A diverse, nine-member group of Saline High School alums – graduates of classes ranging between 1965-2004 – met March 19 to begin brainstorming ways to enhance the Foundation for Saline Area Schools.
“Our first goal is to increase contact with Saline alumni through social networking and other means,” said new FSAS Alumni Committee organizer Cheryl Hoeft, both an alum and former Saline High teacher. “Then we want to increase awareness and knowledge of the Foundation with those alumni.”
Among other things, the committee reviewed activities that other high school and college alumni groups are using.
The committee also discussed a variety of new ways of reaching out to Saline alumni, including creating a Facebook page, producing car decals, partnering with the Saline Alumni Association and individual class reunion groups, and creating a bi-annual Alumni Newsletter.
Founded in 1987, FSAS is a non-profit organization that provides funding to support academic projects, enrichment programs and other activities to enhance education in the Saline school district. It rewards excellence and innovation through distribution of teaching grants and funds for district-wide strategic goals.
The FSAS Alumni Committee will meet next in late May. Anyone seeking additional information should contact Hoeft at [email protected].
The Saline Area Schools is composed of 5,250 students with 325 certified staff. Saline was recently named the “Best Place to Raise Kids in Michigan by Bloomberg Businessweek.
(This news release was issued by Saline Area Schools)