Have you seen Manchester High School's new website? Well, technically, it's not the school's "new" website, at least not yet, but it is a step forward in what faculty, staff and students soon hope will become the "pulse of Manchester High School."
Known as MHS Redline, the new website debuted in late August to little attention or fanfare, but Manchester High has big plans for the site, according to principal Matthew Geary.
"We took a quick look at the current website and realized this wasn't going to do it for us," said Geary, at Manchester High in late April of the last school year. "…It's just another one of our strategies to allow us to communicate with parents and the community."
Geary said what will separate Redline from the current MHS website is that the new site will be updated daily with both student and staff contributions.
"This is a much more dynamic, interactive tool," Geary said. "The information is coming at a much faster pace and it's not just a bunch of stagnant content sitting up there."
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Geary said the plan is for Redline to host a variety of content that would be of interest to Manchester High students, parents and staff, as well as the entire Manchester Community. The goal is for the site to be updated multiple times a day, with content being provided by Manchester High staff and students, and to provide a greater degree of communication with the Manchester community.
Students at Manchester High will also gain valuable web and journalism experience working on the site and maintaining it on a daily basis, Geary said, similar to the school's already .
"The more times we can get kids exposure to authentic work, we want to do so," Geary said.
Geary said, eventually, Redline will replace the current Manchester High website.
You can check out MHS Redline here.