Congratulations to communications personnel honored with 2014 OASIS Awards sponsored by KSBA and Kentucky School Public Relations Association

More than 100 district communications staff members, administrators and programs were recognized Friday in Lexington in the 18th annual OASIS (Outstanding Achievement in School Information Services) Professional Development Program. OASIS is jointly sponsored by KSBA and the Kentucky School Public Relations Association, and the awards were presented at that organization’s annual training conference.

Four districts were honored for the body of work in public engagement with the KSBA OASIS Sweepstakes Awards. They were Boone County, Covington Independent, Daviess County and Nelson County.

Here is the full list of 2014 OASIS honorees (alphabetical by district):

Shamarie Claiborne

Adair County Public Schools

Proficient

Miscellaneous Printed Materials

District Spotlight

News Release

Rep. Flood Visits Adair Youth Development Center

Feature Photography

Siblings

News/Sports Photography

Girls First Game

Remembering Kody

Alan Reed, Shamarie Claiborne, Patty Jones, Rena Smith, Ruth Redmon

Adair County Public Schools

Distinguished

Miscellaneous Public Awareness Programs/Products

Refocus – School and Children Our Real Purpose

Boone County Public Schools

Distinguished

News Article

Boone County Taking a Stand Against Heroin

Proficient

One-Time Publications

Summer Slide

Feature Article

Deputy Superintendent Retiring

Videos – PSAs/Short Subjects

We Are Boone County Schools

Honorable Mention

Electronic Newsletter

Summer edition: Enews

Randall K. Cooper High School

Boone County Public Schools

Proficient

Videos – PSAs/Short Subjects

February, March 2014 Videos

Honorable Mention

Electronic Newsletter

Feb. 3, 2014 edition

Thornwilde Elementary School

Boone County Public Schools

Proficient

Electronic Newsletter

Weekly Wildcat

Longbranch Elementary School

Boone County Public Schools

Distinguished

Social Media Pages

Longbranch Lowdown

Proficient

Academic Achievement Promotions

Parent Engagement Events

Honorable Mention

Special Events (series of events)

The Leader in Me Parent Book Study

North Pointe Elementary School Staff

Boone County Public Schools

Honorable Mention

Miscellaneous Printed Materials

Panther Post

Stephens Elementary School

Boone County Public Schools

Proficient

Videos – PSAs/Short Subjects

Nutty School Closings on YouTube

Honorable Mention

Miscellaneous Electronic Communications

Mr. Detwiler’s Principal Posts

Jill McKenzie

Bourbon County Public Schools

Proficient

External Publications

Weekly Newspaper Page

Feature Photography

“The Wizard of Oz”

Honorable Mention

Internal Publications

Teamwork

News/Sports Photography

The Pain of Defeat

Special Events – Single Event

Opening Day Program

Karen Curnutte

Boyd County Public Schools

Proficient

Calendars

2013-14 District Pocket Calendar

Mike Spears

Boyd County Public Schools

Proficient

External Publications

2013-14 Boyd County High School Baseball Program

Suzanne Griffith

Boyd County Public Schools

Proficient

External Publications

2013-14 Boyd County High School Basketball Program

John Roberts

Bullitt County Public Schools

Distinguished

Tabloid Publications

Excellence Begins in the Classroom

Proficient

One-Time Publications

Bullitt County Public Schools –

The Leader In Educational Excellence

Feature Photography

North Bullitt High School JROTC 9/11 Observance

2013 Kindergarten Rocks

Photo Essays

Gifted/Talented Camps

Honorable Mention

Electronic Newsletters

School Matters

Campbell County Public Schools

Distinguished

Calendars

2013-14 Calendar of Events

Miscellaneous Printed Materials

“Awards and Recognitions” Flyer

Proficient

Brochures

Realtor Brochure

External Publications

What’s Happening in Campbell County

Carl Roberts

Carroll County Public Schools

Proficient

Tabloid Publications

The Link

Carl Roberts

Pam Williams

Carroll County Public Schools

Distinguished

News Release

Annual Dr. Seuss Birthday Bash set for March

Carl Roberts, Lisa James, Carroll Yager, Ann Deatherage, Carolyn Jones, Sam Burgess, Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson

Carroll County Public Schools

Honorable Mention

Videos – Program Length

Honoring the Old – Celebrating the New

Pam Kouns

Carter County Public Schools

Distinguished

Electronic Newsletters

District Newsletter, Volume IV, Issue IV

Proficient

Brochures

Carter County Schools - Early Graduation Option

News Releases

Early Graduation Option being offered to Carter County students

Heather M. Lancaster

Christian County Public Schools

Distinguished

External Publications

Infinite Campus Parent Portal Guide

Academic Achievement Promotions

Gateway: Career Academies

Proficient

Tabloid Publications

eNewsletter

Susie Hart

Corbin Independent Schools

Honorable Mention

Websites

The Corbin Center Website

Hannah Goins

Corbin Independent Schools

Proficient

Websites

Corbin Schools District Website

Trisha Brundage, Debra Vance

Covington Independent Schools

Distinguished

Calendars

District Calendar

Miscellaneous Public Awareness Programs/Products

Countdown to Graduation

Debra Vance

Covington Independent Schools

Distinguished

Social Media Pages

Facebook Page

Trisha Brundage

Covington Independent Schools

Distinguished

Feature Photography

Kindergarten Concentration

Proficient

Feature Photography

Attentive Audience

Laura McCain, Carrie Munsey

Leslie Peveler, Marjorie Pippin, Linda Salyer

Daviess County Public Schools

Distinguished

Videos – In-School Programs/Training

Highland Elementary K-PREP Assembly

Valarie Roberts, Linda Salyer

Daviess County Public Schools

Proficient

Videos – PSAs/Short Subjects

Manners Matter

Debbie Crowe, Linda Salyer

Daviess County Public Schools

Distinguished

Videos – Program Length

Fancy Nancy

Ray Roth, Linda Salyer, Lora Wimsatt

Daviess County Public Schools

Distinguished

Videos – Program Length

Parents Are Building Blocks to a Child’s School Success

Linda Salyer

Daviess County Public Schools

Distinguished

Videos – In-school Programs/Training

Teacher of the Year

Proficient

Videos – PSAs/Short Subjects

DCPS Let’s Get Moving!

Lora Wimsatt

Daviess County Public Schools

Distinguished

External Publications

Ready to Learn

Facts About Daviess County Public Schools

Feature Release

Big O Research Project

East View Elementary – Battle of Bunker Hill

Proficient

Brochures

Parent Emergency Guides

Summer Enrichment Camp

One-Time Publications

Snow Day Communication

Feature Articles

Teaching and Learning

The Biggest Winner

News Articles

Lisa Sims Goes to Washington

Feature Photography

Light of Learning

May the Force be With You

Electronic Newsletters

Grapevine

Honorable Mention

Calendars

DCPS Calendar – 2014-15

News Articles

Process & Performance Management

Photo Essays

Ready – Set – Go!

Dr. Patricia C. Watson

WMDJ FM 100.1

McDonalds

Floyd County Public Schools

Distinguished

Community Engagement Programs

Christmas Through the Eyes of a Child

Honorable Mention

Special Events

Christmas Through the Eyes of a Child

Grayson County High School

Grayson County Public Schools

Proficient

Websites

School Website

Grayson County Public Schools

The Record

Proficient

Tabloid Publications

Back to School 2013-14

Food Services

Grayson County Public Schools

Proficient

Special Events – Series of Events

Make It My Plate

Grayson County Schools

Proficient

Social Media Pages

Twitter Page

Caryn Lewis

Grayson County Public Schools

Distinguished

News Release

Unbridled Success

Miscellaneous Electronic Communications

Board Meeting Summary

Todd Johnston and Roger Williams

Grayson County High School

Grayson County Public Schools

Honorable Mention

Commentary Writing

Cross The Line

Jonathan Roberts

Jefferson County Public Schools

Distinguished

Feature Photography

You Raise Me Up

Gift Books Excitement

Dr. Terri Cox-Cruey, Jess Dykes, Trina Edwards

Kenton County Public Schools

Distinguished

Social Media Pages

@TheKCSD

Proficient

News Article

Eagles Operation Angel

Dr. Terri Cox-Cruey, Cris Kendall

Jess Dykes, Trina Edwards

Kenton County Public Schools

Proficient

Videos – In-school Programs/Training

Veterans Day

Trina Edwards, Kim Mott, Kelly Conner

Kenton County Public Schools

Honorable Mention

Brochures

Toyota bornlearning

Cris Kendall, Deneen Zimmerman, Ellen Zimmer

Kenton County Public Schools

Distinguished

Miscellaneous Public Awareness Programs/Products

Kindergarten Registration

Cris Kendall. Kim Banta, Trina Edwards

Kenton County Public Schools

Distinguished

Videos – PSAs/Short Subjects

“Give Our Drivers a Break”

Trina Edwards

Kenton County Public Schools

Proficient

News/Sports Photography

Field Day

Honorable Mention

Feature Photography

Tiger Trot

Becky B. Holt

Mercer County Public Schools

Proficient

Calendars

2013-2014 District Calendar

One-Time Publications

“A District on the Rise”

Social Media Pages

Mercer County Schools Facebook Page

Bruce England

Nelson County Public Schools

Honorable Mention

Websites

District Website

Tom Dekle

Nelson County Public Schools

Distinguished

Feature Release

Sensory Rooms – An Island of Calm

Feature Photography

An Island of Calm

Sea of Faces

News/Sports Photography

Hillbilly Runners

Proficient

Calendars

Your Nelson County Schools pocket calendar

Miscellaneous Printed Materials

ETB Chamber Ad

Photo Essays

Sensory Rooms – An Island of Calm

Tracy Harris

Oldham County Public Schools

Distinguished

News Release

Wetlands Construction Brings

Outdoor Classroom to South Campus

Social Media Pages

Oldham County Schools Social Media Pages

Proficient

Internal Publications

Oldham County Schools Databook 2014

Feature Release

Calculating Happiness: Abercrombie Wins ExCel Award

Feature Photography

Bulldog Strong: Liberty Elementary Closing Not All Sadness

Owensboro Public Schools

Distinguished

Social Media Pages

Owensboro Public Schools’ Facebook Page

Owensboro Public Schools’ Technology Department

Owensboro Public Schools

Honorable Mention

Websites

Owensboro Public Schools’ Website

OPS Fine Arts Department

Owensboro Public Schools

Distinguished

Special Events – Series of Events

Art & Soul

Literary Task Force

Owensboro Public Schools

Distinguished

Community Engagement Programs

Owensboro READS

Tom Stites

OPS Fine Arts Department

Owensboro Public Schools

Proficient

One-Time Publications

OPS Fine Arts Festival Program 2014

Dave Kirk, Mike Peacock, Ryan Haley

Owensboro Public Schools

Proficient

Videos – Program Length

ROAR

Janet Suwanski

Owensboro Public Schools

Proficient

Electronic Newsletters

STEP IN to Owensboro Public Schools

Dave Kirk, Mike Peacock, Norman Hill

Owensboro Public Schools

Proficient

Videos – PSAs/Short Subjects

OPS Fine Arts Festival Dance Night

Dave Kirk

Owensboro Public Schools

Distinguished

Videos – Program Length

Red Devil Round Up Bowling

Videos – PSAs/Short Subject

Cobweb Dreams Documentary

Videos – In-school Programs/Training

OHS New Classes

Julie Ellis

Owensboro Public Schools

Distinguished

Feature Release

Sutton Elementary School is On the Air

News Article

Owensboro READS

Feature Photography

Learning Here

Proficient

Feature Photography

Sutton Leader in Me

Wayne Walden

Paducah Public Schools

Distinguished

News/Sports Photography

State Track Meet PTHS 2014

External Publications

Paducah Public Schools Blue Line Newsletter

Proficient

Feature Article

Team Chemistry – Future Problem Solvers

Advance to International Competition

Feature Photography

Oklahoma! Musical

Honorable Mention

Miscellaneous Electronic Communications

PTHS Senior Signing Day 2014

Catherine Rogers, Dr. Ray Ginter, Denine Sergent

Rowan County Public Schools

Proficient

One-Time Publications

Rowan County Early College Academy Brochure

Catherine Rogers, Joyce Mabry, Mike Mathews

Rowan County Public Schools

Distinguished

One-Time Publications

Title I Parents’ Brochure

Catherine Rogers

Rowan County Public Schools

Proficient

News Release

Free Meals for Students

Feature Photography

“Hmm”

Allen Phillips, Board Chair

Eddie Mathis, Vice Chair

Doug Butler, Brenda Jackson, Karen Sams

Shelby County Public Schools

Distinguished

Websites

District Website

Don Sergent, Toni Langevin

Warren County Public Schools

Proficient

Miscellaneous Printed Materials

Back-to-school billboard

Don Sergent, Ransom Bennett

Warren County Public Schools

Honorable Mention

Videos – Program Length

Welcome to WCPS

Don Sergent, Dan Costellow, Kim Soule

Janice Lockwood, Krista Hunt, Bailey Norris

Brooke Vincent, Ronda Heming

Warren County Public Schools

Honorable Mention

Special Events – Series of Events

Golden Apple Awards

Don Sergent

Warren County Public Schools

Distinguished

News/Sports Photography

Softball Celebration

Social Media Pages

WCPS Facebook and Twitter

Honorable Mention

Feature Photography

Natcher Elementary International Night

Debbie Frazier

PR Contacts

Whitley County Public Schools

Distinguished

Tabloid Publications

Whitley County District Ed News

Whitley County East Elementary

Travis Adkins

Whitley County Public Schools

Go Mustangs! Sports and School Pride

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