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Beacon Archive

June 2003
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McDonough’s Market - 70 Years serving Beaver Island

Don't bother trying to fix it … if it's not Baroque

Graduation Time

Beaver Island Chamber of Commerce Plans for the 4th of July

The Historical Society releases the schedule for Museum Week

BIPOA Nature Lecture: Painted Turtles of the Beaver Archipelago

CMU Summer Nature Walk series

BIRHC to Raffle Truck

Health Center Groundbreaking

The State of the Internet on Beaver Island

Honoring Bev and Mike

On This Date

One Hundred Years Ago

A Fine Spring Concert

An Environmental Protection section proposed for our Zoning Ordinance

Passings: Robert Smith; Gary Tepe; Margaret Way; Dan Green

Rural Arts & Culture Grant Update

Mary Gets a New Gallery

Roasting Jerry

The Sun Also Rises … over PABI's Community House: Summer Solstice Celebrations

The Class Play: A Class Act

Lighthouse School News

News from the Townships

Work at Beaver Head

BICS Students get Handhelds

Island Airways Hanger Party

Emerald Isle Security Exercise

Making a Walleye Pond

The Leadership Retreat suggests an approach for the Lansing Reception

A Report on The Lansing Reception

Peaine Township helps the Island move closer to a Master Plan

The AmVets in Action: yellow ribbons and posters

Weather or Not

Camp Quality Returns

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Beaver Island School receives Handhelds

The Beaver Island Community School just learned it has been awarded a Grant from LEADing the Future. “There were seventeen applicants for this grant, and it was extremely difficult to select one school district to receive this award from among these outstanding applications,” said Marion Ginopolis, MI Gates Project Director. “The grant went to the 92-student Beaver Island Community School District. In her application, Kathleen McNamara cites the following potential benefits to students:

“The students at the Beaver Island Community School will benefit in many ways. There will be equity in their access to technology to support their work in core curriculum areas; no longer will the student without home access to the Internet be hindered in completing research assignments at home. Students will use the handheld for note-taking and the cooperative work that is already being done will become more efficient and collaborative as students share data more easily. Students will learn to replace their current paper agendas/calendars with the Date Book and organizers. All high school students take advanced math classes, and equipping the handhelds with graphing software will eliminate the need for students to purchase expensive graphing calculators. Student will have the benefit of increased motivation in their challenging academic classes as teachers use innovative technology and software, and integrate the curriculum.”


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