Geneva High Lets Students Do the Teaching for Web Pages

By Grondin, Kathryn | Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL), February 10, 1998 | Go to article overview

Geneva High Lets Students Do the Teaching for Web Pages


Grondin, Kathryn, Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)


Byline: Kathryn Grondin Daily Herald Staff Writer

Geneva school and city officials recognize the value of the community's youth.

That's why they're enlisting three Geneva High School students' help to construct Web pages.

"They know more about this than most adults, so it makes sense to put them in charge of it," Principal Craig Collins said. "It's great. They're the teachers."

Senior Adam Deal, junior Erin Erickson and sophomore Mark Salerno have been working together for several weeks to polish up their school's home page. As part of an independent-study program, they work together during the last class period every day, Erickson said.

The students, who were on hand to answer questions at Monday's school board meeting, hope to have the page on the Web in a few weeks.

"We wanted to get the schools on-line," Erickson said. "There's a lot of potential. It's so much faster, it's easier for everyone."

The school hopes to post everything from classroom activities and the student handbook to upcoming events and corresponding maps.

"So dad can check the Geneva High School home page at work, find out his son has a basketball game in Lemont, and he finds out how to get there," said Assistant Principal Margaret Eskey, who is helping supervise the effort. …

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