Edmonds: Some students to get Chromebooks
Alderwood Middle School students and fourth- through sixth-grade students at Cedar Valley Community School could receive Internet-only Chromebook tablet computers in a pilot program planned for the next school year. Middle school students would take the district-owned computers home and elementary students would leave them at school, under a plan outlined by Edmonds School District staff.
The two schools were selected based on several factors, including the teachers’ comfort level using technology. The move to Chromebooks is part of a transition to online-based “cloud” storage. Students would receive Google accounts and files will be stored on Google Drive.
Under the voter-approved 2012 Technology and Capital Levy, the district originally planned to replace about 2,000 Lenovo Netbooks at a cost of $1.62 million. At the same price, the district would instead buy 3,000 Chromebooks and leave existing Netbooks in classrooms.
The school board will vote on the pilot project at a future meeting.
Snohomish: Volunteers are recognizedThe Snohomish City Council has declared April as volunteer month.
The Snohomish Chamber of Commerce recognized local volunteers earlier this month.
Darrell Charles, of Snohomish Storage, received the volunteer of the year award for his service as chairman of GroundFrog Day and the annual barbeque.
He also has volunteered at the wine festival and the classic car display.
The Snohomish Kiwanis Glacier Peak High School Key Club was given the youth of the year award for its assistance with community events and school projects.
Snohomish Boys &Girls Club Director Marci Volmer was recognized for her dedication to local youth.