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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Jasper SD: A Facebook Hit

Some school districts shy away from Facebook and the like. Not Jasper. Its Facebook page, launched yesterday, is truly a virtual sensation.
Online for less than 24 hours, the page already has well over 200 likes. Here's some the praise garnered so far:
  • "I love the page! Great idea! :)"
  • "This is a great addition. Looking forward to keeping up with things 'round the district." 
  •  "Very excited to see Jasper School District's new FB Page! We are blessed with a great school and this will be a great way to highlight all our students' successes as well as post lots of school information!"
Credit goes to Superintendent Kerry Saylors and his progressive staff. Mr. Saylors approached First Class Communication about developing a Facebook page that would give his beautiful but far-flung campuses -- Oark, Kingston and Jasper -- a greater sense of community. He wanted a complete and combined history of the district, a way to highlight good news at each campus and a venue to share successes districtwide.

That's what he got. The page features:
  • A timeline dating back to 1827, dotted with interesting, sometimes quirky, facts and pictures
  • "Tabs" that give each campus a place to shine
  • A welcome video filmed by Oark campus EAST lab students
  • Guidelines for posting
  • A perfect venue for spreading good news, making important announcements and, when necessary, dealing head-on with any issues that may arise
Take a look for yourself! Here's the link:  http://www.facebook.com/JasperSchoolDistrict

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