Saturday, July 13, 2013
Victory Christian School recently finished its new website to help strengthen the school’s presence on the Web.
The new site, which is powered by GoDaddy, was created by Joseph Martin, the school’s athletic director and the son of Dr. Edward Martin, the principal of the school.
“The reason we redid it was mainly because we had a church staff member in another building and in another office who was helping us manage the website,”
Martin said. “It was very inconvenient to update it and to make the changes we wanted to make because of his involvement and his time not allowing him to make the changes as we wanted to.”
Martin noted the ease of updating the site as a huge perk to the makeover. He joked that now even he could update it, as could his son (whom he called “far more tech savvy”).
“We have access now at anytime,” Martin said. “GoDaddy made it such an appealing website, it’s really incredible what we’re able to do.”
Feedback has been positive for the site. With everything being cloud-based, the school is now able to post updated times of arrival from athletic events. Parents can check the site when their child goes out of town and see updates on scores and outcomes, as well as when they should be at the school for pick-up. Same thing goes for school trips and anything else that takes students off-campus.
The URL of the site – jesusgivesmevictory.com – is symbolic of both the name of the school and its principles.
“We believe firmly that Jesus can give us victory in our lives – both personally, as a school and as a church,” Martin said. “That has been a motto that has been at the bottom of our stationary for years and years and years. We even had it painted on our gym floor one time, and we had it in our fellowship hall. When we decided to go with the site, we thought it would be appropriate and hopefully remind people when they type it in that Jesus is the answer to the needs they may have and he will give them victory.”