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School Director Discusses Upcoming School Year with WOJB

By Joe Morey

News Editor

LCO Ojibwe School Director Jessica “Hutch” Hutchison sat down with WOJB’s Eric Schubring at Koobie’s Coffee on Tuesday, August 6, to discuss some new additions to the school for the upcoming school year.


Hutch stated the first day of school is August 26 and will begin with a Feather Pole Ceremony between the school and the Boys and Girls Club of Lac Courte Oreilles. She said the ceremony is a combined event with the Wadookaadading Language School.


The first powwow of the school year will be held on September 6, as the Welcome Back Powwow and will be held on the powwow grounds, weather permitting, Hutch added.


Hutch noted they are in the final stage of installing smart screen interactive display TV’s in every classroom, funded by a grant acquired by the Grants Department and Booki Weilgot.


“They will be installed at the start of the school year,” Hutch said. “Teachers will be able to program their smart phones with the flat screens. This will add a whole new level of technology and interaction.”


Hutch discussed a new program beginning this year entitled Student Space Flight Exploration Program, which Middle School Science Teacher Tammy Moncel will direct as she is the Project Lead the Way Certified Instructor.


“Tammy was approached by Jeff Goldstein, the Director of the National Center for Earth and Science Education,” Hutch stated. She said he is director of the program where schools compete amongst themselves to create a project that could be demonstrated in microgravity. The winning project will go to the International Space Station and be tested, Hutch said.


To view the entire discussion on WOJB, click on the photo below