Okeeheelee enters Twittersphere

By Alan Torralbo

Okeeheelee Middle School has joined the social media movement, opening its own Twitter account. Julie Greene, the school’s media specialist, started the account in January 2016 and tries to post something every day.

It’s a way “to let parents and the community know the positive things that are going on,” Greene said.” It’s a good way to communicate. It’s very simple.”

The postings, or Tweets, can only be 140 characters long so they’re simple and they get to the point. Okeeheelee’s Twitter account is @Okeeheeleems, and a year after its creation, it had 127 followers.

Easy to follow on Twitter – Okeeheelee enters Twittersphere

Parents, students, and others can keep up with the school’s news by joining Twitter and following the school’s account.

Some of the Tweets that Greene has sent out include:

  • POPA (Power of Positive Acts) Club at Okeeheelee Middle School. Doing random acts of kindness and spreading joy!
  • Reading with Raleigh!
  • An inspiring visit from NFL players Pierre Garson and Kenrick Elllis!
  • Language Arts board games action with Ms. Wilkinson’s classes
  • Maker spaces have come alive in the media center
  • Ms. Hanley’s morning algebra club hard at work!

What if there’s bad news or a problem at the school? Greene said she would check in with Principal David Samore before posting about any difficulties.
Samore is already on Twitter himself — as is Superintendent Robert Avossa.

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