CHESPRA Recognizes FCPS with 10 Communications Awards

For Immediate Release
November 30, 2016
Contact: Steve Edwards, Coordinator of Policy and Communications
540-662-3888 ext. 88235


The Chesapeake Chapter of the National School Public Relations Association (CHESPRA) has presented Frederick County Public Schools with 10 awards in recognition of communications excellence.

Frederick County Public Schools Coordinator of Policy and Communications Steve Edwards says, “The CHESPRA Communications Contest is highly competitive and includes school divisions from throughout Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and Washington, D.C. It is always an honor to be recognized by CHESPRA for our school division’s efforts to openly communicate with our many constituencies. There are many different people who worked together on our award-winning communications projects this year and they are all to be commended for a job well done.”

Frederick County Public Schools received the following awards in the 2016 CHESPRA Communications Contest.

Award of Excellence

  • Website Homepage- Frederick County Public Schools Homepage
  • Video Production or Program/TV Streaming- Student Athlete of the Month Program

Award of Merit

  • Publication or E-newsletter- FCPS Focus
  • Publication or E-newsletter- FCPS Quick News
  • Video Production or Program/TV Streaming- FCPS Spotlight
  • Speech- 2015 Convocation Keynote "Innovate, Engage, Focus"
  • Special Publication- 2015-16 Frederick County Public Schools Annual Report
  • Op-Ed- 2015-16 Back to School Open Forum
  • Financial Information- FY17 Approved Budget
  • Brochure- 2015-16 Emergency Guide for Parents
Schools Superintendent David Sovine says, “Communication and community engagement are integral to the work that educators undertake each day. Frederick County Public Schools uses a variety of tools and platforms to communicate with students, staff, parents and other residents in our community. Everyone involved in our communications efforts should take great pride in being recognized by CHESPRA again this year for developing outstanding communications pieces and programs.”