Weekly Roundup: Mt. Laurel Schools to begin 1:1 computer plan, fandom convention heads to library

The Mt. Laurel BOE also reviewed the latest self-assessment under the state’s Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act.

Mt. Laurel Schools are headed to a one-to-0ne computer initiative, the BOE reviewed its latest self-assessment under the state’s Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act and more. Catch up on the week that was with The Sun’s “Weekly Roundup” feature.

Mt. Laurel Schools to begin one-to-one computer initiative for students in grades one through eight

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Students in Mt. Laurel’s K-8 schools are used to having technology integrated into many of their lessons, but starting this September, they will become even more adept at using computers to further their studies when the district launches its one-to-one computer initiative. Soon after the school year begins on Sept. 7, district officials say every student in grades one through eight will have their own Google Chromebook laptop for use throughout the school day.

Mt. Laurel BOE reviews latest self-assessment under the state’s Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act

Mt. Laurel Schools once again scored in the 94th percentile for the district’s latest self-assessment for determining grades under the state’s Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act. At this week’s Board of Education meeting, Superintendent George Rafferty presented the results of the district’s latest self-assessment. State anti-bullying legislation mandates school districts review their implementation of the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act each year for a review period of July 1 through June 30.

Mt. Laurel resident reports being robbed by four juveniles in latest Mt. Laurel Police Report

The following reports are on file with the Mt. Laurel Township Police Department:

According to Mt. Laurel Police, at approximately 2:20 a.m. on July 13, a 27-year-old Mt. laurel resident reported being robbed after he exited his vehicle on the 100 block of Willow Turn. Police say four people described as a male juvenile who was not wearing a shirt, a male juvenile wearing a white t-shirt and two female juveniles attacked the victim.

Equal Opportunity Nerds fandom and pop culture convention hits Mt. Laurel Library Aug. 5

Enthusiasts of pop culture and fandom can unite at the Mt. Laurel Library on Aug. 5 for the library’s annual Equal Opportunity Nerds Convention, or “EONcon,” as it’s known for short. From noon to 4 p.m., the event will give fanatics of comics, anime, video games, books, movies, television shows and all other forms of media and popular culture a chance to gather and celebrate their fandom.

“Mt. Laurel Rocks” rock painting event at Mt. Laurel Library on Aug. 16

On Aug. 16, locals can join together at the Mt. Laurel Library for a rock painting event presented in partnership with the Mt. Laurel EMS. All rocks and paints will be provided, no experience is needed. All that’s required is a desire to paint the world a more colorful place. This event is open to all ages 5 and up able to hold a paint brush, but registration is required.

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