Reminder: Tomorrow, May 24, is Field Day.
Students should wear their Culture Day/Field Day shirts with uniform bottoms. If you did not purchase a shirt, students are allowed to wear a shirt to match their team colors.
Please remember to apply sunscreen at home before sending your child to school. Students cannot bring sunscreen to school with them.
Students are allowed to wear a hat or visor. They are also allowed to bring towels and water bottles. Please make sure all items are labeled with your child's name.
We are looking forward to a Fun-Filled Field Day!
Congratulations to our Wyandotte Elementary Student of the Year, Brandon Cordero! Brandon works hard and sets an excellent example for other students both inside and outside the classroom. We are blessed to have Brandon as a part of our school. Congratulations Brandon! Keep up the great work!
National School Breakfast week is March 6-10. In celebration, students who eat breakfast at school on these days will be entered into a drawing for prizes. Each student eating breakfast gets one entry for that day. Make sure you get to school early to enjoy a delicious breakfast!
We are proud to say that Wyandotte Elementary was ranked #52 in a list of the best public elementary schools in Lousiana. The list was compiled by "Niche", which uses several factors to rank schools. You can view the full list here: https://k12.niche.com/rankings/public-elementary-schools/best-overall/s/louisiana/
Reminder: We are collecting Box Tops for Education for our school!!!!
Wyandotte's staff will teach
so that all students can learn.
For Students: "Summertime is always the best of what might be." -Charles Bowden
For Staff: "There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart." -Celia Thaxter
The Pew Research Center has created a quiz to measure what people know about basic online issues. Before you read any further, I invite you to take the quiz yourself: http://www.pewinternet.org/quiz/cybersecurity-knowledge/ (By the way, we've talked about all of these issues as part of this CyberSafe blog.)
This quiz points out how complicated cybersecurity is. Only 20% of the initial 1055 respondents answered more than 8 of the 13 questions correctly, and only 1% received a perfect score.
According to the survey's initial results, most people could recognize that a strong password includes upper and lower case letters, numerals, and does not contain a word in the dictionary. Likewise, most people know that public WiFi--even when it is password protected--is not safe for sensitive activities like banking.
So, where are the gaps in our knowledge?
Equally concerning, a significant number of respondents answered "not sure" to many questions. More than 50% of respondents were "not sure" about the private browsing questions and the "https://" question, and 70% or more were not sure what a botnet or a VPN connection could do.
Is there a difference in responses based on age or education? Yes, those who had higher levels of education did slightly better on the quiz. However, on several questions, users aged 65 and older were just as knowledgeable as those ages 18-29. In fact, 18-to 29-year olds answered 6 out of 13 questions correctly, while those 65 or older answered 5 out of 13 correct answers.