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DeKeyser Elementary

MISSION STATEMENT

The DeKeyser community provides a safe, learning environment

while encouraging academic and personal success through high expectations.


Principal: Mary Beth Merlo
39600 Atkinson Drive • Sterling Heights, MI 48313 • (586) 797-4400
Attendance line: (586) 797-4499 • Latch Key phone: (586) 797-4440

 

 

DeKeyser School Song

 

Learning can be fun at DeKeyser

Because the teachers really care

 

We have good times here at DeKeyser

Because of all the feelings we share

 

DeKeyser – it’s awesome!

DeKeyser – it’s cool!

A place for making friends

 

DeKeyser – it’s awesome!

DeKeyser – it’s cool!

Adventures never end

Adventures never end – Yah!

 

 


 

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DEKEYSER Media Center Message

What is Hour of Code? This is an initiative to get students to spend an hour of time learning to program, as part of national Computer Science Education Week (December 7-13, 2015). Hopefully, after spending just one hour coding, your child will want to keep going with many more hours of code.  Computer science opens more doors for students than any other discipline in today’s world. Learning even the basics will help students in virtually any career—from architecture to zoology. Just as we teach students how to dissect a frog, or how electricity works, it’s important for every 21st century student to have a chance to “dissect an app,” or learn how the Internet works.

 

As the Media Center teacher at DeKeyser, I am planning for the entire school to participate in the largest learning event in history. More than 100 million students worldwide have already tried coding. This year, DeKeyser students will join a worldwide initiative to reach 100 million students! The focus of this event is to promote the use of digital teaching and learning practices in the classroom. We live in a world surrounded by technology. And we know that whatever field our students choose to go into as adults, their ability to succeed will increasingly hinge on understanding how technology works. But only a tiny fraction of us are learning computer science, and less students are studying it than a decade ago. That’s why students in kindergarten through 6th grade will be participating in The Hour of Code at DeKeyser!

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Our Hour of Code is a statement that DeKeyser is ready to teach these foundational 21st century skills. This is a chance to change the future of education in Michigan. If you’re interested in learning more about the Hour of Code, visit http://hourofcode.org  or check out this video: https://youtu.be/FC5FbmsH4fw for further details. Or, as always, feel free to contact me.

Computer programs are written in code. To keep learning computer science at home, try these websites:

Angry Birds

http://studio.code.org/hoc/1

 

Frozen

http://goo.gl/BrHd8j

 

Tynker

http://goo.gl/bLtLG2

Lightbot

http://lightbot.com/hocflash.html

 

Code Monkey

http://www.playcodemonkey.com/

 

Puppy Adventure (K-2)

http://goo.gl/YZXaGA

You can also try these free apps to learn code from the App Store!

  • Bee-bot
  • Hopscotch
  • Kodable
  • Cargo-bot
  • Scratch Jr.
  • Daisy the Dinosaur

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sincerely,

Mrs. Beauvais

Media Center Teacher

* We will be learning offline analytical coding skills the week of Nov. 30th  - Dec. 4th in preparation for the online coding the week of Dec. 7th.

 

 

 

 




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39600 Atkinson Drive • Sterling Heights, MI 48313

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