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    This page recognizes the promotions and accomplishments of CHESPRA members. To submit an item for this page, send the details to kstemhagen@comcast.net.  Check out the CHESPRA Compass newsletter, too, to learn more about the talented professionals who make up our organization.


    Arlington Public Schools (APS) Wins Three National Communications Awards

    Arlington Public Schools (APS) and their Department of School and Community Relations received three prestigious NSPRA communication awards at NSPRA’s National Seminar in July:


    APS was awarded a 2010 Gold Medallion for communications during the region’s historic snowstorms this past winter. Details of this effort, which involved daily snow updates, a snow learning web page and two television segments, were featured in the June 2010 Compass issue. The NSPRA Gold Medallion Award program is the only national awards competition that specifically recognizes superior, comprehensive and strategic school PR programs. APS was one of only seven school divisions across the U.S. and Canada to receive a Gold Medallion this year.


    APS also received two Golden Achievement Awardsone for their Superintendent’s Entry Plan, “Listening and Learning to Facilitate Relationships for Student Success,” and the other for a communication initiative to support an H1N1 countywide vaccination program. (More than 55 percent of school-age children in Arlington County were vaccinated, the highest percentage in VA.) The Golden Achievement Awards program recognizes exemplary PR activities, programs and projects, as well as work that meets national standards for high-quality research, planning, communication and evaluation.


    For more on these award-winning projects, click here.   

Last Modified on July 13, 2007