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Fayette PTO buys headphones 2011.11.16

Written by David Green.

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TUNING IN—From the left, Grace Miller, Ashton Repp and Kiahna Repp pay attention to their interactive educational game during Fayette’s after-school F.A.S.T. program. Students store their own personal headphone set in the school lab, courtesy of a purchase by the elementary school PTO group.


Fayette Elementary School teacher Ruby Leininger knew that students should have their own headphones to use in the computer lab. Shared headphones are a likely way to spread head lice.

She mentioned the idea to the school’s PTO group and the $2,000 purchase was made.

Each K-6 class is in the lab at least once a week. There will soon be a box for each class containing headphones stored in a plastic bag with the student’s name written on the outside.

Each student will be responsible for the care of their headphones and they’ll be asked to replace them if they damage their set.

When a student completes sixth grade, the headphones will be cleaned and given to the next kindergarten class.

In addition to the headphones, the PTO paid the subscription price for Study Island for both the elementary and high school this year.  Study Island is a web-based program that helps students meet state curriculum standards.

The PTO’s major fund-raiser—the annual Pancake and Sausage Supper and raffle—is scheduled March 11. Elementary students will sell raffle tickets cash prizes of $750, $350 and $150. 

 PTO officers for the 2011-12 school year are Kandi Lemley, president; Suzy Sommers, treasurer; and April Brehm, secretary. Parents are invited to join the group at its monthly meetings.

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