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Bob Jones student designs iPad app for Madison Schools

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Don’t forget to get the new  iPad® app for Madison City Schools. Download it now to make it more convenient to keep up with MCS announcements during the summer.

The free app, which rolled out May 17, places a wealth of district information at parents’ fingertips and allows students and teachers access to their personal files in the classroom.

The app was designed by Bob Jones High School junior Charles Boyd, son of Al and Myrna Boyd. Boyd pitched the idea to the school system administration last fall and was given the go-ahead to design and develop the app.

It is available now in the Apple App Store℠ by searching “Madison City Schools,” by clicking the “iPad App” link on the district’s website (www.madisoncity.k12.al.us) , or by visiting appstore.com/madisoncityschools.

The app provides quick access to a variety of information including news announcements, grades and attendance records, lunch menus, calendar and upcoming events, library catalogs, teacher and staff listings at each school, individual school information (school contact, daily schedule, etc.), zoning information (maps, bus routes, and an address lookup that tells what school zone an address is located in), school system contact information, school board policies.

Madison City Schools will incorporate the app into the classroom starting with the 2013-2014 school year. Apple, the Apple logo, iPad, iPhone and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and
other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc.

Read more about the app on the Madison City Schools District blog at

http://www.madisoncity.k12.al.us/?L=1&LMID=598334&PN=Blog&DivisionID=13878&DepartmentID=&SubDepartmentID=&Blog=Permalink&id=5766