Frasch Elementary Earns National Award for School, Family, and Community Partnerships

October 2022


Frasch Elementary School earned a 2022 Partnership School Award from the National Network of Partnership Schools (NNPS) at Johns Hopkins University. Frasch was recognized for making excellent progress in strengthening and sustaining a comprehensive program of school, family, and community partnerships.


“We were so proud to receive the 2022 Partnership School Award from the National Network of Partnership School at Johns Hopkins University,” said Frasch Principal Kristi Russell. “Our ATP team, under the direction of Assistant Principal Melisa Crumpler, did an amazing job keeping our families connected during COVID-19.”


Frasch Elementary, a member of NNPS, described how it is organizing a program to engage more and different families in ways that support school improvement goals for student success. NNPS requires evidence of good program development including teamwork, leadership, goal-linked plans for action, implementation with outreach to all families, evaluation, and network connections.


“Frasch is conducting evidence-based strategies to strengthen its welcoming climate and to engage parents and community partners in ways that improve student attendance, behavior, achievement, health, and other student outcomes,” said Dr. Joyce L. Epstein, Director of NNPS. “Even during the COVID-19 crisis, Frasch continued to strengthen its partnerships with all students’ families in productive ways.”


Staff at Frasch worked hard on events to reach families and encourage family engagement. Let's Get Everyone Involved was a collaboration of three projects at Frasch, encouraging these specific ideas, and ultimately. These community events that earned Frasch this recognition were You are YOUnique, 110 Days of Fun, and Bloom Where You are Planted


The school will continue to strengthen its program of school, family, and community partnerships in the 2022-23 school year to help all students succeed at high levels. Read about NNPS at