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2022

  • June

    Technology Program at NCS: Classrooms & Offices

    Instructional Areas for Students:

    Elementary:
    Weekly computer class with cross-platform instruction in Office productivity suites, Internet safety, research skills, keyboarding, coding and projects. 

    Middle/High:
    Computer electives range from basic computer application to advanced subjects. 

    Classroom & Office Equipment:
    • Classrooms and offices are equipped with Windows or Mac computers
    • 1:1 iPads for teachers and students in Preschool through 12th grades
    • Interactive Smartboards for math and science classrooms (middle & high school)
    • Interactive Smartboards for core subject preschool and elementary teachers
    • Mac mobile lab for middle/high yearbook classes
    • Technology lending library for employees (video cameras, laptops, projectors, screens)
    • Mac and Windows laptops for specific-need areas (chapel, yearbook, fine arts, technology)
    • Apple TV's in all classrooms (upgraded 2021-22 school year)
    • DJI Phantom 4 Drone for special projects and aerial photography/videography (Winter 2016)
    • 25 Chromebook mobile lab (#2) for MS/HS (Fall 2016, retired Summer 2022)
    • 25 Mac Mini computers for Elementary Computer Lab & Lab Renovation (Spring/Summer 2017)
    • 30 new custom built desktop computers for faculty/staff (Summer 2017)
    • 30 new custom built desktop computers for faculty/staff (Summer 2018)
    • 25 wireless access points campus-wide (Summer 2018)
    • iMac lab for Middle/High School students (Auction project 2018-19)
    • 1:1 iPads Preschool through 12th (Summer 2020)
    • 25 new custom built desktop computers for faculty/staff (Summer 2019)
    • 5 new high capacity Lanier multifunction printers for key school areas (Summer 2019)
    • Security enhancements for overall network (2019)
    • 12 iMac computers for Middle/High Library Media Center - advanced study classes
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  • Technology Program at NCS: Cloud Services & Software

    Cloud Services & Software:
    • School Website (www.nck12.com), Calendars, Documents, Content
    • MyNorthside SIS & LMS (Summer 2018)
    • Microsoft Office & Apple productivity suites
    • Adobe Creative Cloud - Full Product Suite
    • G-Suite for Education (implemented 2013-14)
    • Accelerated Reader and Accelerated Math (ongoing)
    • BetterCloud G-Suite Management (added 2016-17)
    • Office 2019 upgrade for employees (Fall 2021)
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  • Technology Program at NCS: Helpdesk

    Laurie Martini
    Technology at Northside Christian School

    Help Desk for Employees:


    In an effort to provide a higher level of technical support to our employees, we use a web-based help desk, eliminating the need for users to fill out paper work orders or phone in their requests for technical assistance.  Once a request has been submitted, the help desk automatically generates an email notification to the Tech Department staff. Users receive email confirmation of their submission, as well as progress updates from our staff. Users are able to log into the help desk at any time to communicate and track progress and resolution to all their requests.
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  • Technology Program at NCS: Infrastructure

    Infrastructure:
    • Windows Server, Active Directory primary network domain
    • Apple and Linux servers for specialty areas
    • Broadband Internet Service provided by Spectrum
    • Internet Access & Content Filtering
    • Fiberoptic LAN connections between buildings and portables
    • Aerohive Wireless Network for middle/high building and gymnasium (Summer 2013)
    • Aerohive 24 port/8 port PoE managed switch (January 2014)
    • Aerohive 48 port/48port PoE managed switch (January 2014)
    • Updated selected Netgear switches (January 2015)
    • Aerohive Wireless Network for elementary building (Spring 2015)
    • Upgrade and rewiring of elementary building with Cat6 copper ethernet cable (Spring 2015)
    • Upgraded two 10/100 switches to 10/100/1000 (2016-17)
    • Aerohive Wireless Access Points - added 4 to locations on campus (Summer 2017)
    • Upgraded 10/100 switch to 10/100/1000 (2018) and added another 10/100/1000 switch
    • Aerohive Wireless Access Points - 25 added campus-wide (Summer 2018)
    • Upgraded two network switches (Summer 2018)
    • New server and storage array (January 2022)
    • Security Camera System (January 2022)
    • Rewiring of Middle/High network infrastructure (Summer 2022)
    • Upgraded switches and network backbone between Elementary, Gym and Network Operation Center (Summer 2022)
    • Upgrade Internet service to Spectrum Fiber Optic (scheduled for Summer 2022)
    • Refresh WiFi infrastructure (planned for Summer 2023)
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  • Technology Program at NCS: MyNorthside

    Technology at Northside Christian School

    MyNorthside Student Information System:

    Blackbaud's K-12 School Solution is an excellent tool that facilitates admissions, re-enrollment, communication, a learning management system, forms, reporting, and student billing. Combined with The Raiser's Edge NXT and Financial Edge NXT, MyNorthside is a total software solution that is seamlessly integrated. This integrated approach champions accuracy and efficiency while respecting the time of teachers, administrators, parents, and students.

    Our new website, launched in June 2022 is integrated with MyNorthside and will continue to be developed as an informational resource for prospective and current families, parents, students and employees. 
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