The Taylorville Kiwanis Club visited Visionway Christian School, and toured the new addition at Taylorville Christian Church, during their weekly meeting Tuesday.
Kiwanis member and retired Taylorville Christian Church pastor Dick Wamsley, arranged for the club to have lunch at Visionway Christian School. School director Glenna Tolliver told Kiwanis members the school now has some 198 students in pre-school thru 8th grade, with 33 full-and-part-time staff members. Tolliver added the school has placed more emphasis on technology the past 2 years.
Lindsay Davis (above), who was hired as the technology director at Visionway 2 years ago, then gave Kiwanis members an overview of how the school has integrated technology into learning. Davis said the school has some 180 electronic devices being used by students and teachers, with Chromebooks on a one-on-one basis from 3rd grade thru junior high.
Davis talked about an animal notebook that some grade school students did electronically.
Senior pastor James Jones gave Kiwanis members a tour of the nearly completed 8-thousand square foot building that will be a combination fellowship hall, junior high ministry center, and bus garage. The new building is scheduled for completion in mid-summer.
The Taylorville Kiwanis Club is part of global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time. Weekly meetings are held Tuesdays at noon at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium. For information on the club, go to taylorvillekiwanis.com.