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Saint Alphonsus Liguori Catholic School Purchases 30 iPads for classroom use

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  • Saint Alphonsus Liguori First Graders Kaiden Ghazvini and Alyssa Haisman use iPads to enhance their reading.

    Saint Alphonsus Liguori First Graders Kaiden Ghazvini and Alyssa Haisman use iPads to enhance their reading.
    Linda Bromer, Saint Alphonsus Teacher Aide

Tina Haisman, APR, CPRC

Saint Alphonsus Liguori Catholic School recently purchased 30 iPads for use in its classrooms in an effort to enhance learning and improve technology in the school.

A savings account from the school's fundraising arm, the Parent School Association (PSA), and an anonymous donation covered the cost of the iPads as well as a mobile charging station to store them in.

Students in grades PK3 through 8th will use the iPads to enhance classroom learning.

First Grade Teacher Maria Perna incorporates iPads into her reading centers to enrich the reading experience for her students. "There are many educational apps that help students grasp concepts in phonics, phonemic awareness, spelling, and comprehension," Perna said. "The students are more excited than ever to integrate technology into everyday learning."

"One of the reasons we believe it is important to integrate this technology into our school is because our graduates will be exposed to it when they arrive in high school," said Principal Fred Muehleman. "Not to mention the kids love using them."

Muehleman says since receiving the iPads, they have been used every single day.

For over 50 years St. Alphonsus Liguori Catholic School has celebrated its Catholic values with a strong math, science and technology curriculum. For more information, call 847-255-5538 or visit



St. Alphonsus Liguori is a Catholic elementary school educating students from preschool through eighth grade. Faculty and staff are committed to developing each student as a whole by providing an outstanding Catholic education designed to promote religious, spiritual, intellectual, physical, social, and emotional development. Saint Alphonsus is a proud recipient of the U.S. Department of Education's National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence award.