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Student Devices

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The Penn Hills School District is dedicated to implementing measures that improve our students' learning. Several years ago, the District launched a 1:1 (computing) initiative. A 1 to 1 initiative aims to transform classrooms from teacher-centered to student-centered, customized learning settings that emphasize high academic standards and the incorporation of 21st-century skills (Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, and Critical Thinking). Our students must possess these skills in order to become proficient, lifelong learners. 

In addition to giving our students devices, the District also makes use of the learning management system Canvas. Through its communication and collaboration tools, as well as through making curricular and supplemental content available around-the-clock, the online learning, classroom management, and social networking platform broadens learning opportunities and  serves as a virtual extension of the classroom.

In a 1 to 1 computing program, instructor roles are expanding to provide a mixed approach of traditional and digital learning tools while encouraging students to take responsibility for their own learning. 

All students in grades 1 through 11 will be issued Chromebooks starting in the 2024-2025 school year, and our present fleet of Surface tablets will be phased out at the end 24-25. At the beginning of the school year, students in grades 1, 4, 7 and 10 will each get receive a new device. At the end of the 2023-2024 school year, devices will be collected in kindergarten, grades 3, 6, 8 and 12.  The plan moving forward is for students to receive new devices at the start of their first, fourth, seventh, and tenth grade years.  

Introducing Destiny Resource Manager 

With over 3200 student devices distributed throughout the district, the IT department is introducing a new device management system to track student devices and keep historical records of device assignments during the device's full life cycle. This technology will allow us to better serve students and protect the investment of the community. Families will be able to view information on the student's allocated device, including any costs levied for damaged, lost, or stolen devices, via the student's Clever login.

Destiny Resource Manager

Recent News

Penn Hills School District Exits Financial Recovery Status

We are thrilled to announce that the Penn Hills School District has officially exited Financial Recovery status. This monumental achievement was announced on May 23, 2024, by Pennsylvania’s Secretary of Education, Dr. Khalid Mumin, at Penn Hills Middle School.

8th Grade Move Up Event Livestream

What an Evening! Linton's second annual 8th Grade Move Up Night was a great success. We had 118 families attend, making it a memorable event with over 400 attendees. Thank you to everyone who helped make it such a success. Attached is the live stream video of the event. Also, thank you to all the families who sent pictures of our students.

Penn Hills is Hiring!

The Penn Hills School District is excited to announce several open positions and is looking for talented individuals to join our team! 

Summer School Credit Recovery

School counselors will be sending failure letters to families of students who require credit recovery or summer school courses at the end of the school year. These letters will specify the courses needed. It's important for parents and students to carefully read all the directions provided in the credit recovery brochure and the FAQs page to understand the process thoroughly.

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