Lohn ISD offers computer technology program for interested area students

The Lohn Independent School District will sponsor an intensive Eclipse Technology Academy for McCulloch County students who will be entering grades seven to 10 for the 2001-2002 school year. The class will be instructed by Lohn ISD technology coordinator, Rob Moore. The class is scheduled for Monday through Friday, June 25-29 from 1-5 p.m. in the Lohn High School computer classroom. Tuition for the course is $65. “With this course we’ll be able to provide an intense technology course utilizing the internet,” said Moore. We’ll be developing web pages and studying the internal hardware of computers to provide kids with the tools they’ll need in a technology-driven world. “This is the first time that LISD has been able to offer this course. We’ve offered several college courses before, but this is the first course geared toward younger kids.” “We’ve received several technology grants over the past few years and this is one of our opportunities to provide something back to the community.” Students in the program will study the internal and external architecture of computer and network systems; participate in the dismantling and rebuilding of working systems; learn the basics of HTML internet programming; utilize scanners, digital cameras, various software packages and the internet to produce a personal web page that they can publish with their parent’s permission. They will also receive an Eclipse Technology Academy T-shirt and will take home a cd-rom disk of their projects and information. Because of the hands-on nature of the course, space will be limited to the first 15 qualified participants. In the event that enrollment is low, Lohn ISD reserves the right to cancel the course. To register, call (915) 344-5412 or (915) 344-5749, or visit the Lohn website at www.centex’edu.net/Lohn and click on the Eclipse Technology Academy icon for more information.

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