WSPRAgram, December 2012

WSPRAgram, December 2012
 CrisisCrisis Resources from NSPRA
In light of the tragic news of a school shooting in Connecticut, NSPRA has developed an entire area of their website devoted to sample communications and resources – many of which were circulated following Friday morning’s tragedy to the present.http://www.nspra.org/school-shooting-crisis-resourcesFriday was a difficult day for all of us in education.  Thank you for doing all you can to help parents, staff and the communities you work in about the safety measures we have in place to help ensure students at school stay safe.Our thoughts and prayers are with all impacted by this horrible situation.

   FallConfFall Conference a Success!    
Over 60 people attended the WSPRA 2012 Fall Conference at the Blue Harbor Resort in Sheboygan on November 8th and 9th.Please click here to view this year’s Spectrum Award Winners.

 

Please click here to view presentations and see photos from the event.

 

WE WANT YOUR FEEDBACK!  If you attended the conference in November, please take a moment to complete the evaluation form.

 

 

EdVentures

 

SocMediaResources for School Board MembersCourtesy of Joe DonovanSocial Media in Wisconsin Schools
Do you Tweet? When’s the last time you updated your status?
Not long ago those questions would have led to an awkward silence and strange looks. “But the bottom line is that social media platforms – including Facebook and Twitter – are becoming increasingly important for school districts in their communications,” says Kit Dailey, the president of the Wisconsin School Public Relations Association. “Social media is moving from something that is nice to have to something that is critical for schools districts.”
Click here to read more.

 Tapp35NSPRA 2012 35 Under 35 Professionals

STappCongratulations to Stacy Tapp, Director of Communications and Public Information at Racine Unified School District.  She was named one of the 2012 NSPRA 35 under 35 Professionals.

The 2012 NSPRA 35 under 35 Professionals were nominated by their NSPRA peers and selected as this year’s young professionals, as they have demonstrated leadership and excellence in their school public relations careers. Each recipient will be highlighted in an NSPRA newsletter throughout this school year and the nomination process will begin again in the fall of 2013.
Certificates for this year’s selectees will be distributed at the NSPRA Annual meeting in San Diego in July, 2013. All 35 will also be asked to participate in periodic surveys about upcoming NSPRA products and services in the year ahead.
Congratulations, Stacy!

 JobOppsJob OpportunitiesWe have several job opportunities posted on our website:Milwaukee Public Schools – Communications Manager
Communications Coordinator – Shorewood School District 
Communications Consultant – Greendale Schools

Please click here to learn more about each position.

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