District wins 22 awards for videos, TV shows, newsletters, social media and more

SCNSPRA recognizes the district’s communications efforts
Posted on 04/27/2018
2018 SC NSPRA Award Winners

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, April 27, 2018

Public relations group recognizes educators
with 23 state awards for communications

BEAUFORT – District educators have earned statewide recognition for their communications efforts, bringing home a record 23 awards from the South Carolina chapter of the National School Public Relations Association.

Hilton Head Island High earned five awards, Hilton Head Island Elementary earned four, Whale Branch Early College High earned three and Bluffton Middle and Okatie Elementary earned two apiece.

The district’s SC/NSPRA award-winning efforts for 2018 were:

  • Bluffton Middle: School website (Publications category); ESOL presentation (Publications category).
  • Broad River Elementary: School brochure (Publications category).
  • Hilton Head Island Elementary: School newsletter (Publications category); school website (Publications category); Facebook page (Publications category); Otter Morning News TV show (Publications).
  • Hilton Head Island High: Parent workshops sponsored by the School Improvement Council (Golden Achievement category); Seahawk Support Circle (Medallion Award); school website (Publications category); recognition of spring sports teams (Publications category); and “Hilton Head Island High School – The School of Excellence” (Publications category).
  • May River High:  School Facebook page (Publications category).
  • Okatie Elementary: Report to Parents (Publications category); branding package (Publications category).
  • Robert Smalls International Academy: School website (Publications category).
  • Whale Branch Early College High: Marketing video (Publications category); branding package (Publications category); graduation tour poster (Publications category).
  • Beaufort-Jasper Academy of Career Excellence: ACE Student-Led Overview (Publications category).
  • District Office of Communications: Video news (Golden Achievement category); back-to-school social media campaign (Publications category); Community Report Card (Publications category).

“Effective and accurate communication with parents and community members is a vitally important component of school success,” said Superintendent Jeff Moss.  “It brings everyone together to support students.”

The awards were presented today at an SC/NSPRA luncheon in Columbia.  SC/NSPRA is a statewide organization of school district communications professionals who advocate for public education and model and share effective communications practices.  Out-of-state public relations and communications professionals judged this year’s entries.