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Need a mobile app and don't know where to start? You're in luck!

Want to make sure your district can connect with families the way they are used to communicating—on their mobile phones? We've got an app for that! Join us on lucky St. Patty's Day. We'll demonstrate just how easy our mobile app is and how you can get started right away!

American Association of School Administrators National Conference on Education

San Diego, CA

February 26-28, 2015

North Carolina Technology in Education Society Conference

Raleigh, NC

March 4-6, 2015

The teachers' lounge: Engaging and training your teacher community on a dime

With 23 schools, 18,000 students, 900 teachers, and only three support staff—hear how the Educational Technology team from Panama-Buena Vista USD in California ensure training and support meets their teacher community's needs.

Guest Presenters: Brad Grumbles, Coordinator of Curriculum, Assessment & Instructions Technology, and Steve Johnson, Technology Specialist

Minnesota Association of School Administrators Spring Conference

Brooklyn Park, MN

March 12-13, 2015

Pennsylvania School Public Relations Association Annual Symposium

Bedford, PA

March 20, 2015

National School Boards Association Annual Conference

Nashville, TN

March 21-23, 2015

Education Service Center Region 11 Technology Vendor Fair

White Settlement, TX

April 24, 2015

Virginia Association of School Superintendents Spring Conference

Roanoke, VA

May 3-6, 2015

Why design matters: How a well-designed website can increase K-12 community engagement

Learn from professional web designers about how design solves communication problems and why it's a critical factor for increasing your K-12 community’s engagement. You'll gain a better understanding of what makes for 'good' website design. Deeper than trends, taste, and aesthetics, design involves a whole process of objective thinking and problem solving as a basis for creating something beautiful, functional, and interactive.

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Louisiana Association of Computer Using Educators Conference

New Orleans, LA

December 2-4, 2014

Colorado Association of School Boards Annual Conference

Colorado Springs, CO

December 4-7, 2014

Why design matters: How a well-designed website can increase K-12 community engagement

You might be surprised by how much the look and design of a website impacts communication and community engagement. But it does! Join us to learn why.

California School Public Relations Association Annual Seminar

San Francisco, CA

January 15-17, 2015

Florida Educational Technology Conference

Orlando, FL

January 20-23, 2015

Roadmap to optimizing K12 communities: Achieve superior engagement for your district

Presented by Marc Rubner, VP of Marketing, Schoolwires.

Texas Association of School Administrators Midwinter Conference

Austin, CA

January 25-28, 2015

New Jersey Association of School Administrators (TECHSPO)

Atlantic City, NJ

January 29-30, 2015

Texas Computer Education Association Convention & Exposition

Austin, TX

February 2-6, 2015

Pennsylvania Educational Technology Expo and Conference

Hershey, PA

February 8-11, 2015

Stretched thin? Learn to COPE with Schoolwires Outreach

Join us as we showcase our new Schoolwires Outreach family notification suite. You’ll discover how to: COPE – create once, publish everywhere. Instantly notify your entire community, through any medium, on virtually any platform, via one source and keep your brand consistent across your entire K-12 community.

Texas School Public Relations Association Annual Conference

San Antonio, TX

February 23-26, 2015

Improving family and community engagement: Lessons learned from a first-year superintendent

Paul Ryan, Superintendent of Three Way ISD in Texas, shares the challenges he faced his first year, the plans he put in place to address them, the goals he had for the 2013/14 school year for improving family and community engagement in his district, and the exciting results achieved after that first year.

The CTO's role in driving community engagement

Learn how CTO’s can make an impact on their K-12 district’s community engagement initiatives. Lenny Schad from Houston ISD and Steve Young from Judson ISD, both CTOs from Texas, discuss how to successfully increase communication, create a district brand and manage expectations to drive community engagement in their districts.

Long Island Technology and Education Summit

Melville, NY

October 21, 2014

Council of the Great City Schools Fall Conference

Milwaukee, WI

October 22-26, 2014

Georgia School Public Relations Association Annual Conference

Athens, GA

October 23-24, 2014

Kansas School Public Relations Association Annual Conference

Wichita, KS

October 29-31, 2014

Colorado School Public Relations Association Fall Conference

Denver, CO

November 7, 2014

Improving family and community engagement: Lessons learned from a first year Superintendent

Mr. Paul Ryan, Superintendent of Three Way ISD (TX), shares his challenges and solutions for improving family and community engagement in his district.

North & South Carolina School Public Relations Fall Conference

Charleston, SC

November 12-14, 2014

California Educational Technology Professionals Annual Conference

Sacramento, CA

November 18-21, 2014

Colorado Association of School Boards - Fall conference and delegate assembly

Pueblo Marriott and Convention Center, 110 West 1st Street, Pueblo, CO 81003

September 26-27, 2014

Then and Now: Developing Programs of Family & Community Involvement for Student Success

Presented by Joyce L. Epstein, Ph.D., Director of the Center on School, Family, and Community Partnerships at Johns Hopkins University

Dr. Epstein will share key concepts, essential structures, and expected results of research-based programs of family and community involvement for K-12 school districts.

Boosting school-to-home communications: Proven strategies & tactics

Dr. Jill Gildea, Superintendent of Fremont Schools, shares how they’ve implemented best practices in K-12 parent communications for future-ready schools.

Schoolwires product showcase: Centricity2

Are you looking to re-imagine how you engage your K-12 community this new school year, but don't know where to start? Our Centricity2 solution and add-ons ensure you have the tools you need to easily implement your communications plan.

Schoolwires product showcase: RWD + MCA = A powerful combination

Learn how, when used together, our Responsive Web Design and downloadable Mobile Communication App provide your K-12 district with a powerful combination that increases parent involvement and community engagement. You will learn the slick tips and tricks to set your district apart and give your communications strategy the “WOW” factor!

Boosting school-to-home connections: Proven strategies & tactics

Engaging parents and boosting school-home communications is a priority in Fremont School District 79. Dr. Jill Gildea, Superintendent of Fremont District, shares how they implemented best practices in K-12 parent communications, address the challenges to effective parent engagement, and juggle the many demands of preparing today's child for tomorrow's world.

NYC department of education technology summit

Murry Bergtraum High School, 411 Pearl Street, New York, NY 10038

July 30, 2014

Texas association of school administrators - First-time superintendents' academy

Austin Marriott North, 2600 La Frontera Boulevard, Round Rock, Texas 78681

July 30 - 31, 2014

Wisconsin School Public Relations Assoc. Fall conference

Green Lake, WI

September 1st, 2014

Nebraska Labor Relations conference

Lincoln, NE

September 10th, 2014

Arkansas Public School Resource Center - Fall conference

Hot Springs, AR

September 23rd, 2014

Michigan Association of School Administrators - Fall conference

Grand Traverse Resort, Acme, MI

September 24 - 26, 2014

Don't quit! Improving your district’s community engagement and communications is possible.

Noblesville Schools discuss their experience in finding and implementing a responsive one-stop communication portal for their district. They cover what's important to look for in a website and community management solution, including stability, availability, and an integrated mobile communications app.

NSPRA 2014 National Seminar

Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace
Baltimore, MD

K-12 Parent Engagement Panel: Best practices in parent engagement programs

School and district leaders report how they’ve successfully implemented tools and technology to measurably improve their parent engagement and community outreach initiatives.

How family engagement impacts student success

One of the nation’s leading experts in educational leadership and partnership shares critical findings from her extensive research on family engagement and how it impacts student achievement.

How Schoolwires supports community outreach

Learn how Schoolwires content management system and mobile solutions can work together to support your parent engagement programs, improve school-to-home communications, keep parents up-to-date with what’s happening in the classroom, and keep you connected with students, teachers, and parents even when they’re on the move.

Connecting with the new digital parents

Review extensive research around the “New Digital Parent” and find out how this emerging cadre of parents is influencing school-to-home communications, effective use of technology in the classroom, and family outreach in K-12 communities. Learn about key characteristics of the “New Digital Parents” and how to connect with them.

More Tips on Informing and Engaging Parents in Flipped Learning

A critical component for student success in the learning process is parental involvement. However, the flipped classroom is different from what most parents experienced in school. Join us for an interactive online event packed with great ideas on how to inform and engage your parents in the flipped learning process to ensure student success.

Avoiding student brain drain: 3 powerful ways to inspire student learning over the summer

This presentation will introduce 3 ways educators can engage students and their families to learn together over the summer and strengthen home-school relationships. Join us to discover high-tech educator strategies, high-yield student learning projects and high-touch community strategies.

Solutions Showcase: Mobile App + C2 Website = A Powerful Combination

Discover how our new Mobile Communications App and Centricity2 website and community management system work together to bring your K-12 district the tools and features you need to succeed in connecting and engaging your community.

Solutions Showcase: Responsive Design = Mobile-Friendly Websites

Discover how our cutting-edge designs optimize websites for viewing on tablets, smartphones, desktops, and more. And, don’t miss the live tour of some of our clients’ outstanding responsive websites. 

Solutions Showcase: Mobile App + C2 Website = A Powerful Combination

Discover how our new Mobile Communications App and Centricity2 website and community management system work together to bring your K-12 district the tools and features you need to succeed in connecting and engaging your community.

Centricity2™ Essential: a bundle that’s generously featured and 91% E-rate eligible

Explore the wealth of tools and features included in our Centricity2 Essential bundle. It’s 91% E-rate eligible to help reduce your out-of-pocket costs.

Switching to a new website provider: Perspectives from a Superintendent and Director of Technology

Explore the factors and challenges that lead to the decision to make a switch, and find out why making a change for the better might be easier than you think. We’ll talk with decision makers from K-12 school districts that have made the switch and get an in-depth look at the decision-making process and transition journey.

Exploring digital parents’ vision for 21st century learning

Your district’s educational success will largely be determined by how well your vision aligns with that of digital parents. Explore ways to create a shared vision for digital tools in 21st century learning.

Communicating with digital parents

Today’s digital parents are driving change in the way K-12 school districts think about communication. Find out how and where to reach this influential cadre of parents and what they want in school-to-home communications.

Involving digital parents in digital learning

Find out how digital parents are advocating for more effective use of technology in the classroom to personalize learning and learn how other K-12 school districts are involving parents in digital learning.

Meet the new digital parents

A new group of digitally proactive parents is emerging within the K-12 school community. Meet the new digital parents and find out how they’re driving change in the classroom and in school-to-home communications.

Introducing Centricity2™ Essential

Learn about the new features and functionality available only in our newest bundle — Centricity2 Essential.

Going mobile with Schoolwires

It's a mobile world, and Schoolwires can help you make the most of it. Watch an informative session on mobile solutions that can keep your K-12 school district connected to students, parents and staff when they're on the go.

CoSN 2014 Annual Conference

The CoSN 2014 Annual Conference is designed for education leaders to better understand their changing roles in creating the new face of learning.

March 19-22, 2014
Washington Hilton
Washington, D.C.

CGCS Chief Information Officers Meeting

June 10-13, 2014
Denver, CO

FlipCon14 – 7th Annual Flipped Conference

An onsite & virtual event for and by flipped educators.

June 23-25, 2014
Mars Area High School
Pittsburgh, PA

CGCS Public Relations Executives Meeting

July 11-13, 2014
Baltimore, MD

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    Dr. Timothy Purnell selected as New Jersey's 2015 candidate for the American Association of School Administrators' National Superintendent of the year award

    Congratulations to Dr. Timothy Purnell, Chief Education Officer of Somerville Public Schools, who was selected as New Jersey's 2015 candidate for the American Association of School Administrators' National Superintendent of the year award by the New Jersey Association of School Administrators (NJASA).

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    HISD Superintendent and Chief Technology Officer recognized by national education publication

    Congratulations to HISD Superintendent Dr. Terry Grier and Chief Technology Information Officer Lenny Schad recognized for their leadership in education technology by Education Week.

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    Houston ISD (TX) Superintendent Grier wins 2014 Urban Educator of the Year award.

    The Council of the Great City Schools awarded Superintendent Terry Grier the 2014 Urban Educator of the Year award during its annual fall conference. Grier was recognized for his ability to accelerate academic gains that produce a higher graduation rate, especially among African American and Hispanic students, and for substantially decreasing the student dropout rate.

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    Ligonier Valley School District has been selected for the 2014 Best of Ligonier Award in the K-12 Schools category

    Each year, the Ligonier Award Program identifies companies they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community. Ligonier Valley School District was selected because they enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and their community, making the area a great place to live, work, and play.

    Ligonier Valley SD

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    North Tonawanda City Schools earns award in State communications contest

    Congratulations! The North Tonawanda Schools website received an award from the New York School Public Relations Association for its use of graphics and news content.

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    Arlington County Superintendent named Virginia Superintendent of the year

    Dr. Patrick K. Murphy, Superintendent of Arlington County Schools, was named Virginia's Superintendent of the year at the VASS Spring Conference in Roanoke. The State Superintendent of Public Instruction and the leaders of seven Virginia education organizations selected him from among eight regional finalists.

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Noblesville Schools build toward app-filled future

During the back-to-school rush, families have lots of questions about school events and information. A phone call or website search can usually answer most questions, but Noblesville Schools is making the process even faster.

U.S. companies finding success in China's education market

Schoolwires is among a number of U.S. education companies securing a piece of the market in China, as reported by Education Week.

Education Week interviews Schoolwires® CEO Christiane Crawford

Education Week interviews Schoolwires CEO Christiane Crawford on making the Inc. 5000 list as one of the country's fastest growing, privately held companies for the seventh consecutive year.

In the press


Press release - Data

Schoolwires and Panama-Buena Vista USD Innovate New Website Solution to Train Teachers on a Dime

Panama-Buena Vista Unified School District’s new superintendent makes the bold declaration – “We’re going 1-to-1.

Recognizing the value of content-driven customer experience: Content Science and Cisco Systems among Top CERA honorees

The first annual Customer Experience Recognition Awards (CERAs) were presented at a luncheon ceremony at the Hilton DoubleTree in San Jose, California.

More than 70 school districts across the country are starting the school year with a new Schoolwires Centricity2 Community Management System

More than 70 school districts from across the country will start the new school year with a more engaged and connected community.

Schoolwires® launches new Partnership Program featuring branded Single Sign-on Access

Schoolwires PassKey Program offers certified SSO efficiency plus access to K-12 decision makers.

Schoolwires named SIIA Education CODiE Award Finalist for Best Cross-Curricular Solution

Centricity2 earns prestigious education industry recognition.

National survey: K-12 administrators affirm critical need to continue E-rate funding for Web hosting

Educational leaders highlight the importance of funding for Web hosting to support parental engagement and digital learning.

Flipped Learning Network selects Schoolwires® to deliver new website that better reflects its mission of collaboration and education success

The Flipped Learning Network has selected Schoolwires to redesign and host its website. Among the reasons FLN chose Schoolwires are our knowledge of the K-12 market and our reputation for excellent customer service.

Minnesota Service Cooperatives selects Schoolwires® as content management provider; offers members discounted rate on solutions

School districts in Minnesota and North Dakota can now purchase the Schoolwires Centricity2™ website and community management system and other Schoolwires’ solutions at a discounted and more cost-effective rate.

Search of outstanding websites leads to free website makeover from Schoolwires® for Fall Mountain Regional School District

A search of district websites to identify best practices in district branding and community engagement led Fall Mountain Regional School District (FMRSD) to enter and win the Schoolwires Website Makeover Contest.

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools uses Schoolwires® CMS and mobile app to deliver mix of online communications to meet parent expectations

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools relies on the Schoolwires Centricity2™ website and CMS and its integrated Mobile App solution to keep its large parent base informed and engaged in their child’s success and district initiatives.

WSPRA partners with Schoolwires® to deliver engaging Web experience for members – on any device

The Washington School Public Relations Association (WSPRA) is building its association website on the Schoolwires Centricity2™ platform to give its members a responsive and engaging Web experience, from any device.

Inc. 500|5000 ranking affirms Schoolwires® continued market leadership

Schoolwires has joined the ranks of an elite group of market-leading companies: earning a ranking on the Inc. 500|5000 list of the fastest growing, privately held companies in the country for the seventh consecutive year.

Schoolwires® redesigns CGCS website

The new responsive website for the Council of the Great City Schools (CGCS) highlights important assets for districts, brings more visibility to social media tools for increased engagement, and ensure users can view and navigate the site on a wide range of devices and browsers.

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