Information Technology Services
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
HD Security cameras in the school hallways.
Access Control Security System for School Building.
Improvements to existing labs, and addition of a perimeter model lab.
Replaced several student desktop workstations with thin client hardware.
Data center rack space re-organization and improvements to server room.
Installation of new content filter that includes an online learning environment.
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
We utilize several externally hosted web services for a variety of applications.