Warwick School District recognized for excellence in communications


Warwick School District recognized for excellence in communications

November 5, 2018

District Communications Office receives awards for educational writing and publications

The Warwick Valley Central School District was recognized for outstanding achievement in educational communications by the New York School Public Relations Association (NYSPRA).

Each year, NYSPRA sponsors one of the nation’s largest awards programs by recognizing outstanding achievement in educational communications.

In the 39th Annual NYSPRA Communications Awards competition, the Warwick Valley Central School District received the following awards:


Screenshot of post on WVCSD websiteAward of Excellence / Excellence in Writing
“Focus on collaboration: looking back at a unique STEM service project”

Story and photos by Louise Hutchison
WVCSD Communications Office

This website post introduces and explains a unique STEM service project, in which HS and MS students worked together after school over several months to make two 3D printed hands for disabled children with limb loss.

While collaborating on this project, the students not only learned valuable STEM skills, but also developed empathy for those with physical disabilities.

Photos taken over the course of the project show students collaborating on several tasks, and close-up shots show the prosthetic hand creation process over time. Student quotes are featured throughout the story, sharing what they learned from this enriching service experience.


Photo of WVCSD budget newsletter 2018-19Award of Honor / Budget or Bond Newsletter
Warwick Valley Central School District Budget Newsletter 2018-19

Newsletter and photos by
Louise Hutchison and Lisa Ramirez
WVCSD Communications Office

Design by Karen Pacelli
Capital Region BOCES Communications Service

The annual WVCSD budget newsletter provides community residents with required information about the district budget, propositions, Board of Education candidates and voting information.

In addition, the district shares a budget overview and information about its spending priorities, propositions, new K-12 student courses, photos of students and more. The information is presented in a full color, easy-to-read design.

A new feature in this year’s budget newsletter was a “Points of Pride” color insert, highlighting ways in which the district is preparing K-12 students for their future. Special district programs and initiatives, awards and recognition appear in a full-page graphic, with photos.


Teacher recruiting brochure which includes photo of WVHS teacher, Mr. E. AvilaAward of Excellence / Strategic Campaign
“Increase Your Pool of Qualified Teaching Applicants with a Targeted Campaign”

Portfolio piece created by the Capital Region BOCES Communications Service
Photograph of WVHS CTE Criminal Justice instructor Mr. Eddie Avila by Lisa Ramirez
WVCSD Communications Office

Mr. Avila was featured in this piece, designed for school districts who wish to recruit professionals entering education as a second career.


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