Screen Time: Is it Always a Bad Thing?

Today’s children are immersed in a digital age. Three year olds are mastering iPads and 5 year olds are teaching their grandparents a thing or two when it comes to online technology. However, as parents, we are often bombarded with all the negatives of giving our kids too much screen time. And the truth is, …

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Around the Dinner Table: Putting Family First

Between parents and kids’ hectic schedules, social commitments, social media and smart phone/technology overload, today it’s harder than ever to stay connected to our immediate family. Did you know that research suggests that having dinner together as a family at least four times a week has positive effects on child development? In fact, family dinner …

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Middle School Technology Design Program

“We are changing the world with technology.” — Bill Gates So many exciting things are going on in our middle school technology design program! Students are continuing to advance through our Accelerated Course in computer programming.  For example, in December we held our annual Computer Science Education week where we embraced a variety of activities through …

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Technology in the Classroom: Making Connections

Mrs. Eileen Peters Technology Integration Specialist St. Cecelia Interparochial Catholic School At St. Cecelia School, our students use technology to connect, create, and inspire others. Students use a wide variety of online learning platforms and create digital multimedia projects that allow them to showcase and share their learning. Technology Integration Specialists help students and teachers …

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Top Reasons Summer Camp is a Brilliant Idea for Kids (and Parents)

Ah, summer vacation — those endless lazy hot days of summer are almost upon us. Many children and parents rejoice, as we take a little bit off our plates to enjoy a little bit of extra free time. But as the saying goes, there are two sides to every coin. Sure, time off sounds wonderful …

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The IB Programme and St. Cecelia School

In an effort to bring a faith based high standard of education to our students, St. Cecelia School went through a rigorous authorization process and became an authorized International Baccalaureate World School, December, 2015. The IB Programme fits well with our Catholicity because it requires community service and aims “to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring …

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Benefits of the International Baccalaureate®

Albert Einstein once said, “Most people say that it’s the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong: it is character.” At St. Cecelia school, we believe just as much in academics as in helping to build the character and world view of our students. This is one of the reasons why we are …

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What is VPK?

Florida recognizes the importance of quality early childhood education, which is why it created the Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Education Program (VPK). This program provides free prekindergarten for all 4 year olds regardless of family income. So should your child attend VPK? The evidence is clear: yes. In 2013, 82 percent of children who completed VPK were …

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Should You Send Your Child To Pre-Kindergarten?

Have you ever seen a 5-year-old who is able to follow directions and work independently? Who is self-directed but can also work well with others? That child most likely learned those skills in Pre-K. So why is Pre-Kindergarten so important? Here’s what you need to know about the importance of Pre-K and what separates high …

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Robotics at St. Cecelia Interparochial Catholic School

At St. Cecelia Interparochial School, our students use technology to connect, create, and inspire. Students use a wide variety of online learning platforms and create digital multimedia projects that allow them to showcase and share their learning. Technology Integration Specialists help students and teachers in the classroom to use iPads, netbooks, apps and websites to …

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