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Principal’s Weekly Newsletter

…FROM THE DESK OF MS. CLARK…

Principal Laura Clark

Principal’s Newsletter

August 10, 2017

Dear Parents,

As we embark on a new school year, we are once again looking forward to a productive partnership with you to ensure our children can reach their highest potential. We recognize that in order to be successful in school, our children need support from both home and school. We know a strong partnership with you will make a great difference in your child’s education. As partners, we share the responsibility for our children’s success and want you to know that we will do our very best to carry out our responsibilities.  With that in mind, you are invited to be an active participant at SKD School.  Research on schools clearly demonstrates that parent participation in their child’s school coincides with a greater likelihood of academic success for their child.  [READ MORE]

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School holds ‘pink out’ to support teacher with cancer

An entire school community banded together Thursday to support one of their beloved teachers.

Karin Kane is a 6th grade teacher at Saint Katharine Drexel School in Holland, Bucks County.

She was recently diagnosed with an aggressive stage of breast cancer.

Mrs. Kane has two children who also attend St. Katharine Drexel, but Thursday’s event clearly shows that this school is one big family.

They gathered for a “pink out” and a “Kickball for Kane” game.

Students and faculty want her to know she’s loved and supported.

“We just felt that she is one of our own and this is what our school does. We come together as a family, especially as life happens. That’s one of our most important goals here as a school,” said Lisa James, Director of Advancement at St. Katharine Drexel School.

So far, the school community has also raised more than $6,500 for Mrs. Kane’s care.

They tell us she’s under the weather from chemotherapy treatments, so she couldn’t attend Thursday’s event.

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St. Katharine Drexel School kickball tournament benefits teacher with breast cancer

Students and staff at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic School in Northampton held a kickball tournament and other activities Thursday, June 1, 2017, to benefit sixth-grade teacher Karin Kane, who recently was diagnosed with an aggressive stage of breast cancer.

Kane, the mother of two children, has taught at the school the last five years. Thursday’s activities started with the St. Katharine Drexel community gathering in the parking lot for a prayer service, and then the kickball started. One of the highlights was a game pitting teams of school alumni against each other. Participants in Thursday’s activities decked themselves out in pink, the color of breast cancer awareness.

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SKD makes big investment in technology – Bucks Courier

St. Katharine Drexel Regional School makes big investment in technology

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October 11, 2016

Learning at St. Katharine Drexel Regional School has shifted into high tech.

The Catholic elementary-middle school in Northampton has invested $81,860 in a new media center and other equipment designed to better prepare its students for the rapidly advancing digital world they will face in later grades and beyond.

Included is a one-to-one digital learning initiative that saw the school issue Google Chromebooks to all 130 students in grades four through eight and iPads to all 100 students in grades one through three.

“It makes class work a lot more fun and a lot faster,” said eighth-grader Grace Franklin of her Chromebook. “We’re able to research papers while writing them, and in the same place rather than going from book to book. It definitely makes coming to school a lot more fun. It’s not so much of a task as it used to be.”

Students can do homework and class assignments on the portable devices and also take some tests, St. Katharine officials said.

“They are great, you can use them for anything,” said another eighth-grader, Luca Baratta. “The world is becoming more and more technology-based, so this will definitely help us.”

Classmate Jillian Clark agreed the devices “will better prepare us for college and all through life.”

That’s the main goal, said administrators at St. Katharine, which was formed when the old St. Bede the Venerable and Assumption BVM (Lower Southampton) schools combined at the site of St. Bede in Northampton. The church at the site still is called St. Bede.

“They come to us with so much experience already in the use of technology, so we want to expand on that and get them ready for the competitive world waiting for them when they leave here,” said St. Katharine Interim Principal Barbara Zanaras.

“We had to make this turn to technology,” she added. “These students will all be going to different high schools when they leave here, and they have to be able to compete with students coming from everywhere.”

A big part of the technology emphasis is the new media center. The old library at St. Katharine was renovated into a center that includes 24 desktop computers for use by both staff and students, books, periodicals and a television studio that will soon enable students to broadcast school, local, state and national news throughout the building.

The $65,000 renovation was made possible by donations from St. Bede parishioners, Assumption BVM parishioners, parents, local businesses, alumni and many others, said St. Katharine Director of Advancement Lisa James.

The media center combined with all the other digital advances has many pluses, said the school’s new media specialist, Timothy McWilliams, who teaches digital literacy and media studies at the school.

“I can put an assignment onto the Chromebooks and iPads and each student can then work on it at their own pace,” he said. “I can concentrate on each student’s specific needs.”

Part of the technology push also includes teaching students the responsible use of social media platforms, said James.

click here to view the full article on the Bucks County Courier Times website

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