Wild Rose Public Schools

Wild Rose Public Schools

WRSD switched from a variety of platforms to WebGuide and integrated both Bus Status apps and StaffConnect for their school division and 20 schools.

About the Client

The Wild Rose School Division, a repeat client of Box Clever decided it was time for a refresh. The new design of their division site showcases the faces of the division while creating an emotional connection to the division for its visitors.In addition to updating the division website, they also took the opportunity to bring all school sites onto the WebGuide for Schools CMS.

About the Project

With a strong focus on the children, the fully responsive website continues to feature big, bright photos taken by their own staff.  The integration of our Bus Status module, online calendars and easily searchable documents all combine to make the user experience streamlined and enjoyable. 

The look of the new site is modern and clean, an aesthetic that naturally encourages users to click through and explore all of the new features available to them.

In order to increase communication with their school division community, social media channels such as Instagram, Facebook and Twitter are prominently displayed on the homepage to draw attention to the most recent school activities and news items.

Another brilliant feature of the site is a dynamic map of all the schools within the division. If users are looking to contact a specific school, they can use this page to search and filter to find the contact information they need in a timely manner.

The seamless integration with the division’s Active Directory system allows staff at Wild Rose to login to Box Clever’s custom CMS WebGuide for Schools using their everyday login information. Using the WebGuide CMS, staff can easily update and manage content in just a few steps whenever they need.  

All in all, another beautiful, functional website from the team at Box Clever.

When it comes to school website design, straight forward navigation is key. Parents, teachers, and students need to communicate with each other, which can be difficult to do. At Box Clever, we created a custom Content Management System, WebGuide for Schools (WGS) that creates consistency throughout the whole district. Each school is on the same CMS, each website has the same features and tools, and they are all branded as part of Wild Rose Public Schools. This consistent layout and feel ensures that all visitors are quickly and easily able to get the information that they need.

Admin time is significantly reduced thanks to our simple to use system and effective set up and training. A half-day training session for staff is typically all the time that many schools need to create their fully-populated, ready to launch websites! The system is so easy to understand that the designated staff members trained by our team at Box Clever are then able to return to their schools and provide training to the rest of their school. WebGuide for Schools also allows for staff to have access to multiple school sites, along with access at the district level.

Each school has the choice of 30+ website templates and the option of customizing those templates by implementing a custom colour or design. If a school is looking for a fresh, new look it’s as easy as logging into WebGuide and selecting a new template - all content is automatically switched over to the new template without any additional work.  A refresh has never been so easy! 

About Box Clever

Box Clever is an Edmonton web design company focused on long lasting relationships and innovative website design and development.