Did you know you can quickly post articles, feature them on your websites home page and send them out via Notifier sharing them withSocial Media?
New! Social Media
Sharing: Now you can share your article via push notification, text message , email andSocial Media!
Create your article and select Sharing to get the list of your push, text, email groups and now Social Media to select whom to send your article to.
Notifier: Don’t have an article to send? Use Notifier to send your information via push notifications, text messages, email and Social Media
Sharing via Social Media is available on the website and within the SOCS Admin App!
Select your Edit Profile and select the Manage My Social Media to link your Facebook Pages and Twitter account. Follow the instructions in the Edit Profile Training Guide.
Check out the Notifier Training Guide for more information on how to send Push Notifications, Emails, Text and Share to Social Media. The Articles Guide will provide information on how to Share your article via Notifier.
The SOCS Admin App is the perfect way to grab that photo with a bit of copy of the event happening at your organization and have it Featured on your SOCS site and pushed out to your subscribers while the event is still going on.
If you haven’t downloaded the SOCS Admin App, you’ll want to now!
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November 28, 2017
The SOCS Admin App is free and available for you to download from the Apple and Android stores. It’s easy to get started once you have downloaded the App. Enter your SOCS Site URL (SOCSURL.socs.net) and use your existing credentials to login. Now you and your staff can quickly post to the site as your permissions allow. This is the perfect way to grab that photo of the winning one-act cast receiving their award and have in on your SOCS site with a bit of copy before they get back to their seats. As always, you can go to any article on the site and send to social media channels with a click.
This is version 1 and the next iteration, with more tools, is underway now.
SOCS strives to provide you with frequent enhancements to your SOCS experience, almost always at no additional cost, while keeping the annual cost stable.
You and your team are always welcome to call or email SOCS Support with questions.
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Do you want to be involved with your child at school but don't think you have the time? Here are some timely tips to help you get involve with only 30 minutes.
Got 5 minutes?
* Introduce yourself. Indicate the best way to give you information (phone, e-mail, notes, etc.)
* Write a note or e-mail to the teacher just to check in and see how your child is doing.
* Call the teacher. Remember to let teachers know about out of school factors that may be affecting your child.
Got 10 minutes?
* Share your child's strengths, talents and interests with your child's teacher.
* Read classroom and/or school newsletters.
* Check out your child's school web site.
Got 15 minutes?
* Share your family's culture, values and parenting practices with your child's teacher.
* Talk with your child's teacher about how to support learning at home.
* Attend parent-teacher conferences with specific questions you want to ask.
* Read and know your school's handbook.
* Work with teachers and school administrators to develop a parent communication policy.
* Attend PTA, school board, and/or town meetings and speak to issues of concern.
Your Child's Top Five Things Every Parent Can Do To Connect With Your Child's Teacher...
1. Make the Time!
At the start of the school year, make arrangements to meet with your child's teacher. This is an ideal time to share information about your child with the teacher so that he/she can best connect with your child
2. Banish the Blame
Take a "no fault" approach when dealing with difficult issues relating to your child. Blaming teachers or classmates only strains relationships. Join forces with teacher to reach a common goal: helping your child overcome difficulties and find success.
3. Drop a Line!
Any time is a good time to drop your child's teacher a note. Do you have a question about homework? Is your child upset about something that happened at home? Were you really impressed by a project that your child has been working on? Take a moment and write a note to the teacher.
4. It's Your Call!
Call your child's teacher for a particular reason - or for no reason at all. Teachers don't always have the time to call you, buy they do appreciate hearing from you. Ask teachers before hand for good times to call.
5. Be Prepared
Applying for scholarships takes time, effort and organization, but the results could mean hundreds to thousands of dollars to help you pay for college.
Start applying for scholarships in your junior year and continue throughout your senior year. Scholarships come from many sources – large national foundations, small local organizations, and some come directly from the college. Many are based on academics and talents while others are based on financial need.
There are thousands of “big dollar” scholarships awaiting your application. The foundations who award these scholarships typically receive up to 1,000 applications each year so you really need to make yours stand out. While it’s great to apply for these large awards, don’t ignore small-dollar awards that attract fewer applicants.
Some scholarships can be as little as $100. Don’t think they’re worth the effort? Think again. These scholarships may be difficult to award because students don’t take time to apply. They mistakenly believe that too many people apply for local scholarships, or that the application is too much work for the dollar value. As for the dollar amount, every little bit helps.
Check out ScholarshipQuest at www.educationquest.org for local and state-based scholarships. We recently updated this free, online program to provide a better match of scholarships to your specific criteria.
Some of the largest scholarships are awarded directly from the college -- and many are renewable. Some schools require a separate application, while others use the admission application and FAFSA results to award scholarships. Contact the college to learn their procedures and scholarship deadlines.
College-based scholarships often have academic requirements tied to ACT/SAT test scores, GPA, and leadership abilities. Renewable awards require you to achieve a certain grade point average, usually 3.25 or higher.
Apply for college specific scholarships at all the schools you’re considering -- leave your options open until you make your final college selection.
Work with your future college coach to apply for athletic scholarships. They’ll make sure you meet NCAA regulations and deadlines.
Since athletes are recruited to play college level sports, you’ll want to enlist the help of your high school coach as well. Your coach may be able to encourage recruiters to watch you play. You may not know when you’re being scored so give your best performance every time.
Very few athletic scholarships are awarded nationally each year, so don’t put all your hopes into a full-ride. Some students attend a junior college the first year or two and build strength, skills and grades. Remember that Division I schools recruit college athletes as well as high school athletes.
EducationQuest Foundation offers free help as you look for scholarships and when you apply for admissions and financial aid. Call 391-4033 to make an appointment at our office in Rockbrook Village at 108th and West Center Road, or visit our web site at www.educationquest.org.