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The link below is the Graduation Video of the Class of 2019.

The following video is from the Graduating Class of 2018. 
Simply highlight the following URL, right click and "go to" that address. Or simply copy and paste the URL into your browser.

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1MHP-RA4eo5jRBnIvW8JaLfKKxTAFnEAXsSx2Kit61MA/edit?ts=5ace3660#slide=id.g38bc1d1301_1_31






Veteran's Day Presentation
2018 Presentation of St. Dominic Family Veterans:

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1USqfdaQT_D663eKNbCtlwynpdLHk910tofxSzUrY6O4/edit#slide=id.p


The above link will take you to our Veteran's Day 2018 presentation which includes many of the Veterans from our St. Dominic family. This was presented during our all-school Veteran's Day Program, November 2018. We continue to be grateful to all who serve and keep our country free. 
"Home of the Free, Because of the Brave."




St. Dominic School Robotic Program

SPRK+ (Students Parents Robots Kids)




A new Robotics Program at St. Dominic School is teaching students how to write computer code. By using Sphero robots along with the Sphero app on their ipads or chromebooks, they are programming their robot to do many things. They are learning how to create electronic games, program their robot to move and jump across the room, navigate a map, run through a maze that they have built, climb ramps,  and so much more.

Students also have accounts at several coding websites that teach different coding languages such as Python and Java, as well as SCRATCH, a coding language developed by students from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 

Learning to code is an increasingly important skill as it uses all the STEM skills (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math.)
It also teaches and reinforces critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Learning to code is definitely a "student - led" process. Certain students instinctively figure out the process and demonstrate to classmates how to solve problems. They are eager to share their knowledge with one another. 

The St. Dominic Robotics Program was made possible through several funding resources. Thanks to a very generous donor to our Magic Match program, as well as grants from KHQA One Class At a Time and The Quincy Noon Kiwanis, and our St. Dominic PTO, we were able to purchase 20 robots as an initial investment. Students use the SPHERO app on their ipads to write the code and control their robot. They enjoy the opportunity to learn how to code, then run the program to determine its success. What an awesome hands-on, real-life learning experience!






Technology Continues To Be a Vital Part of St. Dominic School

At St. Dominic School, all K-8th Grade students enjoy two 40 - minute computer classes each week.

Pre-school students have one computer class per week.

During these classes, we focus on:
  • the Microsoft Office Suite of products including Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Publisher.
  • Google applications such as Google Docs, Presentations, Spreadsheets and gmail. We use Google Classroom and are a  Google Apps for Education School. Students have secure school email accounts to receive and send homework assignments to their teacher. Most teachers use Google Classroom to post assignments to their students and share resources.
  • Educational websites that focus on Math, Reading, Spelling, Science, Social Studies, Religion, Internet Safety and Security, Music and Language Arts. These educational websites correlate to topics instructors are teaching in the classroom, in order to reinforce classroom instruction.
  • Keyboarding - students use Typing Master keyboarding software (thanks to a grant from Adams Electric Cooperative) as well as Typing Club. Younger students begin with Dance Mat Typing. With each of these programs, students learn the correct procedure for typing with all fingers to improve their typing accuracy and speed. 
  • Math - Students are allowed computer time to utilize new Math software that was purchased for our students: Aleks Math, for the  5th - 8th grade, and Reflex Math for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades. Teachers also use the software in the classroom.
  • Computer Coding and other STEM skills
  • Movie Maker and other multi-media programs
  • Web 2.0 tools 
  • A new Robotics Program inspires creativity, collaboration, STEM skills and lots of fun!!






Thank you!
Mrs. Nan Wood
Computer Instructor


Pictures of St. Dominic  students enjoying the many educational opportunities that are offered in our state-of-the-art computer lab:

             






Below is a picture of 7th grade programming Robots to land in a particular state on the U.S. Map.   

      
     


In our school computer lab, we  have 25 HP  All-in-One computers with large 23" monitors.  (Thanks to the family of Carl Wiskerchen.) There is a new server and new filter system in place. Fiber Optic technology is now installed for fast, reliable internet service. (Thanks to the Tracy Family Foundation.)  Each teacher has an iPad with an Apple TV, a laptop, as well as a Smart Board and Elmo Documentation Camera.  The 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade students use the new iPad Air.   Sync Carts in classrooms allow students to keep their ipads charged, as well as allow teachers to push apps to each ipad quickly and efficiently.  The fifth grade students use chrome books in the classroom.  St. Dominic's is a 1:1 technology school.

Thank you.
Mrs. Nan Wood

                              Images of some of our new technology:
 

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