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CCS Receives National Recognition for Excellence in Communications

During a year shadowed by a global pandemic, Cumberland County Schools (CCS) has received national recognition for excellence in school communications.
The National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) recently announced that CCS earned four awards that include two Golden Achievement Awards and two Publications and Digital Media Excellence Awards.
NSPRA’s Publications and Digital Media Excellence Awards recognize outstanding education publications and marketing/informational materials. The district received awards for the newly designed CCS website and for the State of Education: #CumberlandStrong 2021 Annual Report to the Community.
The Golden Achievement Award recognizes exemplary work in all aspects of school public relations, communications, marketing and engagement. CCS received awards for Cumberland Family Academy, a district-wide family engagement outreach program, and for the 2021 Teacher and Beginning Teacher of the Year virtual celebration.
All of CCS’ award-winning projects were planned, launched and completed during the pandemic.
“Strong communication efforts and effective family and community engagement are a top priority for our district as outlined in our strategic plan,” said CCS Superintendent Dr. Marvin Connelly, Jr. “While we have always understood the importance of effective communications and engaging diverse stakeholders in the educational process, the pandemic emphasized the vital role that effective communications play in the success of our school district. We are extremely proud of our Communications and Community Engagement Department for continuing to engage and communicate effectively with our staff, students and families during these unprecedented times.”