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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"Putting Our Faith Into ACTION"

 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

Hope is the virtue that enables us to trust in God’s promise to share his life with us forever; it makes us confident in God’s love and care for us.

Isaiah 40:31 - They that hope in the Lord will renew their strength; they will soar as with eagles’ wings; they will run and not grow weary, walk and not grow faint.

Prayer for Hope:

Come, Holy Spirit, and light within me a flame of hope. Lift me up when I feel downhearted and renew my strength when I feel weak and afraid. In you all hope abides. 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.

Announcements & Upcoming Events  

Final Exams begin this week for the 8th Graders. Please make sure your child prepares for them.

Spring Fundraiser: Please take this opportunity to order gift cards through the school. They make great graduation gifts and end of the year gifts. See the embedded order form below for a list of participating retailers, and a flyer for "what is scrips."  

Here are the instructions: 

1. Go to, click on "Join a Program" at the top right.  Set up an account online using St.Agnes' enrollment code C74E78CL62439 and submit orders online.


2. Complete order form and return to Alison Spahn via Charlotte Spahn 3-4 with checks made payable to St. Agnes Cathedral School.

Orders are due by May 30th.

Click on the link below to order a Field Day T-shirt for your child. Please take note of your child’s team assignment.

Field Day Field Day T-shirt Order Form 

  • Section 1 classes are the Red Team
  • Section 2 classes are the Green Team
  • Section 3 classes are the Blue Team
  • Section 4 classes are the Gold Team

For Kindergarten and 1st Grade, please ask your child’s teacher what team your child is on.

The National Junior Honor Society is collecting uniforms for Uganda. Please send in your old uniforms.

Student-Tutoring is in effect Monday, May 20th and Wednesday, May 22nd. This is the last week of the program.

On Tuesday, May 21st, the students in 5th and 6th grade will participate in STEAM Workshops (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) during their computer classes. The workshop is sponsored by the NY Islanders. 


~Open School Board Meeting~

There is an Open School Board Meeting on Tuesday evening, May 21st at 7:30 P.M. in the Parish Center. Please join the School Board and Administration as we announce the new tuition schedule for the 2019-20 school year, introduce the new School Board Members, look at the accomplishments of this year, as well as plans for next year.

On Wednesday, May 22nd, the students in Grade 4 will participate in the NYS Science Performance Exam. Please make sure your child comes to school well rested, eats a nutritious breakfast and has a supply of number 2 pencils.

Grade 1 has a Field Trip to White Post Farms on Wednesday, May 22nd. The students may wear their gym uniforms to school for their field trip.

There is a Flag Etiquette Assembly for the students in Grades K-5 on Thursday, May 23rd in honor of Memorial Day.

On Friday, May 24th the Kindergarten is participating in a field trip to the Long Island Children’s Museum.


What We Have Been Learning

Kindergarten: computer safety & terminology; mouse coordination; literacy & STEAM skills through educational games; basic keyboarding; basic coding (Kodable); basic word processing 

First Grade: computer safety & terminology; mouse coordination; basic keyboarding; parts of a computer; TumbleBooks literacy activities; introduction to PowerPoint; literacy & STEAM games; digital drawing; strategy games; basic word processing (Word); basic coding (Kodable &; word-building app; design a Valentine's Day card; title page for Create-A-Book project; alphabet organizer (solar system words); make-a-map (rainforest)  

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; animal research & basic word processing; basic coding (; acrostic poem; alphabet organizer; typed friendly letters; online research (Britannica School); digital drawing and painting 

Third Grade: computer & online safety; word processing; word clouds; formal keyboarding practice; Easy CBM reading assessment; literacy & STEAM games; animation creation; digital nonfiction book creation; research & PowerPoint slideshow design on ecosystems; word processing (Word); food chains (Google Drawings); basic coding (; character trait trading cards on Peter Pan

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); basic coding (; Google slide on solar system & image editing; weather chart & graph (Google Sheets); create a word search; iPad app design (Google Slides); poetry (Google Drawings); trading cards on famous New Yorkers 

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; basic coding (; Christmas traditions around the world research & Venn diagram; thirteen colonies research & collaborative Google slideshow design; robot storyboard & science fiction skit (video record); parable music project (Google Slides)  

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); basic coding (; What I Love About St. Agnes (Google slide & QR code); Roman emperor project (Google Docs & ChatterPix); geometry in the real world (Google Slides); science presentation (Prezi) 

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; basic coding (; PowToon video creation on Bill of Rights amendment; digital citizenship; make your own health quiz (intro to Google Forms); science brochure design (Slides or Canva); advertisement for a new tech product (Google Slides & WeVideo) 

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 (; website design (Google Sites) with a travel theme; advertisement for a new tech product (Google Slides & WeVideo)

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