Two Northside PTAs recognized nationally as Schools of Excellence

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October 26, 2016

Two Northside ISD PTAs have been named 2016-2018 National PTA Schools of Excellence. Ellison Elementary School and Folks Middle School (for the second time) are among 173 schools from across the country to receive this special designation, and are the only schools in San Antonio to receive it.

The awards are given to PTAs for their achievements in building strong family-school partnerships as part of the National PTA’s ongoing efforts to increase family engagement in education.

“We are extremely proud and excited that these schools have been recognized this way,” said Dr. Brian Woods, superintendent. “We know that students succeed when there is a commitment by the parent, a mentor, and/or a role-model to be involved in the life of a child.”

This is the third year in a row that NISD PTAs have received this designation. Past recipients include Leon Springs, Mireles, and Murnin elementary schools, and Folks, Hobby, and Pease middle schools.

For more information on the National PTA School of Excellence program, click here.

The two schools were recognized at the October Board meeting.

Ellison Elementary PTA with banner

Ellison Elementary School. Pictured are (from l-r) Melissa Moran, current PTA President; Julie Meneses, Ellison Vice Principal; Gretchen Cummings, immediate past PTA president; and Principal Carin Adermann.

Folks Middle School PTA with banner

Folks Middle School. Picture are (from l-r) Leslie Stanford, current PTA president; Monica Cruz, immediate past PTA president; Jolynn Pullin, PTA board member; and Principal Shawn McKenzie.