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School News 2014-2015

Grant Means More Robots for Students Use

Presentation_St. Mary's has received a $1,000 STEM grant from The Greater Omaha Chapter of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) for noteworthy science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs in the Omaha Metropolitan area. The grants are awarded to middle and high school science teachers to be used for supplies and/or equipment for their classrooms. Mrs. Sweeting was awarded the grant December 11, 2014 at the AFCEA's annual Holiday Mixer. She will use the grant money to buy 3 CEENBoT robots for the middle school STEM program. Students will have the opportunity to program the robots and explore different ways robots are currently used as well as possible future uses. The programming of robots supports St. Mary's technology program's goal of introducing students to different aspects of computer science, including programming, game development, robots, and emerging technologies in order to help students understand how these technologies work and how they can ultimately be customized for even greater functionality. Check_Linda_This is Mrs. Sweeting's third year to receive this grant for supplies for the technology program.

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St. Mary's Catholic School is a Pre-Kindergarten through Eighth Grade School of the Archdiocese of Omaha. Our mission is to provide a Catholic education that nurtures students' hearts and minds to become servant leaders in an ever-changing world.

Our philosophy of education is to offer a five-day program to assist families in teaching those truths, skills, and ideals, which are necessary for Christian living. We believe that education must develop the faculties and abilities of the whole child: spiritually, intellectually, physically, and emotionally. To help achieve this, our faculty and staff are an integral part of the formation of Christian community and dedicate themselves to the task of developing Christian citizens.



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