Parent & Community Awardparent and community award logo

Purpose: NELMS seeks to honor parent/community groups that value, understand and support effective middle level education.

Selection Criteria:

  • Understands and actively supports the development of young adolescents
  • Champions middle level education by:
    • recognizing middle level as a distinct entity of education
    • actively promoting middle level activities and programs
    • building community support

Application Process: The nominator must collect the following and submit all materials electronically to by February 1.

  • The nominator, who must be from the same school, must address in writing how the group meets the criteria stated above in 1,000 words or less.

Nomination Form for Parent & Community Group Award

Recognition: Those who receive an award will be recognized at the NELMS Annual Conference and in MidLines, (the NELMS newspaper), receive a two-day registration to our Annual Conference, and be featured on the web site.

The recipient will also be invited to present the award to the next year's award winner at the Annual Conference Welcome & Recognitions Reception.

The winner of the award for this year:
Susan Chase, Tara Larkin, Cheryl Magri, Maureen Ruth,
Frederick W. Harnett Middle School PTO, Blackstone, MA


Upon submission of this application, the school principal will be contacted by NELMS.