Originally published by The Daily Times on 9/9/2010 Mesa View Middle School students text for technology grant By Ryan Boetel
FARMINGTON— At first, the students in Jason McKinney's science classes at Mesa View Middle School thought their teacher was trying to trick them. He was telling them to pull out their cell phones and text. That sort of behavior can get students in deep trouble. "We get a write-up and we get detention for two weeks," said Makayla Begaye, a 11-year-old sixth grader. But it isn't a trick. McKinney is asking all his students, and everyone else, to text 102499 to 73774 once a day.