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Mission Statement

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The mission of the St. Pius X Library is to provide materials in a variety of formats that support the curriculum and personal interests of the members of the St. Pius community; to teach students to access, critically evaluate, and accurately use information in an information-driven world; to encourage and prepare students to be life-long learners.

General Information

  • Open 7:40 AM - 4:00 PM when school is in session 
  • Collection consists of thousands of volumes which have been selected to support the curriculum of St. Pius X High School and the interests of its students and faculty
  • Eight online databases which are available at either home or school (log in and see the Links section of stpius.com or the Library Technology page for links and password information)
  • Daily local and national newspapers and over 20 magazines available
  • Twenty-four laptops are available for student use running Windows 10 Professional and Microsoft Office 2013
  • Forty-five chromebooks are available for student use

 Technology Mission Statement

St. Pius X High School strives to foster spiritual, physical, intellectual, and social growth in all students.  Recognizing the importance of technology in our world, we believe it necessary to:

  • Incorporate technology into the instructional process to encourage problem solving, critical thinking, and global learning
  • Promote student-centered learning
  • Use technology to increase the effective use of time for both students and faculty
  • Provide appropriate technology resources for students. faculty, and staff, so that they are able to communicate with all stakeholders and maximize learning opportunities
  • Empower students and staff with technical literacy skills

Ethical and responsible usage will underscore all elements of technology use at St. Pius X High School.


Technology Resources

St. Pius X High School believes that technology is integral to student learning. Faculty members have received training to incorporate technology in their classes in order to enhance curriculum.  Students must be able to use a variety of technology today in order to be prepared for the technology of tomorrow.  In light of this, St. Pius X continues to invest in its technology program, which includes:

  • School issued email accounts through Google Apps for Education which include Google Drive for collaboration, free word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation apps, as well as 5 GB  cloud storage
  • Almost 100 computers available to students
    • PC lab with 24 laptops (Windows 10)
    • Mac lab with 24 iMacs (Mac OS 10.9.4)
    • mobile cart with 45 Chromebooks
  • Faculty laptop program
  •  25 mobile projectors in classrooms and labs
  •  Mobile and fixed interactive Smartboards and Mobi mobile interactive whiteboards
  •  Faculty and student server accounts
  •  Skyward, Google, Schoology (online grades, class pages, assignment drop boxes, assignment postings, calendars, etc.)
  •  Both wired and wireless network capabilities
  •  Microsoft Office 2013 Professional , Office 2011 for Mac
  •  St. Pius X High School Technology Plan

Wireless Device Registration

St. Pius X High School encourages the use of technology, including personal wireless devices, to promote learning.  Wireless devices will NOT operate on the school's network unless they have been registered.  Such devices include:

  • laptop
  • iPad or other tablet   
  • iPhone or other smart phone
  • other devices as requested

IT Support staff can register devices as needed throughout the school year.  The registration process is brief and wireless access lasts until the end of that school year.

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Research Links

Book Screening   OWL at Purdue
Reading Rants   Easybib
Teen Reads   CIA World Factbook
The Book Seer   Internet Public Library
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