New Computers Installed at NTHS
As part of a county-wide overhaul, recently, most of the Dell OptiPlex GX270 computers at New Town were replaced with Dell Optiplex 390′s.
“Mr. Mustipher really fought for the computers we got,” says Nicole Cathirell, library media specialist.
“Most of the computers for student-use were replaced and every teacher got a new teacher station,” said Mr. Carney, technology liaison.
“The old computers took a long time loading and would take a long time to do a project,” said Brooke Glenn, sophomore. “Now it’s faster to use the internet!”
Olajawon Yates, sophomore, called the GX270′s “old and slow.” He believes the overhaul will result in more students using school computers.
William Thomas, freshman, said, “The new computers are faster and cooler.” But he says they are missing some important features. “They should have a webcam and microphone and more software,” Thomas said. “It would help students prepare for more advanced classes.”
Caleb Churchill, senior, said the older computers were “too slow and always broke down.”
“It once took me 10 minutes to load a webpage!” Simean Carpenter, sophomore, said. He called the overhaul “cool.”
“I did most of the installation,” says Mr. Carney. He was able to install the computers in two to three weeks with the help of a number of students and staff members. “Mr. Covert, Mr. Galowitz, Ms. Cathirell, and Mr. Soler all were a big help with the installation,” say Carney.
“Within two days, my library was up and running,” says Mrs. Cathirell. “I attribute that to Mr. Carney and his strategic planning.”
As for the old computers, “They were either sent back to the warehouse to be refurbished, sent to other schools, or sold for parts,” says Mr. Carney.