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Free webinar with Superintendent Paul Ryan of Three Way ISD (TX)

Posted by Debbora Woods on 11/4/14 9:00 AM


Join us for the next Parent Involvement & Community Engagement in K-12 webinar...

Improving Family & Community Engagement: Lessons Learned from a First-Year Superintendent

Tuesday, November 11 at 4:00 pm Eastern Time

Superintendent Ryan joined Three Way ISD a year ago. He was faced with challenges such as an Average Daily Attendance level that was putting the district in danger of losing state funding, a perception from nearby communities that the district was dying, and the loss of students because parents were told the district was cutting sports.

In our edWeb community's next webinar, Paul will be sharing the details of these challenges, the plans he put in place to address them, and the goals he had for the 2013/14 school year for improving family and community engagement in his district. After his first year as Superintendent, Paul has some exciting results to share about:

  • Increased student enrollment
  • Improved student achievement
  • Implemented extracurricular programs
  • How they share the good news across the district

He will also share tips on how to use district, school, and teacher websites to improve student learning and increase community involvement. You will be able to ask questions at the end of the presentation.

Don't miss this informative event! Register Today>>

P.S. Want to learn how Schoolwires can help drive family and community engagement in your K-12 school district? Explore our articles and videos to discover more!

Topics: Community Engagement, K-12 Website

K-12 website: "That's it. These problems can't be solved."

Posted by Debbora Woods on 10/7/14 9:00 AM


Have you come to the same realization about your K-12 website provider as Avon Community School Corporation (IN)? Avon Schools switched to Schoolwires after their former website provider was bought out and consequently the service, communication, and support drastically declined.

By switching to Schoolwires, Avon Schools now experiences:

  • Easy content updating with a user-friendly editor
  • New products and feature improvements that grow with the district
  • 100% same day response rates for technical support

Learn more about Avon Schools' story and how their website transition had their staff saying, "We made the right decision!"

Topics: Technical Support, K-12 Website

K-12 District Website Receives Award from NYSPRA

Posted by Debbora Woods on 9/30/14 9:00 AM


Parent involvement and community engagement are critical to K-12 school districts, especially for their positive effects on student achievement. So when we see districts that focus on improving those areas with technology and programs, we're compelled to share their stories.

And, when we hear about a district that just happens to be a Schoolwires client, then that makes the story even better!

Congratulations to North Tonawanda City School District whose K-12 district website won the "Grabbing Parents' Attention with Web Graphics and News Bites" award. Their use of social media, homepage shortcuts and announcements, graphics, news items, and interesting layouts puts them at the top of the class!

Browse through their website for some great ideas to try on your district and school websites!

Read their story

Topics: Community Engagement, K-12 Website, Parent Involvement

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