Get Ready for
PTA Award Season!

PTA leaders and members bring innovative services to our kids, to our schools, and to our communities each and every day.  Nevada PTA’s Awards Program is designed to recognize and share PTAs’ special programs and achievements, and to honor the people that help to make your schools and communities better for children.

Click 2017_2018_Nevada_PTA_Awards_Packet for the Awards Packet, which includes information about each award and how to apply for it.

Award submissions are due to Nevada PTA’s office by
5pm, Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Membership Award submissions are due to Nevada PTA’s office by
5:00 pm on Friday, April 27,2018

Nevada PTA Awards At a Glance

Just a brief overview of the many different ways that your PTA can be recognized, and ways that your PTA can recognize special people in your school or community.

Nevada PTA Achievement Awards – Look at your PTA’s calendar now to be sure that your PTA is sponsoring activities to for each of the five Purposes of PTA.

  • Outstanding PTA Achievement Award: Awarded to a PTA who qualifies for the Gold PTA achievement award, and has an increase in membership, 90% staff membership, and participated in four (4) National or Nevada PTA Sponsored activities.
  • Gold PTA Achievement Award: Complete three (3) activities for each of the five Purposes of PTA.
  • Silver PTA Achievement Award: Complete one (1) activity for each of the five Purposes of PTA.
  • Dixie Worden Humanitarian Award: Given to a PTA that implements an outstanding activity or program that promotes health/welfare of children.
  • Spotlight Award: Given to the PTA with the most outstanding PTA newsletter, social or multimedia message.
  • Hank Etchemendy Advocacy Award: Given to a PTA, volunteer, or other public official who has championed a cause that benefits children in the local area or throughout the state of Nevada.
  • Male Engagement Award: Given to a PTA that worked with their school or community to increase male involvement in a way that was measurable within the school.

Nevada PTA Recognition Awards – Recognize the special people in your PTA’s community.

  • Ann T. Lynch Outstanding PTA Parent Award: Parent, grandparent, guardian or other volunteer that provided outstanding service to a school or PTA and assisted in promoting the National Standards for Family-School Partnerships
  • Youth Participation Award: Nominees for this award are students who are active in school and within the community,
  • Teacher of the Year Award: Teacher who effectively promotes National Standards for Family – School Partnerships.
  • Lynel Cunningham Site Administrator of the Year: Administrator who most effectively promotes National PTA Standards for Family-School Partnerships
  • Bob Huwe Community Engagement Award: PTA and community organization, business or individual that collaborated to strengthen National PTA Family-School Partnerships.
  • Sandy Miller Engagement and Diversity Award:  recognizes individuals or groups who have committed to embracing, enhancing, and celebrating diversity and family engagement at our schools.

Nevada PTA Membership Awards – Recognition for the great job your PTA is doing with PTA membership this year!

  • Building a Better Community Award: Given to PTAs that have shown that they embrace this philosophy by making it their goal to reach out to their communities and to bring in members that are neither parents, teachers, nor students, but still feel that they are stakeholders in the education and well-being of all children.
  • Men Matter Membership Award: Given to PTAs that foster a positive atmosphere for, and actively recruiting membership of, men in their PTAs.
  • 100% Membership: PTA with the same number of members as students enrolled in the PTA’s school.
  • 75% Membership: PTA whose membership is 75% or more of the number of students enrolled in the PTA’s school.
  • 100% Staff Membership: PTA whose staff PTA members is the same as the number of licensed staff at the school.
  • Nick Poulakidas Membership Promotion Award: PTA with the best membership campaign as chosen by delegates to Nevada PTA’s convention. Bring your story board to show off your hard work.

Membership Awards that Your PTA Doesn’t Need to Apply For:

  • The Early Bird Award: Given to PTAs that make their first membership payment on or before October 29, 2016 AND the payment is for at least half of the PTA’s total members from the previous year. Only payments received in the office on or before October 29, 2016 are eligible.
  • Membership Increase: PTA that has more members for the current membership year than the previous year.
  • Membership Award:  Given to 2 PTAs (one from Region 1,2, and one from Region 3) with the most members.