Rutland Catholic Schools’ Science and Technology Initiatives Continue to Thrive

posted Feb 1, 2011, 9:18 AM by Bjorn Behrendt   [ updated Sep 11, 2012, 11:31 AM ]

RUTLAND — Christ the King School has received a grant from McDonald’s affiliated charities to equip another classroom with an interactive whiteboard (IWB) as part of the 21st Century Learning Initiative that continues to be undertaken by Rutland Catholic Schools. The grant was made possible by generous donations from the local McDonald’s franchise (Cough Inc., Charles Coughlin, owner) and Corporate Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Over the past year, CKS and Mount Saint Joseph Academy have implemented numerous science and technology upgrades, thanks to the generosity of alumni, parents and friends. The Rutland Catholic Schools Development Committee continues to receive donations for these initiatives, with the goal of making the CKS and MSJ facilities second-to-none. The Committee sought this grant on behalf of the Christ the King School campus.

“I was very excited to hear that we had been awarded the McDonald’s grant this October,” said CKS Principal Carol Wincowski. “Throughout the past several months we have been able to actualize six interactive whiteboards at CKS. With the grant money we will be able to put one more interactive whiteboard in place in the next 30 days!”

An interactive whiteboard is a large display that uses a computer and a projector to project the computer’s desktop onto the board’s surface on the wall where users can control the computer using their fingers or pens.

“This grant puts us that much closer to our goal of an interactive whiteboard in every classroom!” Mrs. Wincowski said. “We are grateful to McDonald’s for their support.”

Rutland Catholic Schools include Christ the King School and Mount Saint Joseph Academy, which are private, Catholic schools located in Rutland, Vermont. Rutland Catholic Schools has provided a tradition of academic excellence in the Rutland region for well over a century. MSJ was founded by the Sisters of Saint Joseph in 1882 and CKS followed in 1886. For more information, visitwww.rutlandcatholicschools.org.

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