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

Temperance is the virtue that helps us keep our desires under control and to balance our use of material goods.  

Galatians 5:22-23 - ...The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. 

Prayer for Temperance:

Help me, God, to be happy with what I have instead of wanting more. Show me how to choose those things that are good for me and for others as I practice the virtue of temperance. 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  

Take Action!
 Click on the link below to learn about a plan by the NYS Education Department to require local public-school boards to vote on whether a Catholic school in their area is substantially equivalent.


The ELA and Math test prep courses for Grades 4 and 6 are in effect this week. As always, please indicate in Pick Up Patrol your child’s participation.  

The students in grades 5 and 6 will receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation on Tuesday, March 19th afternoon.

The Parent Portal is currently closed as the teachers prepare the students’ report cards for the second trimester.

The web application, Teacher Reacher, will open Sunday, March 17th at 7 A.M. for parents to schedule their parent-teacher conferences. Conferences are scheduled as follows:

Wednesday, March 27th from 1-4 P.M. and 6:30-8:30 P.M.

Thursday, March 28th from 1-3 P.M.

Aftercare will NOT be in effect on Parent-Teacher Conference Days.

The Grade 1 Create-A-Book Program continues this week on Friday, March 22nd. Volunteers should report to the school office by 1:10 P.M., sign in, receive a visitor’s pass and report to the Carlin Dining Hall.

The long-anticipated Green and Gold Sports Night will take place this Friday evening, March 22nd at 7 P.M. Tickets for this event will be sold on Monday and Tuesday during the 7th and 8th graders’ lunch period. Students must present the tear-off from the Green and Gold letter that is embedded below. Tickets are $3.00 each and each student will have the opportunity to purchase 2 tickets.

Green and Gold Letter 

Green and Gold beads will be sold this week during homeroom period to support your favorite team. Beads are 50 cents each or 3 for 1 dollar.

Look for us on Saturday, March 23rd, as we participate for the 3rd year in a row marching down Maple Avenue for the RVC St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Please note that Kindergarten and 1st-grade students must march with their parents. Older students should be picked up by their parent on the corner of Quealy and North Village in front of the Church of the Ascension. Students marching in the parade should wear St. Agnes Spirit Wear!  Below are the parade directives.

Parade Directives 

The National Junior Honor Society Induction Ceremony is Thursday evening March 28th at 7:30 P.M. in the Parish Center. 

Grade 8 Presentation Masses: Attendance at any one of the following masses is necessary. At the Mass, a letter to Fr. Bill asking for Confirmation is presented. Details regarding the contents of the letter have given to the 8th graders during religion class.

March 24 at 12:30 and 5 P.M.
March 30 at the 5 P.M.
March 31 at the 5 P.M.

Grade 2: First Communion: Meetings will take place in the Parish Center. Attendance at one of the meetings is necessary. 

March 20 at 7:30 P.M.
March 21 at 1:00 P.M.

On the Horizon:

Dr. Stephen L. Dewey will present information on The Effects of Vaping and Other Addictive Behaviors on the Adolescent Brain on Wednesday, March 20 at South Side High School’s Auditorium (140 Shepherd St., RVC). The presentation begins at 7 P.M. It is approximately 60-75 minutes, including questions. 

March 30th is the Tomorrow’s Hope 5K and Fun Run. Please consider participating in the 5K or Fun Run. Click on the link below to register. It is sure to be a fun-filled day with prizes, food and something for everyone.

Tomorrow's Hope 5K and Fun Run

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  

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 

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)

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 

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)  

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) 

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)  

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 & Screencastify)

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