PTA Awards

Nominations are now open for our annual council awards!

Our Council and Local PTAs honor outstanding educators, community partners, and volunteers with the following awards:

Friend of Children Award

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A Local PTA may present the Friend of Children Award to an outstanding volunteer, teacher, principal, assistant principal, school custodian, cafeteria worker, featured speaker, grandparents, business person or owner who continually supports your PTA.  This person does not have to be a PTA member. The local unit will submit a check to the GCISD council of PTAs Award chair for $15.  The Council Award Chair will then provide the local unit with the award certificate and Friend of Children pin. The Council-level Friend of Children Award was created to honor individuals for their outstanding efforts on behalf of children across the district and/or in multiple schools.  

Extended Service Award

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A Texas PTA Extended Service Award is given to those who have continued to give outstanding service to the Texas PTA. This recipient must have been actively involved in the Texas PTA for ten (10) years and be a Texas Life Member. This award is ordered through Texas PTA.

Honorary Life Membership

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An Honorary National or Texas Life Membership is one of the highest honors that can be bestowed upon an individual by the National or Texas PTA for outstanding contributions to the well-being of children and youth. This person must also be a member of the PTA and support the Objects of PTA. This award is ordered through Texas PTA.

Dr. Jim Thompson Exemplary Achievement in Education Award

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The Dr. Jim Thompson Exemplary Achievement in Education Award is a Council-level Award for an educator (employee of GCISD) who has served GCISD students for a minimum of five years; who demonstrates support of all the Objects of PTA in their service to students; and who is a PTA member in good standing.

Dr. Jim Thompson (right) with the 2014 award recipient, Mrs. Jodi Lucas, PE Teacher at Bear Creek Elementary.

Nomination Information

Awards given by Local PTAs:

Awards given by the Council of PTAs:

Council Level Awards are given at the annual Founder’s Day Luncheon in February. Nominations are usually due at the beginning or middle part of January to allow the committee to determine the winners.

  • Friend of Children Award, Council Level
  • Extended Service Award, Council Level
  • PTA Honorary Life Membership Award, Council Level
  • Dr. Jim Thompson Exemplary Achievement in Education Award, Council Level Only.