PTSA Membership Meeting


Join us for the first PTSA  Membership Meeting of the 2017-18 School Year!

When: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 @ 6:00p

Where: Marcus High School (Main) Rm. D-110

Special Ed Meet & Greet

Lewisville ISD Council of PTAs / Exceptional Students

Would you like to learn more about Special Education in LISD? Join us for the Annual LISD Special Education Meet and Greet! Meet Executive Director Dr. Kathy Talbert as well as Directors and Leads.

When: September 26, 2017 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Where: Purnell Support Center, 136 W. Purnell St., Lewisville 75057

Kindly RSVP

 

Provided through the cooperation of the LISD Council of PTAs Exceptional Students Committee and LISD Special Education

Reflections

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You Made the Difference!

Dear PTA Advocates,

Once again and with your help, Texas PTA was instrumental in stopping the passage of legislation to create a voucher program in Texas. Our message continues to be, “Focus on strengthening our public schools! All students benefit from that goal.”

We made small, but important progress to begin to reform our outdated, inequitable and inadequate school finance system during the Special Legislative Session that lasted for 30 days this summer. HB 21 by Rep. Dan Huberty, created a grant program to provide extra support for students with dyslexia and autism, removed a penalty in funding for very small school districts, created a step-down to help some districts to adjust to the loss of specialized funding they had been receiving since 2006, and created a commission to develop recommendations for school finance reform that can be considered in the next Legislative Session that will begin in January of 2019.

While we did not see the progress in reforming our school funding system that we were hoping for, we made great progress in educating legislators about the fact that as property values rise and homeowners pay more in taxes, the state, for at least 10 years, has been using those increased revenues to offset their share of the cost of public education so that they now contribute less than 32% of the cost of education in Texas. This cannot continue. The state must increase its share of funding for public schools and must fund schools equitably. We will continue to work toward this goal.

Thanks again for making a difference,

Texas PTA Board of Directors and Staff
Texas PTA Advocacy Committee

PTA Parents’ Guide…

…to Student Success

Whether they are just starting elementary school or are getting ready to graduate high school, every parent wants their child to have the knowledge they need to be successful in the future. However, sometimes it can be difficult to keep track of everything your child needs to know. That’s why National PTA created the Parents’ Guides to Student Success.

Developed by teachers, parents and education experts, the guides provide clear and consistent expectations for what students should be learning in English, language arts/literacy and mathematics during grades K-8 and high school. You can use these guides to keep track of your child’s progress and ensure that they are prepared for the following school year and their future college and career ambitions.

National PTA’s Parents’ Guides to Student Success are an easy way to keep your kid on track. Not only do the guides serve as easy-to-use handbooks for your child’s education, but they also offer activities you can use to keep them engaged academically.

There are even two versions of each guide for your convenience! If you are looking for a quick overview of necessary curriculum, take a look at the two page guides. If you are want something a bit more in depth, check out the four page guides.

For Spanish-speaking families, National PTA has created Spanish versions of both the two page guides and the four page guides.

Research shows that family engagement promotes student success. Students with involved parents are more likely to:

  • Earn higher grades and pass their classes,
  • Attend school regularly and have better social skills,
  • Go on to post-secondary education

The National PTA Parents’ Guides to Student Success are a great way to get involved in your child’s education.

Learn More

 

Kayla Hewitt is a contributing writer for Our Children Magazine.

Take Action Now

Urge Legislators to Vote YES on HB 21 and HB 23!

Texas students need your voice tomorrow when legislators debate HB 21 and HB 23. Email or call your Representative and ask them to vote YES on both of these critical priorities.

As a reminder, HB 21 is Representative Dan Huberty’s plan to fix our broken school finance system. HB 23 is Rep. Huberty’s bill that aims to fund innovative, collaborative programs for students with autism on public school and charter school campuses.

We need your voices to #backthefuture of Texas children now.

They are our No. 1 priority!

LEF’s Evening for Education

Ready for the year!

Parent Survey on HB5

If you have an entering 9-12 student, please consider taking a few minutes to complete the following survey relating to endorsement selection.

  • The ways in which information about your students’ endorsement selection process is transmitted to you
  • How effective you feel the information you are receiving is to your ability to support your child’s decision making
Take Survey

LISD Position Statements

Legislative Special Session Resolution - LISD JUL 2017
Launch 2017

Sunday

Posted by Marcus HS PTSA on Sunday, July 23, 2017

Posted by Marcus HS PTSA on Saturday, July 22, 2017

Saturday

Posted by Marcus HS PTSA on Saturday, July 22, 2017

Posted by Marcus HS PTSA on Saturday, July 22, 2017

 

Friday

National PTA President Elect Leslie Boggs (she's ours) Texas, she's ours! Speaking to TX PTA about her journey!!!

Posted by Marcus HS PTSA on Friday, July 21, 2017

Posted by Marcus HS PTSA on Friday, July 21, 2017

Posted by Marcus HS PTSA on Friday, July 21, 2017

 

Thursday

 

Launch 2017 Houston, TX

July 21-23, 2017

PTA Convention

Saturday

Posted by Marcus HS PTSA on Saturday, June 24, 2017

Friday

Recognizing all attending 2017 State PTA Presidents!! Here's……Lisa Holbrook!!!! Texas Rocks!!

Posted by Marcus HS PTSA on Friday, June 23, 2017

Recognizing all attending 2017 State PTA Presidents!! Here’s……Lisa Holbrook!!!! Texas Rocks!!

General Session #4

Posted by Marcus HS PTSA on Friday, June 23, 2017

 

Thursday

Posted by Marcus HS PTSA on Thursday, June 22, 2017

Posted by Marcus HS PTSA on Thursday, June 22, 2017

Welcome
Dr. Traci Petteway

Dr. Traci Petteway

President, Marcus HS PTSA
I am Dr. Traci Petteway, your MHS PTSA President! I am delighted to welcome some and welcome back others to the Marcus High School family! Since our July 1981 chartering, MHS PTSA has made a mark of distinction in the community by providing valuable Parent Education Programs (PEP), Graduating Senior Scholarships for the MHS PTSA “student members”, the 180 Degree Abstinence Program, Red Ribbon Week, Winning the Fight, celebrating our students via the Magnificent Marauder Awards, and showing appreciation towards our dedicated teachers!
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Gary Shafferman

Gary Shafferman

Principal, Marcus High School
Marcus High School is an incredible school due to all the stakeholders. As teachers and parents, we are creating an opportunity for our students to excel in multiple areas such as academics, athletics, and the fine arts. PTSA works as a bridge between Marcus and our community of parents and students. As a strong supporter of public education, PTSA supports our school as an advocate and resource. Marcus PTSA is a strong contributor and helps put together our school homecoming, programs to battle drug/alcohol abuse, student scholarships, and so much more. We are partners, and we look forward to many years of support from Marcus PTSA.

 

Chantell Upshaw

Chantell Upshaw

Principal, Marcus High School 9
The Marcus PTSA provides outstanding support to Marcus parents, students, and staff. Monthly communication, general meetings, and the PTSA website, help keep parents informed about school events and initiatives sponsored by PTSA. PTSA supports academics, arts, school beautification, parent education and so much more. Membership in the Marcus PTSA connects parents, teachers and students and supports the entire Marcus school community. I am proud to be a Lifetime Member of PTA and a member of the Marcus PTSA!