All announcements are entered on the Global Announcements list and marked with the appropriate filter location.  Expired announcements remain on the list but do not display on site pages.  ​You must assign an expiration date for each announcement.  Announcments are sorted by expiration date.

Types of HS Announcements

There are four types of announcements which is indicated by setting the appropriate filter location field.  The same list is accessed for all of the announcements.

  • School/Homepage Announcements: Current (i.e., not expired) general school announcements are displayed on the homepage.  
  • Academic Announcements: Announcements​ with the Filter Location = Academics are displayed on the Academics "landing" page.
  • Athletic Announcements:  Announcements​ with the Filter Location = Athletics​ are displayed on the Homepage AND on the Athletics "landing/category" page.   In addition, announcements tagged with an individual HS Sport will display on the corresponding sport page.
  • Activities Announcements:  Announcements​ with the Filter Location = Activities​ are displayed on the Activities "landing/category" page.  Announcments on this list are not displayed on individual Activity/Club pages.

Adding/Editing Announcements for HS School Websites

*Note 1:  When copying content from another source (a document, email, etc.), you must clear formatting first so that the announcement can be displayed properly.  To do so, Highlight text>Format Text Tab> Click Clear Format>Click Convert to XHTML

*Note 2: A a newly added announcement will not show up for about 30 minutes on the homepage because it has to upload.  Don't worry, this is normal.  Be patient.  Also any update or changes to an existing announcement will also be delayed in seeing the result on the homepage.
  1. Sign-in to access the "Staff Only" area of the website.  Select this in the Footer area at the bottom of the website.

  2. On the "Staff Only" page, select the Webmaster Dashboard

     
  3. Navigate to the Global Announcements list.  Go to Webmaster Dashboard and click on Global Announcements in the Dashboard Quicklinks
     
  4. The list of Global Announcements will Open.
  5. To add a new announcement, click "+ new announcement".  To edit an existing announcement, click the "..." to the right of the announcement title and select Edit
  6. Enter the information in the fields listed below.  Click on Save when completed.
    • Title (Required): This is the title of the announcement (what people will see from the front page (homepage)
    • Expires (Required):  Enter the expiration date. Announcements are displayed in "expiration date" order, i.e., those expiring first appear at the top.  The day after this date, the announcement will no longer be displayed on the homepage.
    • Description:  Enter a brief description that will display below the announcement title.  This is the main text of the announement.  A portion of this text will show up on the homepage, but mainly, this is what people will see when they click on the announcement.
    • Filter Location: Select what type of announcement it is and where you want it to be displayed. Do not select both the Homepage and Athletics.
      • Homepage - Displayed on Homepage
      • Academics - Displayed on Academics Landing page. Also displayed on the specific academics page if HS Academic Dept field is set.
      • Athletics - Displayed on Homepage AND Athletics Landing page.  Also displayed on the specific sports page if HS Sport field is set.
      • Activities - Displayed on
    • HS Academic Department (optional): Click the icon at the right and select an individual department page where you want the announcement displayed
    • HS Sport (optional): Click the icon at the right and select an individual department page where you want the announcement displayed
    • More Information (Optional):  Text entered here will not be displayed on the main page but will be displayed the announcement is selected (by clicking on the announcement title).  Use this for extra long announcements.