Prairie Ridge was hopping last night as students, parents and staff attended the first annual Digital Literacy Night sponsored by the PTO. Our evening started with guest speaker, Officer Shannon Stokesberry (fondly called Police Pal Shannon by our students), reminding everyone the importance of keeping the lines of communication open between students and parents to keep students safe online. Highlights of the evening included students showing their tech knowledge of AEA Online Resources in the IMC and the third graders showcasing their digital timeline. Special Education teacher, Stacy Pasker, demonstrated assistive technology with switches and iPads as well as free Chrome tools using voice to text. Computer Tech Instructor, Lori Pleiness, showed a great tool by Common Sense Media (www.commonsensemedia.org) that parents can use to read reviews and recommendations of music, movies, games, apps, and websites. Common Sense even has an app that allows you to scan a barcode for a review before you buy it. Our evening concluded with some brief words from Craig Barnum, a Ridge Parent and the district Director of Technology.
A special thanks to our Prairie Key Club students who volunteered their time and provided childcare during the event.
Pack the bleachers! On Tuesday, February 3rd during halftime of the Sophomore Boys Basketball game against Jefferson High School, our 4th grade student leadership team along with Mrs. Beach, Mr. Marshall, and Mrs. Smith will be demonstrating and discussing what it means to be respectful, responsible, and safe at Prairie Ridge. Come support our students and the great things happening at Ridge by packing the bleachers for this fun event. The basketball game begins at 6:00 PM.
Come be a part of the conversations about kids’ media and technology use. This event will occur on February 10th beginning at 6:15 PM.
Discussion topics for the evening include:
- Internet and Social Media Safety
- Parental Tools
- Assistive Technology
- AEA Online Resources
- Producing with Digital Media
- Tech Talk
**Childcare will be available!
The Prairie Ridge PTO will be sponsoring the annual Ridge Sock Hop on Friday, Feb. 20th. Mark your calendars and plan to attend this fun filled event with your family. Flyers will be sent home with students when the date draws closer.
Prairie Ridge will be having their Valentine classroom celebrations on Friday, Feb. 13th.
There will be a district wide Orange out day on Friday, Jan.23rd. We are encouraging all students and staff to wear orange.