Information Technology Services

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Technology plays a crucial role in K-12 education, particularly because the generation of children we teach today are growing up in a digital society. To engage today’s students, the classroom needs to be tooled to deliver traditional school subjects within a media-rich, interactive environment that supports a variety of digital networking devices such as laptops, netbooks, e-readers and smartphones. We are working extremely hard to bring North Warren to this ideal. Through a convergence of several initiatives, we are excited to see an emerging use of digital tools in the classroom. This work is ongoing as we strive to enhance instruction by providing training, support and improving our technology systems and services.

Some of our most recent technology initiatives include

Additional minor enhancements to security systems.

Reorganize power and data cabling in major labs to improve seating arrangement, supervision, and cosmetic appearance.

Implement a new facility use request system with associated athletics calendar and website calendar.

Installation of new file server to increase capacity available to staff and students.

Replacement of print server to provide 64 bit capability.

Maintenance tweaks to website theme.

Preparations for web based standardized student assessments (PARCC).

Services and Infrastructure

The North Warren Regional School District Technology Infrastructure provides services for approximately 430 desktop computers and laptops, and 11 servers, in a user community of approximately 100 staff and 1100 students. We also support many printers, projectors, interactive whiteboards, and the telephones. There are a number of general and specialized computer labs. This equipment is deployed on a fire-walled, managed infrastructure that includes a wired and wireless network, with a content filtered Internet Supply.

We are continuously improving our Services and Infrastructure by considering needs, evaluating and refining existing systems, complying with mandates, and taking advantage of developments in the industry. Please visit this page often, as things are not static.

The following services are currently hosted on our network:

Internet Facing Systems

  • Helpdesk Web Site: Helpdesk application for requesting technology help.
  • Online Course System (Moodle): Interactive on-line course content, and collaborative instructional tools, like blogs, wikis, assessments, assignments and so forth.
  • Student Information Management System (Infinite Campus): Student data, instructional modules, and the parent/student/mobile interfaces to look up attendance, grades etc.

Internal Systems

  • Assistive Software Technologies.
  • Accounting and Human Resource Software.
  • Cafeteria point of sales database.
  • Directory server (user names/passwords), file server, anti-virus, operating system updates, print server, backup systems, deployment systems, and other systems administration tools.

We utilize several externally hosted web services for a variety of applications.

Downloadable Resources

AUP Form

Acceptable Use Policy

2013-2016 NWR Technology Plan

Last updated on 10/22/14.