Otto-Eldred website

Melissa Veilleux, head front office secretary at Otto-Eldred Junior-Senior High School, accesses the newly-designed district website. Veilleux will help keep the communication lines for updated information to the website with the help of School Webmasters.

DUKE CENTER, Pa. — Otto-Eldred Junior-Senior High School launched its newly-designed website on Monday to rave reviews.

In just the few days the website has been active, parents have been accessing and using the site.

“I love it,” said Renee Dalton. “I’ve been lost without One School Street for athletic schedules and bus times. The calendar with listings of all events is a huge plus, because let’s face it — not all papers make it home.”

For her part, Missy Clayson, an elementary school student’s parent, said, “I find it to be very user-friendly and mobile-friendly. There is so much helpful information available, and I really enjoyed the teacher biographies.”  

One School Street was a site previously used for sports schedules and activities, but was recently hit by hackers and the site was shut down permanently.  

The high school created a partnership with School Webmasters, a family-owned company founded in 2003, to help them with creating and maintaining their website.  

The new website is clean, organized, responsive and designed with the user experience in mind, users and administrators said.

“The district, elementary and high school sites have been customized to fit the needs of our stakeholder with consistent, intuitive layout and navigation,” said Superintendent Matthew D. Splain. “As a small district, we do not have the staff to create a professional webpage with appropriate design methodology that meets all accessibility requirements for the public we are serving. School Webmasters has provided our community a fantastic resource for our district that provides intuitive design for any level user.”  

Parents, students, faculty and community members can find quick links to pages they need.  The new website offers features such as access to the district calendar, school menus, “my school bucks,” “power library,” information on school hours, marking periods and more.   

The partnership with School Webmasters means the websites will stay organized and up-to-date with the most current news and information, administrators said.

“We are very proud of our new district and school websites; we hope the community will take a moment to visit them and learn more about our schools and district,” Splain said. “We believe our students can learn and succeed, and it is our responsibility to provide the resources students need to develop their full potential.”

To learn more about the district, visit the website at www.ottoeldred.org, or follow the district on Twitter at @OESDTweets or on Facebook.

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