Time for change

The following themes have been removed from the sites at blogs.ccps.us:

  • Twenty Ten
  • Twenty Eleven
  • Twenty Twelve
  • Twenty Thirteen
  • Sundance

If you notice a problematic site (or receive a request for help), please change (or recommend) the theme to Twenty Sixteen.

Updates from June 2016

Summer break is the busiest time for Technology Services. We have been busy finishing all outstanding helpdesk tickets, installing ~150 new wireless access points at CMS/BES/LCES, setting up new computers, and dealing with demolition at the high school.

We are short on space and are preparing to auction surplus (old, unusable) technology equipment on GovDeals.com and then recycle the rest. Our space should be clear before the end of July.

30 Epson Brightlink interactive projectors have been ordered and will be distributed soon. 6 will be installed in each school before teachers return.

Our division website is being redesigned during July. School websites will each receive a minor redesign that improves accessibility and is “mobile responsive.”

Division and school website addresses

The division and school website addresses have changed. Please update your information as necessary.

www.ccps.us has not changed
chs.ccps.us has changed to www.ccps.us/chs
cms.ccps.us has changed to www.ccps.us/cms
bes.ccps.us has changed to www.ccps.us/bes
lces.ccps.us has changed to www.ccps.us/lces
mes.ccps.us has changed to www.ccps.us/mes

The old division and school website addresses will continue to work until 12/31/2016.

Updates from May 2016

New network equipment at CHS/CMS/LCES/MES performed well during May’s online testing. There were no major network/IT related disruptions.


The Technology Services Department is excited to recognize the following teachers whose classroom websites were selected for their school’s Teacher Website of the Year award. These websites demonstrate excellent design, quality of content, and/or timeliness of updates. Winners were awarded Certificates of Recognition and gift bags of gourmet chocolates. The gift bags were donated to the division by a local business.


Update on Unspent Reversion Funds: $23,400 of $88,000 have been spent replacing inoperable and dated classroom technology. $72,717 of $79,531 have been spent on inoperable and dated teacher/admin computers/equipment. $30,022 of $29,597 have been spent on an identified capital improvement need for the FY17 CIP (phones/server/support for CHS/MES). 100% of these funds will be spent before June.


Our recent E-Rate application for FY2016/17 includes:

  • $65,615 request for network improvements at BES
  • $12,144 request for network improvements at CMS
  • The usual $92,200 Internet and $152,316 Wide Area Network (WAN) requests
  • The usual $97,970 telephone requests (of which we’re down to a 40% reimbursement rate, as the E-Rate program is phasing out voice services).

I have negotiated a change that will increase our $92,200 Internet request to $96,528, but will increase our connection speed from 200 Mbps to 5000 Mbps (a 25x increase!).

Teacher Website of the Year, 2016

The Technology Services Department is excited to recognize the following teachers whose classroom websites were selected for their school’s Teacher Website of the Year award.

These websites demonstrate excellent design, quality of content, and/or timeliness of updates.

Theresa Duggan at CHS – http://tduggan.blogs.ccps.us/
Jennifer Fehn at CMS – http://jfehn.blogs.ccps.us/
Tamara Feggans at BES – http://tfeggans.blogs.ccps.us/
Courtney Lander at LCES – http://clander.blogs.ccps.us
Lori Thomas at MES – http://lkthomas.blogs.ccps.us/

Overall Winner – Jennifer Fehn

Winners were awarded Certificates of Recognition and gift bags of gourmet chocolates. The gift bags were donated to the division by a local business.