When students returned to Annunciation School in Elma in early September, they discovered multiple technology upgrades throughout the building. The upgrades will impact students in all grades, from Pre-K through grade 8.
Funds provided by parishioners of Annunciation Church provided a new interactive white board in the kindergarten classroom, along with 12 new laptops and 12 new PCs for student use. Ten new iPads and laptops for teacher development were purchased through BOCES grant money.
Additionally, the school has received seven new PCs through state educational funds, along with new reading, math and spelling programs. Through the “Ed Tech” program, the school was the recipient of wireless Internet and several additional laptop computers.
Throughout the fall and winter seasons, a new SmartBoard will be installed in the first grade classroom, and 24 laptops and 12 tablets will be added courtesy of Annunciation parish.
A grant from Ronald McDonald House Charities will provide a new SmartBoard for the Pre-K classroom and two iPads for teacher development.
Annunciation School, home of the innovative and hands-on Center for Health Science, currently serves children from the Alden, Alexander, Attica, Cheektowaga, Depew, East Aurora, Holland, Iroquois, Lancaster, Orchard Park and West Seneca school districts. Busing is available within a 15-mile radius.
To schedule a tour of the school, located at 7580 Clinton St., or for more information, please call 681-1327. Additional information can also be found by visiting the school’s website at www.annunciationschoolelma.com or by following the school on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AnnunciationSchoolElma.