Parents: At the bottom of each Campus Page is a "School Events" that lists the upcoming events for the next 7 days. In addition, both Middle School and High Pages list all Sporting Events for the next 7 days. As the Calendars are updated these events will be listed.
Support the Class of 2013, get your Dragon Tumblers for $12 each. You can get them at any campus Office.
Parent Note: The individual school websites will have all the information you need about their campus. There will not be as much about the campuses on the District Website this year. Visit you Campuses often as information will be updated regularly on the campus levels.
Note from Mr. Jones re: iPads at High School and Middle School
“Chico ISD will implement the first step of a 1:1 iPad technology initiative in the fall of 2012. IPads will be available to high school students in September. Parents and students will be informed when evening orientations will be held in September to explain the annual usage costs, policies, and expectations of students and parents. Middle school students will be issued iPads in January 2013. The same evening orientation will be held for them at that time. Like other school districts Chico ISD will have an annual usage fee to act as an insurance pool to repair and replace iPads when it is necessary. Chico ISD will charge $50 per year for students to have and keep the iPads 24/7. Families that qualify for free and reduced school meals may pay a reduced rate. Parents and students may choose to not pay for 24/7 iPad access in which case the student would check the iPad out in the morning and return the iPad at the end of the day for charging.
Many elementary, middle, and high school students use tablets and cell phones primarily for entertainment and socializing. IPads are capable of so much more than playing games or Facebook. Instructional applications (apps) are being developed daily. Three of our high school math courses currently have apps. Textbook publishers see this as the new interactive textbook and more will follow. Many middle school and high school textbooks have online interactive textbooks that cache several lessons on the iPad for students with limited or no internet access in their homes. These apps and online textbooks allow students to connect and interact with much more information than a traditional worksheet or hardback textbook contains. We expect this 1:1 initiative will lead to increased student achievement by increasing student engagement. Tablet technology has made a 1:1 more affordable for the district and it is important that our students have access to the same technology that will be used in college work and in their daily lives. I have no doubt that while we still teach the “Three R’s” here in Chico our continued use of technology will provide our students with the digital tools and skills that will allow them to better access and retain that information.