Dear Patrons, Happy New Year! It’s hard to believe that January is here! In fact, Friday, January 25th is the end of the second quarter. It’s amazing to think that we are already halfway through the school year. January will be a very busy month for Columbia School District as we move forward with our goal of being a one-to-one device district for all our secondary students.
As you may have read last month regarding our technology updates, Chromebooks will be distributed across Columbia Middle School later this month. Over the second half of the year, CMS will be piloting our Chromebook initiative putting technology devices in the hands of our students in order to enhance their learning experience. Next year, our current plan is to take our Chromebook initiative to CHS making Columbia School District a one-to-one device district in grades 6-12. In year three, Columbia Elementary School will receive additional technology to complete the initial set up.
It is exciting to finally be in a position to put these devices in the hands of our staff and students. Over the past few years, Columbia School District has done an amazing job building up our infrastructure to support these devices. This technology has the power to change the way our students experience school and their learning. Our students are digital natives and must learn to thrive and compete in a digital world. I look forward to continuing on this journey expanding the classroom and enhancing the dynamic teaching and learning occurring here in the Columbia School District.
Todd Hilberg, Superintendent