Computer Technology Ms. Jess Morris

Welcome to Computer Technology!

Ms. Jess Morris


Don't forget to practice typing every day.

Make a home run with the home row keys!

Pc Keyboard.png

        think1                 think


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

CSW 2018

Virtue of the Month:

September: Unity

October: Empathy

November: Charity

December: Love

January: Respect

February: Sacrifice

March: Mercy

April: Care of Creation

May: Holiness

June: Reflection

July: Rest

August: Relaxation

Mercy is caring for the needs of people’s minds, hearts, and lives. It means to share in God’s forgiveness and love. Jesus taught us in the Beatitudes, “Blessed are the merciful for they will be shown mercy.” (Matthew 5:7). Saint Thomas Aquinas called mercy the greatest of all the virtues because so many other virtues spring from it. When we are kind, forgiving, caring, or loving, we are showing mercy.

Lord God, You breathed the spirit of life within us. Draw out of us the light and life you created.

Help us to find our way back to you. Help us to use our life to reflect your glory and to serve others as your son Jesus did.


Our theme of the year is Catholic Identity.

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

Other themes include grit, perseverance, light, progress, & Fatima. 

"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 are encouraged to bring in their own headphones in a ziplock bag labeled with their full name and class number for use in the computer lab.  A spare pair of headphones from home can be used as long as it fits the standard audio jack.

Upcoming Events

Green and Gold Sports Night for the 7th and 8th graders is Friday, March 23rd 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 was distributed on March 6th. Tickets are $3.00 each and each student will have the opportunity to purchase 2 tickets. Below please find the Green and Gold letter.

Green and Gold 

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

We are still in need of baby wipes for both cafeterias. Please send in a donation if you can, thank you!

A Service Club Meeting has been rescheduled for Monday, March 26th.  Below is the permission slip.

Service Club Meeting: March 26 

In addition to the service club meeting on March 26th, the Service Club has been asked to assist at the Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday Masses. Thank you to all who have volunteered thus far. We are in desperate need for more help at the 9:30 A.M. Mass. If you can help at that Mass, please fill out and return the permission slip below.

Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday 


Parent-Teacher Conferences

The Teacher-Reacher Portal is open for those who wish to make an appointment for a Parent-Teacher Conference. It will close on Sunday, March 18th.  Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled as follows:

  • March 22nd: 1-4 P.M. and 6:30-8 P.M.
  • March 23rd: 1-3 P.M. 
  • Aftercare is NOT in effect on Conference Days


Saturday is the RVC St. Patrick’s Day Parade.  We have a GREAT number of students and parents marching this year as we celebrate our 100th anniversary!

Following the parade, Fr. James will participate in the annual St. Baldrick’s head-shaving event. Click below to make a donation.

March 26th is the STEM FAIR Awards Ceremony for the winners of our 1st annual STEM Fair: 7:30 P.M. in the Carlin Dining Hall.

Due to the snow day on Wednesday, March 7th, school will be in session on Thursday, May 10th, Ascension Thursday.  It will be a D Day and a full day of school. The children will attend Mass for the Feast of the Ascension.

What We Have Been Learning

Kindergarten: computer safety; mouse coordination; literacy & STEAM skills through educational games (with themes such as monthly virtues, holidays, animals and their habitats, shapes, alphabet, numbers, colors,); navigating a website; basic keyboarding; basic coding (Kodable); intro to word processing (animals, solar system)

First Grade: computer safety; mouse coordination; keyboard awareness; parts of a computer; TumbleBooks literacy activities; name design; introduction to PowerPoint (Fall / Halloween and respect); literacy & STEAM games; basic word processing & clipart manipulation; basic coding challenges; basic coding (Kodable); friendly letter to Santa; word building activities; Valentine's Day messages & picture design; fairytale problem / solution design in Google Drawings; title page for Create-a-Book project

Second Grade: computer safety; All About Me poster; parts of a computer; basic keyboarding; online word search and crossword puzzle creation; IXL math diagnostic assessment; introduction to Google Drawings (plant life cycle; New Year's resolution); literacy & STEAM games; Christmas acrostic poem; basic coding (; friendly letters to Santa and to someone you respect (monthly virtue); Easy CBM reading assessment; research famous African American (Britannica School) & typing in Microsoft Word; natural disasters research & PowerPoint slide design

Third Grade: computer safety; word processing; word clouds; formal keyboarding practice; Internet safety activities; designed digital nonfiction books; literacy & STEAM games; formatting a document in Word (Thanksgiving essay); coding (; online research (China or ecosystems) and PowerPoint slideshow (design including special effects and timing); food chains in Google Drawings Fourth Grade: computer safety; word processing; word clouds; intro to Google Classroom & Google Drawings; research on an epic library & poster design; literacy & STEAM games; keyboarding practice; IXL math diagnostic assessment; coding (; solar system Google slide design & image layering; Easy CBM reading assessment; Winter Olympics research & design in Google Drawings; iPad app design (Google Slides)

Fifth Grade: computer safety; Google Forms survey; word processing; word clouds; intro to Google Classroom & Google Drawings; Dominican saint research & poster design; keyboarding practice; literacy & STEAM games; IXL math diagnostic assessment; coding (; Christmas traditions Venn diagram; Google slide illustrating respect - what it looks and sounds like (monthly virtue); 13 colonies Google slideshow in groups; creating a bibliography; STEM research project; book endorsement poster design

Sixth Grade: computer safety; Google Forms survey; Google Sheets typing record; keyboarding practice; evaluating online sources; website design with the new Google Sites; musical instrument slide design & image editing (Google Slides & PowerPoint); coding (; What I Love About St. Agnes Google slide design & QR codes; Roman emperor research & ChatterPix voice recording; women's history research & mock social media profile

Seventh Grade: computer safety; Google Forms survey; file organization in Google Drive; Google Sheets typing record; keyboarding practice; evaluating online sources; website design with the new Google Sites; Colonies of the Future research project using Google Apps; math brochure in Google Slides (two-step linear equations); coding (; animal adaptations slide design & QR codes; PowToon video on Bill of Rights; 3D digital design software (Tinkercad) for STEM project; women's history research & mock social media profile Eighth Grade: computer safety; Google Forms survey; file organization in Google Drive; Google Sheets typing record; keyboarding practice; evaluating online sources; website design with the new Google Sites; IXL math diagnostic assessment; stained glass window project -- line graphing with an image editor (Sumo Paint); integrated Spanish project (Google Docs or Slides); 3D digital design software (Tinkercad) for STEM project; creating a bibliography; women's history research & mock social media profile *Google Classroom is used for the projects and assignments in grades 4-8.