Easton, PA -- Feb. 6, 2019
Easton Area Schools Assistant Superintendent Alyssa Emili confirmed Monday that Easton Area High School students have been using ScholarChip™ smart ID cards since early last fall. Student use the cards at the entrance of the school to scan in and out every day.
The system, referred to Large Group or Building Attendance, utilizes a kiosk to automates a time-consuming homeroom process for a fast, accurate, and efficient method to capture who is on campus and who has left. The system greatly increases student accountability.
Next month, automated attendance will launch at the Easton Area Middle School and in a few weeks the district will implement Visitor Management using ScholarChip kiosks. Eventually students will use ScholarChip's automated bus attendance solution to confirm the location and time students enter the bus as well as when and where they depart.
Still under consideration at the district is Automated Classroom Attendance. For this solution, students would use their ID badge to tap on a reader near the door of the classroom or on the teacher's desk to record their presence and the time they entered the classroom.
Several articles have been published on the Lehighvalleylive.com website with links to school board meeting videos and the cost to the district for the solutions.
Throughout a student's educational career, learning and adopting acceptable behavior is key to their social and academic success. The student that "acts out," disrupting class, breaking rules, disrespecting the teacher, is a time-consuming distraction, often denying other students the opportunity to learn.
Districts adopting PBIS, Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, realize that it is critical for administrators and educators to guide at risk students toward coping skills and positive, acceptable behavior alternatives. But how?
ScholarChip's Behavioral Alternative Educator (ABE) incorporates the complete spectrum of behavior and integrates student rewards, interventions, and tracking to provide the perfect foundation for a successful PBIS initiative.
Powerful data-driven reports help identify at-risk students quickly and facilitates monitoring and documenting the student's progress toward improved behavior patterns. ABE is an interactive system proven to help reduce drop-out rates, disproportionality, ISS/OSS assignments and referrals.
Using the ABE system, schools recover active teaching time, save budget dollars with paperless referrals, and most importantly, students discover alternative behaviors to help them succeed academically and socially. ABE integrates with major Student Information Systems to provide an in-depth resource for administrative planning and decision-making.
Now available with Ripple Effects’ evidence-based behavioral interventions, ABE puts accountability and progress within the student’s control, fostering coping skills and empowering students to explore difficult topics in a safe and confidential environment.
Personalized Multi-tiered Student Interventions
Ripple Effects' learner-directed, trauma-informed motivational counseling and SEL skill building promotes agency, develops social-emotional strengths, corrects behavior problems, and addresses underlying risk factors for students from Pre K thru high school. Expert system technology uses students' natural selection patterns to deliver age-appropriate, evidence-based, and relevant sessions.
The ABE system integrates with popular SIS systems including PowerSchool®, Infinite Campus,® and Skyward® strengthening the resources available to administrators for proactive measures and a successful PBIS implementation.
Learn more about PBIS in the NEA’s School Crisis Guide 2018
Over the last several months, ARMET Group has expanded its footprint and strengthened its base with new partnerships, each focused on delivering identification and access management solutions and providing the utmost in customer service, support and integration.
Now 11 channel partners strong, ARMET Group is even better positioned to offer the newest in identification management and access control solutions to the nation including ScholarChip's Visitor Manager and ABE - behavior modification solution, and Zebra's new ZC Series of ID card printers.
Serving the Carolinas and Georgia, Bridgeway was founded over 40 years ago as Crawley Communications selling ID products, such as printers, accessories and supplies. Several years ago, Bridgeway refocused its sales efforts on complex solutions including ScholarChip, Salamander and CardExchange.
Employee-owned, Capture serves Northern California with sales, support, service and installation of communication products and ID management solutions, supplies and accessories.
Diamond Business Services
"At DBS we seek to grow and strengthen our company based on a strong set of core values, trust in the relationships we develop, and our continual commitment toward solution based selling."
Through the decades, we have closely evaluated new technologies that best serve our customers. Our vision brought us from the sales of office equipment and supplies to the very diverse products and technology we now offer today.
Celebrating more than 32 years in ID security, ID Edge is committed to on-going support of America’s soldiers who have been injured in service. For every sale, ID Edge sets $1.00 aside and submits it to the folks at Wounded Warriors.
Legend ID is the Pacific Northwest’s regional leader in secure identification, contactless smart card, and identity-based application technologies with unique expertise in integrating and supporting secure ID solutions for businesses, hospitals, schools, corporations and first responders.
Metropolitan Data Solutions
With over 100 years in combined experience, MDS strives to establish long term partnerships with its customers -- team oriented, result-driven company -- 100% customer-centered.
Mid-America Business Solutions
Originator of the most comfortable wristband on the market today, Mid-America's mission is to develop long-term relationships with our customers that produce reliable, successful and innovative identification solutions.
From small start-ups to corporate accounts with complex integration requirements, companies identify with Midwest Card because they know they can rely on Midwest Card for consultative support, and experienced implementation management.
Houston strong, the folks at Newbart understand that the way to keep customers coming back year after year is to provide an exceptional experience. The principle of being a courteous knowledgeable helping hand is what set Newbart apart in the past and will continues to so today.
School Safety Associates
The newest channel partner in the ARMET Group family, SSA is based in Florida and is focused on customized solutions for Florida's education leaders, faculty, staff and students.
ARMET Group is an association of select channel partners with vast experience in sales, service, support and integration of hardware and software products. Products that provide:
Contact the solution provider in your area for detailed information or a free demonstration of ScholarChip, CardExchange and the ZC series card printers.
Monday, Dec. 4, 2017 (Morganton, NC) -- What does it take to be a Certified ScholarChip Solutions Expert (CSSE)? This week, more than a dozen ARMET Group sales representatives are in Maryland this week to find out and see if they have what it takes to be an expert in ScholarChip solutions.
ScholarChip recently extended a special invitation to ARMET Group channel partners for high achieving sales representatives to participate in the first CSSE Summit to be held at ScholarChip offices in Maryland. The certification, signifying an advanced status as a ScholarChip sales professional, requires attendance at a series of on-site sessions, consistent participation in technical and sales webinars, and ongoing local and regional product education and sales training.
For the CSSE designation, representatives must be totally committed to customer account management in an extremely serious marketplace – K-12. During the CSSE Summit, attendees will be the first to learn about cutting edge student safety and campus security advances to be released in 2018 from Maged Atiya, ScholarChip CTO/CEO, and introduced to ScholarChip’s new President and CFO, Craig Lockwood. Lockwood and participants will identify and discuss current trends in campus security and review challenges faced by administrators working to provide a more secure campus and a safer learning environment.
Attendees will also participate in a comprehensive review of all ScholarChip K-12 solutions. Sessions will be provided on ScholarChip’s modules for classroom attendance, visitor management, large group attendance, hallway monitoring, point-of-sale, behavior modification (ABE) and other modules as well as hardware and kiosks, and ScholarChip integration with Student Information Systems (SIS).
The group will also meet Dale Rauenzahn, Executive Director of School Safety and Security (retired) for Baltimore Public School System. Baltimore Public Schools began implementing ScholarChip in 2015, and continues to expand their One Card solution, used by over 110,000 students. WBAL Newscast
ScholarChip is a comprehensive solution for K-12 that offers an array of modules for greatly improved student safety and school operations. From automating classroom attendance to visitor management with sex offender data search, ScholarChip has developed a uniquely complete, yet modular, cloud-based software solution.
ScholarChip is offered exclusively through ARMET Group Authorized Solution Providers. ARMET Group is a national association of elite resellers dedicated to the utmost in customer service and cutting-edge solutions for education, business, healthcare, government and emergency management.
NEW YORK, N.Y., November 21, 2017 --ScholarChip®, the largest provider of automated school safety and operations services, announces the appointment of Craig Lockwood as its president and CFO, in a newly-created leadership position. His responsibilities include refining corporate strategy; optimizing sales and marketing; and leading its client service and finance departments.
“Craig has a fresh perspective and brings an important skill set to ScholarChip,” said Maged Atiya, Ph.D., CEO/CTO, ScholarChip. “With Craig taking the reins of day-to-day management and positioning ScholarChip for its next stage of rapid growth, I can focus on using technological innovation to solve problems, which is my passion. Together, we’ll help more students engage in their education while inspiring more administrators to streamline operations, safety, and accountability.”
Most recently, Lockwood was president of Tuition Management Systems (TMS). While there, he was responsible for overall corporate direction that included planning, budgeting, performance analytics, incentive compensation, decision support, and internal controls. During his tenure, Craig also served as senior vice president, product management and chief financial officer. Previously, Craig was a management consultant focusing in the investment management industry.
“I’ve always been impressed with ScholarChip’s technology, mission, and culture, and I’m excited to work with the team to increase its reach and scope,” said Lockwood.
Lockwood holds a MSF, Finance from Suffolk University - Sawyer Business School and a BS, Applied Economics from Cornell University.
ScholarChip, an ARMET Group vendor partner, was first to market in centralizing and integrating School Safety and Operations System with a true one card solution, which operates seamlessly with popular Student Information Systems and NFC mobile devices. ScholarChip's Higher Education services include Tuition Payment Plans, Loan Servicing, Student Retention Services, and a compliant Payment Gateway.
For sales and solution details contact your local authorized ARMET Group Channel Partner or call 828-604-4920.
Carolinas HealthCare Blue Ridge (CHBR) held their annual Veterans Day observance on Friday, November 10 at the Morganton Campus. CHBR Senior Vice President Thomas Eure welcomed local and regional business leaders, elected officials and honored veterans before introducing JROTC members from East Burke, Freedom and Draughn High School for arrival of the colors.
After the Roll of Honor was read, CHBR President and CEO, Kathy Baily delivered the community’s Expression of Gratitude and welcomed J. Michael Bridges, Chairman of the Carolinas HealthCare Blue Ridge (CHBR) Board of Directors and President of Bridgeway Solutions, to the podium for the formal introduction of the keynote speaker, North Carolina’s Lt. Governor Dan Forest.
Music was provided by Draughn, East Burke, Freedom and Patton High School Choruses presenting the national anthem, “God Bless America” and closing the ceremony with “A Parting Blessing.” A luncheon followed for all attendees.
For Immediate Release
July 10, 2017 (Morganton, NC) – Bridgeway Solutions, Inc., the Southeast’s leader in full-service secure identification and access management solutions, has named Pamela Walker of Morganton as Vice President of Sales and Marketing, effective July 1, 2017. Walker was selected as the new VP based on her proven expertise in marketing and brand management, strategic planning and organizational leadership. In her new role, Walker will provide sales and marketing direction for Bridgeway’s representatives covering the Carolinas and Georgia, as well as future geographic and vertical market expansion.
“When Pam joined Bridgeway as Marketing Manager she brought a fresh perspective and energy to our marketing and sales efforts. Her creativity, leadership and organizational skills quickly enabled us to promote her to Director of Marketing and soon after, she was charged with management of our inside sales team. Pam nurtures the strengths and capabilities of her direct reports, allowing them to grow professionally. I am certain that she will be quite effective motivating Bridgeway’s sales and marketing staff toward a stronger, more expansive market share,” said J. Michael Bridges, President and CEO of Bridgeway Solutions.
“I am proud to play a part, however small, in the wellbeing, strength and security of our customers, especially our schools, first responders and healthcare facilitates throughout the Southeast. I am excited to take on the challenge of managing our sales staff and will do my best to support their efforts. My goal is to enable them to achieve maximum sales profitability and career potential,” said Walker.
David Lee, General Manager, considers Walker a knowledgeable team player. “It doesn’t matter what is asked of her, Pam is always ready to do whatever she can to move projects along and assist our customers. From computer support to advanced reporting, Pam is efficient and exceedingly capable,” said Lee.
In addition to her duties at Bridgeway Solutions, Walker will continue in her support role for ARMET Group, LLC. Late in 2015, Walker was tasked with developing branding and marketing structure for ARMET Group, an association of elite resellers offering the innovative identification and access management solutions. “Pam has done an amazing job putting together a cohesive brand and establishing our national marketing strategy and sales materials. She supports our channel partners and their sales representatives with everything from website development to solutions training and event planning. I am very excited for her and confident that she will be an excellent corporate officer,” said Roger Sigler, COO of ARMET Group.
Prior to joining Bridgeway in September 2012, Walker was the Managing Director at VanNoppen Marketing and Public Information Officer for the City of Morganton from 1996 to 2006.
Walker lives in Morganton with her husband Bill and is a former board member of the Joara Foundation and past Secretary for Burke Habitat for Humanity. She is a talented photographer and enjoys gardening and DYI projects.
Serving the Carolinas and Georgia, Bridgeway Solutions is a secure identification and access management solutions provider. Located at 600 East Union Street in Morganton, Bridgeway proudly represents ScholarChip, Zebra Technologies and other industry-leading hardware and software products.
The ScholarChip One Card is providing Teachers with "more instruction time in the classroom." - Legacy HS Admin.
Watch the report from KFYRTV News. The One Card is being issued at Legacy High School in Bismarck, ND. It is "helping with the efficiency of our Teachers, they get to teach without taking attendance, providing more time for classroom instruction." The ScholarChip One Card is considered the "most cost effective and easy thing to do to take attendance for large auditorium classrooms."
BISMARCK, N.D. - We live in a tap and go world now, and Legacy High School is adding a new technology that makes life quicker and easier for students and teachers.
Legacy is the first school in North Dakota to have a faster automated service that helps take attendance in the classroom. ScholarChip is the new smart ID card-based system that allows administrators to take attendance at a faster rate in large lecture courses.
"It helps us quite a bit in large group because students are able to just scan in on their way in the door. That means that we have way more time for instruction in the classroom," said Dawn Krupinsky, English teacher.
Students at Legacy are excited to be the first school in the state to have this new system.
"It's been pretty cool, it's been a bumpy ride at the beginning, especially for us seniors who've been here for four years. But now that we're finally here, I just wish I could have been here for longer," said senior Naomi Gross. "It's pretty cool because you can just go in and scan in. You don't have to write your name anywhere, you just have to do a simple thing," said Freshman Roy Alicia.
Ryan Riehl, the assistant principal at Legacy says ScholarChip is the most cost-effective, easy thing to do to take attendance for large auditorium classes. "It's helping with not only the tracking of kids, but the efficiency of our teachers and our teachers now get to teach instead of take attendance," said Riehl.
Students say they are happy the school is giving them responsibility by allowing them to have this new technology. So far, Legacy High School has 18 Scholar Chip card readers. If it keeps going well, they plan on adding the readers in every classroom.
Concerns about security are deepening on campuses nationwide.
While institutions of higher learning strive to remain true to academia’s long standing mission of promoting personal growth and expression of students in an open learning environment, they are increasingly challenged to make their campuses more secure – financially, operationally and physically.
Learn more about nationwide campus safety statistics as well as how some campuses are responding.
* Sources: U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE) • College Stats • The National Sexual Violence Resource Center • Armed Campuses • Tenable Network Security • College Parents of America