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Attention 7th grade parents! K64 issues Chromebooks
Posted on 11/21/2017
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November 17, 2017

Dear 7th Grade Parents and Guardians,

K-64 is a partnership between Catawba County Schools, Hickory Public Schools, Newton-Conover City Schools, Catawba Valley Community College and local businesses. The purpose of K-64 is to identify, facilitate and streamline programs and initiatives that are in place and have been proven to be best practices in improving education as related to workforce development.  

K-64 aims to further involve students in active learning, increase student engagement, and provide students with 21st century skills including communication, problem solving, and collaboration.  We are excited to share that a pilot program for one-to-world learning will be implemented in 7th grade classrooms throughout Catawba County. This means 7th grade students in all three school districts will be provided a Chromebook for their academic use during the school year.  After additional training in digital citizenship, students will be allowed to take the devices home. Funding for this pilot was made possible by the Catawba County Commissioners and matching private business contributions.

To take advantage of this opportunity for your child to be issued a Chromebook, the student as well as a legal parent or guardian must attend an informational meeting at your child’s school in January, 2018.  During this meeting, parents and students will learn about students’ and parents’ responsibilities, proper care of the Chromebook, and student safety.

In a few weeks, you will receive more information from your child’s school regarding the upcoming meeting.  We look forward to seeing you and your child as we implement phase 1 of the K-64 one-to-world initiative.  


Deanna Finger

Marty Sharpe

Catawba County Schools

Dr. La’Ronda Whiteside

Terri Hall

Hickory Public Schools

Dr. Heather Mullins

Cindy Geddes

Newton-Conover City Schools



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