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Family Friendly School Awards

Would you consider your child's school to be Family Friendly? We want to know!

The HCPS Parent Academy, in partnership with Chick-fil-A of Harford County, is excited to sponsor the HCPS Family Friendly School Award program. HCPS recognizes that building meaningful relationships between schools, families, and communities is imperative to student achievement. When families are involved in their children's learning -- both at home and at school -- their children are likely to do better in school. And parents, guardians, and family members are more likely to be involved and engage with their child's school if they feel welcomed and valued.

We are looking to celebrate our schools that best engage all families with inclusive practices. HCPS uses the National PTA Standards for Family-School Partnerships as an indicator of a family friendly school. With this new program, schools consistently demonstrating these standards could earn the coveted Family Friendly School Award and special recognition that accompanies that title, including a luncheon for the school's staff provided by Chick-fil-A of Harford County!

This recognition program runs September through May. Nominations are collected during the first week of each month by completing this form . Then, the community is invited to vote for the winning school the second week of each month. Visit this page to view the nominated schools and cast your vote! We also will share the information at the beginning of each month on our Facebook page. Be sure to follow the HCPS Parent Academy page on Facebook! Help us spread the word by sharing this information with others in your school community!

We are deeply grateful for our generous Chick-fil-A partners at the Constant Friendship, Forest Hill, Aberdeen, and Bel Air locations for their tremendous support of this program.





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Family Friendly Schools Archive
William Paca/Old Post Rd Elementary
William Paca/Old Post Rd Elementary

September 2021 Family Friendly School

Principal: Ronald Wooden

School Website: https://wpes.ss18.sharpschool.com/

September 2021 nominees

  • Aberdeen High
  • Aberdeen Middle
  • Abingdon Elementary
  • Bakerfield Elementary
  • Bel Air Elementary
  • Bel Air High
  • Bel Air Middle
  • C. Milton Wright High
  • Church Creek Elementary
  • Churchville Elementary
  • Darlington Elementary
  • Deerfield Elementary
  • Dublin Elementary
  • Edgewood Elementary
  • Edgewood High
  • Edgewood Middle
  • Emmorton Elementary
  • Fallston High
  • Fallston Middle
  • Forest Hill Elementary
  • Forest Lakes Elementary
  • Fountain Green Elementary
  • George D. Lisby Elementary at Hillsdale
  • Hall's Cross Roads Elementary
  • Harford Technical High
  • Havre de Grace Elementary
  • Havre de Grace High
  • Havre de Grace Middle
  • Hickory Elementary
  • Homestead/Wakefield Elementary
  • Jarrettsville Elementary
  • John Archer School
  • Joppatowne Elementary
  • Joppatowne High
  • Magnolia Elementary
  • Magnolia Middle
  • Meadowvale Elementary
  • Norrisville Elementary
  • North Bend Elementary
  • North Harford Elementary
  • North Harford High
  • North Harford Middle
  • Patterson Mill High
  • Patterson Mill Middle
  • Prospect Mill Elementary
  • Red Pump Elementary
  • Ring Factory Elementary
  • Riverside Elementary
  • Roye-Williams Elementary
  • Southampton Middle
  • Swan Creek
  • William S. James Elementary
  • Youth's Benefit Elementary
Bel Air Middle
Bel Air Middle

October 2021 Family Friendly School

Principal: Natalie Holloway

School Website: https://bams.ss18.sharpschool.com/

October 2021 nominees

  • Patterson Mill Middle
  • Southampton Middle
  • Riverside Elementary
  • Forest Hill Elementary
  • Church Creek Elementary
  • Fallston Middle
  • Bel Air Elementary
  • Havre de Grace Elementary
  • Deerfield Elementary
  • Aberdeen Middle
  • Norrisville Elementary
  • Churchville Elementary
  • Meadowvale Elementary
  • Homestead/Wakefield Elementary
  • Aberdeen High
  • Bakerfield Elementary
  • Youth's Benefit Elementary
  • Magnolia Elementary
  • Abingdon Elementary
  • Hall's Cross Roads Elementary
  • Harford Technical High
Red Pump Elementary
Red Pump Elementary

November 2021 Family Friendly School

Principal: Blaine Hawley

School Website: https://rpes.ss18.sharpschool.com/

November 2021 nominees

  • Youth's Benefit Elementary
  • Fallston Middle
  • Bel Air Elementary
  • George D. Lisby Elementary at Hillsdale
  • Aberdeen High
  • Bakerfield Elementary
  • Havre de Grace Middle
  • Edgewood Elementary
  • William S. James Elementary
  • Riverside Elementary
  • Abingdon Elementary
  • Roye-Williams Elementary
  • North Harford Middle
  • Edgewood Middle
  • Swan Creek
  • Meadowvale Elementary
  • Emmorton Elementary
  • Prospect Mill Elementary
  • Edgewood High
  • North Harford High
  • Patterson Mill High
  • Patterson Mill Middle