Monday Memo


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Will Thompson

Thank you, Will, for giving up your Saturday at the Service Center for UPS maintenance. You are much appreciated.

Last Week of School

Summer vacation is almost upon us. As you saw from earlier communication this week, students' last day of school is the Wednesday. We've accomplished quite a bit this year and you should break your arm patting yourself on the back.

  • The Aruba NAC transition has been huge and we'll continue converting elementary sites as time permits.
  • The 1:1 program at Arthur has been a tremendous success.
  • The new call manager installed over Spring Break is working like a charm, although we need 200K in licensing in order to convert the district to the new call manager. The new helpdesk reports from the call manager are amazing and truly useful.
  • Wrapping our minds around E-Rate billing since Sue's retirement.
  • We are almost 1 month away from go-live with Infinite Campus, our new Student Information System after 19 years on TERMS. Can you believe we've been doing this for almost 2 years! There will be some bumps, but nothing we can't handle.
  • The testing season was just about perfect!
  • Surviving an internal reorganization of IT Services. I know that took the wind out of the sails, but we continue to serve students without missing a beat.
  • We've built a BYOD network and are awaiting testing with schools in order to solidify our service offering.
  • We've build a new Guest Internet Access system that goes live mid-July. Procedure hasn't changes, as sponsors will submit a service request in ServicePRO.
  • The filter complaints have been minimal this year with the default filter being set to a student filter, thereby maximizing instructional time with mobile devices.
  • Atomic Learning has been a huge success at 23.7K video viewed by OKCPS staff. At 77K per year, that's $3.25 dollars per video viewed, which is cheap for self-directed online PD.

I do very much appreciate your work and the services you provide to OKCPS. We are a vital organ that is absolutely critical for OKCPS success.

Atomic Learning Usage Chart

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Apple Meeting w/ Jackson and Adams

Tuesday, May 24th, 3:30pm

3416 Southwest 37th Street

Oklahoma City, OK

Adams was fortunate enough to be awarded a K20 Grant and Jackson has access to some enterprise dollars. We'll be meeting with site stakeholders and Apple to discuss learning outcomes.

Hot Dog Cook out

Thursday, May 26th, 11:30am

1134 Northwest 8th Street

Oklahoma City, OK

Don't forget about our annual Hot Dog cook out this Thursday.

The sign up sheet is here