CHESPRA Presents FCPS with Five Communication Awards

CHESPRA Presents FCPS with Five Communication Awards
Posted on 11/09/2017
CHESPRA 2017 Communications Award WinnerFor Immediate Release
November 9, 2017
Contact: Steve Edwards, Coordinator of Policy and Communications
540-662-3888 ext. 88235

The Chesapeake Chapter of the National School Public Relations Association (CHESPRA) has presented Frederick County Public Schools with five awards as part of its annual school communications contest.    

Frederick County Public Schools Coordinator of Policy and Communications Steve Edwards says, “Being recognized by CHESPRA is a great honor as the competition is highly competitive and includes school divisions from throughout Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C.  Engaging parents and the entire community in schools by promoting partnerships, soliciting feedback and sharing information is one of the School Board’s comprehensive plan priorities and is the focal point of our communications efforts.  Many different people worked together to create our award-winning communications projects and exemplify how working together as a team leads to outstanding results.”    

Frederick County Public Schools received the following awards in the 2017 CHESPRA Communications Contest.  
Award of Excellence
Speech/Op Ed- 2016 Convocation Keynote Address "Be the Difference" 
Web Publication/E-newsletter- FCPS Focus

Award of Merit
Financial Information- FY18 Approved Budget
Website Homepage- FCPS Homepage

Honorable Mention
Employee Newsletter- FCPS Quick News 

Schools Superintendent David Sovine says, “Keeping our students, parents, staff and the community informed about our schools is an important part of our work as public educators.  We utilize a variety of communication tools in an effort to communicate our successes as well as challenges to a broad constituency.  Everyone involved in the projects recognized by CHESPRA should take great pride in knowing that they are making a positive impact through award-winning work.”