Local school joins mission to introduce students to computer science

Computers are everywhere, but fewer schools teach computer science than 10 years ago. Girls and minorities are severely underrepresented. Good news is, we’re on our way to change this.

With the Hour of Code, computer science has been on homepages of Google, MSN, Yahoo! and Disney. Over 100 partners joined together to support this movement. Last year, every Apple Store in the world hosted an Hour of Code and even President Obama wrote his first line of code as part of the campaign.

That’s why every one of the 1000+ students at Westwood Elementary and Bales Intermediate are joining in on the largest learning event in history: The Hour of Code, the week of Dec. 7-13.

I’m writing to invite you to attend our kickoff assembly, and to see kids start the activity on Dec. 7th.

The Hour of Code, organized by the nonprofit Code.org and over 100 others, is a statement that today’s generation of students is ready to learn critical skills for 21st century success. Please join us.

Contact: [Shawn Wyble], [iCoach], cell: (281) 450-4253

When: [Dec. 7, 2015 and 7:45am]

Where: [Westwood Elementary & Bales