Announcements

  • Early Birds get another bite at the apple!
    Problems with the Unicoi reservation line mean you get another chance to meet the Early Bird deadline! Reserve a room AND register for the conference by the extended deadline-- Aug. 25-- to qualify for a special prize drawing! Check the conference page for links to conference registration (just $99!) and details on how to reserve your room NOW at a low $109. Don't wait to reserve your room! We have a limited block of rooms and October is THE time to hit the MOUNTAINS. See you October 22-23 at Unicoi State Park & Lodge!  
     
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  • It's time to overnight those entries!
    Last chance, GSPRAns! An extension means you have until 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 28, to get those entries IN-HAND to the contest chairs. Get the recognition you deserve for your outstanding work during the 2014-15 school year! Learn more on the contest page.
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  • Conference sponsors needed
    Interested in reaching communications professionals in Georgia school districts? Want to support professional learning for Georgia school PR folks? Learn about sponsorship opportunities for the 2015 GSPRA Conference. 
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  • Tight budget?
    Apply for a conference scholarship online. The deadline is August 28. Scholarship recipients will be notified by Sept. 4. The deadline for conference registration and hotel reservations is Sept. 30.
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  • 2015 GSPRA Call for Nominations… 
    Want to give a shout out a deserving communicator with a GSPRA award for service, work in the PR field, or support for public education? Check out information and nomination forms on the Professional Awards web page. Nominations are due to President-Elect Cindy Ball, by Aug. 28. 
    Winners will be recognized at an awards luncheon on Friday, Oct. 23, at the 2015 GSPRA Conference at Unicoi State Park and Lodge.
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  • GSPRA News available 
    In the latest issue of GSPRA News (available in the members-only section of the GSPRA website), you’ll read about conference dates, the newly elected GSPRA Board, the revised bylaws, committee opportunities, the SPARK! Campaign, and great news from NSPRA. Thanks to Carrie McGowan of Cherokee County for serving as the newsletter editor for the 2015-16 school year! (If you are a current member and haven't used the members-only section of the website yet, contact Laura Nurse to confirm your username and password.)
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  • Thanks to 2014 GSPRA
    Conference Sponsors!
    GSPRA would like to recognize our generous sponsors and thank them for their support of GSPRA’s professional development program, Georgia’s school PR practitioners, and public education. Learn more about our sponsors on the Sponsor Page.
     
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    (If you missed the opportunity to support the 2014 conference, contact Robyn Brunson to learn about 2015 sponsorships.)
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Welcome

Chartered in 1973, the Georgia School Public Relations Association (GSPRA) is a professional organization for school communicators and school-community relations specialists. GSPRA is an affiliate of the National School Public Relations Association and was designated as a Blue Ribbon Chapter of NSPRA for 25 years, until the launch of the NSPRA Mark of Distinction Awards. In 2010, and, again in 2015,GSPRA earned NSPRA's Mark of Distinction as an Exemplary Chapter. GSPRA members have also earned the prestigious Awards for Distinguished Service in both the single project and year-round project categories.

GSPRA is a vital medium for exchanging information and ideas and a wellspring of professional growth for education communicators statewide. The guiding philosophy is that the organization is enriched by the addition of each new member. GSPRA offers many quality services and resources for all members including support and mentoring for new communications staffers, regional and statewide conferencing opportunities as well as staff development resources for schools and communities.

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  Even if you can't join us for the conference, don't miss a beat! 
Join us or renew your membership today!
 
 
Add a tool to the SPARK! Campaign Toolkit
As a partner with the Georgia Vision Project, GSPRA has committed time, talent, and resources to support the work of the SPARK! Campaign by providing a "toolkit" with ideas, examples, and inspiration from around the state, including logos, videos, a monthly idea generator for celebrating education, web resources, and examples.
 
Districts are welcome to review the contents of the SPARK! Campaign Toolkit for inspiration. GSPRA members are encouraged to submit materials (videos, stories, print materials, newspaper articles that you pitched, etc.) that illustrate how you celebrate success stories in your district. The Toolkit will be refreshed as additional resources are identified and as GSPRA members provide additional examples.
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