Since I had developed a website for my class from scratch, Sibley’s principal decided I should be the school’s electronic grade book manager. That meant assisting the other teachers when we transitioned from actual grade books on paper, to entering grades and attendance on the computer.

I also had to come up with a school website and it took way too long to go through the bureaucracy for permission. There had been some web presence, but nothing even close to being up-to-date.

Eventually, I got the password and made my way into the site, and taught myself how it worked. The school site was actually easier to update than my own classroom’s, because of the program used, but I forgot which they were since both sites are long gone.

This a printout of what the top of Sibley’s website looked like at the end of the 2012-13 school year. It’s all I have left. I decided on the sections, wrote all the text, and found the graphics on my own. (I always used paper that had only been used on one side, unless it was going out to a parent. That’s why I cleaned text from the other side, and you may notice some white spaces.)

After I left, Sibley had a website that looked exactly like this. They had no way to get inside to make changes. By the time the former assistant principal called to ask about a password, I had forgotten it.

Eventually, they had to go outside and pay someone to do the necessary work. Amazing concept!

2013-06-04 sibley website

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