Kindergartners demonstrate use of iPads to Hampton board

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Recorders running, cameras clicking, parents of nine kindergartners from Wyland Elementary School were as transfixed as the board members and administrators at Monday's Hampton Township school board voting meeting as the young students demonstrated their knowledge of technology.

Each student showed a board member or administrator what they've learned so far using iPads, a tool they've used in their classroom all year long.

David Gurwin, board president, and Patrick Clair, district solicitor, both said they were amazed by how academically focused today's kindergartners have become compared to their own experiences.

The kindergarten teacher, Lindsey Fitzpatrick, was on the agenda a second time in the evening when the board unanimously voted to continue her tenure as a long-term substitute during the second semester of this school year.

Additionally, the board approved spending $2,000 to hire Gateway Engineers to measure and pull core samples in preparation for paving work this summer at the Wyland Elementary parking lot.

Superintendent John Hoover suggested the board hire the engineers as part of a cooperative bid with Hampton Township. The township currently is working with the company on some local paving projects and collaborating will save the district money in the long-term, he said.

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Rita Michel, freelance writer: suburbanliving@post-gazette.com


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