Walpole High School Freshmen 1:1
For the 2017-2018 school year, Walpole High School is launching a 1:1 Chromebook (laptop) Program. Specifically, we will be providing each incoming freshman student a Chromebook for use both at school and at home. These Chromebooks, combined with Google Apps for Education (G-Suite), will give students the technology tools necessary to communicate, collaborate, create and publish their work in a 21st century learning environment. It will provide them with opportunities to show the relevance and interconnectedness of their knowledge and skills; and allow faculty to use instructional approaches such as blended learning and project based learning to engage students and extend learning experiences into the global community. The Chromebooks will become one of the tools to help support critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration and research in our classrooms.
To provide you with as much information as possible, we have put together this website that contains information about the device, insurance information, FAQs and most importantly, the forms that must be completed and submitted to the district before Chromebooks can be distributed. Please take some time to look over the information contained in this pages.
On Thursday, August 24th at 6:00pm, we will be hosting an optional informational meeting for incoming 9th grade students and their parents to discuss this program in more detail, and to answer any questions you might have. Chromebooks, cords, and cases will be distributed to students on August 30th during the school day, provided students return their signed Loan Agreement form along with a check for $40.00 (if they are purchasing the optional insurance).