RECENT SUCCESS

SCHOOL YEAR 2020-21

  • 100% of our district is 1:1 take-home devices from k-4 through 12th grade. K-4 through first grade utilize iPads and Second grade through twelfth grades have laptops.

  • Refreshed the third and fourth-grade laptops with new Dell 3190s.

  • Implemented approx. 70 mobile hotspots for students without broadband access at home.

  • Upgraded iBoss firewall appliance and maintenance agreement.

  • Upgraded Lab 215 at WSHS with (25) new 32” Havoc gaming computers.

  • Upgraded Lab 218 at WSHS with (25) Dell 7070 All-in-One computers.

  • Upgraded Library computers at WSPS with (25) All-in-one computers.

  • Upgraded our Areohive wireless platform to Extreme IQ wireless platform.

  • Installed dedicated fiber connectivity to the football and baseball press boxes, added cameras and wifi in both locations.

  • Installed dedicated fiber connectivity to the Traynham Center.

    *Installed computers, wifi, cameras and a phone in the McElwee house for our new bus office.

  • Utilized Net Support to monitor and teach in a COVID-friendly environment.

  • Purchased and set up CATE iPad set.

    *Installed “Red Phones” at all locations. These phones are dedicated phones for emergencies in case of power outages.

  • Installed “man catch doors” at WSMS and WSPS with ID access.

  • Fully implemented the One to One Plus work order and inventory system. This system allows work order, inventory, and damage invoicing to faculty & parents.

  • Implemented CacheBox server funded by ERATE for a video repository for the district. This also improves bandwidth utilization for the district.

  • Implemented Safari Montage for the school district.

    *In Food Services, moved from LunchBox to Mosaic software.

  • Set up over 100 visitor IDs for the Ware Shoals Community Fitness Center.

  • Set up breakout rooms at all locations for COVID treatment and testing.

  • Installed new touch panels at WSMS and WSPS.

  • Migrated our Energy Manage services to cloud services.

  • Maintained and upgraded power management for the district server room.

  • Implemented and improved our remote software deployment to install software to any device at any location in our district.

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.