Hopewell Middle School and the Hopewell Middle School Parent Teacher Association (PTA) have been named by the National PTA as a 2018 – 2020 School of Excellence. The recognition is a result of their collective commitment to building an inclusive and welcoming school community where all families contribute to enriching the educational experience and overall well-being for all students, according to the organization.

Hopewell Middle School and Hopewell Middle School PTA are one of only 278 PTAs and schools nationwide recognized as a 2018-2020 School of Excellence.

“We are beyond proud of this honor,” Lynda Garinger, Hopewell Principal said. “It recognizes the strong partnership between our campus community and campus PTA and  represents our mutual commitment to working together for our students. With this honor and as we continue a successful school year, there is no doubt that our momentum will continue to move forward.”

National PTA’s School of Excellence program helps PTAs become partners in identifying and implementing school improvement initiatives based on PTA’s National Standards for Family-School Partnerships. Schools that exhibit improvement at the end of the school year are honored as a National PTA School of Excellence, a distinction that spans two years.

“Research shows that when families and schools work together, students do better in school and schools improve,” said Jim Accomando, president of National PTA. Hopewell Middle School and Hopewell Middle School PTA have worked hard to strengthen their family-school partnership and create an environment where all families feel welcomed and empowered to support student success. We are pleased to recognize them as a National PTA School of Excellence.”

To celebrate their achievements, National PTA presented Hopewell Middle School and Hopewell Middle School PTA with a National PTA School of Excellence banner. More information about the National PTA School of Excellence program.