Monday night the Greater Jasper School Board agreed for the application to be processed in order to allow students to once again access an “eLearning Flex Day” next spring.
Superintendent Dr. Tracy Lorey explained that the students responded well to the eLearning Flex Day that took place back on March 9th.
Jasper Middle School was one of the few schools selected in Indiana to pilot an eLearning Flex Day that allows students to attend school at home during a regular school day. With wireless connection at home students were able to access their courses and remotely participate in school.
The purpose of this day is for students to explore the use of technology and for those students who were not able to use these types of resources at home could attend school and had access to breakfasts, lunches, and bus routes as if it were a regular day.
Other ways that the district encourages students to expand their learning is through field trips. Almost each month there are requests from teachers or students for field trips to be approved and this month Dr. Lorey recommended the board to approve for Jasper High School cheerleaders to attend a cheer camp at Indiana University, a group of students who seek to travel to Rome, Athens, and other areas in Europe, and another who will be traveling to Knoxville, Tennessee from the Destination Imagination students for a global competition.
Dr. Lorey elaborates on the significance of providing support to students that not only represent the schools well through competitions and field trips but can also benefit with from experience.
One other note from Monday night the Greater Jasper School Board heard that the eighth-grade achievement ceremony will take place at 7 pm Thursday, May 26, in the black gym at the middle school and that high school commencement will begin at 6:30 Friday Evening May 27th, in the Jasper High School Gymnasium.