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I must be nuts

Today I emailed the principal at mangofandango's school and offered to voluntarily overhaul their website, which needs help, badly. It's probably going to be a big job, no matter how I decide to do it, but I figure if I'm going to do it, I might as well do as good a job as I can. I figure I'll set up WordPress blogs for every committee and teacher, a schoolwide news and announcements blog, calendars for each person and for the school as a whole, and a photo gallery. That way, parents can keep tabs on what their kid's teacher is doing in school, anyone who wants to can easily keep track of school events, etc.

I told her I'd try to get it ready for launch by September when the new school year starts. I'm not sure how I'm going to find the time to work on it, but with any luck it'll go smoothly and I'll have help from the technology teacher at the school.

If nothing else, it'll be a good experience and help get more people in the community to know me, which will be a nice thing.

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rfreebern
Mar. 16th, 2007 12:57 am (UTC)
Re: you are so nice!
Well, the principal and a handful of the teachers are already interested in the idea, and since the blogs will be entirely about school stuff, it's not like they'll have to struggle for stuff to write about... a weekly post saying "this week we read this book, and did this project, and researched this topic" would be enough to keep the parents informed, really.

Many of the teachers already regularly post announcements and events and stuff on the site, but it's very poorly designed and difficult to use. Revamping it this way will just make things more accessible and more standardized.

Plus I think the principal is going to require regular updates!
rockstarbob
Mar. 16th, 2007 06:26 am (UTC)
Sounds rad!

You're a nice guy.
rfreebern
Mar. 16th, 2007 12:13 pm (UTC)
Thob. Blob.

Hee hee.
lostphotos
Mar. 16th, 2007 02:24 pm (UTC)
good for you. there are lots of websites i look at (including my college) and go UGH. can somebody PLEASE fix this? it's so UGLY and disorganized!

i'm glad you are repairing the ugly websites of the world.
isquiesque
Mar. 19th, 2007 04:30 am (UTC)
Wow - sounds like a bit of work (understatement...). Best of luck with getting it online within your schedule and the projected deadline. :)
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