A skilled team of 12 Silverton High School students and alumni worked hard all summer to make sure the school district’s information systems and programs ran smoothly and were ready for the start of the school year. The students are part of a paid summer work study that helps them gain skills while supporting the district’s Information Technology needs.
“We couldn’t do what we do without them,” said Drew Hinds, director of technology for SFSD. “They share a lot of responsibility and do a great job supporting our department.”
SHS junior Carson Brock manages the programming for the district’s SCAN-TV, Silverton’s community access channel. SCAN-TV covers local news and events including sports, arts and city council meetings. SHS students are also responsible for filming these events with guidance and supervision from the district’s multimedia assistant Abby Sheltler. Other students provide a wide range of tech support services.
“It’s a good first job because you get overall work experience and you learn the tricks of the trade,” said SHS alumni and summer tech team member Jillian Bliss.
According to Hinds, the summer tech team recently set up new laptop computers for the entire SFSD teacher team.
“That was a huge project and it went very smoothly,” said Hinds. “These students and alumni make a big difference in our schools.”