How to Share Your Good News

January 14, 2020

newspaperGreat stories happen every day in our schools, and the Office of Communications and Engagement is available to work with district staff to help spread the word. By submitting your good news, our staff will work with you to find the best way(s) to tell your story.

Use this Form to Submit Your Story Ideas

Examples of support we can provide:

Social/Electronic Media Coverage:
If you would like us to share a story about your school using one or all of our communications tools, please select this option. This would include coverage on social media (IamCPS blog, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), our district website ( and the Intranet (

Capture Photography/Multimedia:
If you want someone from our office to capture visuals from your event/activity, please select this option.

Prepare News Release/Media Advisory:
If there is an upcoming event or activity that you would like the local news media to know about, please select this option.

If you need assistance with preparing for an interview with the media, need to develop a communication strategy or need help in planning a public event, please select this option.

What Makes A Good News Story?

The best stories are timely, visual, clearly demonstrate impact and have a human face to the news. Examples include:

  • Individual student and staff successes and achievements
  • Unique programs, projects or other educational opportunities for students
  • Examples of our classrooms effectively leading changes to educational policies and practices
  • Events of interest to the community-at-large
  • Projects, events or achievements that reflect the mission and objectives of our district

Timeline of Requests

We have so much positive news to share. The more advance notice you can provide, the better we can work together to spread the word. When possible, please give us a minimum of five (5) days notice for events and news.


If you have any questions regarding this process, please contact the Office of Strategic Communications and Engagement at 513-363-0020 or