McFadden School of Excellence

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Type of School: Communications Through Technology K-5 Magnet School
Mascot: Mustangs
Colors: Maroon & Black
Maximum School Size: 390 students
Class Sizes: K-3:  20 students per class; 3 teachers per grade level
4-5:  25 students per class:  6 teachers in Pier 45 Team
School
Accomplishments
  • 2013 National Blue Ribbon School
  • 2012 Reward School
  • 2013 Reward School
  • 2014 Reward School
  • 2015 Reward School
  • 2016 Reward School
Technology:
Each classroom has the following:
1-teacher computer connected to a projector, a document camera, and mounted speakers
4-student computers connected to a networked printer in K-3
1-iPad
1-Apple TV
1-Osmo Center for each Kdg & 1st Classrooms
Broadcasting Announcements through IP TV is connected in each room using the teacher's computer.  Broadcast lab utilizes 5th grade students to operate announcements each morning.  Media Specialist is the sponsor and manager.
 
School-wide Technology:
  • Pier45:  1:1 Student Cloudbook - Each 4th & 5th grade student has a Lenovo Winbook to be used throughout the school day. Each classroom has a Microsoft Display adapter connected to the projector.  Each teacher also as a Lenovo Winbook.
  • 2nd & 3rd grades have an iPad cart of 20 iPads for each grade level.  3rd Grade teachers have a Lenovo Winbook.  3rd Grade students will be integrating a 1:1 program beginning in January, 2018 using Lenovo Winbooks.
  • Kdg & 1st grades have an iPad cart of 20 iPads for each grade level.
  • 3 Computer Labs with 25 student computers connected to a networked printer; each lab has a teacher presentation center with computer connected to projector and an Apple TV is also connected
  • Cafeteria has a complete sound and presentation system which consists of a computer connected to a projector and an Apple TV is connected.
  • Media Center has a presentation podium to connect any device to the projector, an Apple TV, and/or a document camera; media specialist also has an iPad.
Clubs
  • 4-H
  • Broadcasting Team
  • Chess Club
  • Choir
  • Engineering for Kids
  • Fit Kids
  • Fun Run
  • Jr. Beta Club
  • Jr. Pro Basketball
  • Special Olympiad