The Foundation for Catholic Education of Delaware County awards a grant to Mother of Providence
Mother of Providence Regional Catholic School middle school students will be the recipients of new Chromebooks using a grant from the Foundation for Catholic Education
Wallingford, PA, December 16, 2015– Mother of Providence Regional Catholic School was recently awarded a grant of over $2,300.00 from The Foundation for Catholic Education, Delaware County Advisory Council. This grant award was used to purchase Dell Chromebooks for the eighth grade and will further enhance the school’s one to one iPad program which is used in conjunction with the Google Education Apps program.
Mother of Providence Regional Catholic School is proud of the investment we have made in our IT infrastructure. We have over 150 computers deployed on our network. The school buildings are wired with CAT5e cable and wireless is available throughout. 50MB Comcast Business Class service is used for Internet connectivity. Our buildings are connected with multi-mode fiber and fiber switches.
Mother of Providence has a technology lab that includes over 25 new computers and offers over 1600 square feet of modern and cutting edge technology. Students visit the lab weekly for formal instruction and use the lab for special programs such as the school’s weekly student newscast. Each classroom is equipped with LCD projectors and SMARTboards. Seven network laser printers are located around the campus.
The school was one of the first elementary schools in the area to adopt the Google Education App program. Students, faculty and staff utilize the Google Cloud software for collaborative learning in all subject areas.
We offer a 1:1 iPad program for grades 2 thru 7 and new Chromebooks for eighth grade. Each student is issued an iPad or Chromebook for use during the school year. The Mother of Providence primary unit has 20 iPads for student instruction. The iPads are used in conjunction with SMARTboards with Reflector software by the faculty and students.
Mother of Providence utilizes the following state of the art technology resources:
- Modern computer lab with 25 Dell workstations running Windows 7 and Office 2010, including a Smartboard and LCD projector
- A separate Apple MAC workstation with video editing software for the weekly student newscast
- Over 200 iPads for student and faculty use
- Mounted Smartboards and LCD Projectors in every classroom
- Network color and black and white laser printers throughout campus
- Secure WiFi throughout campus
- Google Education Apps and Google Cloud software
About Mother of Providence Regional Catholic School:
Located in Wallingford, Pennsylvania on a 16-acre suburban campus, Mother of Providence Regional Catholic School promotes a Catholic learning environment in which every child develops spiritually, intellectually and socially. In addition to a religious education firmly rooted in our Catholic tradition, we offer a challenging academic curriculum. Students develop a love of learning and a strong moral conscience in a disciplined, caring environment.
About The Foundation for Catholic Education:
Founded in 2010, the Foundation for Catholic Education is a not-for-profit organization supporting the Executive Board of Elementary Education and the County Advisory Councils. The six county Advisory Councils, working with the Executive Board of Elementary Education and the Philadelphia Archdiocesan Office of Catholic Education, are developing local strategies and fundraising efforts for the Catholic Elementary Schools within each county.
Our goal is to maintain and increase the enrollment in our Catholic Elementary Schools by providing families access to an affordable parochial education. In 2015 the advisory councils demonstrated their commitment to the cause through the continued distribution of EITC and OSTC funding, successful county-wide Galas, supplying mini-grants to support special projects at schools in need, participating in the Sponsor-A-Student program as well as supporting school needs on an individual basis.
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Mother of Providence Regional Catholic School
607 S. Providence Rd.
Wallingford, PA 19086