ACS wins seven national communication awards

ACS wins seven national communication awards
Posted on 07/31/2020
Arlington Community Schools is proud to have earned seven national communication awards from the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA), including three Awards of Excellence.

ACS Communications Coordinator Tyler Hill was recognized with NSPRA’s highest honor in the Publications and Digital Media Awards competition for his work in videography, newsletter design and for social media management. Among the top awards includes the Award of Excellence for the ACS Connect Newsletter, Award of Excellence for the district’s Instagram account and Award of Excellence for First Glance: A Look at Stereotypes, which highlighted an Arlington High School art student and her body of work on stereotypes.

The ACS Connect Newsletter launched in November 2018 to keep parents informed about important news and announcements and to highlight student and employee achievements across the district. In the 16 newsletter editions to date, the ACS Connect has more than 110,000 views. The district’s Instagram page went live in September 2018 and focuses solely on students and their achievements.

First Glance: A Look at Stereotypes is an in-house video produced by Hill that followed Lanyce Williams’ (C/O 2019) journey in painting a collection of art pieces that focused on stereotypes in American culture.

"Perhaps now more than ever, we recognize the importance of having a dedicated position in communications," Superintendent Jeff Mayo said. "This position, and particularly Mr. Hill, has added a needed dimension to our district. We are continually finding ways to engage our families and keep them informed while also promoting our students and employees' success stories."

Hill and ACS also received the following awards:

Award of Merit

In-House Video Production - AHS Livestream: Connecting Students to the Real World

In-House Video Production - AHS student builds sensory garden for functional skills students

Honorable Mention

Infographic Design - How We Improved Our Schools

Marketing Design - Teacher Recruitment Table Top Banners (Banner #1 | Banner #2)