The National Parent Teacher Association recently certified Ramstein American middle and high schools as Parent Involvement Schools of Excellence.
The award recognizes schools that uphold the highest standards in parent involvement. All schools in the nation are eligible to submit an application to the National PTA.
As part of the certification process, RAMS and RAHS formed teams consisting of the principals, teachers, parents, students and representatives from the community. They completed a self-assessment and applied for Certifications of Excellence. According to team members, the certification is a symbol of parents, staff and community members working together for the common goal of helping children succeed.
The RAMS and RAHS groups have parents involved in many extra curricular activities. Their members help in after-school activities, organize and host teacher appreciation week events, work with the spelling bee program and Reflections art competition, as well as run the school photo programs and Scholastic book program.
They also sponsor guest speakers to share their talents with students and parents throughout the KMC.
“Every child deserves to attend a school of excellence,” said National PTA President Linda Hodge.
“The certification program is an unprecedented opportunity for all schools to achieve excellence and be recognized for their dedication to parent involvement.”
The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, National Association of Elementary School Principals, National Association of Secondary School Principals, National Education Association, and National School Public Relations Association joined the National PTA in the development and implementation of the certification program.
For more information on the RAMS and RAHS PTA chapters, contact the school Student Affairs offices.
(Courtesy American National PTA)