Partners in Education


Turner Middle School Families, Community and Business Partners in Education. 

Current partners are below: 
Assured Comfort - Heating, Air, Plumbing
Christ Abundant Life International Ministries
Cornerstone Baptist Church
First Baptist Church Lithia Springs
Jump N Joy
Malinda Smallwood - RE/MAX UNLIMITED
United in Christ Christian Church
Yogli Mogli Frozen Yogurt

Turner Middle is actively seeking additional Partners. Let's explore why.


A school-business partnership is a mutually supportive arrangement that is beneficial for all constituents. A partnership instills a positive culture for improving relationships and reinforces community involvement. 

The parties commit to specific activities intended to benefit students, improve student achievement, and help accomplish school improvement goals. 

Community Benefits
  1. A relationship is established with businesses and community in collaboration with educating our students. 
  2. Lower dropout rates are associated with lower crime rates, less unemployment, and fewer citizens dependent on social services. 
  3. Expands the scope of stakeholders in the community. 

Partner Benefits
      4. Students are better prepared to enter the workforce.
      5. Increase in patronage by community.
      6. Enhances community image.
      7. Aids in customer and employee recruitment. 

School Benefits
     8. Provides schools with incentives for students and teachers.
     9. Provides resources to schools to enhance the students' education
    10. Provides resources to schools to beautify the environment.
    11. Reinforces the value of education to all students and community stakeholders.
    12. Assists school in achieving its goals. 

Student Benefits
    13. Provides students with incentives and materials to enhance learning.
    14. Provides learning opportunities, job training, and career awareness.
    15. Relates school to "real life" situations and concepts.
    16. Partnerships support student achievement.
    17. Enhances learning opportunities in non-traditional settings.
    18. Increases self-esteem.

Strategies for Support and Participation
Listed below are suggestions for ways in which businesses have impacted the school and student learning. These are suggested strategies. Please contact the School Business Partnership Coordinator with further suggestions. Creativity and imagination are welcomed in creating successful partnerships. 

Instructional Support and Enrichment
     Guest Speakers
     Shadowing opportunities
     Field trip to business site
     Sponsorship of in-class programs
     Incentive and motivation support

Material and Financial Support
     Donation of supplies
     Assistance in securing grants
     Fundraising opportunities
     Monetary donations for purchase of educational resources, incentives, and/or  
     educational equipment. 
     Monetary donation for teacher appreciation or school-wide needs.

Service Learning/Community Service
     Opportunities for career awareness.
     Utilization of skills, equipment, and/or resources to benefit school.
     Student recognition programs.

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