HS Football, Senior Night, Pulled Pork Dinner, Mini-Cheer Perform--THURSDAY NIGHT!
Minco Schools will be closed for fall break on Wednesday, October 18, through Friday, October 20. Classes resume Monday, October 23.
Thursday is a busy night for the Bulldogs! MHS will play Wayne at home on Thursday--Kick-off is at 7:00.
This is the last regular season home game. Senior night will begin at 6:30.
The senior class will host a pulled pork dinner in the south end zone beginning at 5:30, Thursday evening. The meal will include a BBQ pulled pork sandwich, chips, cookie & a drink for $6. All proceeds benefit MHS after-prom.
Mini-Cheer will perform at half-time of the game. They've got spirit! Yes, they do!
Friday, October 27
School pictures have been rescheduled for Friday, October 27. Your student should have received an order form. Please keep this order form and use it on the new picture day. New order forms will not be distributed. You may prepay online at www.okschoolpics.com or send payment to school on picture day. Each student must have their own envelope. Please enclose exact payment. The photographers are not permitted to make change.
Don't forget your smile!
By Kevin Sims, Superintendent of Minco Schools
A few weeks ago, I highlighted how we are a growing community and school district. With that growth, comes challenges. A big challenge in 2017, as compared to 1987, is the ability of schools to stay technologically relevant. At Minco, we have worked very hard to keep teachers with smart boards, updated computer labs, and the the online curriculum needed to help ensure our success.
Today we see more than ever before the need for increased individualized technology for students. Google has ramped up Google schools which allows for digital curriculum that is free or inexpensive. Many schools are using chrome tablets for online curriculum. Teachers can now use Google Classrooms for research assignments and make classrooms paperless for certain assignments. This personalization of education is not going away.
Let me be the first to say that even though we see technology leading in a paradigm shift in education, you cannot replace the teacher. Any thought of online education that is not classroom teacher driven is doomed for failure. Teachers cannot be replaced by computers!! We must, however, use technology to our advantage and use Google Classroom and other programs that make learning better.
Children today are so technologically advanced as compared to prior generations. The use of technology is necessary as students use it daily in their lives. We need to be able to provide the students with the tools to learn with technology. We must increase our technology infrastructure and increase the amount of personalized devices.
Next year in 2018-2019, I would like to see a Google Chrome tablet for each of our students in grades 4-12. It is imperative that we use Google Classrooms to enhance our already strong curriculum. Google Chrome Tablets or Google Classrooms can’t teach children, but these will be effective tools in the hand of our educators. This will enhance our curriculum, and today’s students will strive with these services.
In the next few weeks, I will address other needs in the areas of learning materials and transportation. Together we as citizens of our school district, can make a huge difference in the education of our children.
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