Welcome to the Hammond High School Class Web site Template! Throughout each page, you will find specific instructions for how to build your site. Also located on each page are, "Suggestions for this page," which provide you with some ideas for how you can use each page with your class. As you begin building your Web site, feel free to delete the instructions that have been written for your reference on each page. Please see a Media Specialist if you require further assistance!

Step 1: First, you will want to change the name of your Web site. The naming convention for your URL should be as follows for your site...

HAHS_your last name_(your class).

The naming convention is strictly for your own organizational purposes. Once you have created your URL, you will then go to "More," "Manage Site," and then change your site name to something more simple such as "Ms. Brown's Biology Class Web site."

Step 2: Next, notice that there is both a horizontal navigation bar at the top of your page, as well as a vertical navigation bar which runs along the left hand side of the page.

The horizontal bar should remain exactly as is (as per the request of our principal) so that students have consistency in accessing information from classroom to classroom. These tabs include:
  1. an "Announcements" page,
  2. a "Calendar" page,
  3. a link to "Family Portal (ASPEN)" for students to easily access their grades,
  4. a link to a "Contact Me" page where you can give information about how students and parents can contact you,
  5. a link to the Hammond High School Web site, as well as a link to the Hammond High School Media Center Web site so students can easily access library materials including databases for their research.

The vertical bar has suggested items, but you can amend/personalize this bar to fit your needs.

Step 3: Now click on the "Announcements" page to continue following along with step 4.

Suggestions for this page:

For this home page, you may wish to have information about your course, how to navigate this Web site, etc. This is also a great place to post a class mission statement.