Together in partnership, Autauga County Schools, Prattville Junior High School, and Maxwell AFB support more than 90 military-connected students at PJHS. The PJHS administration team understands the unique educational challenges military-connected students face when transitioning. You will find that PJHS educators are fully committed to supporting military-connected students by addressing educational challenges and promoting resiliency necessary to manage the military lifestyle. They strive to engage all students in a relevant and inspiring education to produce respectful, responsible, and resourceful graduates! PJHS and Maxwell AFB are committed to quality education and discovering additional ways to provide students with the support they deserve.

Prattville Junior High School  is proud to be a Purple Star designated school for 2022-2023.

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About Us...

What is the Purple Star Program?

  • The Purple Star School program was initiated by thehelp schools nationwide respond to the educational and social-emotional challenges military-connected children face during their transition to a new school and keep them on track to be college, workforce, and life-ready. 
    Alabama Purple Star School program, established by Legislature with the passage of Act 2021-7, recognizes the efforts of the K-12 schools in the state that are committed and supportive of military students, and their families, as they transition to their new homes and schools. The Purple Star School program was designed to help mitigate the challenges of high mobility by setting standards for and publicly designating military-friendly schools. This award recognizes schools that show a major commitment to military-connected students and families. Click here to learn more information about the Alabama Purple Star program.

PJHS Military Family Liaison

Mrs. Craft standing to the left of her husband. Her husband is wearing military camo with their daughter,  standing to his right

Mrs. Elizabeth Craft

Family Military Liaison

8th Grade Math 


Mrs. Elizabeth Craft is the PJHS Military Student Liaison. Mrs. Craft has three children in the Autauga County School System and has been a military wife for over 20 years.  Her husband has served in the Army and is currently active duty with the Alabama National Guard. Mrs. Craft is able to assist military families in transition with student supports and resources. She is vested in educational partnerships, scholastic exploration, and academic opportunities to further help military students find lasting school success.

Military Liaison Officers

For our military families, we have liaisons with Child & Youth Education Services.  Below we have listed their address and email should you wish to contact them.

Katheryn Ganster

Robert Richert 

Child & Youth Education Services School Liaison, PreK-12 42nd Force Support Squadron 
50 LeMay Plaza, Bldg. 804, Rm SE147 
Maxwell AFB 
Montgomery, AL 36112

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PJHS Veterans Day 2022

Resources for Military Families

American Gold Star Mothers Inc. - An organization of mothers who have lost a son or daughter in the service of our country
The American Legion- Nation's largest veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth
American Red Cross - Emergency aid and support for military families
ASU Scholarship - Military Active Duty and Reservist Commitment Scholarship
Army Reserve Family Programs - Army Reserve Family Programs
Armed Services YMCA - Armed Services YMCA
Blue Star Families - Support, Connect, Empower. For Military Families by Military Families
Build a Sign - Provides one free sign to welcome your hero home - Find care and services for your children, adults, pets, and your home
Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress - Resources and articles for military families
The Comfort Crew for Military Kids - Support for the social and emotional resiliency of military kids
Educator Guide:  Military Child During Deployment - Educators can build coping skills in their students during and after a military deployment 
Family Guidebook: Dealing with Deployment - Guidebook to support parents and caregivers as they help their children handle deployment
Fisher House Foundation - Housing when you have a service member hospitalized for injury, illness, or disease
Gold Star Wives of America Inc. - Support for widows/widowers of service members who died on active duty
inTransition - Supports service members and their families to maintain continuity of care
Love and Logic- Parenting-Raising responsible children
Military Child Education Coalition - Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) - Resources for Military Families
Military HomeFront - A webpage for military families about available DoD programs
Military Impacted Schools Association - Services school districts with a high concentration of military children
Military's Interstate Children's Compact Commission - Includes the Interstate Compact
Military Kids Connect - DoD website for kids impacted by deployment
Military Officers Association of America - Financial assistance for students who are children of former, current, or retired military
Military One Source - Free books, DVDs, resources, handouts, etc. 
National Center for Telehealth and Technology -Support of psychological health and traumatic brain injury recovery in the military 
National Military Family Association - Provides free camps for children in military families
National Resource Directory - Connecting service members, veterans, and their families with support
Operation Homefront - Provides emergency financial and other assistance to families of our service members and wounded warriors
Operation Military Kids - Support for children and youth impacted by deployment
Operation We are Here - Resources for military families
Our Military Kids - Grants for children of National Guard/Military Reserve who are currently deployed
School Quest - Tool to help with the transition from school to school
Screening for Mental Health - Resources for mental health tools
Sitter City Military Program - Child care programs for military families
Student On Line Achievement Resources - Resources to help parents with their children's education (includes on-line tutoring)
Surviving Deployment - Information and resources for military families
Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors - Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) - Online tutoring and homework help 
United Through Reading - Parent records reading a book online and it is sent to the child
United Way - United Way of Central Alabama
USO Pathfinder - Initiative to help U.S. Military personnel and their families transition back into civilian life after service ends