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Parent and Family Engagement Practices

 

Selected excerpts from National Blue Ribbon School applications

Meeting Street Academy SC At Meeting Street Academy in Spartanburg, North Carolina, three- and four-year-old students attend a full-day kindergarten program rich in learning through play, movement, and hands-on academic activities. Family engagement is also a Meeting Street hallmark, with the school offering a wide variety of opportunities for parents, students, and school staff to build relationships and learn Read More

Mr. Robert Sikora Saint Andrew Catholic School PA At Saint Andrew Catholic School, parents, teachers and community partners come together to offer students several ways to start thinking about their economic futures. The school hosts an on-campus bank, invites parents in to teach financial and career planning classes, and teachers run a stock market club to introduce students to investing. Principal Robert Sikora Read More

Fruchthendler Firebirds Soar to New Heights! Jacob C. Fruchthendler Elementary School, (Tucson, AZ). Jacob C. Fruchthendler Elementary School is an Opening Minds through the Arts (OMA) Gold School. OMA uses instrumental music, opera, dance, theater, and visual arts to help teach reading, writing, math, and science to children in kindergarten through 8th grade. The school has an OMA Arts Integration Specialist Read More

Twin Lakes Elementary School Twin Lakes Elementary School, (Elk River, MN). Twin Lakes Elementary School has continued to take steps to ensure equity, cultural awareness, and respect in our community and school. For example, upon entering Twin Lakes, all visitors are met with a captivating display of more than 25 flags. These flags represent all of the cultures and Read More

Sundling students complete team building activities during Science class. Walter R. Sundling Junior High School, (Palatine, IL). Walter R. Sundling Junior High is one of the first schools in the district and the state to adopt and implement Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Teaching (CLR). As a racially diverse school, Sundling’s strength is its many cultures as well as the diversity of languages spoken. In Read More

avon middle school Avon Middle School Avon Local Schools Avon, Ohio Supporting Students Experiencing Homelessness. In this audio profile, Avon Middle School leaders describe their system for identifying and supporting students who may need targeted support due to experiencing housing misplacement or homelessness. Through a data-driven RTI process, educators identify students who need support and connect them with Read More

dows_lane ES Dows Lane Elementary School, (Irvington, NY). At Dows Lane Elementary School, English as a New Language (ENL) students receive services from a certified ENL teacher in an integrated push-in model for students at higher proficiency levels and a stand-alone pull-out model for students at lower proficiency levels. Former English language learners (ELL) continue to receive Read More

Rollings MS Rollings Middle School of the Arts, (Summerville, SC). Due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 Coronavirus, Rollings Middle School of the Arts (RMSA) felt the engagement of students and families in the learning process has been more important than ever before. RMSA has been vigilant in its efforts to maintain a solid connection between students Read More

Murray ES Murray Elementary School, (Murray, KY). Murray Elementary School’s teachers, staff, and administrators believe the key to student success is building relationships with families. For incoming kindergarten families, Murray Elementary starts the relationship building with children and families in November the year before children enter kindergarten. Murray sponsors a Future Tiger Night, where families come to Read More

Adlai E. Stevenson High School Adlai E. Stevenson High School, (Lincolnshire, IL). Stevenson High School offers a variety of opportunities for meaningful parent engagement. Each fall, using a conversation framework, the school hosts family discussions about their child’s course selections for the following school year. In addition to weekly parent information through an interactive report card platform, counselors facilitate Student-Counselor-Parent Read More