The Mariemont City School District recently received four awards from the National School Public Relations Association in this year’s Publications and Electronic Media Awards Contest. The 2014/15 Quality Profile, Destination 2026 – A Strategic Plan to the Instructional Future of the Mariemont City School District, and the 2016 State of the Schools video each received an Award of Honorable Mention. The district’s newsmagazine, The Experience, received an Award of Merit.
“As a district, we make it a priority to communicate to our community about all of the incredible experiences happening in our schools,” said Josephine McKenrick, director of communications at Mariemont City Schools. “This acknowledgement from the National School Public Relations Association is a direct reflection of the extraordinary educational experience we are providing and the incredible support we receive from our community. I am grateful to work for such an enriching school district in such a supportive community.”
There were nearly 1,000 entries submitted in this year’s national contest and this was Mariemont City Schools’ second time submitting entries for judging. Last year the district received an Award of Merit for the 2014 Annual Report and the Welcome to Kindergarten! booklet, as well as an Award of Excellence, the highest award, for The Experience. Click here for more information about the contest.
"I believe it is critical that we communicate clearly and frequently with our parents, staff and community, and I am always pleased with the work that comes out of our communications department,” said Steven Estepp, superintendent of Mariemont City Schools. “Considering that approximately 80% of our district residents do not have children in our schools, publications such as our Quality Profile and The Experience, which get mailed to each home, are crucial communication and engagement tools. I’m proud of what our students, staff and volunteers achieve together, and publications like these showcase those accomplishments.”