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Kudos to Captree Elementary School Issue Date: 04-01-2001

Cool Spots imageCongratulations to Captree Elementary School in West Islip, N.Y., www.4Kids.org's Cool School of the Month. John Simeone and Dianna Grancagnolo designed and maintain Captree's excellent Web site at www.captree.k12.ny.us. It features a look at all the classrooms as well as art and music in this K-5 school. You'll find an up-to-date photo album that serves as a journal for the school dating back to September when the doors first opened. The school's state-of-the-art library media center, a combination library and computer lab, allows students to read and do further research on the Internet. This is one cool school! Congratulations, Captree Elementary. Enjoy your 4Kids award pack.

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Blast Off for Woodstock Elementary School Issue Date: 03-11-2001

Cool Spots imageCongratulations to Woodstock Elementary School, Woodstock, Ky., www.4Kids.org's Cool School of the Month. Join the Woodstock Wildcats at their virtual school at http://wes.pulaski.net. The site is maintained by 5th-grade teacher and technology coordinator, Mr. Joey Simmons. You'll find excellent class pages highlighting the work of these talented students. Also, the school's entire library collection is cataloged online. Woodstock features a Student Technology Leadership Program in which students can become certified to be peer technology tutors. Mr. Simmons says the students "really enjoy computers. They're wide-eyed with wonder at how much is available on the Internet." Congratulations, Woodstock Elementary. Enjoy your 4kids award pack.

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Middle School Technology At Its Best Issue Date: 01-07-2001

Cool Spots imageCongratulations to Harris Middle School in Shelbyville, Tenn., www.4Kids.org's Cool School of the Month. The school's vast Web site at www.bedfordk12tn.com/education/school/school.php?sectionid=9&linkid=nav-menu-container-4-915 is maintained by sixth-grade teachers Ms. Betsy Norris and Ms. Donna Brock. It supports the school's efforts to integrate technology into every subject matter. Check out the student-created projects, a collection of student Web pages. Or visit the multimedia projects for student-created Power Point presentations, part of an extensive year-long project. There's also a fabulous collection of teacher lesson plans. Congratulations, Harris Middle School. Enjoy your 4Kids award pack.

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Pocantico Pride Issue Date: 12-03-2000

Cool Spots imageCongratulations to Pocantico Hills School, www.4Kids.org's Cool School of the Month. This preK-to-8th-grade public school in Pocantico Hills, N.Y., has 350 students, an Internet connection in every classroom, and a 25-computer lab. Its thriving technology program is represented by its excellent Web site, managed by computer teacher Mrs. Terry Hongell, at www.pocanticohills.org The site features scores of student projects. The "John D. Rockefeller Sr." project is among the best Pocantico has ever produced. And "History of Pocantico Hills" offers info about the area dating back to the time of the Puritans. The students enjoy the computer curriculum. Mrs. Hongell says of computer class, "They love it. Everybody wants to come to computer." Congratulations, Pocantico Hills School. Enjoy your 4Kids award pack.

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Pleasant News at Pleasant Grove Issue Date: 11-05-2000

Cool Spots imageCongratulations to Pleasant Grove Elementary School, a K-5 public school in Stockbridge, Ga., www.4Kids.org's Cool School of the Month. All 625 students work on computers at the library each week, according to Mrs. Prager, the school's media specialist, who designed the school's excellent Web site at www.henry.k12.ga.us/pges. She also developed the Kids News Network (KNN), a weekly news magazine show aired across the school's video system. Students in SAGE, a gifted education class, produce KNN with the help of Mrs. Prager and the SAGE teacher, Mrs. Alderman. Sarah, KNN's technical director, says that her KNN work is a "challenge" but she adds, "I look forward to Thursdays," the day she works on KNN. Austin, KNN's technical coordinator, says KKN is "lots of work, but when one of the anchors messes up it's lots of fun." This is one school where technology is making the news. Congratulations, Pleasant Grove. Enjoy your 4Kids award pack.

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