Washington School District

The Washington School District will host a Student Summit on Digital Citizenship for seventh- and eighth-graders next month.

Superintendent Dr. Lori VanLeer shared information Wednesday night with the school board about the summit, planned for Monday, March 12, at Washington High School.

“I’m very excited about this program,” she said. “We need 10 schools to sign up in order to have it. We’ve sent out information to 14 schools, public and parochial.”

VanLeer said the digital citizenship summit event is offered through EducationPlus, a school district cooperative. It is designed as a comprehensive approach to impact behaviors of the 21st century through decision making and personal goals

The students will learn about the latest research given strategies aligned to respect, education and protect. Hands-on activities are planned.

Schools are encouraged to bring a team of six student leaders and one adult sponsor, who might be an administrator, counselor or Student Council adviser.

Each team will be tasked with developing a plan to implement a board approach to support digital citizenship.

“This is our first time to host the Summit in this area, and we hope it becomes an annual event,” said VanLeer, adding the activity ties into the district’s strategic planning goals.