Embracing innovation isn’t limited to classrooms in Avon Grove Schools.
The Pennsylvania school district recently launched a new website that is much more than a facelift. On the surface, the new design gives a fresh new look to the site and improves navigation.
Under the hood, the site uses eSchoolView's Content Management System (CMS) platform which encourages staff across the district to contribute content. The evolution creates a clearinghouse at www.avongrove.org for valuable information to share with parents, students and the greater community.
It was important for Avon Grove to build a site that truly reflects who they are as a district. They strive for excellence in Avon Grove with their high school recently ranked 34th in the state by U.S. News & World Report. Avongrove.org is one more piece of evidence that points to their educational leadership by integrating innovative technology and best practice into everything they do.
Intuitive navigation takes center stage on the new site. The content is tailored to end users and prominently features links to each school building on the home page.
“Avon Grove is a true advocate of our CMS,” Executive Director Rob O’Leary of eSchoolView said. “The staff we trained find it easy to add content from text and images to links and downloads. They are eager to continue growing their knowledge and sharing it with their colleagues staff so the district can take full advantage of its potential.”
Specifically, the redesign:
- Features news and information in a prominent spot on the homepage
- Offers quick links to the staff directory, school closings and delays and the district calendar
- Highlights the district mission and strategic plan
- Features district facts, figures and history
“Our ultimate goal is to help districts build relationships with their communities,” O’Leary said “Avon Grove has truly embraced their redesign and is launching a great tool to do just that with its new site.”