“Hour of Code” puts Loess Hills Elementary School students in the spotlight

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Wednesday morning students participated in an international initiative called the “Hour of Code.”  The program aims to teach 100 million students around the world at least one hour of computer coding.

Within the next week more than 800 schools and organizations will take part in the program.  Wednesday kids at Loess Hills Elementary taught community members about coding, including ABC9’s Tim Seaman.
The students’ principal says this is a big piece of their curriculum.

“Since we’re a programming specialty school, we do programming all the time. We do it every week. But when the week comes around where the whole world does it at the same time, that’s even more special to us. So we want to do the hour of code because that’s what Loess Hills is all about,” said John Beeck Principal of Loess Hills

Also on Wednesday, Loess Hills Elementary received a $4,000 dollar technology award as part of the state’s STEM initiative.

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