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The Web Services Team, Department of Communications, won a special recognition Magnum Opus Award (external site) for the MCPS web site.
The Web Services Team, Department of Communications, has won a special recognition Magnum Opus Award for the MCPS web site. This national award recognizes outstanding achievement in publishing and is managed by Publications Management and the Missouri School of Journalism. Judges said the MCPS web site “makes great use of the web’s capabilities, offering an ever-changing compendium of information on the school system for staff, parents and students. Tabbed navigation makes page retrieval a breeze.” Chris Sturm is the supervisor of the Web Services Team.
Full Listing of 2006 Magnum Opus Winners (PDF, external site)
The National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) (external site) awarded the MCPS web its Golden Achievement Award for its web sites with information in other languages. The language "mini-sites" feature text and video content in Chinese, French, Korean, Spanish, and Vietnamese and are fully searchable. The sites improve access to school system information for speakers of languages other than English.
Elaine Keagle and the Web Services Team won the Award of Excellence for the online Staff Directory from the National School Public Relations Association Chesapeake Chapter (CHESPRA)
Elaine Keagle and the Web Services Team won the Award of Excellence for the online Staff Directory from the National School Public Relations Association’s Chesapeake Chapter (CHESPRA). The awards were announced at CHESPRA’s Fall conference on Nov. 3 and 4, 2005. Keagle, the team’s technical lead, created the Directory database, search engine, and web site. She also built the publishing tools that enable staff to keep their phone information up to date.
The online Staff Directory, now three years old, gets more than 1 million page views a year and serves twice as many non-MCPS visitors as MCPS users. The online Directory has also saved the school system thousands of dollars in labor and materials costs related to printing. The Directory is kept up to date by a Phone Directory Manager at each school and office — so this award is also a testament to their continued contributions in keeping this resource useful to families, staff and the public. We thank them.
Besides the Directory award, the Web Services Team also won Honorable Mention for the MCPS web site's home page.
Online Staff Directory | Full Listing of 2004-05 CHESPRA Winners (external site)
The Center for Digital Education awarded the MCPS web site its national 2004 Best of the Web award in the K-12 school district category. The award recognizes innovation, efficiency, economy, functionality for improved student and faculty access, and web-based delivery of public services.
Learn more about Best of Web Award from the Center for Digital Education
The National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) awarded the school system the Gold Medallion Award for its Web Site Communication Improvement Project. The award is the organization's highest honor in its national competition recognizing excellence in educational public relations.
Learn more about Gold Medal award from NSPRA