New app will keep North Caroline High School connected to community

North Caroline High School announced, March 9, the release of a new, NCHS-wide app from SchoolWay, a leading developer of mobile applications for K-12 school systems and institutions. Brought to the school by Jostens, the free mobile app is available for Apple and Android mobile devices and keeps the entire school community connected to North Caroline High School's information, delivered directly to smartphones and mobile devices.

Understanding the busy schedules of students and parents, North Caroline's official app from SchoolWay lets mobile users keep track of important school information and receive push notifications from North Caroline faculty and staff, all in real-time via push notification and email messaging. The mobile app enhances student and parent engagement by providing users with access to information like school activities, grade books, notes from teachers, athletic schedules and scores, lunch menus and school calendars when and where they choose to view.

"North Caroline High School's official mobile app empowers anyone in the community to stay connected with the information they want and need right on their mobile devices," said NCHS Principal Dr. Michael Smith. "The release of this app for North Caroline is an example of our commitment to provide our community members all of the school's information conveniently and easily, while making it more accessible than ever. We are excited about how our school's app will lead to a stronger, more connected school community."

The SchoolWay mobile app is a simple and reliable way to send protected one-way mobile and web messaging to school students and homes through SMS/text and email applications. The secure and flexible communication platform allows North Caroline to easily manage, control and deliver content that enhances the school-to-community communications process. Features for North Caroline's official mobile app include:

  • Push and email messaging from the school site level
  • Push and email messaging from courses, clubs and athletics
  • Instant safety notification and alert reporting
  • GPS mapping and navigation
  • School calendars
  • Online grade book access
  • Staff directories with one touch dialing
  • Multiple language options, including Spanish
  • Lunch menus, athletic information and much more

The mobile communication app was brought to North Caroline High School at no cost through Jostens, as part of the company's committment to serving schools, parents and students since 1897.

"SchoolWay is proud to be working with North Caroline to create a faster, more reliable messaging option for safe communications via mobile devices for the entire school community," said Murad Velani, Jostens chief operating officer. "Internet and mobile are increasingly becoming the communication mode of choice for students, parents and school officials. Jostens created SchoolWay to allow schools to quickly communicate with their community, and community members to connect with their schools, through a free and robust mobile platform that will continue to evolve based on their needs."

The North Caroline High SchoolWay app is now available to download and use for free for Apple and Android users. Visit www.myschoolway.com/carolinecounty to download the app for your device or to sign up for text or email notifications.