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Journalism is just a gun. It’s only got one bullet in it, but if you aim right, that’s all you need. Aim it right and you can blow a kneecap off the world.
 ~ Warren Ellis 

This year ASPV introduced a Journalism course.  It is filled largely with seniors and was a planned step during our website re-construction.  Our goal remains, to have a dynamic web presence that will prove itself to be a useful tools to all stakeholders.  Of course the challenge to this is maintenance; who better to do the maintenance then the students themselves?  We are continuously trying make real experiences available to our students and this news site is simply the latest in that endeavor.  I am incredibly proud of teacher Allyson Williams for her perseverance on this project and to all of her students – they have created a great bank of stories to launch the site, for all of us to enjoy:



and the children will lead us…

Those words jumped to my mind when i took this picture this summer in Marin County, California.

In fact i even included it in a personal blog post at the time. Then today i was presented with this blog entry – written by a fifth grader. It blew my mind – actually it still is blowing my mind. Make her day while extending her learning experience, drop her a comment or send her a reader.

The progress that has been seen in the writing of CMS fifth graders this year is nothing short of amazing. Huge thanks is due to four great teachers and a great writing specialist. However from where i sit everyone owes a huge thank you to Jeff Dungan the elementary tech facilitator who has worked and pushed hard to ensure that the computers which were placed in each fifth grade classroom as an experiment did not sit dormant and allowed to collect dust. He has taken old machines and given them new life; the teachers, students and parents have bought in and are on board. Thanks Jeff.

Bianna W. thank you for sharing your insightful writing with me.