Haysville West Middle School is one of two middle schools in Unified School
District 261 – Haysville Public Schools in Kansas. With 575 students in grade levels 6-8, the school opened on August 13, 2008.
HWMS was looking to improve communication and increase parent and community engagement. The school saw challenges in improving attendance at parent-teacher conferences, streamlining transportation processes and ensuring that the entire school community was informed of extra-curricular activities and events. Haysville specifically needed technology that would integrate seamlessly with already employed programs and that could be easily managed by their team.
THE DIRECT BENEFITS OF EMBR
MOBILE APP FOR IOS, ANDROID & WINDOWS
Native mobile apps are becoming a must-have for innovative school communities. With an embrAPP Haysville West leadership is now able to provide their communication solution on iOS for iPhones and iPads from the Apple App Store, Android for Android phones and tablets on Google Play and Windows for Windows mobile customers. The Haysville West staff understood that school-branded native mobile apps are the superior choice for schools and districts that want their app listed independently from a developer in the app store under their own brand. Using the cloud-based embAPP management system, administrators can edit the app at any time, from any computer connected to the internet.
COLLABORATIVE SOLUTION CREATION
In order to create a customized solution tailored to the school’s needs the Crescerance team always begins the development process by working closely with the school to gain an understanding of the school’s brand, needs and desires.
PUSH NOTIFICATIONS FROM embrCONNECT
Push notifications help teachers and administrators share important information. Housed in the embrCONNECT module with full directories and other communication tools embrCONNECT keeps school communities connected on one platform giving the whole community the ability to reach their stakeholders in real time, wherever they are.
Teachers love the Push Notifications functionality
-Misty Long , Athletic Secretary, Haysville West Middle School
CALENDAR INTEGRATIONS FROM embrCAL
All teachers have heard it. That, “I didn’t know there was a meeting, my child didn’t tell me” comment and Haysville was no exception. The team needed a way to make sure the whole community was connected on one calendar, while simultaneously allowing teachers, advisors and coaches to manage their micro-communities of students and parents. That’s where embrCAL came in. From Students, to teachers, to parents, to admins, with embrCAL everyone stays organized and shows up when it counts.
Crescerance went above and beyond, thoroughly explaining and teaching the Haysville staff about the application and its functionality. The continued customer service is excellent. -Misty Long , Athletic Secretary, Haysville West Middle School
The Haysville West Middle School mobile application went live on January 20, 2015. Since becoming available for download, feedback from teachers, staff, and parents has been pouring in. The parents find the option of receiving push notifications from teacher channels invaluable. The teacher directory, Look What’s Happening for news and events, the Digital Backpack for electronic notes, athletic channels with maps of event locations, and the calendar have been cited as much appreciated additions by parents and students alike.
THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE TURNKEY SOLUTION IN THE EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY
SECTOR TODAY, EMBR ENABLES EASY ENGAGEMENT ACROSS SCHOOL COMMUNITIES
ON A STREAMLINED PLATFORM IN REAL-TIME
With an embrAPP, your school will get:
- Access to the embr development platform
- Live development support
- School communication resources and best practices
A full school engagement solution
Contact us today to register for your free demo and see
the communication power that embr can bring to your school!
For more information, please visit the embr website at www.embr.mobi.