Halifax County Technology Team Meets with Warren County Tech Team

Members of the Halifax County Schools Technology team met with us this week to share ideas on how to improve technology in both school districts. The teams shared their ideas and initiatives with each other and talked about creative ways to improve their departments. It is great to visit with other districts and collaborate and share!

Technology Innovation Meeting at UNC

Ernie Conner, Director of Technology for Warren County Schools checked out some very interesting technology tools at the UNC School of Media and Journalism. Gary Kirk, Broadcast and Emerging Media Engineer for the School provided a tour of his facility and talked about how they used the Nureva Span system in their facility. He also showed other collaborative tools that they use to promote collaboration and student engagement. A special THANK YOU to Kelly Williams from Smarter  Systems for setting up this trip. Smarter Systems has been working with Warren County to install and use the Nureva Span system. This system allows students to work on a 20 foot touch canvass on a wall in the classroom. Check out the video below the pictures to check out the Nureva system The district is also looking at a Hover Cam Pilot to be used in selected classrooms. More information on the Hover Cam system is below.

A tour of the school's video production studio was given. 

The school is using a new type of board produced by Da-Lite for their Nureva span system.

Gary Kirk from UNC and Kelly Williams from Smarter Systems

The Hover Cam Pilot Interactive Presentation tool.

Check out the video introducing the Nureva system Warren County High School has a twenty foot wall system in the Business and Marketing Classroom

Check out this video explaining how this technology tool works. Warren County Schools is taking a close look at how this could help our teachers. 

Strategic Plan Meeting

Dr. Ray Spain, Superintendent, met with the Strategic Plan Steering Committee to continue working on the plan. The team leaders are in the process of building their teams and start working on the specific work plans for this year.

Secondary Principals Meeting

Superintendent, Dr. Ray Spain met High School Principals today along with members of his leadership team. They discussed a variety of issues and worked on strategies to improve the schools student performance.

Scrib Order Review Meeting

Dr. Ray Spain, Superintendent and a group of leaders in the district met and reviewed  the launching page of a new online transcript and student request system. Former students will now be able to request their records online and have the flexibility to pay with a credit card online.

Google Expeditions Meeting

Mariam Boyd Principal, Katrinka Brewer and teachers, Ms. Hawkins and Ms. Shattuck  participated in a conference call with Best Buy for Education and Google concerning implementing Google Expeditions into their classrooms. This virtual reality based program will allow students to participate in virtual field trips all around the world. Check out the video below the pictures and check out expeditions. Best Buy is sending a demo kit to Mariam Boyd to allow them to try it in their classes. 

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Department of Curriculum and Instruction November Meeting

Dr. Linda Mason, Assistant Superintendent for Warren County Schools held her monthly department meeting this week. The group provided updates within their own departments and talked about collaborative ways to improve the overall performance of the students in the district.

Principal of the Year Results!

November Management Team Meeting

Dr. Linda Mason, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction conducted the November Management Team Meeting. The group received information from the board meeting and also were provided updates and plans for the next few months of operation.

MTSS Session

Members of the Warren County Department of Curriculum and Instruction are being trained to implement the Multi Tiered System of Support in the District. The team is being trained by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. This team will train and help implement this system into all schools. Warren County Schools is working hard to support and help all students succeed.

November School Board Meeting Highlights

Light of Character Awards 

Stellar Performer Award

Principal of the Year Awards
Tracy Neal Principal Warren Early College, Principal of the Year
Brian Biles, Principal, Vaughan Elementary, 1st Runnerup
Noland Hicks, Warren County Middle, 2nd Runnerup

Highest Attendance Award: Warren Early College 

Most Improved Attendance Award: Mariam Boyd Elementary

Craig Hahn, President of the Warren County Chamber of Commerce presents on the Rosenwald Schools in Warren County

November School Board Meeting: South Warren Exemplary Work

South Warren Elementary School presented their exemplary work at the November 2017 School Board Meeting. They did an excellent job talking about how they have raised their Science performance scores. Check out the pictures from their presentation.

Strategic Plan Steering Committee Back at Work

Dr. Ray Spain, Superintendent and the Strategic Plan Committee have been working hard to implement the various work plans within the  district. The Work Plan leaders will be selecting their teams next week to begin their journey.

Google EDU COnference

Ernie Conner, Director of Technology and CTE attended a Google event in Sherrills Ford North Carolina this week. The event was sponsored by Google and Best Buy for Education. It focused on how the Google Expeditions program allowed students to participate in virtual reality field trips. It also focused on how Best Buy partnered with school districts to bring more technology to the students.  The event featured a student and teacher panel and a tour of Sherrills Ford Elementary School classes. The students at this school were fully engaged and used the Expeditions and other Google programs to enhance student instruction.