The first, second and third grade classrooms, which were renovated over the summer as part of the Building a Bright Future capital campaign, have new kinds of technology that better engage children. Third grade teacher Kendra Reasor says a program she uses on her Promethean board makes teaching cursive more interactive and fun for the students.

While students practice cursive with pencils in their paper workbooks, they take turns practicing on the board with a color of their choice. When the student at the board is finished, everyone claps. "Using the board in combination with the workbook addresses different learning styles and promotes community. Students are responsible for their individual workbooks, but the board belongs to everyone," Mrs. Reasor says.