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eLearning Days

Scheduled for 2017-2018:
Friday, September 1, 2017 
Friday, September 29, 2017 
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 (Optional for Grades K-4)
Friday, January 12, 2018 (Optional for Grades K-4)
Friday, February 16, 2018
Monday, April 6, 2018

What are Elementary in school practice eLearning Days?
Madison Consolidated Schools is committed to preparing all students and families for eLearning days and this begins at the elementary level. Each student, beginning in Kindergarten, is issued a device which is integrated into daily learning within our classrooms. Students are taught how to access necessary apps, locations, lessons, as well as, do necessary work to complete assignments digitally.

Teachers will work with students early in the school year to ensure each student is ready for eLearning days, should there be an opportunity for elementary students to participate in a scheduled district wide eLearning day. As an example, several of our buildings are used as polling locations on Election Day, so we have a scheduled eLearning Day for all students. Madison Consolidated Schools is approved to utilize eLearning days in the event of inclement weather and the implementation, frequency, and timing of those dates are based on recommendations from a Guiding Coalition made up of teachers, parents, and administrators based on best practices.

What are Secondary eLearning Days?
Madison Consolidated Schools Secondary eLearning Days offer full access to online secondary (6th-12th) school instruction provided by students’ individual teachers. Teachers will create lessons in My Big Campus, the school’s learning management system. These lessons will be interactive and relate to the Indiana State Standards for the specific class. Six eLearning days will occur throughout the school year, and students will have access to teachers via the Internet. If students do not have Internet at home, they may attend either a study hall hosted by the school where wifi is accessible or one of the open computer labs, the public library, go to a friends home, or one of the numerous local businesses offering free

According to educational research, there were an estimated 1.8 million K-12th grade students that enrolled in online or distance-education courses in 2009-2010 (February 2013 Fast Facts, http://iNACOL.org) and that trend is exponentially growing. We now have 27 states with state virtual schools and 31 states, and Washington, DC, have statewide full-time online schools. (Keeping Pace with K-12 Online & Blended Learning: An Annual Review of Policy and Practice. http://kpk12.com/reports/.) There is a consensus that effective online programs have the ability to improve student learning and achievement. Virtual and blended learning models (a mix between online and brick-and-mortar classrooms) can provide individualized instruction, that focuses on mastery, as well as additional opportunities and course offerings to students. There are currently 5 states that have passed into law an online learning requirement for core diplomas. Numerous others, including Indiana, are attempting to pass similar legislation. States with Multi-district Fully Online Schools

Nearly all institutions have a major interest in eLearning. Over 80% of higher education institutions offer at least several courses online and more than half offer a significant number of courses online. (The state of E-Learning in Higher Education: An Eye Toward Growth and Increased Access, http://www.educause.edu) The proportion of college and career-ready students that take at least one online course has increased steadily over the last decade. The 2012 Survey of Online Learning reveals that the number of students taking at least one online course has now surpassed 6.7 million with 32% of current college students taking at least one course online.

At Madison Consolidated Schools, we have been exploring online education in varying degrees with tremendous success. Credit recovery virtual labs, alternative education programs, and hybrid (blended) high school courses have all contributed to an increasing graduation rate and are providing more options for our students. If trends continue, by the class of 2017 nearly all students will be required to take at least part of their higher education/career coursework in an online environment. Our MCS mission is to educate all students to reach their potential, and student learning is the foremost thought in our minds as we try to prepare our students for a now global marketplace. It is our hope that the eLearning Days will provide our students with an online experience that will be foundational to future growth and success.

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eLearning & Technology

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Student learning is at the heart of our eLearning program initiatives. Madison Consolidated Schools has been supporting systemic change initiatives that focus on student learning and growth, educator effectiveness, college and career readiness, and school improvement. Our corporation has made a significant investment in technology and we are beginning to see teachers and students create an ecosystem for information age learning in their classrooms. We believe that utilizing technology, providing access and mobility to 21st-century resources, and allowing teachers to learn & grow in these opportunities will bring us closer to our goals and allow us to educate all students to reach their potential.

Madison Consolidated Schools is committed to student growth and learning through innovative educational practices. Five key principles in our district strategic plan include:

1. Student Performance
2. Community Involvement
3. Human Capital
4. Environment
5. Local/Global Marketplace

For technology assistance please email: technologysupport@madison.k12.in.us

Jennifer Watson - Technology Coordinator - jwatson@madison.k12.in.us - 812.274.8127
Bryan DeWitt - Integration Specialist - bdewitt@madison.k12.in.us 812.274.8125
Alex Hobson-Data Managment Specialist- ahobson@madison.k12.in.us 812.274.8126
Madison Consolidated Schools has partnered with Five-Star Technology Solutions to provide a comprehensive, strategic focus for technology implementation and support throughout our district.

Vanessa Eldridge - Lead Technician - veldrige@madison.k12.in.us 812.274.8123
Brian Miller-Technicianbmiller@madison.k12.in.us 812.274.8318
Donnie Goodin-Technician dgoodwin@madison.k12.in.us 812.274.8124


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Device Repair & Replacement

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2018­ - 2019 Madison Consolidated Sch
ent Device Repair and Fees
Insurance is highly recommended and offered at the beginning of each school year from Repair Watch. If insurance is not purchased repair expenses are listed below for both the Chromebook and iPad Air 2 devices. If necessary, repair expenses are the responsibility of the student/family and will be charged at our cost.

Each student is asked to sign a detailed Technology Agreement which outlines care and use when devices are distributed

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Dell Chromebook 3120 & 3180
Chromebook Replacement $238.00
Charger $17.00
Screen $30.00
Motherboard $107.00
Power Jack $8.00
Hingeset $12.00
Daughter Board $18.00
Wifi Card $10.00
Touchpad $22.00
Keyboard =$45.00
Bottom Cover $16.00
LCD Bezel $20.00
LCD Back Cover (Top Cover) $25.00
Battery $39.00
LCD Cable $11.00

iPad Air and iPad Air 2 Device (new)
iPad Air Lightening to USB cable $10.00
iPad Air Apple USB Power Adapter $10.00
iPad Air Glass/Digitizer Repair $79.00
iPad Air LCD Repair $99.00
iPad Air Glass/Digitizer and LCD Repair $129.00
iPad Air Battery Repair $59.00
iPad Air Charging Port Removal Repair $59.00
iPad Air Charging Port Repair $59.00

iPad Air Dent Removal Service $59.00
iPad Air Front Facing Camera Repair $59.00
iPad Air Headphone Jack Removal Repair $59.00
iPad Air Headphone Jack Repair $59.00
iPad Air Home Button Repair $59.00
iPad Air Microphone Repair $59.00
iPad Air Power/Lock Button Repair $59.00
iPad Air Rear Facing Camera Repair $59.00
iPad Air Reseat Cables/Buttons $59.00
iPad Air Software Restore $59.00
iPad Air Speaker Repair $59.00
iPad Air Volume Button Repair $59.00
iPad Air Wi­Fi Antenna Repair $59.00
iPad Air 2 Retina Glass/Digitizer and LCD Repair $179.00
iPad Air2 Lightening to USB cable $10.00
iPad Air2 Apple USB Power Adapter $10.00
iPad Air 2 Battery Repair $59.00
iPad Air 2 Charging Port Removal Repair $59.00
iPad Air 2 Charging Port Repair $59.00
iPad Air 2 Dent Removal Repair $59.00
iPad Air 2 Front Facing Camera Repair $59.00
iPad Air 2 Headphone Jack Removal Service $59.00
iPad Air 2 Headphone Jack Repair $59.00
iPad Air 2 Home Button Repair $59.00
iPad Air 2 Microphone Repair $59.00
iPad Air 2 Power/Lock Button Repair $59.00
iPad Air 2 Rear Facing Camera Repair $59.00
iPad Air 2 Reseat Cables/Buttons $59.00
iPad Air 2 Software Restore $59.00
iPad Air 2 Speaker Repair $59.00
iPad Air 2 Volume Button Repair $59.00

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About Lydia Middleton - Who Is Miss Lydia?

lydiaThis is the story of our history and the children’s efforts to uncover it….the story of Miss Lydia………..

With the name Lydia Middleton Elementary School and pictures of a kind looking gray-haired lady hanging by the secretary’s office, the students wanted to know more about Miss Lydia.

Many made promising attempts to explain who the school was named after and why.  Jacob, in third grade, explained, “I think this school is named after a woman named Lydia Middleton.  She found our school.”

Classmate Madalyn added, “ Our school is probably named Lydia Middleton because a lady used to work here and her name was Lydia.  She is gone now but she was either the principal or the secretary.  I do know that she worked here because if she didn’t we wouldn’t have a picture downstairs by the office.  I think she was the secretary because her picture is by the secretary’s office.”

Second grader, Tre, reasoned, “I think she used to run this school and gave it for a present to Mr. Henderson (principal).”

Kindergarten children were sure she was the “owner” or had “built” the school.  But first grade student, Megan, said it simply, “She retired because the building was getting old.”

The truth of of the matter is Miss Lydia never taught or served as principal at Lydia Middleton Elementary.  She was, however, assigned to teach at the Old Lower Seminary which stood in the same location until
razed to make room for a new structure in 1923.

Miss Lydia was born in 1857 and reared in Madison, Indiana.  After graduating from Madison High School, she received her teacher’s license at the age of eighteen.   She commuted daily on the Pennsylvania Railroad to Pleasant Point, a one room school in Jefferson County.  For five years she taught in the schools of the county.  Her next assignment was in the old Lower Seminary in Madison.  She taught there for thirty-five years, serving twenty-one of those years as principal.  She retired in 1917 and the Lower Seminary was razed.  In 1923, when the new structure was completed, it was dedicated in her honor as the Lydia Middleton Elementary School.

Miss Lydia spent her summers attending institutes and Chautauquas, seeking to improve her moral and scholastic abilities. She was a member of Trinity Methodist Church in Madison.  Several of her brothers served in the Civil War and her family proudly told of their ancestor, Mr. Author Middleton, who signed the Declaration of Independence.

At the age of 82, Lydia Middleton died and was buried in Fairmount Cemetery.  She was a true pioneer teacher in Indiana. The students of the new millennium are proud to know her story!

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