So what’s going on at Pine River-Backus High School? The answer: A lot! Students are hard at work in their academic subjects and busy with a flurry of winter activities. Student council is infusing some extra fun into the school through the annual Snodaze celebration.
BY TRENT LANGEMO In May 2012, the Pine River-Backus School Board approved what is known as a 1:1 iPad initiative, placing a multi-faceted, digital, web-connecting tablet in the hands of every student in grades 5-12. This decision followed an iPad pilot program and months of study and discussion by teachers, administrators and the school board. A central point of those discussions included two concepts: engaging students in their learning and equipping students and teachers with a tool to increase their ability to harness what are known as 21st century skills.