Spirit of the Pioneer

BHS Student Newspaper 2008-09

Who Does Batesville High Appreciate?

Posted by bhspioneerspirit on May 7, 2009

Linh Tran
Here at BHS, students sometimes moan about old computers, viruses, and much more. What is not heard is the diligent technicians that try to help keep technology running smoothly.

Recently, a virus outbreak popped up in all of the school district’s computers. Stressful as it was, technicians Clint Lucy, Kathy Carter, and Michael Beaumont gave their all as they tried to rid the computers of this disaster.

“The fight isn’t over yet, but we are well on the way to being healthy again,” added Lucy.

This was no ordinary virus, either. Carter, having only been here for six weeks, took this very seriously.

“The plus side to it was how everyone has worked together and how understanding everyone has been. Problems will occur, how we deal with them speaks volumes about us. This school district has shown how great they are to adapt to the changes and deal with the unexpected,” Carter commented.

Not only do these technicians work with our school’s computers, they have had experiences at schools such as Calico Rock and Cushman. Working with the staff, they find that although problems occur, working together makes fixing the problem a lot easier.


Several teachers have received STARBoards this year.

“We would love for that to be the case, but unfortunately, these STARboards are not inexpensive, and the projector necessary to make them functional must be in place first,” added Lucy.

Whether they are fixing computers or adding to the technology in the district, the team works hard to make life easier within the classrooms.

“Yearbook and newspaper has been a much more enjoyable experience with the ten new computers that “Santa and his elves” (aka Mr. Clint, Mrs. Kathy, and Mr. Michael) delivered and setup in my room before Christmas,” explained Mrs. Gillmore. “The computers are so much faster, and we have fewer shut-downs, which means our stress levels are greatly diminished. A much happier place for those meeting huge deadlines.”



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