The new addition
will add much needed space and serve as a neighborhood resource
|Video by Gary Olsen
and Jeff Johll August 8th, 2002
Mound Elementary is about to embark on what promises to be a fascinating
expedition which started with the ground breaking ceremony on August
8th. It is the start of a construction project that will put a much
need addition on the school, providing classrooms, a new gymnasium,
and the building will be configured to accommodate year-round use
and access by neighborhood families needing the resources the school
building can provide. The successful project was the result of a
collaboration among educators, administrators, state legislators,
and the Vision Iowa (for education) fund administrators. Table Mound
and the Dubuque Community School District successfully appealed
for funding and got it.
the video by clicking on the appropriate button for the speed of
your connection, and you can learn about all who was involved in
this worthwhile project. For instructions on how to view multimedia
content on our Web, see below.
For Those Outside of Our School Network (The General Public)
We are now providing a choice of RealPlayer applications for you to download
and install on your computer to enable you to view the video and audio
files. One is RealPlayer8 and the other is RealOne Player, which is an
excellent player with many new features. It's easy to install, so just
the on-screen steps. You will be required to register with Real.com, but
these are free software applications (there are versions you can pay for
if you choose, but they are not necessary for basic viewing and listening).
Player is Best for Me?
the two types of free players available, RealPlayer 8 is the traditional
player that is free and will work beautifully to access Web based multimedia
files from our site. There is also a new player available, which is also
free, called RealONE. Either player will probably work for your operating
system. If your system is older (Windows 95, NT), however, you may want
to use the RealPlayer 8 software. If you are running a newer, faster system
like Windows 98, ME, XP, or 2000, go for the RealOne player.
can get a RealPlayer for Macintosh, Visit Real.com
to download their free player options. Remember, look for the FREE players.
They are sometimes difficult to find on their Web site.
Oh, and one more
thing... sometimes when you click on a sound or video file in our Web
site with the RealPlayer installed, you get a little commercial window
that pops up on your desktop. It's annoying, but a small price to pay
for the privilege of having the free RealPlayer on your system. Just click
it off, and it will disappear.
For Machines on our School Network (Teachers and Staff)
recommending (and IT is supporting) RealPlayer8.
This is for ALL computers on our network (in all school and administration
buildings throughout the District). This includes all Windows 2000 machines.
Click here to get the free player from
our network server. If you do not have administrative priveleges,
please call your building media specialist to help you.|