Computer Technology Ms. Jess Morris

Welcome to Computer Technology!

Ms. Jess Morris


Don't forget to practice typing every day.

Make a home run with the home row keys!

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Virtue of the Month:

September - Hospitality
October -  Peace 

November -  Gratitude 

 December -  Patience

 January -  Courage 

February - Gentleness
March - Mercy
April - Justice
May - Honesty
June - Faithfulness

Theme of the School Year = Grit
Grit is passion plus perseverance.

"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

What We Have Been Learning

Kindergarten: computer safety; mouse coordination; literacy & STEM skills through educational games; coding challenges on Kodable; basic keyboarding; adding an image to a document

First Grade:
 computer safety; mouse coordination; keyboard awareness; parts of a computer; TumbleBooks literacy activities; name design; introduction to PowerPoint (autumn, courage); literacy, math, & strategy games; basic word processing & clipart manipulation; coding challenges on Kodable & Tynker; word building games; Google Drawings (facts in a word web on ocean animals); designed book cover for their book project; alphabet organizer of solar system words; Google Docs - solar system facts & images; manipulating pattern shapes (tangram puzzles); rainforest concept map

Second Grade: computer safety; All About Me poster; parts of a computer; basic keyboarding; online word search creation; acrostic poems; friendly letters; coding challenges; PowerPoint design (courage); introduction to Google Drawings (plant life cycle, resolutions, facts on natural disasters); alphabet organizer (winter words - nouns, verbs, adjectives); St. Patrick's Day PowerPoint slide - facts/legends; immigration (Ellis Island) concept map; spring poems; theme poems; intro to Publisher (designing greeting cards); literacy & STEM games

Third Grade: computer safety; word processing; word clouds; formal keyboarding practice; internet safety activities; designed digital nonfiction books; research & informative slideshow on China; intro to Google Classroom; holiday & coding challenges; food chains in Google Drawings; created crossword puzzles (animal adaptations); St. Patrick's Day PowerPoint slide - facts/legends/symbols; severe weather research & uploading related images; character trait trading cards; typing & formatting a Google document 

Fourth Grade: computer safety; word processing; word clouds; weather chart & graph in Excel with basic functions; literacy & STEM games; keyboarding practice; research on the solar system & Google Slides; cropping & layering images; coding challenges on; American Revolution timeline in PowerPoint SmartArt; designing flyers in Publisher (public library programs); iPad app design (PowerPoint); food chains in Google Drawings; immigration & heritage collage (for art project)

Fifth Grade:
 computer safety; word processing; Doodle 4 Google Contest story or script for a skit (a day in 2046); Dominican saint research & poster design; keyboarding practice; word lists & word clouds; researching Christmas traditions around the world / Venn diagram (compare & contrast); coding challenges; best seller (favorite book) poster design; Google slideshow on one of the thirteen colonies; intro to Google Drive; designing flyers in Publisher (public library programs); typing record & weather data - charts & graphs in Google Sheets; effective online search techniques

Sixth Grade: computer safety; word processing; Doodle 4 Google Contest story or script for a skit (future tech in cities); Ancient Egypt research & WebQuest; keyboarding practice; personal best seller lists & word clouds; coding challenges; Google Apps; What I Love About St. Agnes slides & QR code creations; Roman emperor script in Google Docs & voice recording in ChatterPix; Kahoot review games; Prezi presentation on blood & the cardiovascular system; geometry in the real world (Notability & Google Slides) 

Seventh Grade: computer safety; word processing; Doodle 4 Google Contest story or script for a skit (future tech in cities); Colonies of the Future research project; math brochure on two-step equations; keyboarding practice; personal best seller lists & word clouds; coding challenges; Google Apps; PowToon video on Bill of Rights Amendment; intro to Google Forms & nutrition surveys; meal comparison (nutrition facts) in Google Drawings; anti-bullying PSAs in Google Slides; Civil War research & editorial in Docs

Eighth Grade: computer safety; word processing; customize school schedule in Google Sheets; leisure activities survey in Google Forms; stained glass window project - graphing linear equations with an image editor; keyboarding practice; personal best seller lists & word clouds; coding challenges (basics of JavaScript); overseas expansion research & slideshow; sustainable school design in Google Apps; mental health (disorders) research & Google slideshow; 3D CAD model; Kahoot review game design

"The power of imagination makes us infinite."  -John Muir


Upcoming Events:

On Monday, May 22nd the 8th graders will participate in a full-day retreat at the Immaculate Conception Seminary. The 8th graders are to report to school on time for an 8:30 A.M. departure. The students are to wear their gym uniforms. 

The Senior Girls Choir Open House (those entering grades 6, 7 & 8) is this Tuesday, May 23rd from 3:00-4:00 P.M.  Junior Girls (those entering grades 3, 4 & 5) is on Tuesday, May 23rd from 4:30-5:30 P.M. Click on the link below to access the flyer.

Girls Choir

The 8th graders will take their final exam in ELA on Tuesday, May 23rd and Social Studies on Wednesday, May 24th. Their Spanish final will be administered on Wednesday, May 31st. 

The students in Grade 5 will participate in a field trip on Tuesday, May 23rd to the New York Hall of Science. The students will return to school by regular dismissal time. 

Please join us on Tuesday evening, May 23rd at 7 P.M. in the Parish Center for the Band Spring Concert. Band lessons will be held on Tuesday after school. Band members should report to the Gym by 6:30 P.M. Members should wear their school uniforms for the concert.

On Wednesday, May 24th, the students in grade 4 will participate in the New York State Science Performance Exam. Students should come to school well-rested, eat a nutritious breakfast and have a supply of number 2 pencils. 

Thursday, May 25th is a full day of school. It is an “A” day. The students will attend Mass in honor of the Feast of the Ascension. 

Friday, May 26th is also a full day of school. It is a “B” day; however, school will dismiss at 2:30 P.M. due to a mandatory early dismissal by Rockville Centre Public School District. This is required by state regulations as part of the district’s emergency management plan.  All bus transportation districts have been notified. 

Congratulations to the following St. Agnes Cathedral School Parents who have accepted the opportunity to serve as members of the School Board for a three-year term beginning September 2017.

Mrs. Jessica Kear

Mr. Shaun Barry

Mrs. Bethany Knox

Mr. Chris Bendowski


Monday, May 29th is Memorial Day. School will be closed. 

Calendar Updates: Please be advised of the following calendar changes:

Wednesday, June 21st: 12:00 dismissal

Thursday, June 22nd: 12:00 dismissal

  • Students will receive their trimester 3 report card.

Friday, June 23rd: 10 A.M. dismissal: Last day of school.

On the Horizon

Shoe and Uniform Measurement: Stride Rite shoe measurement will take place on June 2nd in the school. Flynn and O’Hara will also be here to take uniform orders.  

Regents Review Classes: Classes will be offered in June for any 8th Grader in attendance at St. Agnes Cathedral School who would like to review for the Common Core Algebra I and/or the Physical Environment (Earth Science) Regents. Click below for the days and times.

 Regents Review