Now that Gresham High School has rolled out its new website, it’s each teacher’s job to create and maintain online information accordingly. Some teachers have neither the time and/or the training to put important data online that is visually appealing, easy to follow and simple/quick to do. As a member of the GHS Choir Parents Council, I volunteered to create a blog for our Choral Director, Janine Kirstein. She has so much to share each year with students, parents, staff and peers that it seemed befitting for her to have a detailed online presence. And, for all the parents out there who rarely, if ever, see information sent home — this blog’s for you! Staying on top of choir information is vital to each student’s success.
The Gresham High School Choir blog is designed to inform, inspire and invite followers to see and hear the beauty of vocal arts through the GHS Choral Program. Choosing WordPress for the blog was familiar, convenient and most aesthetically pleasing. The theme, Dusk to Dawn gave Janine her preferred blue background with simple flourishes that exude art and music. Bonus : at the end of each year, the blog can be printed and kept as a nice journal of events.