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  

Easter Fundraiser

Hop to it and help support the school by purchasing chocolate Easter Bunnies, Chocolate Easter Eggs and jelly beans from Chocolate Works! St. Agnes will receive 25% of all sales.  See embedded form below and return to Mrs. Heather Murray by April 5th.  Easter Fundraiser 

Attention: Please note schedule change for Grade 4 ELA Prep Class

The 4th Grade ELA prep class will meet on Tuesday, March 26th this week and Tuesday, April 2nd next week.

The students in Grades 3 and 4 will receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation on Tuesday, March 26th.

Scoliosis Screening for students in Grades 5 and 7 is scheduled for Tuesday, March 26th.  Students should wear an undergarment that will allow for Mrs. Keating to inspect your child’s spine.

Report cards will be distributed to the children on Tuesday, March 26th.  Please return the tear-off on the cover letter to your child’s teacher on Wednesday, March 26th as confirmation of receiving your child’s report card.

There are two Communion meetings scheduled for this week. Wednesday, March 27th at 7:30 P.M. and Thursday, March 28th at 1 P.M. Meetings will take place in the Parish Center. You only have to attend one of these meetings. If you attended a Communion meeting last week, you do not have to attend either of these meetings.

Wednesday and Thursday, March 27th and 28th are 12-noon dismissals for Parent-Teacher Conferences. Please note, aftercare will not be in effect on Wednesday or Thursday as well as the Wednesday Student-Tutoring Program.


Conferences are made through the Teacher-Reacher web application. The app is open to schedule your appointments at Please note, the app will close on Tuesday evening at 11:55 P.M. for Wednesday conferences and Wednesday evening at 11:55 P.M. for Thursday conferences.

The National Junior Honor Society Induction Ceremony is this Thursday evening, March 28th at 7:30 P.M. in the Parish Center. All members and inductees should attend this event in school uniform. Please report to the Parish Center by 7:15 P.M.

Friday, March 29th, school is closed for a Teacher Professional Day. 

Grade 6 Spring Fling Dance is Friday, April 5th in the Carlin Dining Hall.

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; iPad app design (Google Slides) 

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.