There are so many different apps out there for our staff and students to use for their learning. One recent app that we added to our 8th grade vocal music students iPad is the app "Video Star". Our students created music video's using this app. They did a fantastic job and enjoyed being introduced to this creative side of producing, acting and directing. One student commented to me that he had to come out of his comfort zone to get into "character" for the video. We are stretching our students and staff to create an environment that connects their learning to the world outside of educational walls.
One way we pay for these Apps is through the Hy-Vee "Cash 4 Students" program. Hy-Vee customers save their Hy-Vee grocery receipts, turing them into the the Middle School Office. At the end of the school year, collected receipts will be delivered to the our local Hy-Vee store. Based on the receipt total, a donation from Hy-Vee will be made to Benton Community Middle School. Below are some of the receipts we have received to date.