As technology changes, St. Dominic School strives continually to stay up-to-date.
Students in grades K-8 have access to two computer labs each of which can accommodate a full class. The students learn keyboarding and a variety of computer skills, software and applications in the teaching computer lab. An auxiliary computer lab is available for class use as the teacher integrates technology into the subject area being studied. For example: younger students can publish a story or poem and insert artwork; middle school students can do internet research for a social studies or science project; and junior high students can work on an Excel spreadsheet for a math assignment. Both the computer teacher and the classroom teacher work together to integrate technology across the curriculum.
Each and every classroom boasts a Smartboard and overhead projector, a networked computer and a laptop for the teacher. Teachers also have access to a set of tablets for classroom use. The entire building has access to a wireless network and networked printers in every wing of the building.
Our library uses an automated program to track our catalogued collection of over 15,000 volumes. Parents and students can view lists of Accelerated Reader (AR) books, and also check their student’s progress in AR, on line.
The Ascend SMS program allows parents to view grades, Interim Reports and Report Cards on line and on their smart phone. This program also provides quick and easy communication between parents and the teachers, office and nurse via e-mail.