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Published on September 6th, 2014 | by Millennium Magazine Staff

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Lower Richland High School PTSA Recognized Nationally as a School of Excellence

Lower Richland High School and its PTSA have been recognized as a National PTA School of Excellence for their achievements in building effective family-school partnerships.

“The partnership between Lower Richland High School and its PTSA is a true example of what can be accomplished when schools and families work together,” said Otha Thornton, president of National PTA. “Lower Richland High School and the Lower Richland High School PTSA have put strong practices into place that involve families in the life of the school, and we are pleased to recognize them as a National PTA School of Excellence.”

To be recognized as a National PTA School of Excellence, PTAs evaluate their current family engagement strategies and submit a goal for school improvement that families, teachers and administrators have set together. They improve upon their family engagement strategies throughout the year, while focusing on their goal. The National PTA School of Excellence designation is awarded with demonstrated improvement in the family-school partnership and significant progress toward their goal.

The Lower Richland High School PTSA has been an active PTSA incorporating the six PTA National Standards for Family-School Partnerships, which include welcoming all families into the school community, communicating effectively, supporting student success, speaking up for every child, sharing power and collaborating with the community.

Lower Richland High School Principal Kelvin Wymbs shares an even wider vision of the importance of building partnerships within our community. “With this collaborative spirit spreading across the Midlands, think of what it could mean for our communities, parents, students and educators,” he said. “Join us as we imagine more.”

To celebrate their achievements, National PTA presented Lower Richland High School and the Lower Richland High School PTSA with a National PTA School of Excellence banner. For more information about the National PTA School of Excellence program, visit PTA.org/excellence.

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