• The Communications Department is responsible for planning, coordinating and sharing all of the communications for the district.

    Who to Contact

    Melany Stowe, Public Information & Community Engagement Officer

    Amanda Bunch, Communications Specialist

  • North Carolina School Public Relations Association Blue Ribbon Awards Recipient 2020

    Forty-one school districts across the state of North Carolina submitted a total of 386 entries in eight categories for the 2020 annual NCSPRA (North Carolina School Public Relations Association) Blue Ribbon Awards contest. 

    NAME OF ENTRY

    OCS COMMUNICATIONS TEAM

    CATEGORY

    AWARD INFO

    Graduation COVID-style

    Orange High, Cedar Ridge High, Partnership Academy, & Communications 

    Digital Media Engagement

    SILVER AWARD

    2020 Graduation Live Stream Videos

    Orange High, Cedar Ridge High, & Partnership Academy

    Digital Media Engagement

    BRONZE AWARD

    Parent Academies

    OCS Family Liaisons

    Digital Media Engagement

    BRONZE AWARD

    First Day of School 2020

    Communications 

    Electronic Media

    SILVER AWARD

    Commitment to Equity, Excellence, and Access

    Dr. Monique Felder

    Excellence in Writing

    SILVER AWARD

    Equity Warrior

    Equity Department

    Excellence in Writing

    SILVER AWARD

    3W Campaign

    Communications 

    Image/Graphic Design

    SILVER AWARD

    Free Internet Access Campaign

    Technology & Communications 

    Marketing

    SILVER AWARD

    OCS Graduation Planning 2020

    Orange High, Cedar Ridge High, Partnership Academy, & Communications 

    Special Events & Programs

    SILVER AWARD

     

    Out of all the entries, 164 Gold Awards were given; 118 Silver Awards were given; and 71 Bronze Awards were given in a virtual awards ceremony Friday, February 5, 2021.
    For outstanding storytelling--from the classroom to the board room, and with a global pandemic demanding shifts in education and communication on a daily basis--Orange County Schools came away with nine (9) Blue Ribbon Awards!


    North Carolina School Public Relations Association Blue Ribbon Awards Recipient 2015 - 2018

    Gold Award for

    • Digital Media Engagement: I (heart) Public Education Social Media Campaign
    • Excellence in Writing: Statement Against Symbols of Hate 
    • Excellence in Writing: Equal Access to Public Schools - Immigrant Status 
    • Marketing: OCS Communications Plan
    • Photography: 2016 School Bond and Farm Fare Event
    • Special Events and Programs: 2016 State of the Schools
    • Image and Graphic Design: Maintenance Vehicle Branding Decals
    • Digital Media and Engagement: 2016 Teacher Summer Conference Live Tweet Event, School Website Relaunch
    • Image and Graphic Design