Commissioner Stewart Honors Nine Schools with Family and Community Involvement Award

June 18, 2018

FDOE Press Office

Commissioner Stewart Honors Nine Schools with Family and Community Involvement Award
~ Award recognizes exemplary programs that link schools, families and communities ~

Tallahassee, Fla., June 18, 2018, – Today, the Florida Department of Education announced that nine schools are winners of the 2018 Family and Community Involvement Award. The award recognizes exemplary school practices that focus on increasing family involvement, welcoming families into the local school system, providing effective communication, supporting student success, and promoting collaboration with the community.

“It is my pleasure to recognize these schools with the Family and Community Involvement Award,” said Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart. “As a former teacher and principal, I have seen firsthand how family and community involvement can positively impact student achievement. My congratulations to our schools for their innovation in creating meaningful programs that connect students, parents and the community.”

The winners will be formally recognized and invited to share their award winning programs at the Educational Strategies and Student Engagement Institute in November.

The 2018 Family and Community Involvement Award Winners are listed below.

Region I

Leon County
Killearn Lakes Elementary School

Santa Rosa County
Thomas L. Sims Middle School
Career Café

Region II

Nassau County
Callahan Intermediate School
Trunk and Read Literacy Night

Region III

Lake County
Minneola Elementary School
Reading Rodeo

Osceola County
Denn John Middle School
Joyful Celebration

Region IV

Pasco County
Hudson Elementary School
Cougar Café

Pasco County
Gulf Middle School
The Treasure Chest

Region V

Monroe County
Poinciana Elementary School
Family Expo

Palm Beach County
Woodlands Community Middle School
Mustang Mentors

For summaries of the winning programs and more information, visit Family and Community Involvement Award.

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