• June 14, 2021
 Socorro ISD honored with 30 state awards for exceptional communication, public relations work

Socorro ISD honored with 30 state awards for exceptional communication, public relations work

The Texas School Public Relations Association awarded the Socorro Independent School District 30 awards for excellence in writing, communication, photography, videography, graphics and a special event.

“Team SISD won a Crystal Commendation award for the 2020 SISD Virtual Teacher of the Year Announcement, a first-ever event which was created to continue the annual tradition of celebrating the district’s Teachers of the Year and to name the top two winners, despite the challenges of not being able to have a large group gathering amid the COVID-19 pandemic,” officials shared.

“SISD’s Crystal Commendation was one of only eight Crystal awards given across the state.”

The district also won three Best of Category awards and three Certificates of Merit in the Crystal Commendation awards. Best of Category awards were given to SISD for its Team SISD Seize Your Opportunity commercial, annual report and a middle school basketball championship photo. The Crystal Certificates of Merit were for photo portfolios and a video portfolio.

In addition, the SISD PR department won 14 Gold Star awards, 10 Silver Star awards and 2 Bronze Star awards for outstanding publications, multimedia, graphics, and marketing projects executed during the 2019-2020 school year.

TSPRA’s annual Star Awards recognizes the outstanding education communications and projects of school public relations professionals. Some 1,400 entries from school PR teams across the state were evaluated in the awards program. Gold Star Awards recognize entries that achieve its purpose with noticeable creativity, craft and skill, but, in the opinion of the judges, does so in an exceptional way.

The honors were announced at the TSPRA Star Awards Celebration February 24, 2021 at the association’s 59th annual conference in Denton, Texas.

Silver Star Awards recognize entries that achieve purpose with noticeable creativity, craft and skill. The SISD PR team won the following 2020 TSPRA Star Awards:

SISD 2020 TSPRA Crystal Commendation
District Special Event
SISD Virtual Teacher of the Year Announcement

SISD 2020 TSPRA Crystal Certificate of Merit
Photo Portfolio
Socorro ISD COVID-19 Photo Portfolio 

Photo Portfolio
Socorro ISD Photo Portfolio

Video Portfolio
SISD Special Videos/News Coverage amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

SISD 2020 TSPRA Best in Category Awards
Marketing
Seize Your Opportunity Commercial

Print – Annual Report
Socorro ISD 2018-19 Annual Report

Photography
Socorro ISD VSP Middle School Basketball Championship

SISD 2020 TSPRA Gold Awards
Printed Internal Newsletter
@Socorro Newsletter

Print – Annual Report
Socorro ISD 2018-19 Annual Report

Writing
“How a low-income school district in El Paso used year-round school to achieve top marks” by Socorro ISD Superintendent Dr. Jose Espinoza, Ed.D. 

Specialty Novelty Writing
Team SISD Seize Your Opportunity Narrative

Poster
SISD Athletic Posters

Image/Identity Package
Team SISD Seize your Opportunity Campaign

Photography – Sports Subject
Socorro ISD VSP Middle School Basketball Championship

Photography – Classroom Subjects
Socorro ISD Teacher of the Year Classroom Photo

Photography – Classroom Subjects
Socorro ISD Hour of Code 

Logo
Socorro ISD Employee Health Clinic Logo

Video – Feature Story
Sgt. Jose F. Carrasco Elementary School Dedication

Video – Marketing
Seize Your Opportunity Commercial

Video – Promotional
Team SISD Class of 2020 – Military Connect Graduation Highlight

Video – Promotional
Dr. Espinoza’s Spotlight – College Go Centers

SISD 2020 TSPRA Silver Awards
Printed External Newsletter
Socorro ISD El Paso Kids Inc.

Published News or Feature
Socorro ISD to add 23 police officers, assign police coverage to all elementary campuses

Published News or Feature
SISD earns “A” grade and coveted postsecondary readiness distinction in TEA accountability ratings

Published News or Feature
SISD partners with TXDOT, EPPD, EP Electric to raise awareness on pedestrian safety

Logo
Team SISD Seize Your Opportunity Logo

Advertisement
Socorro ISD A Rated & Postsecondary Readiness Campaign

Original Art
Team SISD Seize your Opportunity photo collage

Video – Promotional
Socorro ISD – Achieving Success as a Team

Video – Feature Story
2020 Team SISD Teacher of the Year – Elementary Finalists

Good News Campaign
Socorro ISD Athletics Signings Campaign

SISD 2020 TSPRA Bronze Awards
Printed Materials in Language other than English
Dual Language Brochure

Published News or Feature
SISD enrolls more than 500 twins, 10 triplets in 2019-20

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