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July 28, 2013

WISD board likes use of social media as communications tool

Weatherford ISD Board members were pleased to hear the district will continue to utilize social media as an important tool when communicating with students, employees, parents and community members during the 2013-14 school year.

WISD Executive Director of Communications Charlotte LaGrone told members at Thursday’s meeting that an updated social media communications plan is in the development stages which will address various methods of two-way communication as well as how the district will measure its progress.

“We want everyone to see how great Weatherford ISD is,” LaGrone said. “In conjunction with the social media push, the district will also be launching a new website later this fall.”

LaGrone said the district’s new website will be administered by Edlio Inc., an Austin-based company specializing in school website designs.

The new website will include custom teacher pages. Parents, for example, will be able to subscribe to a teacher’s page and receive email updates about their child’s homework assignments.

LaGrone, who also heads the district’s Education Foundation, highlighted the 10th anniversary of the WISD School Supply Closet.

“It is estimated the district has served approximately 10,000 students over the past decade through the School Supply Closet,” she added, “and this would not have been possible without the tremendous amount of support from our community.”

Weatherford ISD Executive Director of Athletics Richard Scoggin followed with his Athletics Work System Review.

Scoggin said 1,620 middle and high school athletes participated in football, tennis, golf, volleyball, wrestling, powerlifting, cross country, track and field, basketball, soccer, baseball, and softball during the 2012-13 school year.

“Each year, our numbers continue to progress in academic recognitions, regional and state qualifiers,” Scoggin said. “Also, our athletes continue to give back to the community by participating in community service projects such as the Adopt-A-Highway Program, Stuff the Bus, Weatherford Special Olympics, Center of Hope Food Bank, and Challenger League.”

Scoggin also said the overall passing rate for WISD athletes during the 2012-13 school year was 92.6 percent.

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