For Students

About this picture: Students at MDL Kindergarten Center in Mrs. Murphy’s Class

Student academic achievement and social responsibility are the primary goals of the teachers and staff of the Kennett Consolidated School District. The KCSD Technology Dept. is committed to providing the technological tools and services to help students to achieve these goals.

Some helpful links for students:

                             What Makes Successful People Successful?
                         Take a look at what successful people do differently…

And.. Rules to Live By

Today in History

The Wimbledon Tournament Begins

Born on this Day

(Courtesy of HistoryNet)

In 1764, Ann Radcliffe, English novelist.

In 1819, Elias Howe, inventor of the sewing machine.

In 1858, Franz Boas, anthropologist.

In 1887, Samuel Eliot Morison, biographer and historian.

In 1894, Dorothy Thompson, journalist, writer and radio commentator.

In 1906, Minor White, abstract photographer.

In 1926, Mathilde Krim, geneticist, founder of the AIDS foundation.

In 1933, Oliver Sachs, neurologist and author (Awakenings).

In 1936, June Jordan, poet and author.

In 1937, David Hockney, painter.

*For a more complete listing of birthdays, see  On This Day

A History of Invention

July 9

  • In 1968, US patent #3,392,261 for the “Portable Beam Generator,” also known as a hand-held laser ray gun, was granted to inventor Frederick R. Schellhammer.
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and Today in Science


Our Word of the Day: cretin(n)

1-one affected with cretinism

2-a stupid, vulgar, or insensitive person

Source: Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary and Thesaurus