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.
WCCS is pleased to offer a zero deductible, zero labor insurance policy for all Chromebooks. The insurance costs $18 for the 2018-2019 school year. WCCS has chosen Worth Ave Group as the vendor of choice to insure school issued student Chromebooks. Insurance with Worth Ave Group will protect the device against ACCIDENTAL DAMAGE, FIRE, FLOOD, NATURAL DISASTERS, POWER SURGE, VANDALISM, MECHANICAL FAILURE and MANUFACTURER DEFECTS. This insurance policy will provide full replacement cost coverage (does not include chargers or cases) and will protect the item worldwide (on and off school grounds). The policy is also transferable to a replacement unit. The policy is limited to three claims. Parents will be responsible for all costs related to incidents beyond the third claim. In the event of Theft or Vandalism, a police report from the jurisdictional Law Enforcement agency is required.
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.