CR Reviews Your School's Web Site. (Technology Update)
This month: Fair Lawn High School, Fair Lawn, New Jersey
Comments: "Ours is a suburban high school, grades 9-12, with a student body of approximately 1500," writes Rosanne Cannito, site administrator. "The primary goal of our site is to provide complete information about the full spectrum of our school activities, policies, and more, to students, staff, parents, and the community at large, including alumni. (Our site also provides a link to the district Web site, from which users can reach the sites for the eight other schools in the district. Each site is maintained separately.) Now a little over a year old, our entire site has been recently redesigned with extensive student input. The home page is updated at least weekly, as are the other pages with up-to-date content, such as the weekly activities and athletic schedules.
"Our library site is maintained separately, but by the same Web site manager, so the two are somewhat integrated," Cannito continues. "The library site provides numerous links to subject-category sites, as well as in-house online references. The library site also includes an extensive section on documentation and the preparation of research papers.
"The main school site is extensive. Highlights include The Virtual Tour (added in response to alumni requests), the Counseling Department's college planning information, including scholarship bulletins (available via the Counseling and Parents: FYI links), and especially the complete student handbook, which includes policies relating to graduation, discipline, and much, much more. …