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New superintendent, laptops greet Mundelein High students

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  • Mundelein High School District 120's new superintendent, Kevin Myers, talks to a group of students on the first day of school. Mundelein High School is giving each student a Chromebook laptop to work with this year as part of a new program.

       Mundelein High School District 120's new superintendent, Kevin Myers, talks to a group of students on the first day of school. Mundelein High School is giving each student a Chromebook laptop to work with this year as part of a new program.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Mundelein High School freshmen Breanna Giametta, right, and Carson Bernett work on their new Chromebooks in Algebra I class on the first day of school Wednesday. The school is giving each student a Chromebook laptop to work with this year as part of a new program.

       Mundelein High School freshmen Breanna Giametta, right, and Carson Bernett work on their new Chromebooks in Algebra I class on the first day of school Wednesday. The school is giving each student a Chromebook laptop to work with this year as part of a new program.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Video: Supt. Myers on Chromebook Init

 
 

Mundelein High School students were greeted by a new face as they moved through the halls during a change of classes on the first day of school.

Mundelein High School District 120 Superintendent Kevin Myers started his new job welcoming students and staff Wednesday.

"I'm very proud to be here as the superintendent," Myers said. "I'm very blessed to have a wonderful staff, and just getting the students back into the building brings new life and energy into our year. We are excited to get it started."

This is also the first year students were welcomed to the school with new laptops.

"This year, we are kicking off the 1-to-1 Chromebook Initiative," Principal Anthony Kroll said. "That is, every one of our 2,100 students will be issued a Chromebook for their use for the entire school year. This is the first day where students have their Chromebooks and they're going to school with them."

In various classrooms, students were working on their new laptops and trying to figure out the new software and its applications to the class they were attending.

Junior Keely Bradford was excited about using his Chromebook. He said it's fast and easy to use -- and lighter than a backpack full of textbooks.

"It's always nice to have something different and (to) keep up with technology," Bradford said.

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