This Week: The Hour of Code is here!

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 10:05am
  
 
We live in a world surrounded by technology. And we know that whatever field our students choose to go into as adults, their ability to succeed will increasingly hinge on understanding how technology works. But only a tiny fraction of us are learning computer science, and less students are studying it than a decade ago.
 
That’s why our entire school joined in on the largest education event in history: The Hour of Code. This week is Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 8-14) and our students will be amongst over 2 million worldwide spending one hour learning the basics.
 
Our Hour of Code is a statement that Clarksville Middle School is ready to teach these foundational 21st century skills to our students. We believe this will be an exciting opportunity for our students and we encourage you to talk to your child about it and even consider participating in additional activities in your home and neighborhoods. 
 
This week Clarksville students will participate in the Hour of Code as follows:
  • 6th Grade: December 9th during social studies classes
  • 7th Grade: December 10 during science classes
  • 8th Grade: December 11 during math classes
 
For more information about the Hour of Code, check out this information flier or visit http://hourofcode.org for details.