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PTA Local & Council Presidents are small business owners.

 – Otha Thornton, 2013 Texas PTA Summer Leadership Seminar

A Community Conversation: Drugs

The Town of Flower Mound will host “A Community Conversation: Drugs” on August 10 from 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Trietsch Memorial United Methodist Church Life Center, 6101 Morriss Road. The program will feature panel discussions with representatives from local law enforcement; schools; and resource organizations providing residents the opportunity to learn about the drug challenges we face today.

Attendees will also be able to drop off unwanted medications for safe disposal. Refreshments and lunch will also be provided. For more information about “A Community Conversation: Drugs”, please visit or call Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Bryan Webb at 972.816.5661.

School’s out!

Have a great summer. Rest. Have fun. Be safe. Read 5 books this summer.

Vote Today!


Saturday, May 11, 2013

Voting hours: 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Denton County Elections Administration / Voter Registration

Looking for your polling station? Wonder where you can vote?
Click here, type in your name and birthday and do your duty!

You’re smarter than that!

This is the last text that Alexander Heit was sending before rolled his car and subsequently died.

last text before crash

You’ve seen the stories.

You know what the consequences can be.

Why do people still text and drive? Stop.

It’s not worth it.
It can wait.
It really can.


Add your voice to this discussion – comment below.

Need more to think about? Watch this (TV-MA).

2013 Candidate Forum

Candidate Forum v2

2013 LISD Council of PTAs Candidate Forum

We Need You!

Would you like to be involved with the Marcus PTSA? There is a misconception that as our kids move into middle and high school that parents do need to be as involved at school. The truth is that this is a critical developmental stage of our kids lives and having you engage at school helps! You’ll have a better idea of what’s happening at the school and your kids will notice. They may say they don’t want you involved, but deep down they’ll appreciate it!

We are in the process of building the slate of candidates for the 2013-14 Marcus PTSA Board. To see what positions we have, click here.

If you have any questions or want to talk about a position, email us

Thank You,
2013 Nominating Committee
Mysti Cruz | Donna Hodge | Kymberly Neilsen (alt.) | Todd DeDecker

we need you

PTSA Meeting Tonight

Join us for a brief PTSA meeting tonight starting at 6:45p in the Marcus auditorium. Our main business will be to elect our 2013 nominating committee.

PTSA MeetingThe purpose of the nominating committee is to recognize and seek qualified nominees for the elected leadership of the Marcus PTSA. The members of the committee, therefore, have a tremendous influence on the future of the PTA and should be selected carefully. Serving on a nominating committee is an honor and a privilege. This committee is the PTSAs most influential internal body, and because it deals with sensitive issues, deliberations of this committee are kept confidential.

Committee members should have a broad acquaintance with the membership and an understanding of the organization’s functions and purposes. The committee should include both experienced leadership and newer members.

The Nominating Committee is responsible for:

  • Seeking applicants interested in a position on the PTSA Board for the subsequent school year
  • Reviewing and discussing the applicants’ qualifications
  • If there is more than one applicant for any board position, the nominating committee then votes to determine which candidate is most qualified for the position
  • At the PTSA meeting where the board members are elected, the nominating committee officially nominates all selected candidates for final vote by the assembly

We all could use a new mirror

This video is just under 8 minutes – watch and comment with your thoughts.

Launch 2017


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

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



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




Launch 2017 Houston, TX

July 21-23, 2017

PTA Convention


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


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



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

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

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!


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!