Under the Hood
We are in the process of rebuilding our entire web presence from the ground up. The basic setup of the site is now complete, but the website is really more of an always-growing content management system. Once the school year begins, we will be adding content and links rather quickly as we make our website as helpful and informative as possible. We hope that navigating the site is relatively intuitive and simple. Clicking on the visual outline to the left will bring up an enlarged copy. Clicking here will download an 8.5 x 11 printable pdf of the visual map.
One of the key features of the website is that the overwhelming majority of it is built from blogs. Additionally, each of the teachers at Mabry has his/her own blog which links from our site through the top navigation bar. We strongly encourage you to syndicate each of your student's teachers' blogs as well as Dr. Tyson's, the counselors, and the Media Center's blogs. Syndication is really very simple and brings the most currently posted information directly to your computer rather than your having to go to each blog to see if new information has been posted.
We regret that we are unable to provide individual technical assistance in setting up this syndication for you. Everyone has different hardware, software, and levels of expertise. However, setup is really fairly simple--hence, it's name: RSS (Really Simple Syndication). In an evening meeting at the beginning of the year, Dr. Tyson will provide parents with an overview of how to set up your RSS feeds. He has also posted a link on the main web page (which you can also access by clicking here) which gives some guidance on how to do this.
And if all of this is completely new and a bit overwhelming to you, can can start by clicking here to read an easy-to-understand overview of a typical window on our site. This post explains what each section of the window is and how it works.
We hope you find our new site and your student's teachers' blogs an easy and effective way to know what is going on at Mabry Middle School. If you wish to continue reading more information about the site, click here.
Posted by Dr. Tyson