Cambridge awarded Purple Star

Cambridge awarded Purple Star
Posted on 08/30/2023
Purple Star LogoCambridge Elementary School has been awarded a Purple Star Campus Designation by the Texas Education Agency. The Purple Star recognizes Texas district and charter schools that show their support and commitment to meeting the unique needs of military-connected students and their families.

Every fall, TEA awards the Purple Star Campus designation to campuses that apply and meet the established criteria. This year 150 campuses were awarded Purple Stars.
Cambridge is the first Alamo Heights ISD campus to be recognized with a Purple Star.

“Receiving TEA's designation as a Purple Star Campus lets our military community know that we are a proud military family-friendly school in the heart of "Military City USA,” says Cambridge Military Family Liaison Karyn Shelnutt. “The resilience and perseverance of our military-connected students is highlighted and celebrated at Cambridge Elementary and our focus on this special group of students is to welcome them HOME to Cambridge Elementary and AHISD - for a short time, or for the entirety of their education! We recognize their unique attributes and challenges they may face, and we celebrate the service and sacrifice of their military family members and especially the service and sacrifices of these students. HOOAH!”

Visit the Cambridge Military Families website to learn more about their campus efforts.

“Receiving the Purple Star designation for Cambridge is the icing on the cake for this amazing school,” says Cambridge principal Jana Hawkins. “ I am proud of our staff for supporting the different initiatives and resources to support families. Over the years at Cambridge, I have learned so much about the sacrifices that students of military family members make in their lives. I love seeing students proudly wearing their purple Hooah Huddle shirts.”

To receive the Purple Star Campus Designation, schools must designate a campus-based military liaison, create and maintain an easily accessible webpage that includes information for military-connected students and their families, institute a campus transition program for military-connected students, and support a military family assistance initiative. All Texas public schools are eligible to receive a Purple Star Campus Designation, regardless of their military-connected student population size. Applications for the designation are accepted annually.

Visit the TEA Purple Star website for more information and a full list of campuses earning the designation this year from across the state.
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