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Judith Hedtke
We have “gone green” in the library. Environmental issues are being discussed, a variety of “green” research projects are completed by the students, and they are being encouraged to swap books with a friend after they finish reading them. We use both sides of scrap paper whenever possible, recycle paper, put litter in the proper place, turn off lights when not in use and pack lunches in reusable containers when convenient. Also, students have the chance to compete and answer a “Green Question of the Day” for a small prize. Read Across America, celebrated in March, is when guest readers are invited for each grade. The library is also home to the Easy Reader/Puzzle/Game Cube which is a hit with the students.
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The importance of good sportsmanship is an integral part of our Physical Education program. All students should feel comfortable participating in our P.E. activities, regardless of their ability level. We applaud our students who put forth their best effort. Some of our activities include our Brain Based Walkathon, participation in Jump and Hoops for Heart and the President's Challenge. We always end the year with a school-wide Field Day.
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Our computer technology curriculum begins in first grade and covers the Microsoft Office Suite, and using the right application for the job. We also review the many aspects of staying safe online. To keep up with the current trends, we are paperless in the computer lab! Students are learning to use Web 2.0 tools to enhance their computer skills. This involves sharing files with Edmodo, using Skype to expand beyond school walls, creating presentations with Prezi and Glogster and even collaborating on assignments using Google Docs. Students will enter projects in the Pennsylvania Middle School Computer Fair and a team will take part in the FIRST Lego League tournament.
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Learning about music and developing a sense and understanding of what students like and dislike is fundamental to our Music program. It is important to allow students to express themselves through this creative process, not only in music but artistically, behaviorally, and emotionally. In addition to our classroom teachings, students are encouraged to participate in our Choir that sings at special events, the Flute Choir performing at special school events, the Christmas and Spring Shows and auditioning for the Archdiocesan Band and Choral Festival.
Grade: K-8 / Subjects: Library
Elementary School: Holy Child Academy
High School: Holy Child Academy
College: Immaculata University
E-mail: library@notredamedelourdes.net
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Barbara Hoy
Grade: K-8 / Subjects: Physical Education
Resource ELA Teacher
Elementary: Our Lady of Fatima
High School: Cardinal O'Hara
College: Neumann College
E-mail: physed@notredamedelourdes.net
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Denise Lynch
Grade: K-8 / Subjects: Computer Technology
Elementary: Our Lady of Charity
High School: Cardinal O' Hara
College: Neumann College and Widener University
technology@notredamedelourdes.net
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Denise Rose
Grade: K-8 / Subjects: Music
Elementary: St. Katharine of Siena
High School: Radnor High School
College: Immaculata University
E-mail: music@notredamedelourdes.net
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