According to John Maxwell, “most of us look at our days in the wrong way: We exaggerate yesterday. We overestimate tomorrow. We underestimate today. The truth is that the most important day you will ever experience is today. Today is the key to your success.” As our team of teachers, instructional leaders, support staff and administrators prepare students in Whitley County Consolidated Schools to be Ready for Tomorrow we are focusing on the skills they need to be successful TODAY. These skills include the ability to work with others, to think critically to solve problems, and to communicate verbally and through writing. Our schools are preparing students to be Ready for Tomorrow by grounding technology use in principles of great teaching. We believe that sound instructional practices infused with technology and innovative learning skills provide students with a solid foundation. This foundation will enable students to thrive in a world that has yet to be discovered and to hold jobs that have yet to be determined, thereby making them Ready for Tomorrow.
Device Protection Plan
Students will have the option to enroll in a Device Protection Plan for the 2019-2020 school year. The optional Device Protection Plan costs $20. Participation in the plan protects school-issued student Chromebooks against ACCIDENTAL DAMAGE, FIRE, FLOOD, NATURAL DISASTERS, POWER SURGE, VANDALISM, MECHANICAL FAILURE and MANUFACTURER DEFECTS. This plan will provide full replacement cost coverage (does not include chargers or cases) and will protect devices on and off school grounds. The plan is limited to three claims. Parents will be responsible for all costs related to incidents beyond the third claim. The plan is also transferable to a replacement unit. All repairs regardless of participation in the Device Protection Plan must be handled by the WCCS Technology Department.
WCCS Named Google for Education Reference District
Whitley County Consolidated Schools was recently named a Google for Education Reference District. This status is given to school districts that demonstrate excellence and thought leadership through the innovative use of technology, including G Suite for Education and Chromebooks, to drive impact and positive learning outcomes. Read our story here.