Our goal for this year's Online Paddle Raise is to raise funds for technology upgrades and curriculum.
HFCS has carefully crafted a technology plan as part of our Strategic Plan's Initiative 5. Right before the pandemic hit and since then, Holy Family has focused on upgrading our network infrastructure and security to support the additional needs for student success. The net step is to focus on tech in the classrooms to enhance opportunities for and the productivity of our teachers, staff, and students. This includes replacing all of our staff and faculty laptops, purchasing new document cameras, projectors, interactive whiteboards, robotics, 3D printers, and other tech tools we think could provide new and improved opportunities for student learning in the classrooms.
Over the past few years we have updated our math and science curriculum, and now we are raising money so that we can adopt new English/Language Arts and Religion curricular materials—textbooks, workbooks, online support materials, novels, and other materials that will help our teachers not only teach reading and writing, not only teach the basics of the faith, but will allow them to teach the deeper concepts of literature, communication, and a greater understanding of our human experience in the context of Catholicism and our faith. Our current materials are old—and are very literally falling to pieces. Your generosity will allow us to update our curricular materials so that we can promote excellence in our faith and in ouracademic education at Holy Family Catholic School.
Thank you for your prayers, your generosity, and especially for your love and support for our students and our school.