Wednesday, October 26, 2016
1012 C Street  •  Floresville, TX 78114  •  Phone: 830-216-4519  •  Fax: 830-393-3219  • 
global 2

WCN Site Search

Preview the Paper Preview the Paper

Preview this week's Paper
A limited number of pages are displayed in this preview.
Preview this Week’s Issue ›
Subscribe Today ›

Lost & Found

VideoLost: Show lamb, C.R. 421/432 area in Stockdale, she is all white with a black head, tag No. 644, she belongs to my daughter. 830-534-8566.
*Includes FREE photo online!
FOUND Small tan male terrier type with curly tail. No collar. Tower lakes subdivision. Call: 210-887-8758
More Lost & Found ads ›

Help Wanted

Camino Real Community Services is a non-profit agency seeking applicants with a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting for the position of Chief Accountant. Generous benefits package and longevity incentives. If interested visit for details or contact Human Resources at 210-357-0300.
Maverick Grill is hiring line cook, cook, and dishwasher. Apply in person Mon.-Fri. between 2-5 p.m., 6671 U.S. Hwy. 181 North, Floresville. 830-216-2712.
More Help Wanted ads ›

Featured Videos

Video Vault ›
NIE page header

Newspapers In Education

Welcome message, from the publisher...

E-Mail this Story to a Friend
Print this Story
August 5, 2008 | 2,912 views | Post a comment

As the publisher of a print newspaper, I cannot tell you how excited I am about the teacher participation in our Newspapers In Education program. With almost 30 percent of today's 15-year-olds watching an average of four hours of television daily, their opportunities to experience life in the "real world" are extremely limited.

When you consider that another eight to nine hours of their days are spent either in school or in transit, this leaves precious little time for social activities and family relationships. It leaves virtually no time for them to learn about their community and how to become productive adults and good citizens.

Thus, we see low voter turnout in elections, apathy toward schools, and little participation in civic events from much of the population. I believe -- very strongly -- that one way to combat this apathy in society is to introduce students to their hometown community newspaper.

One of the most valuable lessons that students can learn from their community newspaper is what goes on in City Hall, Commissioners Court, and with other local governmental bodies.

This knowledge can translate into students becoming responsible adults who are better informed citizens more likely to participate in their government. In fact, surveys show that newspaper readers are more likely to be voters!

But, aside from the lessons of good citizenship, civics, and economics that students can learn from their newspaper, there are myriad ways that teachers can use newspapers for classroom learning. Beginning with the youngest who are not yet readers, they can use picture identification, letter recognition, and then word usage. Some of our teachers use newspapers to teach math lessons.

We are so excited to welcome you to the new year with Newspapers In Education.


Elaine Kolodziej

Your Opinions and Comments

Be the first to comment on this story!

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Not a subscriber?
Subscriber, but no password?
Forgot password?

Newspapers In Education Archives

No other articles are currently available in this section.
NIE wilson bday club
NIE Page teacher resources
NIE Page Teacher Submission
NIE Page ad
NIE Page Golf
NIE Page junior journalists
Allstate & McBride RealtyFriesenhahn Custom WeldingVoncille Bielefeld homeHeavenly Touch homeTriple R DC Experts

  Copyright © 2007-2016 Wilson County News. All rights reserved. Web development by Drewa Designs.