A Waldron Mercy education is more than just memorizing facts--it is about critical thinking, problem solving and working in teams to tackle the local and global challenges of the future.
As we have had to redefine what teaching and learning looks like in 2020, we are committed to providing innovative technology in the classroom for every Waldron Mercy Academy student. From SmartBoards and tablets to laptops and 3D printers, cutting-edge equipment and software have not only become a necessity by providing an enriching learning experience, but it makes learning more interesting and fun. Funds raised from this event will support upgrades in Science and Technology for all of our students.This includes innovative technology that is allowing us to innovatively reach your children.
Because of your past support of Golf and Tennis and Casino Night, Waldron Mercy boasts a 1:1 ratio of Chromebooks to students in grades three through eight and a 1:1 ratio of iPads to students in Pre-k to 2nd grade and webcams in each room, making our transition to all virtual learning last year possible. STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) projects have been integrated into our curriculum across multiple subject areas beginning in Kindergarten, many of which include creating prototypes using our 3D printer. Our youngest students are coding with KUBO the robot. We’ve upgraded our LEGO WeDo kits to version 2.0 for the latest projects and robotics builds. Our older students are learning hands-on electrical engineering and coding with Arduino kits. These assets are essential tools our students utilize to engage in challenging programming, engineering and robotics projects.
Technology is constantly changing, and our equipment and our teachers’ skills evolve with it every step of the way. In addition to upgrading equipment, proceeds from this event also fund teacher training and professional development. Innovative teaching strategies help create an environment where our students thrive. Technological skills help prepare our students for high school and beyond.