Sacred Heart School sent three students to the TECH 2016 Conference on May 10 at the State Capitol Building in Springfield. Sacred Heart was the only Catholic school in the diocese selected to attend. This is the 25th year of the event, and it was the school’s first time to participate. The following 8th-grade students applied and were selected to attend the conference: Emmanuel Corpuz, John McManus, and Nigel Neibel.
State Sen. Chris Nybo, (R-Elmhurst), stopped by to speak with them so they could display their projects and show the state leader what skills will be needed for the Illinois work force and how technology can improve teaching and learning.
Sacred Heart was selected through an application process based on academic projects used throughout school that incorporate technology. Technology coordinator/instructor, Janet Zilka, and the school staff worked diligently to incorporate technology projects to engage students. Only 103 school teams from the state were chosen to participate in this event.
Sacred Heart School provides a Catholic learning community of academic excellence for preschool through 8th grade. The school and its parish have been part of the Lombard community for over 100 years.