The Spring Run Elementary and Clover Hill Elementary PTAs were recently recognized as National PTA Schools of Excellence. This national recognition program supports and celebrates partnerships between PTAs and schools that enrich the educational experience and overall well-being for all students.
“PTAs play a critical role in our efforts to create safe, supportive and nurturing learning environments,” said Matoaca District representative Rob Thompson, who serves as the School Board’s liaison to the PTA County Council. “Spring Run and Clover Hill elementary schools have worked with their PTAs to develop a strong action plan focused on building an inclusive, welcoming community where all students have access to a great educational experience. The groups are always available to provide whatever support the schools need, and we applaud their efforts and celebrate this national recognition of their work.”
The 2017-19 Schools of Excellence are designated for a two-year period. Honorees receive automatic consideration for the Phoebe Apperson Hearst Award of $2,000 for their schools. After two years, schools are able to renew their designation.
This year, Clover Hill and Spring Run elementary schools were two of 13 Virginia schools recognized with the honor.
“Creating strong community partnerships is a focus for Chesterfield County Public Schools,” said Superintendent Dr. James Lane. “Our PTAs work hard throughout so many of our schools to encourage parent engagement and wrap the community’s arms around our schools. This recognition is just a snapshot of the hard work and tireless efforts to make our schools the best of the best and provide a strong support for our students.”
The School of Excellence designation is designed to assist with attracting new, action-oriented PTA members who want to focus on the issues that affect their children the most, and the recognition opens news doors to honors and opportunities at the recognized schools.