It’s Friday, so you know it’s that time of the week where we will be recognize a different school in Tampa Bay as 10News’ School of the Week powered by Duke Energy Florida . This isn’t just a pep rally, we are headed into the classrooms to showcase the great achievements of the students, faculty and staff. Every Friday we will be live from the school campus beginning at 6 a.m. and don’t forget to watch at 6 p.m. as well to catch the highlights from earlier in the day.

NOTE: Due to Hurricane Matthew, Pinellas schools have canceled classes Friday. We will go LIVE at Tyrone Middle School at a later date. Duke Energy will also present a check for the school in the near future.

We’re happy to announce that our school this week is Tyrone Middle in Pinellas County. Congratulations Eagles! Their mission statement is “Provide a safe and quality educational setting with engaging and rigorous classroom experiences that create educated, respectful and responsible citizens.” As part of their routine each morning during the announcements this mission statement is read to faculty and students. On this campus, students are referred to as “scholars” by teachers, administrators and classmates. Tyrone Middle is a magnet school for their Center of Innovation and Digital Learning. Those enrolled in the program are given technology not only to use in the classroom, but also to take home with them. But if you’re not enrolled, you will still find technology used in classes outside the magnet program. It’s part of a school-wide application program initiated by the principal, Robin Mobley. Last year was 6th graders only, this year 7th graders were added and next year they plan to have 8th graders as well. Many of the classes have a 1-to-1 ratio of a tablet or similar technology for each student in the class. One example is the Interactive Drawings class that combines fine art with digital art. Using the technology in the classroom allows the students to learn at their own pace and the instructors can monitor their progress in real time from their classroom computer. Even if the scholars do not have technology at home, they are becoming tech-savvy at Tyrone Middle.

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