D-C Middle School Technology
The Middle School strives to implement technology that enhances instruction and student learning experiences. Every classroom is equipped with a network computer that is connected to a mounted projector and digital whiteboard. Three networked computer labs and seven mobile laptop labs provide students opportunities to access a variety of local educational and production software as well to as access to an abundance of valuable online resources. For more details, please see the district technology site
In order to help obtain this mission, the media center staff actively seek opportunities to apply for grants in order to further integrate technology. Following are grants awarded to DCMS:
$74,090 Technology Integration Grant
In 2008 the district applied and won a $74,090 Technology Integration grant to train district teachers and support staff the skills necessary to successfully integrate technology to enhance learning experiences.
$55,000 HP Technology Grant
In 2008 the Middle School 8th grade teachers won a $55,000 HP grant that included 5 laptops, 5 projectors, 5 canners and 5 digital cameras, and a large color poster printer for them to use with an interdisciplinary unit on water.
$163,000 Technology Literacy Grant
In 2001 the Middle School and High School applied and won a $163,000 Technology Literacy grant to build a thin client network for the schools. The thin client system will enable the schools to offer faster workstations on even obsolete computers. The system also will enable the schools to offer home-to-school access to the network programs and files.
$15,000 3M Security System Grant
In 2001 the Middle School applied and won a $15,000 3M grant to install a a library security system in the Media Center to reduce costs related to material losses.
$50,000 Technology Literacy Grant
In 1998 the Middle School applied and won a $50,000 Technology Literacy grant to build a new lab for the school and community to use for technology training. These funds were used to build Lab II.