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Evanston Township High School District 202 has announced the launch of its newly redesigned website. Site visitors of www.eths.k12.il.us will immediately notice streamlined menus, simple navigation, and refreshed branding and design.
The homepage at-a-glance features frequently used online resources such as school food menus, teacher websites, links to online portals and the web store. The site uses an improved online event calendar with a shareable iCal feature that allows users subscribe to the calendar and view school events on their mobile device or personal web calendars. In an effort to streamline the web user experience for families who have students in both Evanston/Skokie District 65 schools and ETHS, the new ETHS website was designed using similar features and a navigation structure that closely mirrors the newly launched District 65 website.
“I hope visitors to our website are as excited as I am about the new look, the expanded content and how easy it is to navigate and access information,” remarked ETHS District 202 Superintendent Eric Witherspoon. “At ETHS we place the highest value on providing quality communications and abundant information. We know the importance of developing this new, first-rate website.”
The new ETHS website uses a “responsive” design that make it easier to view on any device — desktop or laptop computers, Chromebooks, tablet devices and mobile phones. The new site uses a more robust translation feature so that web page text can be translated into more than 30 languages spoken by ETHS students and their families, including Spanish, Haitian Creole, Tagalog, Chinese, Arabic, Russian and French.
“The new ETHS website reflects the district’s ongoing commitment to providing our students and their families with the support, tools, and information they need to enhance their high school experience,” said Evangeline Semark, ETHS Director of Communications and Engagement.
The ETHS Communications Office and the Instructional and Informational Technology (IIT) Department worked with content stakeholders beginning in March, to implement the new structure of the website and create improved content. Feedback from the website redesign survey and stakeholder user test groups helped identify key areas for improvement.
“The ETHS website was designed with the needs of our audiences in mind and built on technology capable of addressing current and future needs,” added Midge Stocker, ETHS Enterprise Applications Manager.
The public is invited to share their thoughts about the new site via the ETHS website redesign survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ETHSWebRedesignLaunch.ETHS continues to add content and develop web pages in the coming months, as feedback is received from visitors to the site.