Submitted By Jason Gordon
In the history of Comal ISD’s partnership with the Parent Teacher Association, the district had never been recognized on a national level.
That fact changed in a big way recently.
During the 2016-17 school year both Spring Branch Middle and Freiheit Elementary were named National PTA Schools of Excellence.
Both Freiheit Elementary and Spring Branch Middle join an elite group of schools recognized by the National PTA for its partnership with families through PTA to enrich the educational experience and overall wellbeing for all students.
Only 18 campuses in Texas received this honor.
“I was super excited and honored to know our schools are being recognized on a national level,” said Michelle Ross, Comal ISD Council PTA President. “Family engagement is one of our purposes in PTA. To hear we’re being recognized for that effort makes me so proud. Of course we couldn’t do it without the support of the parents as well as the faculty at the campuses.”
Chris Smith, Spring Branch Middle Principal, said the PTA plays an integral role at his campus.
“PTA is a link between the school and the community,” said Smith. “I encourage my staff as well as parents to join. It’s just a really good partnership. We’ve already increased membership 14 percent this school year alone.”
PTA’s mission is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children. If you would like to join your campus PTA today, visit www.joinpta.org.