Our History

Marcus PTSA Charter - 1981The Marcus High School PTSA was chartered in July, 1981. The school was dedicated on February 28, 1982. Recorded from “The Dedication of Edward S. Marcus High School” program.

Edward S. Marcus | 1909 – 1977

Edward S. Marcus, the second of four Marcus brothers, first acquired land in Denton County around 1950 and steadily enlarged his holdings until he amassed quite a large ranching operation. He remained very involved in the revitalization of downtown Dallas throughout his career and served as a member of the Central Business District Association. Edward S. Marcus can be remembered as the innovator for the development of the catalog and mail order business for Neiman Marcus. Mr. Marcus marries Betty Blum of New York City, in 1946.

Retiring from Neiman-Marcus as Chairman of the Board in 1972, Edward S. Marcus sought to devote his energy to the development of a long-term dream…the building of Flower Mound New Town.

He server the area in many capacities through various civic organizations including the Southwest Medical Foundation, Operation Lift, Dallas Legal Aid Services, and as past president of the Texas Psychiatric Foundation. Mr. Marcus was President of the National Association of Partners of the Alliance, an organization to further inter-action between South America and the United States. As a result of this service, he received the highest award given to a civilian by the government of Peru.

The Lewisville Independent School District is most grateful for the generosity and deep concern Mr. Marcus had for the education of youth and the progress of society. His contributions aided the bu9lding of an educational structure that will stand as a lasting tribute to his dreams, his goals, and his aspirations. Mr. Marcus was truly a friend of public education.

Past Presidents

All of these leaders have given selflessly of themselves and their time to improve the lives of the children of Marcus High School. They are wonderful examples for those who will follow in their footsteps. Thank you past and future presidents for your wisdom and leadership!

1981 – 1982  Susan Lett
1982 – 1983  Marcia Drewitz
1983 – 1984  Rose Marie Generalovich
1984 – 1985  Fran Thomas
1985 – 1986  Cathy Feist
1986 – 1987  Mique LeGalley
1987 – 1988  JoAnne Hughes
1988 – 1989  Roxanne Herrera
1989 – 1990  Roxanne Herrera
1990 – 1991  Lula Akins
1991 – 1992  Linda Lee
1992 – 1993  Linda Lee
1993 – 1994  Kathy Goodridge
1994 – 1995  Kathy Goodridge
1995 – 1996  Kathy Goodridge
1996 – 1997  Laurita Anderson
1997 – 1998
1998 – 1999 Martha Hollman
1999 – 2000 Martha Hollman
2000 – 2001 Linda Forest
2001 – 2002 Terry Hinesley
2002 – 2003 Terry Hinesley
2003 – 2004 Kim Marquis
2004 – 2005 Kim Marquis
2005 – 2006 Kim Marquis
2006 – 2007
2007 – 2008
2008 – 2009
2009 – 2010
2010 – 2011 Laura Bakken
2011 – 2012 Kathy Shake (?)
2012 – 2013 Melissa Miller
2013 – 2014 Todd DeDecker
2014 – 2015 Todd DeDecker
2015 – 2016 Lorna Gibson
2016 – 2017 Lorna Gibson
2017 – Dr. Traci Petteway

Kay Williams – Perhaps during the Rose Marie tenure?

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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!