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Deacon Eric Meisfjord, Editor
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All Saints students utilize high tech weather equipment

the Inland Register

(From the Oct. 25, 2001 edition of the Inland Register)

Students at All Saints Catholic School can’t wait for the next big storm to hit. It won’t mean a day off, but it does mean a chance to use the school’s new WeatherNet AirWatch System, a real-time weather center recently installed at the All Saints Middle Building, at Our Lady of Fatima Parish.

The WeatherNet system is the largest weather network in the world, four times larger than the National Weather Service. On it, students can monitor weather data, know the exact conditions for their neighborhood and forecast upcoming storms, as well as hear storm warnings for other locations.

Science, math, geography and technology are all part of the educational possibilities of the system, according to Dorothy Gallagher, the eighth-grade teacher who received the system.

“This program was designed by teachers to provide students with a fun and practical way to use what they’ve learned in various subjects,” said Gallagher. “It also offers them a chance to connect with students from over 5,000 other school across the world that are using the WeatherNet.”

The system was provided by a grant from Agilent Technologies and was installed in the school over the summer.

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