KSBA, KYSPRA honor more than 170 school communications products with 2013 OASIS Awards

KSBA and the Kentucky School Public Relations Association recently recognized communications staff, superintendents and other district personnel with the 2013 OASIS (Outstanding Achievement in School Information Services) Professional Development Awards.

Four districts were honored with the KSBA Sweepstakes Award, which recognizes the highest scoring set of entries judged in this year’s OASIS program. They are:

      * Boyd County

      * Jefferson County

* Nelson County

* Oldham County

Here is the list of this year’s honorees, who received plaques denoting Distinguished (First Place), Proficient (Second Place) and Honorable Mention, based on the judges’ scoring. # denotes the highest scoring entry in that category.

Boone County Public Schools

Distinguished

One-Time Publications

Celebrating Success in 2012

Miscellaneous Electronic Products/ Programs

BCS Teacher Appreciation Week Messages #

Special Events – Series of Events

Breakfast of Champions and

Evening with the Stars #

Proficient

External Publications

Summer Slide

Commentary Writing

School Safety Column

Videos – In-school / Training

BCS Dispositional Hiring

Training for Administrators

Videos – PSAs / Short Subjects

One Our Way / En Camino

Electronic Newsletters

Boone County Schools eNewsletter

Miscellaneous Public Awareness Programs

Frontline Staff Training

Digging Deeper: Building Relationships

Jill McKenzie

Bourbon County Public Schools

Proficient

News/Sports Photography

The Kick

Special Events – Single Event

Be A Star with School Breakfast

Karen Curnutte

Boyd County Public Schools

Distinguished

Calendars

2012-13 BCPS District Pocket Calendar #

Feature Releases

Reaping Rewards

Proficient

Electronic Newsletters

Creating Our Future, Volume 20, No. 1

Mike Spears

Boyd County Public Schools

Proficient

External Publications

Boyd County High School

Baseball 2012-13 Program

John Roberts

Bullitt County Public Schools

Proficient

Feature Articles

North Bullitt’s Jana Johnson Creates Adaptive PE

Feature Photography

Nichols Elementary School Watermelon at Lunch

Central Area Schools Music Festival

Honorable Mention

Tabloid Publications

Excellence Begins in the Classroom

One-Time Publications

Bullitt County Public Schools –

The Leader in Educational Excellence

Electronic Newsletters

School Matters

Campbell County Public Schools

Distinguished

Calendars

2012-13 Calendar of Events

Academic Achievement Promotions

Kindergarten Readiness Fair #

Proficient

Brochures

Technology Center

External Publications

Success Plan

Miscellaneous Printed Materials

Awards and Recognitions Flyer

Special Events – Single Event

Camels Close the Deal

Honorable Mention

Feature Articles

What’s Happening in Campbell County

Dr. Lisa James, Superintendent

Jeff Fremin, Public Relations Director

Carroll County Public Schools

Honorable Mention

Special Events – Single Event

Staff Appreciation Thank You

Dr. Lisa James, Superintendent

Pam Williams, Elementary Instructional Supervisor

Jeff Fremin, Public Relations Director

Carroll County Public Schools

Proficient

Academic Achievement Promotions

Prepping for the K-PREP: Our Big Dance

Jeff Fremin, Public Relations Director

Lisa Weedman, Library Media Specialist, CCHS

Valerie Washburn, Instructional Coach, CCHS

Carroll County Public Schools

Distinguished

Brochures

College and Career Readiness for All

Jeff Fremin, Public Relations Director

Carroll County Schools

Proficient

Feature Releases

Homecoming Has Something for Everyone

Honorable Mention

Videos – In-school / Training

We Can: Carroll County Summer CHAMPS

Pam Kouns

Carter County Public Schools

Distinguished

Electronic Newsletters

Districts Newsletter – March 2013

Proficient

News Releases

Carter County receives Leadership Assessment

Judy Dotson

Carter County Counselors

Carter County Schools

Honorable Mention

One-Time Publications

Changes in Kentucky Testing

Affecting Your Child and School

Vicki Riley, Ph.D.

Lora Wimsatt

Linda Salyer

Daviess County Public Schools

Distinguished

Special Events – Series of Events

The Learning Lab:

Where Creativity Takes Flight

Lora Wimsatt

Marcia Carpenter

Linda Salyer

Daviess County Public Schools

Proficient

Miscellaneous Electronic Products/Programs

Interview Strategies

Lora Wimsatt

Daviess County Public Schools

Distinguished

Feature Releases

Very Special Guest

Intellectual Property Pitch

Electronic Newsletters

Grapevine #

Proficient

Calendars

DCPS – 2013-2014

Brochures

Summer Enrichment Camp

Feature Photography

The Perfect Fit

Miscellaneous Public Awareness Programs

Great Expectations

Honorable Mention

External Publications

Facts About Daviess County Public Schools

DCPS CDIP

Feature Photography

On Target

Linda Salyer

Debbie Crowe

Garret Ross

Daviess County Public Schools

Distinguished

Videos – Program Length

Fancy Nancy Book Club #

Linda Salyer

Heidi Givens

Dana Ray Trout

Daviess County Public Schools

Proficient

Videos – In-school / Training

American Sign Language Training Video

Linda Salyer

Daviess County Public Schools

Distinguished

Videos – Program Length

Every Moment Counts

Videos – In-school /Training

Gateway Academy

Proficient

Videos – PSAs / Short Subjects

We are DCPS

Preschool and Kindergarten Registration

TELL Survey Committee

Fayette County Education Association

Communications Department

Fayette County Public Schools

Proficient

Community Engagement Programs

TELL Survey

More Than a Score Planning Team

Pete Koutoulas

Fayette County Public Schools

Distinguished

Websites

More Than a Score

More Than a Score Planning Team

Fayette County Public Schools

Distinguished

Brochures

More Than a Score

Power of One Planning Team

Communications Department

Jeff McVey

Thad Kesten

Lisa Deffendall

Fayette County Public Schools

Distinguished

Videos – PSAs / Short Subject

In Just One Year

Power of One Planning Team

Communications Department

Dave Stawicki

Lisa Deffendall

Fayette County Public Schools

Proficient

Videos – PSAs / Short Subjects

Power of One

More Than a Score Planning Team

Communications Department

Fayette County Public Schools

Honorable Mention

Miscellaneous Public Awareness Programs

More Than a Score

Caryn Lewis

Deanna Lasley

Grayson County Public Schools

Honorable Mention

Tabloid Publications

Back to School 2012

Grayson County Schools

Distinguished

Website

District Website

Proficient

Special Events – Series of Events

College & Career: It’s Elementary

Barry Anderson

Caryn Lewis

Grayson County Schools

Proficient

Commentary Writing

Commentary: School Board

Inside Out: Reflection/Partners #

Caryn Lewis

Grayson County Public Schools

Proficient

Feature Releases

Progress 2012

Unbridled Future for Next Generation Learners

Photo Essays

GCHS College/Career Showcase

Honorable Mention

Miscellaneous Printed Materials

Portraits: The Vision Takes a Village

Photo Essays

Love to Read Week

Henderson County Schools

Proficient

External Publications

Unbridled Learning:

College/Career Ready for All – K-PREP

Feature Releases

Education Program Trip to Washington, D.C.

An Experience of a Lifetime

Videos – In-school / Training

Keeping it Safe in Henderson County

Home Visit Blitz 2013

Community Engagement Programs

There’s No Place Like

Home Visit Blitz in Henderson

Thomas Pack

Debe Hennessey

Jonathan Roberts

Jefferson County Public Schools

Distinguished

External Publications

Parent Connection #

Thomas Pack

Jefferson County Public Schools

Distinguished

Electronic Newsletters

Parent Connection eNews

Sarah Haley

Jefferson County Public Schools

Distinguished

Websites

Ballard High School Website #

Newburg Middle School Website

Ben Jackey

Doug Smith

Heidi Thiel

Jefferson County Public Schools

Distinguished

Videos – In-school / Training

Raise the Bar #

Videos – Program Length

Our Kids

June 2013

Videos – PSAs / Short Subjects

Creating an Investigative Reader

Justin Willis

Jefferson County Public Schools

Distinguished

Websites

Monday Memo Website

Proficient

Feature Articles

Music in the Making

Jonathan Roberts

Jefferson County Public Schools

Distinguished

Feature Photography

Emerging Luminaries #

We Did It!

Photo Essays

Moving Percussionists #

Teresa Wilkins

Kim Banta

Kenton County Public Schools

Proficient

Electronic Newsletters

Excellence in Action

Dr. Terri Cox-Cruey

Teresa Wilkins

Kenton County Public Schools

Proficient

External Publications

Kenton County Academies of Innovation and Technology

Dr. Terri Cox-Cruey

Teresa Wilkins

Tracy Mann

Paula Rust

Kenton County Public Schools

Proficient

Special Events – Single Event

Kenton County School Based

Health Center Grand Opening

Dr. Terri Cox-Cruey

Cris Kendall

Kenton County Public Schools

Distinguished

Videos – PSAs / Short Subjects

New Face of Manufacturing #

Teresa Wilkins

Tracy Mann

Missy Hicks

Kenton County Public Schools

Proficient

News Releases

Kenton County Reading Program

Changes Student Lives #

Becky B. Holt

Mercer County Public Schools

Proficient

Miscellaneous Public Awareness Programs

Billboard “Successes” Series #

Calendars

2012-13 District Calendar

Brochures

District Brochure

Academic Achievement Promotions

Titan Proud Student Awards Program

Donna McGuire

Dr. Joshua Powell

Montgomery County Public Schools

Honorable Mention

Miscellaneous Printed Materials

Focus Magazine Advertisement

Kristi Carter

Donna McGuire

Montgomery County Public Schools

Proficient

Electronic Newsletters

District Facebook Page

E-LINK Newsletter

Community Engagement Programs

100 Best Community Celebration #

Academic Achievement Promotions

Academic Pep Rally

Kristi Carter

Montgomery County Public Schools

Distinguished

Academic Achievement Promotions

Achievement Celebration

Bruce England

Nelson County Public Schools

Proficient

Website

District Website

Tom Dekle

Nelson County Public Schools

Distinguished

Calendars

District Art Contest Calendar

Brochures

Early Learning Center #

Feature Photography

The Eyes Have It #

Tech Use in the Classroom

News/Sports Photography

A Cheery Moment

Photo Essays

High Altitude Learning

Proficient

Feature Releases

NCHS Riding High on Technological Wave

High Altitude Learning

Kelly E. Middleton

Newport Independent Schools

Honorable Mention

Special Events – Single Event

Customer Service Expectations for Administrative Professionals

Molly Wesley-Chevalier, Beth Lange

Paul Baker, Donna Watts

Danny Burridge, Maureen Cruse

Newport Independent Schools

Proficient

Calendars

District Calendar

Christi Tyndall

Reggie Taylor

Newport Independent Schools

Honorable Mention

Miscellaneous Electronic Products/Programs

LiveBinder

Tracy Harris

Director of Communications

Oldham County Public Schools

Distinguished

Feature Releases

Hitting the Right Note:

Parker wins ExCel Award #

Electronic Newsletters

Monday Memo

Proficient

Internal Publications

Comprehensive Communication Plan 2013-14

Tracy Harris, Director of Communications

Kara Hubbard, District Webmaster

Michael Williams, Director of Pupil Personnel

Oldham County Public Schools

Distinguished

Websites

Redistricting Website

Proficient

Community Engagement Programs

Oldham County Schools Redistricting

Community Engagement Program #

OPS Fine Arts Department

Owensboro Public Schools

Distinguished

Special Events – Series of Events

OPS Fine Arts Festival

Tom Stites

OPS Fine Arts Department

Owensboro Public Schools

Honorable Mention

One-Time Publications

OPS Fine Arts Festival Program

Miscellaneous Printed Materials

OPS Fine Arts Festival 2013 Poster

Michael Hart

Owensboro Public Schools

Distinguished

Websites

Owensboro Public Schools Website

Dave Kirk

Owensboro Public Schools

Proficient

Videos – Program Length

Red Devil Round-up

Videos – In-school / Training

Laptop Care

Videos – PSAs / Short Subjects

Road to the SETC

OHS Cheerleaders

Honorable Mention

Videos – Program Length

OPS Fine Arts Festival Dance Night

Janet Suwanski

Owensboro Public Schools

Proficient

Electronic Newsletters

STEP IN to Owensboro Public Schools

Julie Ellis

Owensboro Public Schools

Distinguished

News Releases

OPS Tex Alerts Available #

Online Annual Report

OPS Electronic District Report Card #

Proficient

Feature Releases

OPS Celebrates Life

Feature Photography

Preparing Students for a Digital Future

Honorable Mention

Feature Photography

Celebrating Life

Dita Neely

Sutton Elementary School

Owensboro Public Schools

Distinguished

Feature Photography

Learning About Reptiles #

Sherry Worth

Owensboro High School

Owensboro Public Schools

Distinguished

News/Sports Photography

Early Morning on the Golf Course #

Stacey Overlin

Nathan Brown

Paducah Public Schools

Distinguished

Internal Publications

Paducah Tilghman High School

Curriculum Guide #

Wayne Walden

Paducah Public Schools

Proficient

Feature Releases

More Than a Building

Feature Articles

Tilghman Athletes Connect Court, Field #

External Publications

Paducah Public Schools

Blue Line Spring 2013

Videos – PSAs / Short Subjects

The New Blue

R. Anthony Strong, Superintendent

Pendleton County Public Schools

Honorable Mention

Miscellaneous Electronic Products/Programs

Friday Facts

Appreciation Celebration Committee

Pendleton County Public Schools

Proficient

Special Events – Single Event

Appreciation Celebration

Catherine Rogers

RCSHS Drama Department

Rowan County Public Schools

Proficient

Miscellaneous Printed Materials

Into the Woods #

Catherine Rogers

Rowan County Public Schools

Proficient

Feature Photography

Body English

Honorable Mention

Feature Article

The Littlest Pep Band Member

Suszanne Jones

Rowan County Public Schools

Distinguished

Photo Essays

Words Hurt

Dayle Kirby

Don Sergent

Warren County Public Schools

Distinguished

Websites

WCPS Website

Don Sergent, Kathy Goff, Bart Darrell

Toni Langerin, Marilann Melton, Debbie Richey

Pat Stewart, Mike Wilson, Robert Forsythe

Warren County Public Schools

Proficient

Special Events – Single Event

Hall of Distinguished Alumni Induction

Don Sergent

Warren County Public Schools

Distinguished

Brochures

Jody Richards Elementary

News Releases

Distinguished Alumni

Proficient

Internal Publications

Vision Newsletter

One-time Publications

Hall of Distinguished Alumni Program

News/Sports Photography

Greenwood Softball Wins State Championship

Ransom Bennett

Don Sergent

Warren County Public Schools

Proficient

Videos – Program Length

Hall of Distinguished Alumni Inductees

Honorable Mention

Videos – PSAs / Short Subjects

WCHS College Academy

Debbie Frazier

PR Contacts

Whitley County Public Schools

Proficient

Tabloid Publications

Whitley County District Ed News #

Regina Paul, Director of Public Relations

Whitley County Public Schools

Proficient

News Releases

Cooper to Fill Vacancy on Whitley County School Board

Honorable Mention

Electronic Newsletters

Friday Focus

Travis Adkins

Whitley County Public Schools

Distinguished

Website

What’s Happening at WCWC

Honorable Mention

Videos – PSAs / Short Subjects

Students Stand Against Bullying

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