CHESPRA Presents FCPS with Seven Communications Awards

CHESPRA Presents FCPS with Seven Communications Awards
Posted on 11/19/2018
CHESPRA 2018 Communications Award WinnerFor Immediate Release
November 19, 2018
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 seven awards as part of its annual school communications contest. The CHESPRA awards competition is highly competitive and includes school divisions from throughout Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia and Washington, D.C.

Frederick County Public Schools Coordinator of Policy and Communications Steve Edwards says, “It’s a great honor to have our school division recognized with numerous CHESPRA School Communications Awards again this year. We utilize a variety of tools in an effort to communicate and raise awareness about the school division’s successes and challenges with various constituent groups. Being recognized with seven CHESPRA awards this year is a testament to all of those involved in the award-winning projects and their commitment to promoting open, two-way communications between the school division and our community.”

Frederick County Public Schools received the following awards in the 2018 CHESPRA Communications Contest.

Award of Excellence

Special Publication- 2017-18 FCPS Annual Report
Financial Information- FCPS Approved Budget FY19

Award of Merit

Special Campaign- FCPS 101
Video or Program- School Bus Karaoke
Social Media- Superintendent on the Shelf Holiday Facebook Campaign

Honorable Mention

Website Homepage- FCPS Homepage
Speech/Op Ed- 2017 Convocation Keynote Speech "Together Toward Tomorrow"

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. Everyone involved in the projects recognized by CHESPRA should take great pride in knowing that they are making a positive impact by keeping our many constituencies informed through their award-winning work.”