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I was made aware that not all staff/students had the ability to download Microsoft Office 2016 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and Outlook) from the Office 365 portal for installation onto personal devices. Any problems preventing this download have now been resolved.

Each account is entitled to multiple downloads of Microsoft Office 2016. The software is activated by your school-issued e-mail address and will expire upon leaving the school district. Please reference the following website for instructions on downloading Microsoft Office 2016 (

Note that the school district cannot provide technical support for personal devices.

Matt Bostelman

Network Specialist | Afton Central School


Posted Friday, January 6, 2017

This is just a reminder for people who may not be getting all of their emails. If you have already checked your spam and deleted items folder you may want to check your “Clutter” folder.


Posted Wednesday, February 10, 2016
BER is offering an online course, 24 hours of Professional Development (over 6 weeks) for $139. Check this link out, and if interested, you would need approval (yellow conference form) ahead of time from your supervisor.  I’m thinking about doing this as well, maybe I’ll learn some new and exciting things!   Read More...

Posted Thursday, January 28, 2016

I learned about this new quiz/review creator

It is similar to Kahoot – but questions can get up to 15 minutes to answer a question, students can work at their own pace, and a code can be given so that the quiz or review could be done independently (homework, absence make-up, etc.).   Stacey Gridley


Posted Thursday, January 28, 2016
In Acrobat DC you can split a PDF file into multiple pages.  Read More...

Posted Wednesday, December 16, 2015
When sending emails, it is sometimes helpful to request a ‘Read Receipt’.   Read More...

Posted Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Click here for free Microsoft webinars.  "Welcome to the New Windows for Educators" is highly recommended.

Posted Monday, April 20, 2015
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