Two Cherokee County School District schools have been honored by the National PTA for excellence!
Boston Elementary School and Little River Elementary School this week were named winners of the National PTA School of Excellence award, a two-year title that recognizes outstanding partnerships between local PTAs and schools “to build an inclusive and welcoming school-community where all families contribute to enriching the educational experience and overall well-being for all students.”
They are among only 242 schools nationwide and only 12 schools from Georgia honored with this recognition. To be considered for this honor, a school and its PTA unit must commit to working together to set and meet goals for improving family engagement.
“We’re so proud of the Boston and Little River PTAs for earning this national award for their schools. This recognition honors the dedication and collaboration of parent volunteers, teachers and staff and school administrators to work together to better serve their community’s families,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower said. “Our schools and our school district as a whole are more successful thanks to the support of the PTA. Its parent volunteers provide invaluable support to our schools through volunteerism, fundraising and advocacy. Congratulations and thank you for your continued support!”
The Boston ES PTA is led by President Adam Hapeman; Meredith Combs and Brandy Sherrane serve as co-presidents for the Little River ES PTA. The schools are led by Boston ES Principal Valerie Lowery and Little River ES Principal Matt Freedman.
“Family-school partnerships are essential to children’s education and success, and it is more important than ever for families and schools to establish strong partnerships,” said Anna King, president of National PTA. “We are thrilled to honor the accomplishments of all of the 2021-2023 Schools of Excellence. Their efforts have and are continuing to make a positive impact for all students, families and their school.”
Last year, River Ridge High School and Woodstock High School were named winners and are in their second school year of recognition.
Boston ES and Little River ES each will receive a banner to display celebrating this national recognition. The Cherokee County School Board and Dr. Hightower will recognize this honor at the August School Board meeting.