Dr. Tommy Bice to Visit OMES for Hour of Code Event

Dr. Tommy Bice, Alabama’s state superintendent, will be visiting Oak Mountain Elementary School on Friday, December 4 to help the student body kick off their participation in the global Hour of Code event.

The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in more than 180 countries.  Students across the world will be participating in a one-hour coding activity to help promote the importance of students learning Computer Science.  Teachers who participate in the event have the opportunity to win a $10,000 prize for their school.

Oak Mountain Elementary is one of 16 Shelby County Schools who have signed up to participate in the Hour of Code event during the week of December 7-13, which is also being celebrated as Computer Science Education Week.  The entire student body at Oak Mountain Elementary is participating in the Hour of Code.  Dr. Bice will attend two assemblies planned for Friday morning at 8:30 and 9:30 a.m. The assemblies will be led by third-grade students in Mrs. Jennifer Northrup’s class.  Following the assembly, Mrs. Northrup’s students will also lead a coding activity in the computer lab.

Other schools whose entire student body is participating in the event include Calera Elementary, Calera Intermediate, Chelsea Middle, Columbiana Middle, Chelsea Park Elementary, Elvin Hill Elementary, Forest Oaks Elementary, Mt Laurel Elementary, Oak Mountain Intermediate, Oak Mountain Middle, Shelby Elementary, and Wilsonville Elementary.   In addition to these schools, GRC students at Helena Intermediate, third grade GRC students at Inverness and geometry classes at Montevallo High School will also be participating.

For more information about the Hour of Code event click on the following link: https://hourofcode.com/files/hoc-one-pager.pdf.

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