Meridian area schools prepare for back to school

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MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - While the kids are still out of school, the teachers and administration of Meridian Public Schools were in full force Monday preparing for smooth operations as school starts back. Technology is ever changing and some new exciting changes are in store for the students and teachers.

“Last year was the first year that we started using Chrome Books. This year we are hoping to take it another step to incorporate more technology into the math classroom,” said Jacob Drury, MPS Math Teacher.

“Chrome Books” is a form of educational learning information using a laptop style or portable computer. The school system is working on keeping up with technology so that Meridian area children and students can learn with latest.

“All of our students 6th through 8th are equipped with Chrome Books. We have Math and Language classes going on. We are also introducing Biology classes for our 8th grade students and Mississippi studies, so, we have great exciting initiatives going on,” said Dana Bell, MPS School Principal.

Technology is good to have in the classroom, but the teachers are not forgetting the basics.

“My focus this year in the classroom is on writing skills. I think if they can write better and read better they will understand the test questions when they come to it,” said Amanda Shadwick, MPS School Teacher.

The teachers and administration are on the scene behind the scenes with one big goal in mind. Helping Meridian area students learn for a better life down the road.