Last weekend the school and community were treated to great entertainment with this year's CHS musical production The Wizard of Oz. Kudos to Mr. Donner one again! This is my fourth musical and they get better and better. I have to mention that the sets were super too. Thank you Debi Oswald! It was clear that the students had put in countless hours preparing for this very polished and funny production. I will try to recognize some of the talent and apologize in advance because I know will leave someone out. The four leads were ideally cast in their roles. Rachel Pollock, as Dorothy did an outstanding job singing and acting. Blake Wangelin as the Scarecrow, Nate Peterson ans the Tin Woodman and Oscar Noetzel as the Cowardly Lion all did a super job as did Alyssa Seehafer as the Wicked Witch of the West. I can't fail to mention the countless Munchkins who did a great job as well! The play enjoyed packed houses each performance and that was no surprise. The Cowardly Lion even got up the nerve to set up his prom date with Jenna Gustafson in the final performance! Thank you CHS students and Mr.Donner!
On March 19 a milestone was reached for the Chequamegon School District as we distributed Chromebooks to all high school students for their use each day in their classes. This completed distribution of Google Chromebooks to all students from grades 4-12. The District reached its goal ahead of schedule primarily due to the efforts and expertise of our technology director Mike Garvin. His work was recently recognized in a national publication, Ed Tech K-12. The article can be viewed here. With the distribution of the Google Chromebooks at the high school comes responsibility to see these tools, as with any other educational tool, are used properly for educational purposes. Our Student Chromebook User Guide can be found here. This infusion of technology in the classroom instruction is really the beginning of a change in educational practices that will transform our schools and the way students learn significantly in the next 10-15 years. We are doing our best to prepare our students for a future we cannot yet visualize!