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New River Valley schools honored at Lynchburg education summit

By Tim Saunders, tsaunders@wdbj7.com
Published On: Mar 14 2014 05:35:03 PM EDT
Updated On: Mar 14 2014 08:49:13 PM EDT

Two schools in the New River Valley are being honored for getting the whole family involved in the learning process

LYNCHBURG, Va. -

Two schools in the New River Valley are being honored for getting the whole family involved in the learning process.

Belview Elementary School in Montgomery County won first place at this year's Mid-Atlantic Family Engagement Summit.

Faculty and staff were recognized for starting a book mobile that brought parents to the school during summer months.

"The students are at home more than they are at school, so we know that collaboration between home and school is very important to the children's success," said Wendy Phillips, a literacy specialist at Belview Elementary.

Radford City Schools were also honored with a third place award at the summit.

The event is a chance for educators to share strategies that will promote student success.

It's organized by Successful Innovations, a Lynchburg company that sells learning resources.