The Florence Kruczek Viking Visionary Center
The Florence Kruczek Viking Visionary Center, also known as the V.V.C. is a place for our students to design, invent, collaborate, connect and have fun using the principles of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. This Makerspace allows students to have the freedom to design, engineer, create, build and collaborate using both low-and high-tech options.
In addition to the Visionary Center, Sts. Joseph and John students have access to a mobile wireless Mac computer lab, two mobile iPad labs, classrooms equipped with Promethean Panels for interactive instruction, and a student run broadcast studio. We offer a 1:1 ratio of Chromebooks available for students in Grades 1-8.
The V.V.C. houses:
- 30 iMac Computers
- 3 3D printers
- 2 interactive Promethean tables
- 1 interactive Promethean Panel
- Google Expedition Kit containing 10 VR goggles
- Over 30 programmable robots
- State of the art broadcasting studio
- Podcast studio
- Flexible seating
- And materials for students to create, build
Click here for more information about our V.V.C.
Technology Integrated in Learning
Technology is integrated into all curriculum areas. Our students begin by receiving computer keyboarding instruction in Kindergarten. Sts. Joseph and John’s is a Google School enables our school community continuous connection and collaboration. Learning skills taught in our computer science program helps students thrive in a rapidly changing world.
Science Lab & Science Enrichment
Our students experience science through hands-on science experiments which foster skills in comparing, contrasting and analyzing concepts. Our primary students, for example, observe and record stages of life cycles of tadpoles and caterpillars and our intermediate and Middle School Students conduct many different types of dissections. As part of our science enrichment program, we offer a Science Club and our students compete in several science fairs and Science Olympiad competitions throughout the year. We are pleased that our students have received many awards in the National Science Olympiad competitions.