The launch of the new site will be Thursday, August 8.
After more than a year of planning, Aldine ISD is ready to launch the new district website on Thursday, August 8. The site will also showcase AISD’s new branding and logos.
“The goal is to meet the needs of our parents and community members with user-friendly sites,” said Chief Communications Officer Sheleah D. Reed. “We recognize that websites are the best place to find out the news and events happening across the district and on each campus. We are dedicated to ensuring that information is easily accessible and up-to-date.“
The new site boasts a cleaner, more attractive design. It also has enhanced search, navigation features. Additionally, the site is optimized for increased readability on smartphones and tablets.
Other features include:
- Large photos to showcase students and staff and a place to feature stories about district and campus events and activities
- More comprehensive menus that make the site easier to navigate
- A news page where visitors can find the latest headlines, photo galleries and archives of older stories
- An agenda-style Google calendar of upcoming events and important dates
- “Quick Links” to frequently-visited pages including school budget information, closings and delays, Parent Portal and lunch menus
Campus web pages can quickly be accessed from the homepage’s main navigation. Each school’s page includes featured photos, school links, and more. You can also view a Google calendar with school-specific events.
“We are excited to present the newly designed website,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. LaTonya M. Goffney. “We hope our families find it a valuable resource for information related to the district and its schools.”
The new district website will evolve as we identify additional needs. AISD is in the process of translating the website into Spanish to develop a mirror website.
The district and campus websites are not the only items getting a facelift. With a new strategic plan and a new focus, district leaders thought this was the perfect time to update to the school district’s branding as well.
“We engaged our stakeholder groups to find out their thoughts and feelings and worked directly with an outside design agency to develop a new logo that reflects a nod to the past but also to where the district as headed,” Reed said.
The final color scheme is a deep red, charcoal gray, and school-bus yellow. The logo’s “A” signals the importance of “Aldine Independent School District,” while the triangle symbolizes strength and partnership, as well as change (delta) and forward movement (arrow). If you look closely, a pencil is evident. It represents learning and education, as well as Aldine ISD writing its future.