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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!

H.R. 3246

#StopCutsToClassrooms

Did you know that Federal funding for public education programs has remained at 2% of the federal budget for decades, despite the increase in public school enrollment and the rising cost of education resources and services.

This disparity between funding levels and actual costs means that the federal government has essentially enacted cuts to classrooms. National PTA is running a nationwide campaign—from July 7 to September 29—to raise public awareness that current levels of federal education funding are an inadequate investment in our children.

We need YOU to help to make this initiative a success—Every state PTA, local unit and PTA member is critical to stopping cuts to classrooms!

Here’s how to participate in the STOP Cuts to Classrooms campaign:

  • Sign the petition to #STOPCutsToClassrooms to make your voice heard and receive regular updates on the campaign.
  • Visit National PTA’s #STOPCutsToClassrooms webpage to learn more about federal funding for public education and view the campaign toolkit for more info.

Live from the Convention

Follow along with our PTSA President Dr. Traci Petteway in our convention ticker!

(click the blue tab “PTA Convention” on the right side of the screen)

Congressional App Challenge

The Mission of the Congressional App Challenge

  • Encourage students to explore STEM, coding & computer science in a hands-on way.
  • Actively include and engage students from communities that are traditionally underrepresented in the tech community.
  • Educate the Members of Congress on new and emerging technologies through personal interactions with their student constituents.

Happy Fathers Day

Dads, your child benefits when you join PTA.

Studies show students perform better when BOTH parents are involved in education. Men and women think differently and bring different perspectives to PTA. PTAs are more vibrant and more appealing to all when both men and women help run them.

Whew, and what to do

Well done Marcus High School students!

Congratulations 2017 Graduates!

Take a few days to relax and clear you head. But only a few days! Then:

  • Get a part-time job
  • Do some volunteer work
  • Take a trip, write a blog
  • Read, read and then read something hard
  • Practice, practice and play your instrument
  • Enroll [in] some preparation or enrichment courses

These ideas and more from College 101 – don’t let the name fool you, this is is good for all students!

2017 Graduation

https://www.grads.io/mhs/

Back to School Fair Supply Drive

Marcus High School needs your help! Lewisville ISD will be hosting their Annual Back to School Fair on August 5th, 2017. For the event to be a success, schools around the district will be donating new supplies.

Supplies will be used to stuff Kindergarten – 12th grade backpacks that will be provided to registered students at the Back to School Fair.

Here is how you can help:

Marcus HS – one package of 3×5 index cards
The cards can be deposited in the collection box at the front of the building. If you would rather donate a $1.00 or make a monetary donation, the money collected will be used to purchase supplies.
 
Marcus 9 – lined filler paper.
These items can be dropped off in to Marcus 9 office.

 
Any donation is greatly appreciated.

For more information and how you can volunteer to help:

Thank you in advance for your support!

Have Fun & Support Council

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!