Computer lab is a highlight of CPS weekPublished 8:45pm Thursday, May 22, 2014
CHOCOWINITY – A visit to the computer lab is a highlight of the week for many students at Chocowinity Primary School.
Overseeing the lab (actually, there are three labs on campus) is facilitator Rufus Moore, now in his fourth year at CPS. Every student in kindergarten through fourth grade, as well as those enrolled in the Exceptional Children program, visits one of the labs at least once a week.
“We really focus on our Common Core curriculum,” said Moore, who coordinates his computer lab lessons with each grade level’steachers.
“The teachers will email lesson plans to me,” Moore said. “I will look at the plans and create exercises using web sites to give the students extra practice so they will better understand what they are being taught in their regular classrooms.”
Those lessons may focus on reading, math or science, Moore noted. Each computer lab session lasts 45 minutes.
Moore, a Chocowinity native, attended Chocowinity High School and Elizabeth City State University. He and his wife, Latarsha, have four children, all of whom either attend or once attended Chocowinity Primary School.
As a parent, Moore has high praise for the school’s staff.
“The teachers always give you feedback on your child’s progress,” he said. “They’re eager to provide extra help, extra assistance, to children who are struggling in some area.”
Moore said he is proud to be a part of the CPS family.
“I think the atmosphere here is more of a family-style atmosphere,” he said of the school. “The teachers really work together as a group and they care about each individual student.”