Sacred Heart Awarded $137,102 Diocesan Technology Grant – Bridge the Gap

Sacred Heart School is thrilled to be awarded $137,102 in support of technology through a grant from the Diocese of Jefferson City. This remarkable gift was made possible through Diocesan support from Bishop McKnight and Jake Seifert, Director of Development, through an anonymous donor. Funding will fulfill specific technology needs outlined in the grant application that was submitted to the Diocese by Mrs. Marlo Siron, SHS Director of Technology. God is good!

The grant request identified numerous forward-looking areas to keep SHS functional and competitive. This includes installing every classroom with Interactive Smart Panels. The grant will also fund iMacs for the yearbook class, laptops for teachers to make virtual learning easier, additional security cameras, new wireless routers, and mobile projectors. Ordering and installation are already underway.

Mrs. Siron has been SHS’s go-to champion for nearly a decade. She has been instrumental in keeping SHS competitive and on pace with the ever-changing technology landscape. Her forward-thinking and adoption of technology, oftentimes years before the true value was understood, was certainly realized when SHS was able to successfully transition to distance learning in March 2020.

“Updates to technology are constantly in demand, so it was not difficult for me to start dreaming big,” said Siron. “I did not expect to get the full amount we requested for the grant, but I was certainly optimistic.”  The Bridge the Gap Technology Grant has put Sacred Heart School technology in line with our local schools and let’s be honest, our teachers deserve this wonderful gift to make their daily instruction easier. This technology will be transformational for our day to day teaching.”

Sacred Heart School is thrilled and so thankful to Mrs. Siron, our Bishop, Shawn McKnight, the Jefferson City Diocese Office Staff, and to everyone who cares for us and for our schools, even in the midst of this pandemic.  Please keep all the wonderful people in your prayers.