We are well into the 1st qtr and signs of fall and the new construction project are popping up all around us. Football along with softball are busy with games and practice.
We will be having quarter finals on October 8th and 10th with make-ups on the 11th. October will also bring us Parent/Teacher conferences on the 17th. Please mark this on your calendar and come in to meet with your student(s) teachers.
The high school has been participating in the 6 Decisions lessons every Tuesday as we try and give our students solid advice and facts about how they can make good decisions, the first month about School and this month Friends. If you have been in the building you have seen posters hung-up to promote our 6 Decision process and some key points that go with it.
On October 10th we will be part of a “Power Night” this will give parents the opportunity to come in and gather information about FAFSA, Mo Connections, a variety of 2&4 year colleges and Vocational school information. Club and activity sponsors will be around to share information as well. This will start at 5:00 pm and we will have students to assist people to get where they want to go if necessary.
On November 4th the upperclassmen will be able to participate in a distracted driving workshop here at school. We are 1 of 10 schools participating in this. Below is a short description of the simulator experience.
What is ARDDES? (Augmented Reality Distracted Driving Educational Simulator.)
The most advanced distracted driving prevention experience in the country. This new technology allows the participants to experience the difficulties and dangers of multitasking while behind the wheel without putting them in harm’s way. We’ve accumulated telling data from the schools we’ve served. The data shows that there is a definite success rate for a high tech interactive simulator. ARDDES also Includes eye-tracking software, so we can tell people how long their eyes were off the road during their experience. The average person in ARDDES has a major accident in less than three minutes after taking their eyes off the road and average time of 1 minute 52 seconds. 83% of the people that go through the ARDDES program put their phones down when they drive. Our technicians travel the country educating and engaging young drivers about the dangers of distracted driving.
We continue to run informational videos in efforts to keep our patrons up to date on items happening here. These are created by our students and they have done an OUTSTANDING job.
Have a great October!!