Stehling Project

The Stehling Project has provided Holy Angels School with opportunities to offer its students a wide range of innovation education experiences. Funded through grants from a private foundation, the Stehling Project has focused on sustaining Holy Angels as a “Unique, Premier and Enduring” Catholic school.

Since its inception in 2006, the Project has provided the necessary support in several areas:

Technology…

Ongoing upgrades of the primary computer lab brings state-of-the-art computers to the lab. The acquisition of SMARTBoard technology for all classrooms has provided an important dimension to student learning. Laptops provide the faculty with tools for creating original software, tracking curriculum, and communicating student progress to parents. The technology infrastructure has created opportunities for continued use of resources for learning such as classroom sets of ipads and chromebooks in the younger grades and personal chromebooks in the junior high for a one-to-one learning environment. A technology coordinator, funded by the project, provides support to classroom teachers and instruction to students.

The Arts…

The Music Department utilizes a keyboard which was funded by the Stehling Project lab for teaching music concepts. An Artist-in-Residence program has provided students with experiences such as the creation of an original opera with the Skyline Opera Company, working with the visual arts through the Lynden Sculpture Garden, creating a multi-dimensional mosaic, performing on world drums with an international instructor, and creating an original children’s book.

World Languages…

The addition of Chinese was made possible through the Stehling Project. Students in grades K5 through 8 now study Spanish, German and Chinese as part of the regular curriculum.

Project Lead the Way…

The nationally-recognized pre-engineering curriculum has been partially funded through the Stehling Project. A computer lab for CAD software was established in the science department through the project.

All students in grades six, seven and eight participate in the pre-engineering program as part of the junior high science curriculum.

Resource Learning Center…

Meeting the diverse learning needs of students is facilitated through the staff of the Resource Learning Center. The Stehling Project has made it possible to expand the resources for junior high students with remedial or enrichment needs. The staff works with classroom teachers at all grade levels in order to meet the learning needs of students.