Student Resources

Where did the name EmPowerED come from?

District Mission Statement:"School District 197 provides a challenging educational environment that instills in each student a lifelong passion for learning, EMPOWERS all students to achieve their personal goals and academic potential, and prepares them to be responsible citizens in an interconnected world."

Why integrate technology into the classroom?

Among other benefits, classroom technology allows skilled teachers to:

  • Personalize learning – adjust the content, pace and approach to learning based on individual student needs.
  • Incorporate relevant and current online educational resources into their lessons.
  • Facilitate online testing and assessment, which can provide immediate feedback to teachers and students regarding progress and mastery of material.
  • Prepare students for college and careers after graduation.