Feeling Wired

The fiber leg between the Office and the Auto Shop at MHS has been repaired!  With the new 12-strand fiber we were able to light 3 pairs to provide direct fiber connections to 3 outlying buildings: the South Gym, Building Trades and the Snack Bar in the Football Field.  Previously these had been daisy-chained from one building to another.  While it certainly works, the fault tolerance is relatively low as a problem on any leg could have brought down the whole chain…now a single point of failure will only bring down one segment.  Furthermore, there is increased bandwidth to each building as they do not need to all pass through the same cable to get to the main hub.

This is one of the many infrastructure improvements that will be done over the next few years.  Next up will be the Science network drop at AHS!

Welcome Back!

Welcome back!

I am sure you are all rested are ready for the end of the semester.  Over the break we did some infrastructure clean-up and Chromebook cart rollouts!  Some of the particularly bad cabinets at MHS saw a complete rewiring.  And, more excitingly, both AHS and MHS are now opperating with a new cart of Chromebooks.  We look forward to monitoring the successes and failures of these devices as we determine the best fit for our district.

We hope you had a fantastic break and look forward to closing out the calendar year with you and our students.  Thank you for your support as we continue to implement upgrades and new technologies into our schools.

#CETPA2017

CETPA 2017 is happening!  This year there has been a great turn out and our team will be implementing some of the ideology and strategies gleaned from neighboring districts and specialist in the EdTech field.  We are very excited to bring home some new technologies and ideas to help us prepare for the inevitable shift to digital curricula and cloud based learning services.  The cloud is coming, and we will be ready for it.