School Year 2019-20

*  Established a disaster recovery process that backs up district data to Clemson University's research park.  This project was funded by the SCDE.

*  Set up and delivered a new iPad to every teacher at Ware Shoals Primary School.

*  Completely switched off of district owned fiber to Spirit/Segra fiber optic cable.  This relieves our district responsibility of repairing future breaks in our connectivity.

*  Established a technology/security process to protect our students and data in an emergency.

*  Refreshed HP Streams for ALL WSHS student devices.

*  Upgraded the fixed lab at the Ware Shoals Primary School with 40 All-in-one Dell Optiplex desktops.

*  Set up an Instagram page for Ware Shoals School District 51, follow us on Instagram @ware_Shoals_51

*  Increased bandwidth at the HS/DO to 1 GB and 500 MB at the other two schools.

School Year 2018-2019

Installed 26 iMacs in the CATE lab at WSHS over Thanksgiving holidays.

*  Upgraded webpage over Christmas holidays.

-  WSSD App in the Apple App Store and Google Play

@ware_shoals_51 Twitter account established

*  Upgraded network switches throughout the district.

*  Added cameras and upgraded camera software throughout the district.

*  Added 2 televisions in the HS Cafeteria

School Year 2015-16

  • Increased bandwidth from 100mbps to 150mbps

School Year 2014-15

  • Acquired a $420,000 General Obligations Bond to perform technology upgrades
  • Purchased a quantity of 66 Promethean ActivPanel interactive displays
  • Awarded Promethean TorchLight Partner District status
  • Became the regional training center for Promethean
  • Plans to upgrade wireless overlay by adding 106 wireless APs, or one in every classroom
  • Purchased HP Stream Pro 11 laptops to be used at all three schools
  • Plans to provide classroom teachers with a wireless device
  • Implemented a new district website
  • Launched a social media campaign to keep students, parents, and community informed
  • Performed security upgrades throughout the district
  • Implemented upgraded 2-way communications at all locations
  • Created a new computer lab of 24 computers in the WSPS library
  • Created a Tech Talk Tuesday professional development program offering technology related PD for teachers