This site has been around in one form or another for over a decade now. From its beginnings as Michael Anderson's project, to our joint efforts, and finally to my continuing its operation and development after Michael's untimely passing, things have changed a lot to say the least!
With sites like MySpace and Facebook popping up, the "social networking" need of a site like JDHSGrads.com is a bit diminished. The ironic thing is that JDHSGrads.com was a "social networking" site ahead of its time - the big makeover of JDHSGrads.com that allowed for users to search for each other, send private messages, and upload photos happened in 2000 - 2001. MySpace didn't exist till 2003 and Facebook came up a year later. If only there had been a patent...
Anyhow, what I'm getting at here is that I'm really interested in what you, the users of JDHSGrads.com, would like to see on this site to make it more useful.
A lot of functionalities here are also on other networking sites, like event organization, special pages, and so on. However, I like to think that this fills a special local niche that allows for a LOT more flexibility and user-friendliness.
So - shoot me an e-mail or add a comment to this entry and PLEASE let me know what you'd like to see JDHSGrads.com become in the future. THANKS!
Hi, it's me Carol and I'm just giving a shout out to everyone from JDHS.
The site's been a little quiet lately, so I thought I'd post a little something to let everyone know we're still here!
JDHSGrads.com is still getting new users pretty regularly, reunion coordinators are starting to pull things together for next summer, and I'm working on some new stuff that I'll try to have ready for the new year, so definitely stay tuned.
Remember you can always add to your own blog or submit content for the front page - just take a look under "Create..."!
And since it's December... Happy holidays to everyone!
Sunday July 5 - Dinner/Picnic at the Thane Ore House beginning at 3:30 PM
Other activities might include:
Come early and enjoy the 4th of July fireworks, parade and the activities associated with the 50th Anniversary of Statehood including the reenactment of the raising of the flag in front of the old library.
Give us ideas of what you would like to do!
Just wanted to pass along some information about a new scholarship available for Juneau students, the Spirit of '87 Scholarship.
For students, if you meet the requirements (attended Juneau schools for at least 2 years, are a senior, etc), then you should may be eligible to receive $250 towards furthering your education.
For potential donors, the Spirit of '87 Scholarship Fund is working towards and is close to receiving its non-profit status, meaning your donations will be tax deductible. They aren't quite there yet, but you can still donate in the meantime.
If you have any questions, you can direct them to Kluane Baer, president and founder of the scholarship. More information will be posted as it becomes available!
If you're the reunion coordinator for your class reunion, contact me if you'd like information about how JDHSGrads.com can help - that's what this site is here for! We can create customized reunion pages for you, hosted at JDHSGrads.com, mailing lists, events with RSVP capabilities, etc. Anything is possible, just ask!
On another topic, the new site seems to be running pretty smoothly. I'll be sending out a mass e-mail soon to notify everyone who may not have seen the site lately to come back and take another look. I've also got plans for a monthly newsletter, merchandise, games, and all sorts of stuff. If you've got comments, suggestions, concerns, questions, or just want to say hello, please contact me.
If you really dig the site, donations are always appreciated!
The 66th annual Juneau-Douglas Picnic, held last Sunday, was a great opportunity to see former friends from the class of '63 as they celebrated their 45th reunion. The picnic is always the 3rd Sunday in July and Seattle has become the place to have the "5" reunions. Class of '64...your 45th is coming up...Hopefully someone will "take up the charge" and plan for this coming summer! '44, '54, '74, '84...you could also plan a "5"! If you do, let me know so I can make sure it's published in the annual JD Picnic Flyer that is mailed mid-late May. Barb (Guertin) Nielsen, firstname.lastname@example.org.
So this is what Juneau-Douglas High School was built on - a big field of dirt where kids used to play baseball. How far it's come since then...
On to the important stuff: here's the new JDHSGRADS.COM! Completely redone from the ground up (so to speak) and full of "ease of use" features for everyone.
Want to get started? Well...
Where is everyone?
I know you're all used to the big list of years and subsequent lists of alumni, but I hope this new approach might be easier - every single year is now available just by selecting it out of the dropdown list in the "Find a Classmate" box on the right.
Where are the GAMES!?
I'm working on it... I thought it was more important to get the basics up and running, then I can bring new cool stuff online as we go. The games are at the top of the list, I promise!
I'm trying to find this feature I used to use...
I did get rid of some things that were present on the old site, like the ability to upload multiple photos, guestbook, etc. These weren't carried over to the new site simply because the usage wasn't there.
What? No photo gallery?
With the advent of photo sharing sites like Flickr, it just doesn't make sense to offer yet another place to upload photos to. However, if you use Flickr, you can enter your Flickr username under "Activity Stream" when you edit your profile and links to your recent photos will be visible to others.
Contact me if you have ANY problems with the new site. There's a Contact Us link on the left and I totally encourage you to use it. I'll do my best to fix/respond to all messages I get within a reasonable timeframe.
Sound good? Good! Have fun with the new site!
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