The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

Obituaries

October 12, 2012

Joining forces helps students

DANVILLE — The primary function of today’s schools — despite misplaced emphasis on standardized test scores — should be to prepare students for the world of work that arrives after they graduate.

Schools at all levels face difficulty in keeping pace with today’s rapidly changing — and expensive — technology that plays such a vital role in the marketplace. Even the most simple jobs require a strong knowledge of how technology works.

Danville High students will benefit from the recent addition of almost $40,000 in technology added to their science classrooms.

Known as the Einstein Project, it combined the efforts of the school district, the Danville Public School Foundation, Iroquois Federal Foundation, David and Sandi Wood, the Sargeant-Wood Co., Anita Martin of the University of Illinois EnList Project and donors to the public school foundation.

The addition of the equipment is about more than just seeing new gear appearing in the classroom.

It’s about training students to be able to use and understand varied types of equipment they might encounter in the workplace.

Combining the contributions from several sources allows the school district to make significant additions to its teaching tools while keeping its costs lower than they otherwise might be.

The real winners are the students, who can see how these machines and other pieces of equipment work, and then be able to apply those lessons in the real world.

The success of the Einstein Project hopefully plants a seed for more combined efforts to come.

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  • Ann M. Costello Ann M. Costello, 86, of Danville, passed away on Friday, July 11, 2014, at Presence United Samaritans Medical Center in Danville. She was born April 18, 1928, to Henry G. and Mary (Jameson) McCraw in Boston, Mass. She married Bernard Bartholomew Cost

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  • OBIT Pic McDaniel Ella McDaniel TILTON — Ariel Ella McDaniel, 97, of Tilton, passed away at 8:28 p.m. Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at Presence United Samaritans Medical Center in Danville.

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  • LaDonna Switzer EUGENE, Ind. — LaDonna Switzer, 96, of Eugene, passed away at 5:08 a.m. EDT Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at Clinton Gardens in Clinton, Ind.

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  • OBIT Pic Ritter and husband Ida Jeanette Ritter DANVILLE — Ida Jeanette Ritter, 98, of Danville, passed away at 11:25 p.m. on Thursday, July 10, 2014, at Gardenview Manor in Danvill

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  • OBIT CN 07-12 Deck D photo Daniel "Dan" Eugene Deck Sr. Daniel “Dan” Eugene Deck Sr., 75, of Potomac, passed away at 8:35 p.m. Thursday, July 10, 2014, at his home.Dan was born Nov. 4, 1938, in Danville, the son of Howard and Frances Mabel (Smith) Deck.He married Cathy Phillips on Nov. 6, 1976, in Rossvil

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  • OBIT CN 07-12 Hess W photo Walter A. Hess OAKWOOD — Walter A. Hess, 86 of Oakwood, passed away Thursday. July 10, 2014, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.Born Nov. 15, 1927, in rural Collison, he was the son of Roma A. and Cloie (Stuckey) Hess.He married Lois Pauline Watson on Oct. 16, 19

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  • OBIT CN 07-12 Sanks R photo Rosemary 'Rosie' Sanks PANAMA CITY, Fla. — Rosemary “Rosie” Sanks, 70, of Panama City, Fla., and formerly of Danville, passed away at 6:55 p.m. Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at Panama City Florida Bay Medical Center.She was born April 10, 1944, in Canton, Ill., the daughter of

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