Due to the quick shift to remote learning at the start of the pandemic and the availability of online meeting technology, the Curriculum Lead program was introduced by the Morning Star Initiative to address the pillar of Academic Excellence. When schools reopened their doors in September 2020, the program shifted to supporting teachers as they transitioned back to teaching within the building under COVID restrictions. Today, the program continues to support teachers in their everyday professional practice.
Since the 2020-2021 school year, the parish and regional elementary schools of the Diocese of Rockville Centre have utilized i-Ready to support student learning. i-Ready is a growth monitoring tool that encourages student autonomy and empowers teachers to support students across all levels of learning, whether students are excelling or struggling in any number of topics.
Students were asked to create posters that highlighted accomplishments they wanted to share with the SWS community. Before a packed auditorium of parents and grandparents, and with Christmas music playing to add to the festivities, SWS students paraded across the stage to share triumphs such as learning to read, making the basketball team, earning good grades, and so many more!
During the week of December 5, 2022, schools across the Diocese of Rockville Centre participated in Computer Science Education Week. This annual event calls for students from kindergarten to grade 12 to learn about computer science, including coding and other aspects of computer science, careers in the field, and important contributions individuals have made to computer science.
During this important week in our country, many of our Long Island Catholic Elementary School students took part in activities pertaining to both Election Day and Veterans Day. From learning about the voting process, to volunteering time serving our communities, to meeting with honored veterans, our students are making us proud of this growing generation of United States citizens!
This week, we pray for each military family and all elected officials, and we express our deep gratitude for every man and woman who has bravely served our country.
Emily Guarnieri – Middle school math. Those three words make most adults squirm. Either they loved it or hated it. How do you help students love it, and feel good about math? Kevin Hansen – I have always loved math since an early age. I believe I try to help students to feel good about […]