March PEP

Winning the Fight

When: March 8, 6:00p – 7:30p

Where: MHS Auditorium

Come watch this powerful award-winning documentary “Not Me” created by local families to raise awareness that drug addiction is a disease that cannot be overlooked in our community. This eye-opening story is a must see. See the unfortunate reality of what can and has happened in your family and out community.

Service hours will be awarded for student attendance.


PTSA Meeting

 

Membership Meeting

Monday, February 13, 2017 @ 6:45p

See you in the Marcus High School Auditorium!

Magnificent Marauders

February 9, 2017 @ 7:00p

New Venue: Auditorium

Four times a year each teacher has the opportunity to nominate one student per class to receive the coveted Marcus PTSA award. The student is not chosen solely for academics, but other qualities like dedication, effort, participation and teamwork are all considered when selecting a student. Students being recognized will be notified by a letter sent to their home. Note, the venue change occurred after the mail was sent. We will be holding the celebration in the auditorium.

Recognition from last year:

This student is a positive, cheerful young woman who boosts up those around her. She is a natural leader who has helped her groups do well in group activities. She actively participates in classroom discussions and eagerly volunteers for roles in various classroom activities. Her English skills are strong, so she needs little improvement, yet she is diligent in applying herself and always works actively to do well on her assignments.

February PEP

Yay Marcus PTSA!

Dear Marcus High,

Congratulations on earning the 2016 President’s List Award!

Your PTSA has already achieved Active Status AND reported more members than all last year. Way to go, keep up the great work!

Your 2016-17 President’s List Award emblem is a truly a badge of honor because you are one of 1,045 in the state of Texas that earned this award. We hope you will show it off in your PTA emails, social media channels, and your PTA’s website.

As a reminder, this month marked the first month of the 85th Legislative Session. School funding will once again be in jeopardy and our job is to send a powerful message to our elected officials.  Last spring, we were told we would need to be louder than ever before.

“Recently a powerful senator told Texas PTA that we will have to be a LOT LOUDER next with oil prices down, revenue will be reduced and funding for public education, which represents 1/3 of the state’s budget, will be at risk. Not only will we not likely see increases in funding, we may see cuts to funding for public schools.” – Ellen Arnold, Texas PTA Lobbyist

I would like to invite you to Texas PTA Rally Day, February 27, 2017! By attending Rally Day, your community’s voice will be heard and will influence the future of our children. Take a moment to review the Texas PTA Legislative Priorities. Some in your community may not know about our advocacy efforts. Share the information and ask them to add their voice, by joining your PTA. Texas students cannot afford for us to overlook! #everymembercounts when we work to make every child’s potential a reality at the Capitol.

Texas PTA

Texas PTA School Accountability System Survey

Complete the survey concerning school accountability by midnight tonight (23-JAN-17).

As a reminder, the 84th Legislature passed HB 2804, changing the school accountability system so every campus and district receives one of five ratings from A – F. The law requires schools and districts to be graded based on five different areas of performance or “domains,” and those five grades must be combined into a single overall rating.

The following are A – F domains:

I: Student Achievement

II: Student Progress

III: Closing the Gaps

IV: Postsecondary Readiness

V: Community and Student Engagement

For more information on A – F or HB 2804, go to
http://tea.texas.gov/A-F/ or http://tea.texas.gov/2804implementation.aspx

Take the Survey

Texas 85th Legislature

LISD Council of PTAs 2017 overview of the Texas 85th Legislature.

Download

Write-A-Check!

Please Write-A-Check

Parents, last year’s check drive was a huge success. Because of your generosity the PTSA was able to continue supporting programsthat can benefit all students. A few of the programs the monies supported were:

  • Drug Awareness with Red Ribbon Week
  • College Fair
  • Magnificent Marauders Student Recognition Program
  • New Word Wall in the Marcus front hallway
  • Teacher Appreciation
  • Katie Greer – Cyber-Safety Assembly
  • Senior Scholarships

We are once again asking for your help with a check drive of $10 to MHS PTSA to help support the following programs:

  • 180 Abstinence Program
  • Winning the Fight, Not Me
  • Internet/Technology Safety
  • TedEx Event
  • Drug Awareness
  • College Fair
  • Magnificent Marauders Student Recognition Program
  • Teacher Appreciation
  • Senior Scholarships

Your MHS PTSA strives to continue all of the programs and opportunities MHS & MHS9 students have come to expect.

Please write a check today to MHS PTSA

Have your student drop in the PTSA lock box at either campus or Mail to:

Michelle Lloyd
3817 Fairfax Way
Flower Mound,  TX 75028

Kindly send in your donations by February 17, 2017.

100% of your donation will go towards helping our students!

Hear Ye! Hear Ye!

Notice of Vote to Amend the PTSA Bylaws

Vote of General Membership on February 13 at 6:30 PM at Marcus High School

The Marcus High School PTSA executive board is proposing the following bylaws changes for our organization for better a better organizational structure, more resiliency and to better align with the Marcus High School schedule.

Add a President Elect board position.

Current

ARTICLE VII: Officers and Their Election

Section 2. Officers and their election
a. The officers of this Local PTA shall be a president, three (3) vice presidents, a secretary, a treasurer , a historian and a parliamentarian.

Proposed

ARTICLE VII: Officers and Their Election

Section 2. Officers and their election
a. The officers of this Local PTA shall be a president, president elect, three (3) vice presidents, a secretary, a treasurer, a historian and a parliamentarian.

Proposed – add a section with president elect duties and renumber existing sections.

ARTICLE VIII: Duties of Officers

Section 2. The president elect shall:

a. be the aide-to-the-president; and
b. learn the role of the president, to become familiar with the programs of the Association and its governance
c. preside in the absence of the president (in their designated order).

Increase the number of nominating committee alternates from 1 to 2

Current

ARTICLE VII: Officers and Their Election

Section 3. Nominating Committee

a. There shall be a nominating committee elected by the membership at a regular meeting prior to the election meeting. Student members shall not constitute a majority of this committee. Elections shall be by plurality. The committee shall be composed of three (3) members.  One (1) alternate shall be elected to serve in the event a member is unable to serve. The committee shall elect its own chair immediately following the meeting.

Proposed

ARTICLE VII: Officers and Their Election

Section 3. Nominating Committee

a. There shall be a nominating committee elected by the membership at a regular meeting prior to the election meeting. Student members shall not constitute a majority of this committee. Elections shall be by plurality. The committee shall be composed of three (3) members.  Two (2) alternates shall be elected to serve in the event a member is unable to serve. The committee shall elect its own chair immediately following the meeting.

Adjust the membership meeting schedule to align with the Marcus High School schedule

Current

ARTICLE IX: Meetings
Section 1. This association shall hold a minimum of three (3) meetings a year.
a. Regular meetings of the association shall be held in the months of September, January, and April, time and date to be established by executive board at its first meeting of the year. Five (5) days notice shall be given if change of date is needed. The membership shall be notified through regular publicity channels of the date and time of all regular meetings following the first meeting of the executive board at which time this schedule is determined.

Proposed

ARTICLE IX: Meetings
Section 1. This association shall hold a minimum of three (3) meetings a year.
a. Regular meetings of the association shall be held in the months of September, February, and April, time and date to be established by executive board at its first meeting of the year. Five (5) days notice shall be given if change of date is needed. The membership shall be notified through regular publicity channels of the date and time of all regular meetings following the first meeting of the executive board at which time this schedule is determined.

 

Posted 13-JAN-2017 3:00p CT – Contact Lorna Gibson, Marcus HS PTSA President with any questions.

January Newsletter

Here are a few of the things you’ll learn about this month:

  • LISD rejects TEA rating system
  • How you can help improve ratings
  • New traffic guidelines

Newsletter

 

Reminder

PTSA Senior membership for MHS PTSA eligibility due by Tue, January 31, 2017.
PTSA Senior Scholarship Applications are due on Wed, April 20, 2016.

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