Lee’s Summit R-7 publications honored in state communications contest

// Posted By Janie Rohlfing

The Lee’s Summit R-7 School District’s Communications Department won several awards during the Missouri School Public Relations Association’s annual communications contest.

The Our Schools community newspaper received an award of excellence (receiving at least 96 percent of possible points) in the magazine category. The district’s weekly electronic newsletter won an award of commendation in the contest’s newsletter category. In addition, a video produced in August 2016 won an award of commendation in the video category.

Our Schools is published five times annually in partnership with the Lee’s Summit Journal and is distributed to approximately 47,000 households. The Journal is responsible for coordinating advertising in the newspaper. For information about advertising, e-mail dmelton@kcstar.com or call (816) 234-4376. The Lee’s Summit R-7 School District is responsible for all news content within the publication.

The award-winning video, called “We Are Lee’s Summit R-7 Proud,” featured approximately 25 community leaders, staff members and students sharing their thoughts about the school district.

The Lee’s Summit R-7 electronic newsletter, known as “R-7 News Update,” is published weekly on Thursdays and has around 17,000 subscribers. Any interested individual may subscribe to the free newsletter by visiting this webpage. You may also keep up with school district news via the district’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, website and YouTube channel.

The newspaper, e-newsletter and other district-wide communications are managed by the Lee’s Summit R-7 Communications Department which includes Janice Phelan, executive director, and Janie Rohlfing, administrative assistant.

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