Communications Services Division
The Communications Services Division is focused on building relationships with our students, parents, staff and the community through effective communication.
With a focus on sharing important information and district news with our patrons, we manage all district print publications, the district website, social media channels, video production and district events. Our division also oversees requests for information from the media and the public.
Communicating effectively with our patrons is critical for the success of our district and our students. Our dedicated team works hard to make sure our district puts its best foot forward and provides excellent customer service to our district partners.
MEDIA RELATIONS: Members of the media must make all requests for interviews and other information through the Communications Services Division by contacting Chief Communications Officer Shelli Holland-Handy at 918-259-7788 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
PUBLICATIONS: Broken Arrow Public Schools is proud of its award-winning publications. Arrowpoint Magazine, which began publication in 1976, is distributed every other month to all residents and businesses in Broken Arrow and mailed to addresses throughout the state and nation. It features photographs and articles specifically of interest to parents and members of the Broken Arrow school community. It highlights the efforts and accomplishments of students and staff, as well as programs of the school district. CenterStage is the official playbill for the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center and provides information on the season’s Spotlight Series as well as highlights the district’s award-willing fine arts programs. The Communications Division also publishes the annual report for the district and informational materials for various district initiatives and projects. To access recent editions of Arrowpoint, CenterStage and the annual report, visit www.issuu.com/baschools.
ARROWVISION: ArrowVision acts as the voice and face of the district, giving patrons, parents and students the information they need. Comprised of ArrowVision.tv, Broken Arrow High School’s “The Pulse,” the district’s YouTube channel and Cox Channel 20, ArrowVision provides high quality programming covering academics, fine arts and athletics across the district, including the weekly football coach’s show, Inside Tiger Football. Additionally, this department offers various journalism classes at Broken Arrow High School, the Freshman Academy and middle school sites to give students hands-on experience in the world of videography, digital media, sports media and documentary film. Broken Arrow Public Schools first began producing video programming more than 20 years ago under the name BATV but has recently evolved, adopting the name ArrowVision.
WEBSITE: Our website features stories about district events and up-to-date information for each school site and division in the district. The website is designed with parents and patrons in mind, providing information about school closings, meetings, important dates and many other resources to help the Broken Arrow community connect with our fantastic schools and departments.
SOCIAL MEDIA: Staying connected to find out the latest and greatest about Broken Arrow Public Schools is easy. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Google+, log onto ArrowVision.tv and subscribe to our YouTube channel.
PARTNERS IN EDUCATION: Partners in Education (PIE) teams community businesses and organizations with school sites in a mutually-beneficial, cooperative program. Businesses and organizations can connect to schools in a variety of ways and create a tremendous, positive impact on Broken Arrow students. The program promotes a school culture in which students attend regularly, become knowledgeable about career opportunities in their community, develop a sense of responsibility for their community, and are motivated to engage with their education and community. For more information on becoming a district Partner, click here.
VOLUNTEERS IN EDUCATION: Volunteers offer invaluable support to the district and help Broken Arrow Public Schools achieve its mission. As a school volunteer, there are plenty of opportunities to work with staff and principals to positively impact students and help provide the best possible educational experience for each child. Each school site offers unique opportunities to become involved. To become a volunteer, click here.
OPEN RECORDS REQUEST: Requests to access public records are processed by the Chief Communications Officer, Shelli Holland-Handy. For more information, please click here.
DISTRIBUTION OF INFORMATION REQUEST: Requests to distribute information of any kind to our staff and students at our respective school sites/offices are processed by the Executive Director of Public Relations, Amanda Summers. For more information, please click here.
Please feel free to contact the Communications Services Division at any time by calling 918-259-5700.