Ossining Schools are already on Facebook, Twitter and the Internet. Now, the District is going live Friday on Pinterest, the web-based virtual bulletin board that is one of the fastest growing social network sites.
“Being connected with the Ossining community is a top priority for the administration and Board of Education,” said Deputy Superintendent Ray Sanchez. “We are always looking for new ways to reach our constituents. Pinterest, a virtual bulletin board, is gaining in popularity so we wanted to have a presence there.”
Unlike Facebook or Twitter, Pinterest is primarily visual. Users pin photos, illustrations and even videos to a virtual bulletin board. On the Ossining Pinterest site, you will find four separate boards – one for athletics, arts, academics and a general board. Users can follow all of Ossining’s Pinterest boards or choose just one. Although Pinterest boards are public, users should “follow” boards for the most up-to-date and complete information.
“We’re using Facebook, Twitter, our Web site and our weekly O-Blasts, which are emailed news updates, and now we have Pinterest,” said Assistant Technology Director Jennifer Forsberg. “Different sites appeal to different types of people but the goal of all of these communication efforts is the same. We want people to know about the great things happening in Ossining schools.”
In February, the District launched its own app for mobile devices. The app puts all of the District’s online information in one, easily accessible place. Once you open the app on your phone, you can tap into the parent portal, staff links, quick links and stay connected sections on the district’s web page. Pinterest will be added to the links provided through the mobile app.
To check out Pinterest click here.