We leverage new technology with exceptional results
At SRCS we strive to educate our students with the most up-to-date technology and teaching strategies, for as John Dewey once said, 'If we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow.' We want every SRCS student to be equipped with the 21st-century technology skills and discernment necessary to navigate the web and to use computers and mobile devices ethically and responsibly.
We are blessed to have visionary leaders, exceptional teachers, an outstanding computer curriculum, and the generosity and support of our parents to help us reach that goal. We currently have a campus-wide wireless network, a computer lab, a collaborative robotics and learning lab, iPads and Chromebooks in the classrooms and media center, a One to One Chromebook Program that starts in 6th Grade, a web-based school administration system, interactive projectors in our preschool and lower elementary classrooms, interactive projectors in third through fifth-grade classrooms as well as in the music room and Spanish room, and much more.
3D Printing, Programming Robots and Drones
2nd - 8th Graders are learning to code using Tynker Coding
5th, 7th, and 8th graders are using CAD software to build and print 3D objects on one of our two 3D printers
6th Grade students are building and programming Lego Robots
8th graders are programming and flying drones
One-to-One Chromebook Program in Middle School
By going one-to-one we are better able to equip our students with valuable 21st century skills
Our students study social, political, economic, cultural, and environmental topics to better understand the world in which they live and their place in it.
It is important for our students to do more than just think — we want them to analyze and assess. Critical thinking requires students to define the subject matter clearly, to understand the concept, and to confirm its accuracy and logic.
The greatest message in the world is useless without the means to communicate it. As our students progress in their academic learning, we focus on effective written and verbal communication.
Incredible things can be accomplished when we work together. We teach our students how to share knowledge, cooperate with one another and work toward common goals.
CREATIVITY / INNOVATION
Knowledge is about discovery and exploration. We instill a sense of resilience when attempting new ideas. We provide both the freedom and supportive structure for creativity to flourish
Award- Winning Robotics Team
Science is fun. That’s what the students in SRCS’s Robotics Teams will tell you. Students learn about robot assembly, computer programming, and engineering in a team environment. Our top-ranked competitive middle school robotics team has even received a provisional patent for Launcher, a cloud-based interface and database app that connects curricula and other educational materials such as textbooks, questions and online resources to popular entertainment video games.
SRCS has an award-winning Competitive Robotics team in middle school called Mission 3:16. The team has placed at Regional Competitions and has gone onto State Competitions. Mission 3:16 has won many awards over its 15-year history including the Programming and Champions Awards, Regional Awards, Robot Design and Robot Champion Awards at Regionals, and Robot Design Award at the State Competition. Congratulations to Mission 3:16, which was granted a provisional patent that was up for a Global Innovation Award.
Students attend computer classes in one of our computer labs. The Elementary Computer Lab contains eighteen PCs, one laser printer, DVD Player, and an IC system. The Middle School collaborative robotics and learning lab houses 2 Robotic Tables, two 3D printers, a laptop cart, one laser printer, DVD Player, and an IC system. Our middle school Video Productions team creates fun and informative weekly video announcements that the entire school watches on Friday mornings. The team uses green screen technology to create the weekly videos.
We use Google Apps for Education, Tynker Coding, NearPod, Flocabulary, Kahoot, KidPix 3D, Read, Write & Type, iMovie, Keyboarding Online, Accelerated Reader, Star Reading, BrainPop, TurnItIn, Reading Eggs, NoodleTools, Discovery Education, Risa Sonrisas, eLibrary, NetSmartz Kidz, Common Sense Media, and many more software applications in the classrooms, in computer classes, and in the media center.
SRCS parents and students can visit our RenWeb Parent Portal to view homework assignments, real-time grade reports, class pictures, and to take online surveys and quizzes.