St. Mary Catholic School offers a competitive and forward thinking technology initiative to students. Currently, students in grades 3-8 have access to an iPad on a 1:1 basis and grades K-2 share a mobile cart. SMCS implemented its iPad program in 2013. Approximately, 150 Pads are currently in circulation at SMCS. Moving into the future, our 1:1 program is introducing Google Chromebooks to the curriculum. These Chromebooks will move on with the student until ultimately being property of the student upon graduation. Although iPads are very intuitive and beneficial to younger grades using more app driven activities, Chromebooks offer our older grades greater productivity. Access to Google Drive allows students to create full documents, spreadsheets, or presentations. Ultimately, our students will have exposure to both devices, offering a well-rounded foundation for their future.
St. Mary Catholic School students will be participating in our Race 4 Technology on May 10, 2018.
Funds raised in support of this event will be used to support our existing 1:1 iPad program, kick off our new Google Chromebook initiative, and replace older model SMART Boards in classrooms.
Take a step today towards the future of technology at SMCS: Pledge Form_2018
Online giving can be arranged through St. Mary Parish at https://www.osvonlinegiving.com/39. Please select Race 4 Technology from the list of funds.
(Please scroll down to the bottom of the list of giving options. Race 4 Technology is the last one.)