April 2013

Communication and Social Media Tools

by Randy Ziegenfuss on April 30, 2013

Earlier this month I shared a post outlining the District’s communication and social media tools. The video embedded below provides an overview of those same tools and encourages stakeholders to join the conversation.

Most of the tools outlined in the video are available publicly. We encourage the Salisbury community to engage using social media in accordance with the District’s Social Media Guidelines located at http://www.stsd.org/guidelines.

Remember Social Media Week is taking place during Staff Appreciation Week, May 6-10. Learn more about the activities for Social Media Week by visiting this post.

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All Stars Program at Salisbury Middle School

by Robert Cassidy on April 29, 2013

This semester 7th grade students participated in an exciting program called All StarsAll Stars is a component of PROSPER, a project in which Salisbury Township School District has been participating since 2002.  The program was conducted by Nicole Alias from Valley Youth House. Students were involved in the program once a week for 13 weeks.

Click on the video above to learn more about the Salisbury Middle School All Stars program. The video highlights key components of  the All Stars program and shows our students sharing their thoughts and feelings at the conclusion of the program.

All Stars helps students identify positive ideals, establish positive norms, build personal commitments, develop goal setting, decision-making, and communication skills, and strengthen bonds between students and their school.  The ultimate goal of the program is to deter the development of risky behaviors.

For more information on the program, please visit the program web site at www.allstarsprevention.com.

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Virtual Academy of Salisbury Township (VAST)

April 27, 2013

You may not know Salisbury Township created its own cyber school for the 2012-13 school year, the Virtual Academy of Salisbury Township (VAST).  Fourteen students are currently enrolled in VAST. One elementary student, two middle school students, and eleven high school students are completing courses online through VAST. VAST students are provided with a laptop […]

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Connect with US! — Social Media Week — May 6-10

April 22, 2013

Several weeks ago, I shared with you a post outlining our social media channels in the Salisbury Township School District: Facebook – Access http://www.stsd.org/facebook for quick, up-to-date information including photographs, announcements, congratulations, etc. for all district buildings. Visitors to the Salisbury Facebook page are invited to “Like” the page, post comments and share school-related media […]

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IT PAYS to Ask!

April 9, 2013

This article was submitted by Denise Continenza, the local Communities That  Care (CTC) Coordinator. You can contact Denise at dhc128@psu.edu. Between November and February, students in grades 6, 8, 10 and 12 participated in the Pennsylvania Youth Survey, or PAYS.  This questionnaire is part of a systematic and strategic effort to find out from the […]

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Creating Salisbury’s Digital Footprint…and other communication tools…

April 4, 2013

Just as we all have our own online personal digital footprint, so does the Salisbury Township School District! The district utilizes numerous tools to communicate with Salisbury students, teachers, parents and community. The purpose of this post is to review the available tools, customized and public, and describe how they can be used to the […]

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