Planning ahead

This week has been busy as we get things going in the new school year. We met with teachers and mapped out some exciting plans for the upcoming school year. Also, the 8th graders learned a little bit about how to get event tickets. We worked with them to ensure they were able to get the shadow dates they wanted for St Ignatius High School. Of course, now they can use the same techniques for those essential concert tickets as well 🙂

Some grades also had their first classes in the computer lab. The 4th grade is going to be set up with Microsoft Office accounts so that they can begin to work online and learn more about collaboration and cloud services. We will also be providing Office accounts to 5th – 8th graders if they do not already have a school-issued account. Please keep in mind that once students are given an Office account, they can access it from anywhere. They can begin their school work in the lab and finish it at home or wherever they have internet access. For offline use, students can install the complete office suite on up to 5 computers (Mac or PC). Additionally, the full range of tools will work on tablets and even cell phones.

This coming week will be a busy one. We will be kicking things off in science class with a couple of fun experiments. Details and pictures will be posted later. We will also be working with Mr. Blanco to add a little tech flavor to art classes.

One final note. First Lego League Robotics season is here. Sign up forms will be passed out to the junior high for those students interested in joining the team. Teams are limited to 10 members. If there are more than 10  students who wish to join we may form a non-competitive developmental group as well.