Excited ninth grade students and their parents recently gathered at Snow Hill High School to receive their own student Laptop for use during the 2015-2016 school year. The Digital Conversion of Worcester County Schools has begun and the first phase of implementation includes the distribution of laptops to every freshman student in Snow Hill, Pocomoke and Stephen Decatur High School. Members of the Worcester County Education Foundation (WCEF) were also in attendance and were pleased to present each student with an insulated laptop cover to protect their device.
The Worcester County School Board will gradually phase in the appropriate digital device to students K-12 until every student and teacher has equal access to today’s important digital learning tools. “Our goal is to implement the Digital Conversion of our schools as quickly as possible. As WCEF Board Member Patti Miller explains, “By accumulating years of practical digital experience, upon graduation, the students will be able to keep up in today’s new digital college environment and they will be prepared to compete for jobs that require extensive digital knowledge”.
The WCEF is a non-profit 501(c)(3) established by concerned parents and members of the business community, who believe that by combining community financial resources, they have the ability to shave years off of the current scheduled implementation of the digital conversion of Worcester County schools. Recent donor, Macky Stansell stated, “The teachers and the students need these learning tools now. College learning and the job market isn’t changing, it’s already changed and these kids need to be prepared to function the moment they leave school.”
To learn more about the digital conversion of the Worcester County Schools and to learn how to donate or how you can help, go to www.wced.foundation or call 410-632-5076.
Pictured left to right: Snow Hill Student, Shawnay A. Davison & Grandmother, Barbara Davison