Congrats to WSPRA Members Recognized at NSPRA 2016!

Each year the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) offers three outstanding ways to earn national recognition for your district and school communication efforts. As chapter members, these WSPRA members submitted their entries this spring and were recently recognized at the NSPRA seminar in Chicago. Please join us in congratulating them on for their outstanding communications work! 

Golden Achievement Awards

NSPRA’s Golden Achievement Award recognizes exemplary work in all aspects of school public relations, communication, marketing and engagement.

Clover Park School District, Lakewood, WA
2015 Student Nutrition Point of Sale Transition for Families
Kim Prentice, Dir., Community Relations 

Kennewick School District, Kennewick, WA
2016 School Levy Campaign: Why's the School Levy a BIG Deal?
Robyn Chastain, Director of Communications & Public Relations

North Thurston Public Schools, Lacey, WA
Lacy Loves to Read: Community and Schools Reading Together
Courtney Schrieve, Director of Communications & Community Relations

Tacoma Public Schools, Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Kids Have It
Kathyrn McCarthy, Coordinator, Public Information

Vancouver Public Schools, Vancouver, WA
Replacement Educational Maintenance and Operations Levy
Patricia Nuzzo, Communications Director

 

Publications and Electronic Media Awards

 

NSPRA’s Publications and Electronic Media Awards recognize outstanding education publications and marketing/informational materials (print and electronic), video/TV/radio programs, social media and websites.

 

The top award in each category is the Award of ExcellenceAwards of Merit and Honorable Mentions are also given in each category. 

 

Annual Report

Excellence

  • Central Kitsap School District, Silverdale, WA, Central Kitsap School District Annual Report, David Beil, Community Relations Director

Merit

  • Clover Park School District, Lakewood, WA, Annual Report to the Community, Gary Sabol, APR, Community Relations Manager

Honorable Mention

  • Highline Public Schools, Burien, WA, 2014-15 Annual Report, Catherine Carbone Rogers, Chief Communications Officer 
  • Shoreline Public Schools, Shoreline, WA, Annual Report to the Community, Curtis Campbell, M.P.A., Public Information Officer

 

Branding/Image Package

Merit

  • Bethel School District, Spanaway, WA, Building a Better Future Campaign, Krista Carlson, Director of Communications
  • Clover Park School District, Lakewood, WA, New Brand Launch, Kim Prentice, Director, Community Relations 
  • Tacoma Public Schools, Tacoma, WA, Tacoma Public Schools Branding/Image Package, Kathyrn McCarthy , Coordinator, Public Information
  • Vancouver Public Schools, Vancouver, WA, Fort Vancouver High School Center for International Studies, Patricia Nuzzo, Communications Director

 

Calendar

Excellence

  • Kent School District, Kent, WA, Kent School District Academic Calendar 2015-2016, Chris Loftis, Exec. Dir., Communications 

Merit

  • Clover Park School District, Lakewood, WA, 2015-16 School Calendar, Gary Sabol, APR, Community Relations Manager 
  • Tacoma Public Schools, Tacoma, WA, Tacoma Public Schools 2015-2016 Calendar, Kathyrn McCarthy , Coordinator, Public Information 

Honorable Mention

  • Lake Stevens School District, Lake Stevens, WA, 2015-16 District Calendar and Handbook, Jayme Taylor, APR, Director of Communications

 

E-Newsletter (External Audience) 

Merit

 

  • Highline Public Schools, Burien, WAPROMISE E-Newsletter, Catherine Carbone Rogers, Chief Communications Officer

 

  

Excellence in Writing

Excellence

  • Vancouver Public Schools, Vancouver, WAFired Up: Historic Culinary Feat Ignites Fort Vancouver Grad's Career, Patricia Nuzzo, Communications Director 

Merit

 

  • Vancouver Public Schools, Vancouver, WACultivating Creative Schools, Patricia Nuzzo, Communications Director

 

 

Finance Publication

Excellence

 

  • Kennewick School District, Kennewick, WAWhy's the School Levy a BIG Deal?, Robyn Chastain, Director of Communications & Public Relations

 

 

Internet/Intranet Website

Excellence

 

Magazine

Honorable Mention

 

  • Kent School District, Kent, WA, Kent School School District "Connected" Spring 2015, Chris Loftis, Exec. Dir., Communications

 

Marketing Publication

Excellence

  • Highline Public Schools, Burien, WA, Recruiting Campaign, Catherine Carbone Rogers, Chief Communications Officer

 

Merit

 

  •   Central Kitsap School District, Silverdale, WA, CKSD Marketing for Hawk Elementary (School and Special Program), David Beil, Community Relations Director
  • Spokane Public Schools, Spokane, WAExplore SPS, Tom Bowers, Graphic Artist 

 

Print Newsletter (External Audience)

Excellence

  • Central Kitsap School District, Silverdale, WACentral Kitsap School District Newsletter: CK > connects, David Beil, Community Relations Director
  • Central Kitsap School District, Silverdale, WA, CKSD Capital Projects Update, David Beil, Community Relations Director
  • Lake Stevens School District, Lake Stevens, WA, Lake Schools, Jayme Taylor, APR, Director of Communications

Merit

 

  • Spokane Public Schools, Spokane, WA, School Talk, Tom Bowers, Graphic Artist  

Print Newsletter (Internal/External Audience)

Merit

  • Vancouver Public Schools, Vancouver, WAInside Vancouver Schools, Patricia Nuzzo, Communications Director 

Social Media

Excellence

Honorable Mention

  • Kent School District, Kent, WA#KSDProud, Chris Loftis, Exec. Dir., Communications

 

Special Purpose Publication

Merit

 

  • Central Kitsap School District, Silverdale, WA, Central Kitsap School District Middle School Brochure, David Beil, Community Relations Director
  • Highline Public Schools, Burien, WADistrictwide Mailer, Catherine Carbone Rogers, Chief Communications Officer

 

 

Video (produced in-house)

Excellence

  • Bethel School District, Spanaway, WA, EurekaKrista Carlson, Director of Communications
  • Bethel School District, Spanaway, WA, Bethel's Dual Language ProgramKrista Carlson, Director of Communications
  • Tacoma Public Schools, Tacoma, WAWhat My Mentor Means to MeCasey Madison, Video Production Coordinato

Merit

 

 

Honorable Mention

 

Video (produced with outside contract)

Merit

To see all the 2016 award winners and past winners visit: http://www.nspra.org/awards/pubs-media-winners-2016#award-winners

Also at the NSPRA 2016 Seminar Dr. Susan Enfield, superintendent of Highline Public Schools in Burien, received the 2016 National Communication Technology Award.