The Catholic Schools Office of the Albany Diocese has announced the winners of its annual Higher-Powered Learning grants. Funding totaling $100,000 will be distributed among the following school projects:

•  St. Mary’s Institute in Am¬≠sterdam, 3D science classroom;

•  Consortium #1 (Catholic Schools Office for all schools), STEMSational resource library;

•  All Saints Catholic Academy in Albany, “Equal is Not Equitable and Equitable is Not Equal;”

•  Mater Christi School in Albany, student-created digital portfolios in early elementary grades;

•  St. Clement’s School in Saratoga, “Going Paperless…It’s Elementary;”

•  Consortium #2 (Blessed Sacrament School and Mater Christi School in Albany and Holy Spirit School in East Greenbush), Stages on the Sound consortium grant;

•  Consortium #3 (St. Mary’s/St. Alphonsus School in Glens Falls, St. Clement’s in Saratoga, St. Mary’s in Ballston Spa and Saratoga Central Catholic), North Country Catholic school outreach/news;

•  Blessed Sacrament School in Albany, Chromebooks;

•  St. Mary’s/St. Alphonsus School in Glens Falls, “Where Does Our Food Come From;”

•  St. Mary’s School in Waterford, “Marketspace for 21st-Century Learning;”

•  Saratoga Central Catholic School, Chromebooks for middle-school students;

•  St. Thomas the Apostle School in Delmar, outdoor early childhood learning environment;

•  St. Jude the Apostle School in Wynantskill, community collaboration and infrastructure upgrades.

The program, which is in its sixth year, gets a good response and was deemed “quite competitive.” Each winning school will receive a grant check at a superintendent’s conference day Sept. 4 at Christ our Light parish in Loudonville.