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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.
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.
Thanks Rhys. Lots of unreasonable persistence and a bit of luck :)
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.
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.
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?
It would be great to have Yampa as a pedestrian mall, but the downtown parking is already tight. To do this, there would need to be parking added downtown in a structure or something.
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.
The link for the school calendar survey does not work. The link starts with a %20, which is a space and therefore does not come up correctly. The rest of the link is right. If you go to the school district website, the link is right https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2015-16SchoolYearCalendars
We have the greatest Nordic Combined coaches. So nice to have them recognized.
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