The school’s website has a brand new look! The whole shebang has been rebuilt using the popular WordPress content management system, updated with useful widgets and menus, and edited down into more user-friendly sections and pages.
What we’ve got now is an easier-to-navigate online brochure on Oxford for prospective families, plus all the key information for current families, including the calendar, volunteer, donate, scrip and PTA/SGC pages. And we have a news blog (which feeds to Facebook and Twitter), where I’m posting The Oxford News and some of the alerts submitted to the Oxford listserv.
There are a few kinks to work out and content to add and refine. In particular, we need more photos throughout, so if you’re interested in working on that, . Overall, the possibilities are endless for what we could add to the site—but to do it, we need volunteer web editors. Whether you already have 2.0 geeky tendencies or just a newbie’s desire to learn, working on Oxford’s online presence can be really fun, and it’s a great way to contribute after hours, so !
Many thanks to Aly Contreras for moving all the old site’s verbiage into WordPress and kicking off this process with a fabulous new look that features the artwork of Oxford’s Kindergarteners! And this site wouldn’t be here without the support of Amber Crowley, Sabrina Leunig, Laurie Schmitt and a web developer friend of mine who has been inordinately generous with his time, Michael Zap.
Please take a look around the site, and your feedback, corrections, new content and kind offers to pitch in on the site!
Hillary Brooks, Webmaster