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Two Cumberland County Schools Named 2020-2022 Schools of Excellence

The National Parent Teacher Association (PTA) recently designated Seventy-First High School and Stoney Point Elementary School as 2020-2022 Schools of Excellence for their "commitment to building an inclusive and welcoming school-community."
 
Seventy-First High School and Stoney Point Elementary School and their respective PTAs join nine other North Carolina schools and 351 schools nationwide to be recognized as 2020-2022 Schools of Excellence.
 
These schools' PTAs enrolled in the School of Excellence Program and committed to a year-long process of surveying their families and communities, setting objectives and improvements plans, gathering feedback and addressing opportunities for improvement to complete their Roadmap to Excellence before winning this designation.
 
The goal of the School of Excellence program is to encourage best practices for improving family engagement, building inclusive school communities and increasing local PTA participation. The National PTA provides step-by-step guidance and networking opportunities to local PTAs to support them in their journeys toward achieving the Schools of Excellence designation.
 
"We congratulate Seventy-First High School and Stoney Point Elementary School, along with their PTAs, for receiving this recognition," said Dr. Marvin Connelly, Jr., superintendent of Cumberland County Schools. "We appreciate their efforts to open the lines of communication between their schools, students, families, and communities."
 
For more information about the National PTA School of Excellence program, visit the program's website. To read the National PTA's official announcement of the 2020-2022 Schools of Excellence winners, view the announcement here.