We are pleased to announce that the Administrative Council has approved the extension of the laptop pilot for next year. All 6th through 8th grade students will be issued new Asus tablet netbooks. The new computer will be much smaller and lighter than the current 7th grade model yet with a larger screen and keyboard than the current 6th grade model. Computers will be stored in protective sleeves and carried in backpacks, eliminating the need to carry an extra bag. To get acquainted with the new machines, all students, along with one parent, will be required to attend a three-hour training session during the summer. The computers will be issued during these training sessions and multiple topics, including responsible use, will be covered. Numerous training times will be available starting in August as well as before school begins in September. Look for an online registration soon. All 6th and 7th graders will be turning in their current laptops at the end of the year. Students should turn in the computer, the bag, the power brick, and the stylus. Students will be charged for missing items in accordance with the Acceptable Use Agreement that students and parents signed at the beginning of the year.