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We are truly blessed at St. Bernard School. We are thankful to our parents and parishioners who have made donations to our technology campaign this past year. We especially would like to thank two families (who asked to be anonymous) that donated $30,000 to make our new school lab a reality. A huge thank you to our school maintenance staff, especially Mr. Jim Baranowski and Mr. Rick Nicotera who remodeled room 208 to accomodate the new lab. Drop ceilings and lighting were installed, more electrical outlets and data jacks were added in addition to drywall, whiteboards, and flooring. This new Instructional Technology lab is equipped with 25 Dell All in One Computers, a 70" Sharp Aquous Board, Wireless Access Points, and all new hard wired infrastructure. The Stream Lab located in Room 205 is equipped with wireless Chromebooks and laptops and also houses our SNN Broadcast Studio. This Stream lab is open for any teacher's class use to incorporate technology into their curriculum.
Thanks to a $20,000 donation facilitated by the Geary family a few years ago, students and teachers continue to use our Chromebooks. St. Bernard school has over 100 Chromebooks, three charging carts (2 on the Junior High and 1 on the Intermediate floors) and Cisco Meraki Wireless Access Points in 100% of the classrooms. All students, in grades 4th through 8th are using Samsung Chromebook for daily use in their classrooms; two Chromebooks are located in each classroom for grades Kindergarten through Third; and both chromebooks and desktop computers are in the school library.
Saint Bernard School works to skill students in the use of technology to better prepare them for high school and beyond. Kindergarten through fifth grade students receive weekly technology Instruction; sixth grade students attend two days per week all year; and seventh and eighth grade students attend daily for one semester then Spanish Class the second semester.
All classrooms are equipped with interactive Smart Boards for hands on lessons. Document cameras, digital cameras, video cameras, and student response devices are available for more interactive learning. There is Hi-Speed Comcast Xfinity Internet Access, Ethernet hard wired infrastructure in 100% of the School buildings and Meraki wireless Internet Access points throughout the buildings.
We have yearly subscriptions to Discovery Streaming, Accelerated Reader Program, Mathletics and Quaver Music. 7th and 8th Grade Computer Class is a semester course. This course of study introduces the more advanced skills of Microsoft Office,Google Suite, Internet Research, Internet Safety, Google Sketch-up, and computer programming.
Our next project is to raise $5000 to have Fiber Optic Connectivity between the buildings and a better computer for our broadcast studio. We would appreciate any donations to our Campaign for Technology to fulfill these two needs.
Mrs. Diane Veri