Keller Jr. High PTA in Schaumburg named National PTA School of Excellence

  • The Helen Keller Junior High School PTA in Schaumburg has received the National PTA 2021 Phoebe Apperson Hearst Outstanding Family-School Partnership Award.

    The Helen Keller Junior High School PTA in Schaumburg has received the National PTA 2021 Phoebe Apperson Hearst Outstanding Family-School Partnership Award. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer, 2014

 
Submitted by Illinois PTA
Updated 8/10/2021 3:56 PM

The Helen Keller Junior High School PTA in Schaumburg has received the top National PTA School of Excellence designation by earning the 2021 Phoebe Apperson Hearst Outstanding Family-School Partnership Award.

National PTA's School of Excellence program is a yearlong commitment to improving family-school partnerships. Throughout the year, PTAs and schools collect feedback from their school communities to create and implement plans of action to make a difference for every child.

 

Through the School of Excellence program, PTAs and families become key partners in decision-making and school improvement efforts. The program opens the lines of communication and critical thinking within school communities to make data-driven decisions that yield positive, long-term results.

"We are thrilled to honor the accomplishments of Helen Keller Junior High School PTA and all of the 2020-2022 Schools of Excellence in Illinois," said Carolyn McCarty, president of the Illinois Parent Teacher Association. "The efforts of these PTAs to engage families have resulted in a positive impact on our students. Family engagement is a critical component of the PTA vision, as we recognize parents are key partners in helping students learn in-school and at home."

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