Peru Community Schools Technology

 
 

We already have Amazing Teachers, Students and Staff ...
... Now What? ...

... Provide them with Amazing Technology!

  • Philosophy

  • At Peru Community Schools, we believe that Technology must be purposeful ... If it does not work FOR us, we do not need it. We will not purchase Technology just for the sake of having Technology. It must fit our need. Technology must be researched, focused, planned, and trained. And if it hinders learning in any way, it has failed its purpose and is void. Our Technological Mindset is, "If it makes sense...".

  • Vision

  • The Vision of Peru Community Schools Technology Department is to provide leading-edge tools for Students and Staff that accelerate learning, streamline efficiency, and fulfill our Data/Analytical needs.

  • Current Infrastructure and Technologies

  • Our Network: Our current Technological Infrastructure is comprised of a 10 Gig backbone network, with 10 Gig connections between every network switch, a 1 Gig fiber-optics connection between each building, and 1 Gig connection to every computing device. We have a Wireless-AC Meru Mesh System throughout every building, covering the entire School District. We have Leading-Edge Dell EqualLogics Virtualized Redundant Servers running the network on Microsoft Windows Active Directory. PCS protects our Students and Staff with Redundant Dell SonicWall Internet Firewall and Content Filtering Systems. The SonicWall Systems also acts as a throttling mechanism to ensure the Students and Staff always have the bandwidth they need and nothing hogs too much bandwidth. Our internet line is fed with a 500 Mb connection from ENA. Our data is backed up multiple times per day with a fail-safe Unitrends Backup System. PCS's E-Mail System is powered by Microsoft Exchange Enterprise and Outlook WebApp. 

    Our Security System: PCS implemented a full-scale video surveillance system throughout every building. Our School Resource Officers have complete access to the security system and can see anyone accessing the building before they reach the front doors.

    Our Devices: We have Microsoft Surface Pro Hybrid Devices for every Student and Teacher from 7th Grade through 12th Grade. The Surface Pro's have 11 inch multi-point Touch Screens, Intel i5 Quad-Core Processors, 4 Gigs of RAM, Solid State Hard Drives, and the latest Windows 10 Professional Operating Systems. For 3rd Grade through 6th Grade, we have Lenovo Laptops with Multi-Core Intel Processors and the latest Windows 10 Professional Operating System. For KG through 2nd Grade, we have a mix of  I-Pads and Desktop Computers where they make the most sense. 

    Our Software: We are a Microsoft Campus across the board. Students have the latest version of Microsoft Office through our Portal and can download and install it on up to 5 devices for FREE! Parents no longer have to purchase any software for home. We utilize Microsoft Office 2013, and a full range of Microsoft Products, such as OneDrive for Cloud Storage, SharePoint for blogging or posting documents, Office 365 for online access, and Lync for Video Conferencing.

    Our Cloud: Using Microsoft One-Drive, SharePoint, and Office365, PCS has implemented a full-scale digital initiative to fully utilize the cloud (both extranet and intranet) for our Students and Staff. PCS Students and Staff now have access to their important documents, work, and homework from anywhere. Canvas, by Instructure, is our LMS.

  • New Projects and Upgrades

  • For the summer of 2017, We will be upgrading our data connection between buildings from a 1 Gig Fiber connection to a 2.5 Gig connection.


    Thank You,
    Your PCS Tech Team




 

















     
     
     

 



Positive, Compassionate, Successful
Announcements/News
Peru Community Schools Rated #1
posted on 06/20/2017
MIAMI COUNTY’S
HIGHEST RATED
SCHOOL CORPORATION
by THE INDIANA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

VOTED MIAMI COUNTY READER’S CHOICE
BEST SCHOOL CORPORATION
by PERU TRIBUNE

MIAMI COUNTY’S 
HIGHEST GRADUATION RATE  (97.8%)

MIAMI COUNTY’S 
HIGHEST I-READ SCORES (94%)



 
PHS Graduate, Sean Smith, named 2017 Indiana North All Star
posted on 06/17/2017
 
 
PHS Junior Catcher, Nathan Brimbury, selected for Indiana Junior Baseball showcase
posted on 06/17/2017
 
PHS Graduate, Austyn Colter, recognized as 2017 Academic All State in Baseball
posted on 06/17/2017
 
 
Peru Tiger Three Rivers Conference, State, and media Baseball post season recognitions
posted on 06/16/2017
*Three Rivers Conference Team Champions 8-1

Academic All Conference
1. Robert Cunningham
2. Marco Baez
3. Dawson Dwyer
4. Austyn Colter
5. Nathan Brimbury
*HM Sean Smith and Nathan Krisher

Individual All Conference
1. Sean Smith
2. Nathan Krisher
3. Nathan Brimbury
4. Kasey Comp
5. Daunte Majors
*HM- Lucas McConahay

1. Academic All State- Austyn Colter
2. All State consideration- Sean Smith and Nathan Krisher (still voting)
3. North All Star-Sean Smith-Pitcher
4. Jr Showcase-Nathan Brimbury
5. MiBash 101.9 player of the year- Sean Smith
6. MiBash 101.9 coach of the year- Coach Brimbury

 
PHS Art Students trying out their new Microsoft Surface Studio!
posted on 05/05/2017

Student, Anna Weeks (left) and Instructor, Mr. Applegate (right) trying out new Microsoft Surface Studio for the first time
Student, Anna Weeks (left) and Instructor, Mr. Applegate (right) trying out new Microsoft Surface Studio for the first time



Student, Caitlyn Hopper, trying out new Microsoft Surface Studio
Student, Caitlyn Hopper, trying out new Microsoft Surface Studio



Student, Jaelin Richardson, trying out new Microsoft Surface Studio
Student, Jaelin Richardson, trying out new Microsoft Surface Studio
 
 
 
Peru Senior Art Student earns Gold Medal Award
posted on 05/04/2017
Peru Senior Art Student, Rachel Campos, wins Gold Medal Award
Peru Senior Art Student, Rachel Campos, wins Gold Medal Award
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