The vision of the administration, faculty, staff, and parish community of Corpus Christi is to keep the school on the
cutting edge of education. With the elevation to the elite group of schools who has been awarded the Governor's
Award for Excellence, we feel confident to continue our focus with the Fund A Need at this year’s Donum Fidei
Auction being STEM based.
Technology as we know it and use it in the education arena changes quickly. However even as fast as it evolves in
the educational classroom, it is not evolving fast enough to keep up with the world outside of education. Our focus
remains on giving as many technology experiences as possible to all of our students which gives them a solid
foundation to build upon. To this end, we have Windows-based operating systems alongside Apple OSX operating
systems. We have interactive whiteboards in each classroom in which the students are active participants in using
in their daily lessons.
Our teachers are endeavoring to become more mobile in the classroom while presenting or guiding students, instead
of being cemented to the front podium manipulating the interactive whiteboard or projector. This ingenuity also
allows for students to use the tablet to explain their product, answer, or demonstrate their understanding of a
concept. ChromeCast also allows for students to connect to the projector while explaining or presenting their
information during class time.
Our school is growing, with the growth comes additions to technology. Foundational technology, those piece of
technology which are vital to the school’s day-to-day functions includes internet bandwidth. Our current bandwidth
is overloaded and programs are sluggish or will not load.
Increasing our ChromeBooks will bring 4th through 8th grade on a 1:1 (one-to-one) device, increasing student
engagement and decreasing time wasted. We also want to have our Pre-Kindergarten class begin using tablets in
the classroom due to the many free applications that will enhance their learning and understanding of standardsbased
LanSchool device monitoring system is the last piece of the technology the school is requesting. LanSchool will give
the teachers the ability to monitor laptops so to be able to make sure students are accessing safe websites. This
program will also allow the teacher to use the laptop as a completely interactive device. With the fee, the school
will get a year-long upgrade option, technical support (including any on-site visits they must make) all included with
the price, and we never have to purchase another upgrade if we do not want to.
From a science perspective, monies raised this year will be used to purchase science kits for all classrooms in an
effort to really make the science curriculum come alive for the students. Science kits are a way for all students,
regardless of their academic strengths and weaknesses, to be part of the learning experience as they approach
concepts using multiple intelligences and higher level thinking skills. In fact, a visible shift in learning takes place
when students become teachers. They take ownership of their projects and become “experts” as they teach others
their newly acquired knowledge. Thus, teachers become students as they learn from their students’ progress and
Our need this year is $90,000.
Your continued support will make this dynamic learning possible for each and every
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