Ferry Computer Lab7/23/2019
The Ferry Computer Lab was established in 1996 as one of the first elementary computer labs in the Grosse Pointe School System. It is comprised of 30 Dell Optiplex Pentium 4 computers. There is a Toshiba Studio 3530c Color Printer/Copier. The lab is equipped with two mounted InFocus Projectors and a LightSpeed Technologies Amplification System. A SmartBoard was installed in 2011 .The Lab is used extensively by the students of Ferry. Each class spends about 45 minutes to an hour in the Lab every week. Students learn keyboarding, spreadsheets and graphing, paint/drawing techniques, Internet research and word processing as part of the Computer Education Curriculum. All of the software, some 40 programs, are educationally based and provide for the continued technological growth of the students. Three times a year students are tested in the Lab in math and reading with the NWEA online tests .During the summer of 2002, the Ferry Lab was completely refurbished with new computers and furniture. See Pictures of Old Lab, the 2002 Ferry Lab, and the New Ferry Lab.
In addition, the Ferry Lab is used by the Grosse Pointe Public School System for some Staff Development classes throughout the year.