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High Tech School Supplies For Teens

“This project has been a long time coming."

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    CUPERTINO, CA - OCTOBER 14: A member of the press inspects the new trrackpad on a MacBook Pro laptop after a special announcement event at Apple Headquarters October 14, 2008 in Cupertino, California. Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced new versions of the MacBook Pro and MacBook laptop computers. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    Decatur High School is going high tech by providing every student with their own laptops this semester.

    “This project has been a long time coming,” said Decatur High School Director of Technology Troy Bagwell.

    High Tech School Supplies For Decatur Teens

    [DFW] High Tech School Supplies For Decatur Teens
    This semester, teens at Decatur High School are receiving new Apple Mac Books from the district. Officials said it's the first step in bringing the 21st century into the high school. (Published Wednesday, Aug 11, 2010)

    He said it’s the culmination of two years of hard work by the community and the school board.

    Students and their parents had to sit through an orientation session before they could receive their laptops, which are checked out to each student like a textbook.

    District leaders said it's their obligation to give kids the best education with the latest tools available.
     
    Handing out the 875 laptops to the high school is the first step in getting the whole district access to laptops.

    "We’re hoping we can really bring the 21st century into the high school," continued Bagwell.
     
    "It will definitely be lighter than all the books we had to carry and we can have information now so easy. I think it will be good," said Senior Carlye Mcquiston, who could barley contain her excitement about the high tech transition.