All students from Kindergarten through Grade 8 come to the computer lab for directed instruction. The goal is to provide an authentic and engaging learning experience which supports and extends classroom curriculum. Faculty also receive technology training to better enable them to meet academic goals, embrace the possibilities technology offers for classroom instruction, and enhance productivity. Technology use at the school is driven by the SHS Technology Plan, which provides a roadmap for the school in accordance with Massachusetts Department of Education Office of Digital Learning guidelines.

Computer Lab/Technology

Supplies: Students in Grades 3-8 should have a place to hold handouts, notes, and assignments; this should be brought to each class. Failure to come to class prepared with these items may affect a student's grade, and will certainly affect their ability to do their work. Students in Grades 5-8 work in Google Apps for Education, and are provided with a school email account as well as space on Google Drive in which to store their work.

Software: Depending upon the grade level, students will be using the Internet, the Microsoft Office Suite, multimedia tools, specialized educational software, and several programming languages. Keyboarding skills, Digital Literacy, and elementary coding are also covered.

Mrs. Boyd

Volunteer Committees: Our school is fortunate to have a Technology Committee which advises and supports the Technology Director. It meets once/month in the evening to help implement the vision and misson for school technology. Members have written a Technology Plan and a website requirements document, run internet cabling, updated school computers, continuously update the school website, work with teachers on initiatives, support other school committees in their efforts.......we do it all! If you would like to serve on this committee please contact Linda Sivak -- it's an enjoyable way to meet your covenant hours!

We Need Your Help

Donations: The Technology Committee has written a plan for technology in the school. One aspect of the plan is to upgrade and expand computer hardware and software resources for the students and teachers. Since the purchase of new equipment is costly, the committee is looking at alternative methods. Many companies will have old but not outdated computers when they are upgrading to new computer systems; companies may choose to sell or donate that equipment. If you work for a company or know of a company that could help us acquire some of this equipment at a reasonable cost please contact Linda Sivak, SHS Technology Director.

Sacred Hearts School          31 South Chestnut Street          Bradford, MA 01835          Tel: 978-372-5451