Sep 14, 2020

Announcing EagleTech

Announcing EagleTech

 

EagleTech is the new home for Information Technology services at MPCS.  Formerly known as “IT,” which describes a decades-old mindset, the new EagleTech name reflects today's vastly different technology. As we live in increasingly complex times, it is imperative to our mission that we be able to scale quickly and adapt to a dynamic array of tools for today's engaged learners.

The EagleTech name change reflects our intention to be more fluid and nimble in order to provide our MPCS students the finest in technology-enriched curriculum. In order to improve our communications channel, we recently incorporated a new direct dial contact number at (678) 504-7020, allowing EagleTech staff to be at-the-ready for the needs of our remote learners. 

EagleTech is responsible for the entire digital infrastructure of switches, servers, network wireless portals, and all device maintenance on the MPCS campus.  Areas EagleTech oversees include the following:

  • Device maintenance and security for all MPCS users (students, faculty, and staff);
  • Authentication (password) issuing, resetting, changing, and access permissions;
  • Software maintenance and purchase of all school-related platforms;
  • In-classroom assistance for device connection and operations;
  • Overall database management for the entire school’s databases of information;
  • Software distribution and allocation by student group segments;
  • Secure internet access for our entire community; and
  • Intrusion and privacy protection for school data.

During the quarantine this past spring, EagleTech was able to quickly adapt and replicated necessary business services offsite, supporting the entire MPCS community during Virtual Learning. We learned a lot from that experience and are in continual modes of improvement, even with our remote learners this academic year. 

Dave Bennett, Director of Information Technology, said he is "grateful for our team of seasoned technology pros, who love the challenges of helping shape our culture with responsible use of technology to enrich our students' learning experiences."


Announcements

July 12 - Lower School New Family Zoom Meeting, 7:00 p.m.

July 14 - Lower School New Family Game Night, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

July 14 - Preschool/TK New Family Popsicles and Play Night, 6:30-7:15 p.m.

Sewell Cottage

July 14 - Preschool/TK New Family Popsicles and Play Night, 6:30-7:15 p.m.

Sewell Cottage

July 18 - Preschool/TK New and Returning Families Zoom Meeting, 7:00 p.m.

July 26-27 - High School Parking Assignments

July 30 - Senior Spots Painting Day

August 1 - PMI UP, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

New Student Orientation, Grades 10-12
Murray Innovation Center, Graham Commons

August 1 - PMI UP, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

New Student Orientation, Grades 10-12
Murray Innovation Center, Graham Commons

August 5 - K-Day, Lower School 101, Middle School 101, High School 101

August 5 - High School Social, 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Dozier Circle

August 5 - High School Social, 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Dozier Circle

August 8 - Preschool/TK Meet and Greet, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Sewell Cottage

August 8 - Preschool/TK Meet and Greet, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Sewell Cottage

August 9 - Back-2-School Night, 3:30-6:30 p.m.

August 11 - First Day of School, 7:50 a.m.

August 15 - Preschool/TK and Lower School Parent Orientation, 5:30 p.m.

August 16-17 - Picture Day

August 16 - High School Parent Orientation, 6:00 p.m.

August 18 - Middle School Parent Orientation, 6:00 p.m.

August 19 - Middle School Spiritual Emphasis House Day

August 22-23 - Lower School CoGAT Testing

August 29-September 1 - MAP Growth Testing

Lower and Middle School Students

August 29-September 1 - MAP Growth Testing

Lower and Middle School Students

August 29 - Ask the Experts, 6:00 p.m.

Visit with college representatives

August 29 - Ask the Experts, 6:00 p.m.

Visit with college representatives

August 30 - Picture Make-up Day

September 5 - Labor Day Holiday, No School

September 6/7-9 - High School Retreat

September 22-23 - Parent-Teacher Conference Days, Grades PK-8

Students in grades PK-8 do not attend classes. High school students DO attend classes.

September 22-23 - Parent-Teacher Conference Days, Grades PK-8

Students in grades PK-8 do not attend classes. High school students DO attend classes.

September 26-27 - Fall Break, No School

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