Computer Technology Ms. Jess Morris

Welcome to Computer Technology!

Ms. Jess Morris
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Don't forget to practice typing every day.

Make a home run with the home row keys!

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"A Century of Educating God's Greatest Gift, Our Children"

 of the Month:

September: Friendship

October: Cooperation

November: Compassion

December: Joy

January: Initiative

February: Faith

March: Temperance

April: Grace

May: Hope

June: Gratitude

July: Rest

August: Relaxation


Compassion is a sympathetic understanding of another person's pain with the desire to relieve it.

Ephesians 4:32 - "[And] be kind to one another, compassionate, forgiving one another as God has forgiven you in Christ." 


Prayer for Compassion:
God our Father, help us to follow the example of your Son, Jesus, who reached out to those suffering from illness, loneliness, poverty, and despair.  Fill our hearts with compassion and show us how to love generously as Jesus did. Amen.

Our themes of the year are grace, grit, light, and service.

We are people of A.C.T.I.O.N.
Accepting Christ Today In One Another!

CSW 2018

"Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance."

-Samuel Johnson, British author

"Greatness is not in where we stand, but in what direction we are moving."
-Oliver Wendell Holmes, American physician, author & inventor

"The power of imagination makes us infinite."  -John Muir

Computer Lab Request

Due to concerns about the transmission of lice and other germs, students in grades K-8 should bring to computer class their own headphones in a ziplock bag labeled with their full name and class number
.  A spare pair of headphones from home can be used as long as it fits the standard audio jack.

Upcoming Events  

Thank you to all who donated food for the Thanksgiving Food Drive. The Service Club filled 35 large plastic garbage bags of food for the parish pantry. Since all the grades participated at such a great extent, all grades have earned a GUM day for Wednesday, November 21st. The Kindergarten classes will be treated to a special snack after Thanksgiving recess. 

On Monday, November 19th St. Agnes Cathedral School will host Laps for Hunger. Students in grades 1-8, who wish to participate, will walk four laps around the Field of Dreams during recess. Students should bring in a $2.00 donation and wear their gym uniforms to school.  The money earned will be donated to the Mary Brennan Inn and our parish pantry.

Class 4-1 will participate in their Reading Program from 1:50-2:30 on Monday, November 19th.

Please join us on Tuesday, November 20th at 1:30 P.M. in the Cathedral for our Thanksgiving Para-liturgy. 

Class 3-1 will participate in an educational field trip to Safety Town on Tuesday, November 20th.

Wednesday, November 21st is a 12-noon dismissal.  Aftercare will NOT be in effect. It is a GUM Day.  Students may wear their winter Gym UniforMs to school and as indicated there will be no charge.

School is closed on Thursday and Friday, November 22nd and 23rd in celebration of Thanksgiving.

During this time of thanksgiving, we are grateful for all those who have supported and ministered in the Cathedral School in the past 101 years!  If you missed the opportunity to participate in the Charleston Wrap Fundraiser, or did not find that to be of your liking, the following opportunities to support the school are available:

Centennial Prayer Walkway: Consider purchasing a brick for our Centennial Prayer Walkway. Your brick will be inscribed with your name or a loved one’s name or a message. Your participation in this project is a way to honor those who came before and pave the way for all who will follow. The brochure is embedded below.

Centennial Prayer Walk Brochure 

iGive: On Cyber Monday, November 26th, consider making purchases through Simply go to and purchase items you normally would. A portion of your purchase goes to St. Agnes.


Shop with Scrip: Our newest fundraising effort allows you to purchase gift cards at their face value and the school receives a rebate.

With Christmas around the corner, you can find gifts for everyone on your list while raising funds for our school with the holiday gift guide. Shop gift cards from over 750 top brands, including Best Buy, Amazon, Nordstrom, The Home Depot and more. Whether you buy the gift cards to give as presents to family and friends, or to use them to buy your gifts, St. Agnes Cathedral School earns with every gift card purchased. It’s simple and it’s truly the gift that keeps on giving.

It's Easy to Shop with ScripEnroll at  Use our school enrollment code: C74E78CL62439. Fill out the embedded order form below and return it to school care of Alison Spahn by November 28th. Checks should be made payable to St. Agnes Cathedral School. You will receive your gift cards on Parent-Teacher Conference Days, December 13th and 14th.

Order Form 

Brand List 

On the Horizon

  • Meeting for all the volunteers for the Christmas Boutique will be held on November 27th in the Carlin Dining Hall at 7:30 P.M.
  • The Parent Portal will be closed on Friday, November 30th for report card preparation.
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled for December 13th and 14th. The Teacher Reacher app will be used to schedule your parent-teacher conferences. It will open on Sunday, December 2nd.

Happy Thanksgiving!

What We Have Been Learning

Kindergarten: computer safety; mouse coordination; literacy & STEAM skills through educational games; basic keyboarding 

First Grade: computer safety; mouse coordination; basic keyboarding; parts of a computer; TumbleBooks literacy activities; introduction to PowerPoint (Fall / Halloween); literacy & STEAM games; digital drawing; strategy games; basic word processing (Word)

Second Grade: computer & online safety (Cyber Five); All About Me poster; parts of a computer; basic keyboarding; Easy CBM reading assessment; online word search creation; PowerPoint (Fall / Halloween); animal research & basic word processing

Third Grade: computer & online safety; PowerPoint (interests / friendship); word processing; word clouds; formal keyboarding practice; Easy CBM reading assessment; literacy & STEAM games; animation creation; digital nonfiction book creation

Fourth Grade: computer & online safety; intro to Google Drawings (vision board); keyboarding practice; Easy CBM reading assessment; PowerPoint (teamwork/cooperation); Halloween poetry (Google Drawings); poster design (Poster My Wall)

Fifth Grade: computer & online safety; Google Forms interest & tech survey; intro to Google Classroom & Google Drawings; Advanced Google Images Search; keyboarding practice; IXL ELA & math diagnostic assessment; Dominican saint research & poster (Google Docs), Thanksgiving word clouds

Sixth Grade: computer & online safety; Google Forms interest & tech survey; review of Google Classroom & Google Drawings; Advanced Google Images Search; keyboarding practice; digital citizenship; evaluating online sources - scavenger hunt; intro to website design (Google Sites)

Seventh Grade: computer & online safety; Google Forms interest & tech survey; virtual wall of personal goals (Padlet); keyboarding practice; evaluating online sources - scavenger hunt; TinkerCAD 3D design 

Eighth Grade: computer & online safety; Google Forms interest & tech survey; file organization in Google Drive; Google Sheets typing record; keyboarding practice; evaluating online sources; interactive graphics (ThingLink) on a famous landmark & on westward expansion; graphing linear equations with image editor (

*Google Classroom is used for the projects and assignments in grades 5-8.