Awards

  • Since 2008, the Lake Travis ISD Office of Communications, Media and Community Relations has garnered numerous awards for excellence in school communications from the Texas School Public Relations Association (TSPRA).

    Based in Austin, TSPRA is a non-profit professional organization dedicated to improving public education in Texas by promoting effective public relations practices, providing professional development for its members, and improving communication between Texans and their public schools.  With more than 900 members statewide, TSPRA is an award-winning chapter of the National School Public Relations Association comprised of public information and communications professionals as well as education foundation staff and boards. Membership also includes superintendents, school administrators, principals, executive directors, web/technology/electronic media and graphic professionals, school consultants, vendors and others who support public education in Texas. 

    Each year, TSPRA honors individuals, school districts, education foundations and others for outstanding contributions in school communications during the association’s annual conference.  Projects and programs are submitted voluntarily by members of the association for work created between July 1 and June 30. Winning entries are honored with a Bronze Star, for an entry that achieves its purpose with creativity, craft and skill; Silver Star certificate, for an entry that achieves its purpose with noticeable creativity, craft and skill; Gold Star certificate, for an entry that not only achieves its purpose with noticeable creativity, craft and skill, but, in the opinion of the judges, does so in an exceptional way; Best of Category gold medallion, for an entry that stands out from all the others for its exceptional creativity and quality; Crystal Award, for a multifaceted promotional program or campaign employing a variety of media, occurring over a period of time and encompassing well-defined goals, strategies or activities; and Platinum Award, TSPRA's highest award for excellence in a total PR program.

    Listed below are the awards which have been received by the LTISD Office of Communications:
     

    2018

    Best of Category

    • Photo Sports Subjects – Lake Travis High School Cavalettes

    Gold Award

    • Calendar/Planner – Lake Travis ISD 2018-2019 Instructional Calendar
    • Communication Plan – Lake Travis ISD Bond & TRE #buiLTstrong17
    • Published News Release – Lake Travis School Board, Local Officials Break Ground for New Middle School
    • Photo Other Subjects – Lake Travis High School Class of 2018 Graduate
    • Logo Trademark Symbol – Lake Travis ISD Bond and TRE Logo
    • Original Art – Lake Travis ISD Thanksgiving Feast
    • Video News Package – Lake Travis ISD Bond Election Quick Fact: Tax Rate vs. Tax Bill
    • Video Promotional – Lake Travis ISD 2017 Bond Explainer Video
    • E-newsletter Internal – Currents: News, Notes and Anecdotes for LTISD Employees

     

    2015

    Best of Category

    • Original Art – Lake Travis ISD: Focus on the Big Picture
    • Brochure – 2012 Bond Progress Update (in conjunction with Julie Wolk Creative)

    Gold Award

    • Calendar/Planner – 2014-2015 ‘Focus on the Big Picture’ Calendar & Map (in conjunction with Cathy B. Design)
    • Poster – LT Mentor Me
    • Photo, Other Subjects – FitSmart Expo 2015:  Everyone is a Winner!
    • Video Promotional/Marketing – Welcome to Lake Travis ISD
    • Electronic Newsletter, Internal – Currents Employee News

    Silver Award

    • Flier – Shots Before School
    • Brochure – LT Mentor Me
    • Booklet – Lake Travis ISD: The Destination District (in conjunction with Cathy B. Design)
    • Photo, Other Subjects – Lake Travis Elementary 2015 STAAR Cricket Taco Challenge
    • Electronic Newsletter, External – School Matters District News

    Bronze Award

    • Photo, Other Subjects – Thanksgiving Feast 2014: Service With a Smile!

    (Note: No awards were submitted during 2014 and 2013)

     

    2012

    Crystal Certificate of Merit

    • Bond Election – Lake Travis ISD 2011 Bond

    Best of Category

    • Published News Release – Lake Travis Cavalier Band Earns Trip to State
    • Logo, Trademark, Symbol – Lake Travis ISD Bond
    • Marketing Campaign – Lake Travis ISD 2011 Bond
    • Special Event – Lake Travis ISD 30th Anniversary Employee Convocation

    Gold Award

    • Image/Identity Package – Lake Travis ISD 30th Anniversary Celebration
    • Logo, Trademark, Symbol – Lake Travis ISD 30th Anniversary Celebration
    • Photo, Sports Subject – Tennis State Champs
    • Photo, Other Subject – Lake Travis High School Artists
    • Original Art – Happy Campers

    Silver Award

    • SpecialEvent – Lake Travis ISD 30th Anniversary Celebration
    • Writing – Lake Travis Lighthouse: Susan Bohn
    • Published News Release, Edited – District Preps for 30th Anniversary Celebration
    • Published News Release, Edited – District Underscores LT Logo Guidelines
    • Published News or Feature – Serene Hills Elementary School Reels In Rakefish Lesson
    • Photo,Other Subject – Don’t Forget the Cherry on Top
    • Photo,Other Subject – Special Olympics Annual Award Ceremony

    2011

    Best of Category

    • Booklet:  “Discover Lake Travis ISD” (district profile/employee recruitment brochure, in conjunction with Julie Wolk Creative)

    Gold Star Award

    • Booklet:  “2004/2006 Bond Issues:  A Report to the Community” (bond/construction program update, in conjunction with Mosak Advertising & Insights)

    Silver Star Award

    • Published News Release/Edited:  “Lake Travis HS Ag, LT FFA programs breeding champions”
      Published News/Feature:  “The ‘Skype’ is the limit”

    2010

    Gold Star Award

    • Brochure:  “We Have Reason to Cheer!” (district profile/employee recruitment, in conjunction with Edlin Design)
    • Writing:  “Serene Hills Elementary crew sailing past expectations”
    • Photo, Sports Subject:  “Celebrating a tough victory” (LT Cavs football)
    • Photo, Other Subject:  “Hands on history” (American Veterans Travelling Tribute)
    • Photo, Other Subject:  “Hesitating dissecting”
    • Photo, Other Subject:  “Kindergarten imagination”
    • Video, Special Interest/Feature:  “Lake Travis ISD Teachers of the Year Prize Patrol” (teachers of the year, in conjunction with 5D Multimedia)

    Silver Star Award

    • Published News Release, Edited:  “Time capsule: A trip back in time”
    • Published News Release, Edited:  “Lake Travis Middle School student named Texas Geographic Bee Semifinalist”
    • Photo, Sports Subject:  “Missed tackle” (LT Cavs football)
    • Photo, Sports Subject:  “Double block” (LT Cavs football)
    • Electronic Newsletter:  “Currents” (employee newsletter)

    2009

    Gold Star Award

    • Brochure:  “Open the Doors to Your Future!” (recruitment brochure, in conjunction with Arrowhead Photography and Pollock Companies)
    • Calendar/Planner:  “Lake Travis ISD 2009-2010 Calendar & Map” (in conjunction with Pollock Companies)
    • Writing:  “Lake Travis Elementary ‘Destination Imagination’ off to state”
    • Published News/Feature:  “District food service manager reaping fruits of long labor” (Santana Jaimes – catering/café manager)
    • Published News Release, Edited:  “Lake Travis High School student film to be featured at SXSW”
    • Promotional/Marketing:  “Open the Doors to Your Future!” (recruitment video package, in conjunction with Arrowhead Photography, KTBC-Fox 7 and Gimme’s Etc.)
    • Electronic Newsletter:  “Currents” (employee newsletter)
    • Website:  www.ltisdschools.org (in conjunction with Schoolwires)

    Silver Star Award

    • Image/Identity Package:  “Lake Travis ISD 2008-2009 Job Fair: Open the Doors to Your Future!” (in conjunction with Arrowhead Photography, Pollock Companies,  KTBC-Fox 7 and Gimme’s Etc.)

    2008

    Best of Category

    • Published News Release, Edited: "Last teacher from LTISD inaugural class set to retire" (Marilyn Gregory - Lakeway Elementary School) 

    Gold Star Award

    • Published News or Feature: "Former Lake Travis High student gets diploma after 9th attempt at TAKS"(Guadalupe Jaimes - former migrant student)
    • Newsletter: "Currents" (employee newsletter) 

    Silver Star Award

    • Booklet: "A Clear Vision of Success Through Service" (LTISD Board of Trustees, in conjunction with Pollock Companies)
    • Photo, Sports Subject: "Championship Hardware" (LT Cavs football team receives championship rings)
    • Photo, Sports Subject: "Honoring a Fallen Foe" (LT Cavs baseball team remembers Randall Hibler)