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Hello, pumpkin!

It’s that time of year, folks! Everything is coming up pumpkins! Coffee, beer, pie, rolls, Peeps, Cheerios, pancakes, cookies, cup-o-noodles, ice cream, doughnuts, oatmeal, and Cliff Bars, to name a few. All this pumpkin-flavored stuff also means we made it through the beginning of the school year. This is an amazing feat any school year but with this year’s challenges, it takes it to a whole new level. Great job, everyone!

I hope you had a chance to join our September Lunch & Learn (sponsored by Finalsite) covering the topic of OCR complaints. It was a good presentation and an engaging discussion. Please be sure to register for our OHSPRA/OSBA Fall Communication Virtual Workshop on Oct. 21. The topics include “Wellness in School Leadership: How, Why and Now” and “Organize Your Thoughts...Free Your Mind of Worry!”

So, join us for our joint workshop with OSBA, drink your pumpkin coffee, and enjoy the autumn weather. For those of you who are on pumpkin overload, we will get through this. It’s almost over. ;)  Good grief!
 
Stay strong and stay safe.


Lou DeVincentis
President, OHSPRA


Still time to register for Oct. 21 Fall Workshop!


Does your work in school PR or other leadership role feel heavier than it used to? It’s not just you. The mission-driven, trauma-sensitive, consensus-building, high-performance, always-connected role you have puts your personal wellness at risk.

Register now for the Wellness in School Leadership fall workshop which offers strategies for your personal wellness in these high-stress times. The workshop is co-sponsored by OHSPRA and the Ohio School Boards Association. Read more about the workshop and speakers on our website and click here to register now.

Are you a School PR Power PRo?


Get membership perks and other benefits (and earn some school PR street cred!) by earning the new OHSPRA Power PRo designation! This unique -- and FREE -- membership award allows you to earn points for things you may already doing with OHSPRA. Earn seven points within the membership year (Sept. 2021-Aug. 2022) by completing activities of your choosing. Watch our video and learn more on our Contest and Awards webpage.

Help us help YOU!

OHSPRA is asking members to take a short survey as we identify needs and challenges that members are facing this school year. This feedback will help us plan professional development activities and give members understanding of what others are dealing with across Ohio.

Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey.

Don't forget to renew your membership!


The early bird discount deadline has passed, but there's still time to renew your OHSPRA membership! For a low cost, you will gain access to a network of school professionals in your field, an online database of sample materials, and professional development opportunities. (And a nifty ring light, too!)
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