Community Involvement

The Communications Department manages the communications, marketing, written and electronic publications, website content, public relations, media relations, and social media needs of the West Shore School District. We welcome all types and levels of participation and feedback. Whether it is a student asking a question on twitter; a parent who has called with a concern; a staff member with a creative idea; a business looking to partner with the District, or simply an interested resident; every interaction is an opportunity to strengthen our community and District pride. 

Along with the Superintendent, the Director of Communications serves as the official media spokesperson for the school district. 

Media Relations

All media requests should be directed to the Communications Department. West Shore students may not be interviewed or photographed by the media without District and parent consent.  

If you are staff member seeking publicity or promotion for a program, event or service, contact the Superintendent or Director of Communications at 717-938-9577. 


Throughout the school year, the District produces various publications for staff, families, and the community including On Board, Points of Pride, and the Student & Family Handbooks. To download these publications in PDF format, please use the links below.

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Use of Student Photos & Interviews

During the school year, there may be times when District staff would like to photograph students and/or their work to highlight their achievements. Those photographs may then appear in District and/or school publications, websites, or social media sites (ex. twitter, facebook, instagram). 
On occasion, schools may be visited by the news media (usually local television stations and newspapers) to photograph or audio/videotape students. Those interviews may then be shared by the news media in print, on television, over the radio, or on the internet. In these instances, the student’s full name may be published along with the student’s image/achievement. 
If parents or guardians do not wish to have their student photographed, videotaped, or interviewed in these ways, they are asked to notify their student’s principal in writing.
In addition, through partnerships with local colleges and universities, the District pairs veteran teachers with student teachers and/or pre-student teachers in partial fulfillment of college graduation requirements. For many college students, this field experience requires the completion of a video recording of their teaching abilities. The District only permits this type of video recording with the understanding that protecting the confidentiality of our students is of primary importance. As such, video recordings are immediately destroyed/deleted once the student teacher and his/her supervisor have finished reviewing it for the course assignment. 
Parents should contact the District’s Director of Communications or their student’s building principal with questions or concerns regarding the use of student photos or student work.


Director of Communications
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We are #WestShoreProud to share that the District's communications efforts were recognized in the Pennsylvania School Public Relations Association’s 2020-2021 Excellence in Communications Contest!

West Shore received a First Place Award of Excellence in the Publications category and a Second Place Award of Honor in the Video category. 

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