We are so grateful that you, our alumni and friends, continue to respond so generously to our wish list needs.
If you have any questions or would like to assist with donations for any of the below wish list items, please contact Mary Jo Yarris
. at firstname.lastname@example.org
IN SUPPORT OF THE THEOLOGY DEPARTMENT
The Theology Department would like to update its Theology of the Body materials for seniors. Ascension Press has just released a new program called YOU: Life, Love, and Theology of the Body, High School Edition. The program consists of a DVD set, student books and a teacher manual. Sensitive topics such as gender identity and same-sex attraction are addressed in a loving a truthful manner.
We would like to order a book for each student, 2 teacher guides, and one DVD set. Ascension Press describes the program this way:
Identity. Gender. Love. Chastity. The world is a difficult place for teens, and it has become increasingly hard for parents and educators to help teens discover the truth about their bodies, their sexuality, and their unique call to love.
In an age of “selfies” and egocentrism, YOU cuts through the noise to present an authentic view of the human person. It presents young people with the extraordinary story of their creation as unrepeatable individuals. But the program doesn’t stop there.
YOU: Life, Love, and the Theology of the Body introduces teens to the truth that life is not, in fact, all about them; it is about going out of themselves to be a sincere gift for others.
The total cost would be $2,547.55
IN SUPPORT OF THE SCIENCE DEPARTMENT
Sponsor a bus for field trips ($500 per bus)
Sponsor bus for an educational field trip for the following science focuses: Environmental Science (one bus needed), Academic Biology (two buses needed), Advanced Biology (two buses needed).
Microscope Maintenance ($1000 per classroom set)
3-Dimensional Models ($2,000 complete package)
3-dimensional models enable students to grasp the concept of cells and their organelles more easily. The science department is in need of a Scientific School Torso Model ($1,000), Animal Cell Model ($500) and Plant Cell Model ($500).
PASCO Basic Optics System ($500 each)
PASCO Polarization Analyzer ($250 each)
Compact Countertop Dishwasher ($230)
This would benefit the entire science department and could be installed in the chemistry lab to ensure that all testing glassware is properly cleaned before science lab experiments.
Independent Science Research Fund (Varies)
Donations to this fund help individual students buy supplies for independent research projects. These students compete in a variety of science competitions. (PJAS, North Museum Science Fair, Widener University Mousetrap, JETS, NASA etc.)
Completion of an independent research project for credit is required to earn a STEM certificate.
IN SUPPORT OF THE MATH DEPARTMENT
1) Texas Instruments 30XIISTKT1L1B Scientific Calculator Teacher Kit - 10 Pack
$135.99 for 10
Students will use these calculators for classes when graphing calculators are not allowed. Having these calculators available avoids the need for students to buy two calculators. Having these classroom sets of calculators will also allow foundation level students to always have a calculator available that they can use to do class work.
Would like 2 sets:
2) Document cameras (4)
Ziggi HD Plus model # 5-868-3-08-00, $99 each
Teachers will use these document readers to project images of worksheets, other textbooks, or any material that they want projected to the SmartBoard. Having these cameras allows teachers to spend more time preparing diverse lessons and less time copying worksheet answers into new files. It also allows teachers to project material that is not available online. For example, they could project sample problems from a different textbook.
3 SmartBoard Document Cameras (TBA)
2 Classroom Sets of Scientific Calculators (TBA)
IN SUPPORT OF THE PHYSICAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
Polar H7 transmitters at $80 each. Includes the straps
2 Classroom set desired (one for boys PE/one for girls)= 50 (25 each)
This technology will allow students to monitor their workouts and adjust accordingly to reach their ideal heart range to improve cardiovascular fitness. It will also give instructors an objective standard to measure and grade student performance as well as give feedback/instruction.
Total Cost = $4000
Additional Straps at $19 each.
Number desired = 100
The additional straps will allow all students enrolled in PE class to have their own individual strap for the semester. Each student will be responsible to maintain and clean his/her strap. The extra straps will allow students to come prepared for class, only needing to pick up and attach a transmitter. They will also save time at the end of class as students can take them home instead of cleaning them at school, thus maximizing active class time.
Total Cost = $1900
iPad Mini 2
Number desired = 2
The iPad mini will be used in “real” time to track student performance and give immediate feedback. Polar has a free app that will be loaded to the iPad allowing for transmission from student monitors to immediately be accessible. An evaluative website will also be used to securely upload and record student activity performance information for accurate, effective instruction and grading.
One iPad for each instructor
Total Cost = $571
Further questions please contact:
Department Chair – Health and PEkstanley@lchsyes.org
IN SUPPORT OF THE ENGLISH DEPARTMENT
1. Blinds for the following classrooms: 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 210 - Cost approximately $600 a classroom
2. Noredink online grammar resource: www.noredink.com
From Noredink representative:
Our minimum student implementation is set at 200 students. For a full year, the starting cost per student is $15. Our site license price cap is set at $7,500. Once you reach this amount (500+ students), there is no additional cost for student licenses.
Training & support is the only other cost required with the program ($500 for up to 10 teachers) and covers your initial one hour virtual training session (conducted by a live trainer), monthly Premium progress reports / check ins, and world-class customer support.
Mrs. Laird uses this resource with all of her students. Miss Chuprinski and Mrs. Weiss also use Noredin.
IN SUPPORT OF THE FOREIGN LANGUAGE DEPARTMENT
French Class Tables and Chairs ($2,593)
IN SUPPORT OF CAMPUS MINISTRY
Entire KAIROS Retreat ($8,000)
Entire Leadership Retreat ($6,000)
Entire 4th Day Retreat ($5,500)
Big Screen TV for Campus Ministry Center (Varies)
This will be used to show commercials, advertising liturgical and CampMin events, prayers, saints of the day, Retreat & Good Samaritan opportunities and showing videos.
Outdoor Nativity Set for display in the front of the school:Www.outdoornativitysets.com
IN SUPPORT OF OUR FACILITIES
Security Camera for Outside the Girls' Locker Room ($600)
Premier Teacher Package ($1,000/room)
Desks for an Entire Classroom ($4,500)
Classroom Flags ($300)
Repaving of Parking Lot ($109,000)
IN SUPPORT OF AUDIO/VISUAL
Complete Audio Visual Equipment Upgrade Package ($8,500)
Set of 3 Soft Box Lighting ($150)
MacBook Pro Audio/Visual Laptop with Presentation Software ($2,000)
Canon FX 100/300 Camcorder with Tripod ($1,500-$3,000)
6-Pack of Slim LED Par Can Lights ($600)
Graphic Equalizer ($200-$600)
Boom Mic Stands ($150 each)
Kick Drum Mic ($200)
Condenser Mics ($700)
IN SUPPORT OF ATHLETICS
Pole Vault Pit Cover ($3,000)
End Zone Camera ($6,500)