Northwestern High School Website on the Mend
The high school's site now includes photos and content along with the school calendar.
In a world where it’s hard to function without the Internet, websites often serve as the first and often last line of information.
That’s no different in the realm of education.
Since the middle of last year, Northwestern High School’s website has been essentially nothing more than a calendar of events and some contact information for the school.
Before this, the school had a robust site, chock full of school news, upcoming events, teacher contacts, sports and club information and academic updates.
Recently, the school’s site has been revived – not quite to its former state – to include the most recent uniform policy, a link to Digitalsports.com for Northwestern athletic information, a link to the SchoolMAX portal, emergency information, HSA information, a link to the PTSA page and a host of other content.
“One of our PTSA parents found a volunteer through her workplace to redo the website so there have been no funds spent on this project,” said Jane Mulliken, a PTSA member.
In an article on Oct. 17 Patch reported that Principal Jerome Thomas said the school needed a web master to manage its website.
“I don't have the staff to do it," Thomas said then.
Thomas did not immediately return requests for comment on this matter.
It is unclear if the Prince George’s County School system gives funding specifically for individual school websites. Requests for information from the PGCPS communications office were not returned.
PGCPS does offer splash pages for schools on its main site. To view Northwestern’s page click here.