We are excited to announce that Robinson Middle School was recently recognized as a National PTA School of Excellence for the 2018-2020 school years. National PTA’s School of Excellence program supports and celebrates partnerships between PTAs and schools that work to improve the educational experience and school environment for every child. This program provides guidance to assist schools in engaging families in the school decision-making, and helps schools build inclusive policies related to education, health, safety, or the arts. This past year, Robinson Middle School focused on safety and welcoming all families.
The RMS School of Excellence Committee selected a focus area of Health and Safety with an objective of Safer Routes to School. RMS PTA incorporated select National PTA standards to promote the safety of students by leveraging family-school partnerships and community resources, including PISD, the City of Plano, and RMS parents. The Committee envisioned realizing Safer Routes to School with safer street crossings, student education, and parent education. This is an ongoing effort, and the School of Excellence Committee is currently working on procuring new signs. In addition, Robinson administration has requested a crossing guard study in front of PSA on Preston Meadow.
RMS is a diverse community with 45 languages represented. The Committee worked with the RMS administration and ESL teacher on a temporary Welcome Sign that reflects some of these languages. Once construction is complete, the ESL Parent Academy and students will create a permanent welcome sign reflecting RMS’ diversity. For 2018-19, our Volunteer Interest Form includes a volunteer option to serve as a translator. The PTA will use this information to connect families needing help to volunteers that can provide assistance.
As a National PTA School of Excellence, Robinson Middle School made significant progress to welcome and empower families to support student success and school improvements during the course of the 2017-2018 school year. Thanks to all of our Robinson families, staff, and administration for supporting the Robinson PTA and School of Excellence Committee with this effort. Robinson Middle School joins an elite group of schools recognized by the National PTA for its partnership with families through PTA to enrich the educational experience and overall well-being for all students. If you are interested in serving on the School of Excellence Committee, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.