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NT Website Earns State Communications Award

The North Tonawanda City School District website received an Honor Award from the New York School Public Relations Association (NYSPRA) in September 2014 for its use of graphics and news content.

The award entry, “Grabbing Parents’ Attention with Web Graphics and News Bites” emphasized how parents, staff and students have come to rely on the site as a source of news and information. 

Of more than 330 entries from school districts across the state, about one-third received awards in the 35th annual NYSPRA communications contest which recognizes outstanding achievement in educational communications. Awards of excellence, honor and merit were given in a variety of categories. Entries were judged by school communications, marketing, writing and public relations professionals from throughout the United States.
 
The breadth and depth of content posted on the North Tonawanda site over the last five years makes it the go-to place to have questions answered, learn new information and stay up-to-date on district news and events. The award entry highlighted the district’s use of social media, homepage shortcuts and announcements, increased use of graphics, news items and interesting layouts on these pages:  Common Core, High School News, Athletic Booster club page, Staff Resources, and Elementary Student Links.

North Tonawanda City Schools partners with Erie 1 BOCES Communication Services and Technology Services to maintain and update the district website.
 
This statewide recognition is another example of how North Tonawanda City Schools is committed to building a proactive culture to share information with our community of parents, staff and students.