Oak Lawn-Hometown School District 123 recently received state recognition for its communications efforts.
At the state level, District 123 received 6 awards across a variety of communication categories for the 2017 Illinois Chapter of the National School Public Relations Association’s Communications Contest. The Oak Lawn-Hometown District 123 Website won for Excellence in the website category, video packages, “Covington Comes Together to Honor One of Their Own,” and “Leaf Raking 2016” also received recognition in the video category.
Additionally, District 123 received recognition in the social media category, the 2016-2017 “By the Numbers” mailer, and a specialty campaign aimed at creating physical reminders of positive district experiences.
“We are honored that the Illinois Chapter of the National School Public Relations Association has recognized the hard work of our communications team. We strive to tell the story of the Oak Lawn and Hometown learning community, as well as, continue to help our faculty and staff tell their stories. There are so many incredible things happening in our classrooms each day and we are humbled and honored to be part of helping tell those stories,” said Director of Communications and Technology for District 123, Joseph Macchia.
The 2017 INSPRA Communications Contest culminated with a luncheon on September 15, where the District 123 Communications Team formally received the District’s awards.
The Illinois Chapter of the National School Public Relations Association or INSPRA is a state chapter of the National School Public Relations Association. The 859 school districts statewide are encouraged to enter their work in the annual communications contest for judging by a panel of communication experts. Communication professionals from other state chapters use a comprehensive rubric to evaluate each entry against professional communication best practices and only the top scores receive awards in the contest.