EVENT: Red Ribbon Walk & Wrap
Collette Richardson wrote -Norwood is the ideal candidate for this Walk Wrap funding opportunity. This year, Norwood science scores dropped 13 points on the 2015 Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) as compared to the 2014 FCAT test scores. We are greatly concerned with this decline and are striving to correct this deficit. Having 40 additional computers would be one method to improve our schools' scores. The use of technology will allow teachers and students access to school curriculum that is all computer based. By having 40 additional computers, it will allow teachers and students to access simulations and virtual lessons that are simply just not possible with a textbook. This computer capability will enhance specifically the science lessons that are required for students to pass the FCAT Science test in fifth grade. Additionally, training for groups of teachers will be conducted to assist less proficient teachers with the use of technology. Since 70% of the students at Norwood Elementary School qualify for free or reduced priced lunches this means students are economically disadvantaged. Because of this designation, the school receives Title I funding in the amount of $90,000. While it sounds like a lot of money, here at Norwood, we use the funds to purchase one reading teacher (coach) for S60,000 to reduce class size, conduct model lessons and support teachers in the classroom. The balance of the funds are used for tutoring a small group of students in reading and mathematics and supplies. This Walk Wrap funding would make a world of difference to our school where we are Charting a Course to Success. Listed below is an example specifications of the 40 computers we would like to obtain. Each costs $619 and a cart is $339. Intel® Pentium® Processor (Dual Core) Intel® Pentium® Processor (Dual Core) Windows 7 Professional Free Windows 10 upgrade Windows 7 Professional
Free Windows 10 upgrade 4GB Memory 4GB Memory 500GB Hard Drive 500GB Hard Drive Therefore, it is my hope that Norwood Elementary School would be funded as the ideal school for Walk Wrap funding.