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.