be improved to identify itself as emergency notification right away?

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Carrie Requist 5 months, 1 week ago on Lowell Whiteman School to become Steamboat Mountain School

I think the school has done a good job of articulating all the reasons to change away from "The Lowell Whiteman School." However, for so many years the K-8 Whiteman and the 9-12 Lowell Whiteman were erroneously connected. Now, very shortly after the K-8 changes to Emerald Mountain School, couldn't the 9-12 have picked a name that is more distinct from the K-8 than Steamboat Mountain School? Seems that the two schools will again be erroneously connected.

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