Technology connects us to friends and family, information and media. But it can also be used in inappropriate and harmful ways. It's important to be a good Digital Citizen to keep yourself safe and use these tools in an effective and responsible manner. Here are the five themes of Digital Citizenship:
Balanced students use screen time wisely and do not let the cyber world take over the real world.
Literate students look at digital resources critically considering the bias, authority and currency of sources. Be picky about which sources you use, and learn to use specialized information tools provided by the LMTC.
Responsible students know how to protect themselves online and use borrowed equipment appropriately. Avoid sharing personal information and think before sending messages. When you use school devices, don't use them to create problems for others.
Ethical students give credit where credit is due. Take notes from information sources without plagiarizing, and avoid violating laws about copyright.
Positive students use technology to learn, communicate and create. Do not use it to the detriment of others by spreading rumors, harassing or teasing classmates, taking pictures of people when they are not aware of it, or sending inappropriate messages.
The students and staff members at Waunakee Community Middle School are excited to celebrate October, the Month of the Young Adolescent or MOYA. Our students, staff members, parents, and community members take this opportunity to celebrate the best about early adolescent learners. Throughout the month of October our middle school hosts a variety of activities that highlight the talents and interests of our students. Read more on our MOYA page.
Following a three year process, and input from community and staff, the Waunakee School Board has finalized a flexible long-range Facilities Master Plan to address student enrollment growth. In August, the Board unanimously approved the required ballot resolutions necessary to advance two questions for a November 2014 Referendum. Click hereto view the latest information regarding the proposed referendum including Voter Information, a Special Referendum Newsletter, a Fact Sheet, Site Layouts, a Tax Impact Calculator, Frequently Asked Questions, and more.