From Tour to Desk: How to Leverage Integrated Admissions Solution

Moving students efficiently through the admissions pipeline at your PK-12 private school can make a huge competitive difference when compared with other schools students are considering. Admissions is the first impression prospective students experiences from your school, and PK-12 students have grown up using seamless web technology; therefore, even at the admissions stage, private PK-12 schools must perform effortlessly and [...]
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Ransomware Primer How to Protect Your School

Ransomware attacks continue to grow at a rapid pace, and they're expected to double in 2018. They've even spread to school districts and are the reason why the PARC exams in the New Jersey district were delayed in 2015 (for random ransom demands upwards of $124,000). Moreover, K-12 schools are often targets and private PK-12 schools with small budgets or [...]
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How to Succeed at Annual Fundraising

Technology continues to impact every aspect of our world, including fundraising campaigns. While traditional offline outreach to prospective donors is still effective, the success of online tools in generating contributions to K-12 schools shouldn't be ignored. Online tools offer an opportunity to enhance the fundraising efforts that help the school meet its goals for the future. Keys to a Successful [...]
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New Add-on Features in Ascendance

Defining a significant company milestone in an unparalleled twenty-five-year journey, Senior Systems significantly extends the reach of its solutions and introduces many innovations that give all Senior Systems users new levels of effectiveness. Our primary focus at Senior Systems is helping our clients succeed using our all-in-one administrative solution. Several areas we are continually improving is our parent experience in [...]
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3 Must Haves for 100% Health Form Compliance

The beauty of zero tolerance, as it relates to compliance, is that it's entirely enforceable, and deals more with enforcing action by the parents before the start of school, than student behavior on a daily basis during the school year. In essence, a zero tolerance health form compliance policy mandates that all required health information be submitted prior to the [...]
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Go Green with Paperless Admissions

A Paperless Admissions Process Blake and his family like what they read about your school online as compared to the other schools they are considering. They love the school colors, the mission statement, sense of school spirit and how easy the website is to use. Mom thinks “This school seems to understand the need to teach students about technology.” Relieved [...]
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Grading Transparency Boosts Student Engagement

Many teachers spend hours arguing with students and parents about final grades every term. Grading discrepancies happen when a student, expecting a high score, gets surprised by a sudden drop. With no more time to correct the issue with extra credit or in-class assignments, they often consider arguing to be their only path left. When students can't see their progress [...]
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Five Ways All-In-One Software Will Benefit Your School

One of the most important factors in effectively running an independent K-12 school is the information system or systems that are used by the school. Although these systems help the school's administration and staff maintain critical information for functions like admissions, academics, accounting, advancement, and more, learning to use and maintain these systems, while necessary, can be a time-consuming process. [...]
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Questions To Ask Alumni to Maximize Donations

What Motivates Alumni to Donate? Getting alumni to donate involves holding meaningful events to bring them together and listening to their feedback about alumni experiences. At these fundraising events ask these alumni the following questions: 1. What are common themes of your experience at the school? 2. What events did you enjoy when you were a student? 3. What areas [...]
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We’re Joining Forces for Independent Schools

Senior Systems, a leading provider of software to K-12 private schools, is excited to announce we are formally joining forces with Diamond Mind and TADS to expand our proven, integrated suite of best-of-breed solutions and superior customer service. With Diamond Mind and TADS, we are joining the new division, Education Brands, under MB Parent Holdings, LLC based in Knoxville, TN [...]
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