West Seattle schools: Holy Rosary celebrates Chromebooks’ arrival

A “Star Wars”-style introduction this morning for a big event at West Seattle’s Holy Rosary School – the arrival of Chromebook computers for each of its fifth, sixth, and seventh graders. This is the first year for the school’s “STEM PLUS” focus and the new arrivals help move it toward a 1:1 ratio for students and devices.

At the assembly to distribute the new computers, Holy Rosary’s new pastor Fr. Matthew Oakland blessed them – after reminiscing about “technology” from his childhood:

The funding is from Holy Rosary’s ongoing Centennial Campaign, which started in 2013 – HR’s centennial year – and is currently focused on technology, with “tremendous support from parents, grandparents, parishioners, and alumni,” the school explains, along with a $25,000 grant from the Elizabeth A. Lynn Foundation. The campaign already has funded roof and window improvements and a security-surveillance system.

3 Replies to "West Seattle schools: Holy Rosary celebrates Chromebooks' arrival"

  • Pegi January 5, 2016 (3:51 pm)

    Way to go Holy Rosary…Cant praise this school high enough..the quality education supported my daughter into a great high school and university
    Now in grad school.
    Sad that other schools can not garnish this kind of support which all of our students deserve
    I applaude HR for looking to the future

  • A-Red January 5, 2016 (5:10 pm)

    Nice show of support for young students. I am anxious for our Legislature and taxpayers to show similar support for our public schools.

  • Mark Ahlness January 5, 2016 (6:49 pm)

    Great way to open learning doors for your students! Way to go, and good luck!

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