FHSD Communications Department Wins Seven MOSPRA Awards

Posted on 10/10/2017
FHSD's Communications team poses with awards

Each year, the Missouri School Public Relations Association (MOSPRA) Communications Awards Program provides members the opportunity to have their work evaluated by PR professionals and measured against industry standards. For the 2017 MOSPRA Communications Awards Program, the Francis Howell School District was recognized with seven different awards. This is further proof that FHSD works diligently to provide the best possible communications with students, staff, parents, and the larger community.

“I’m very proud of the great professionals in our communications department,” said Matt Deichmann, FHSD Chief Communications and Community Relations Officer. “They bring a variety of experience and skills to their jobs and work hard every day to share important information with our internal and external stakeholders. It’s always a team effort, and these awards from our professional organization are an additional confirmation of the quality of the content created by our communications team for the benefit of our school community.”   

In the Magazine category, FHSD’s quarterly “Connections” newsletter earned the Award of Excellence, receiving 96 of 100 possible points.

In the Golden Achievement category, FHSD’s Parent University program obtained an Award of Merit, collecting 90 of the 110 possible points.

In the Social Media category, FHSD’s social media efforts, including its Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube pages, earned an Award of Commendation, garnering 76 of 100 points. Earlier this year, FHSD was also named one of the top ten school districts on social media in the nation by Box Clever Education.

In the video category, the “Kids Voting in FHSD” video secured an Award of Excellence, obtaining 76 of 80 points.

The “FHSD’s We Love to Code! Week” video also won an Award of Excellence and received 76 of 80 points. 

The "Day in the Life of a Teacher” video, based on beloved FHC teacher Roxanne Henry and her students, amassed 67 of 80 points, attaining an Award of Merit. 

The "FHSD’s Project Lead the Way Engineering Program" video entry merited 65 of the 80 points, resulting in an Award of Commendation. 

PR professionals, both inside and outside of the public education arena, judged each submission to the program. MOSPRA President Paul Tandy said, “The MOSPRA Communications Awards Program not only recognizes exemplary school public relations programs but also provides valuable feedback from public relations professionals to help our members continue to improve their work. Congratulations to this year's honorees on this well-deserved recognition.”

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