District 88 earns state-level INSPRA Communications Contest award

On Sept. 22, District 88 received a state-level award through the Illinois Chapter of the National School Public Relations Association (INSPRA) Communications Contest. That program recognizes high-quality school publications and materials that promote the mission and message of a school district.

District 88 received an Award of Merit in the Marketing category for its “Get to know DuPage High School District 88” flyer. The entry was judged by a panel of communications professionals, based on standards of excellence.

The purpose of this marketing piece is to provide a variety of important information about the district in one location. Topics include general information about the district; college/career pathways; mental health and social-emotional supports/resources available for students; how parents/guardians and community members can get involved with the district; how local businesses can partner with the district to provide opportunities for students; the district’s communication methods and how stakeholders can stay connected; the district’s Excellence For All Plan to support students and families; and the district’s priorities for the school year.

In the past, this information was in a multitude of places on multiple documents. The goal of this marketing piece is to provide a way for stakeholders to access the content quickly and easily. The document provides a brief description of each topic, as well as QR codes to scan that link to more information. The marketing piece is available in English and Spanish, to help ensure we reach as many stakeholders as possible.

To view the award-winning entry, see the images above, or click on the links below.

The INSPRA Communications Contest Workshop and Luncheon took place at Maggiano’s Little Italy in Oak Brook, and District 88 Superintendent Dr. Jean Barbanente and Director of Community Relations Dani Brink attended the event to accept the award. For more information, go to https://www.inspra.org/communications-contest.