Metea Valley High School

Indian Prairie School District 204


PTSA Information


YOU. You are the Metea Valley High School Parent Teacher Student Association (Metea PTSA). You, your student and your student’s educator are the Metea PTSA -- our MVHS Family. As an organization, Metea PTSA is a member of the Illinois Congress of Parents and Teachers Organization of Springfield, ILwhere every child / one voice. Metea PTSA links the larger Illinois PTA Organization and their many Leadership Resources, Programs and Advocacy Events designed specifically for the Illinois student and teacher to YOU - the local membership.

Join/Volunteer Today

It’s fast and easy to start supporting your student and the MVHS community. Parents and guardians download your Membership Application HERE. Teachers and staff download your Membership Form HERE. Please take care to fill out the form completely and legibly. Attach your check payable to Metea PTSA and drop at the MVHS Main Office located just inside Door 1 of school. Then JUMP right in.

What We Do

The Metea PTSA supports the staff, students and families of MVHS in ways that help students achieve academic, social and personal success. The Metea PTSA works closely with administration and many community outreach organizations to provide meaningful programs, educational materials, effective advocacy and scholarships for our school.

  • School Dances
  • Staff Appreciation
  • Mustang Round Up
  • Scholarships & Grants
  • Senior Road Trip
  • Many, many more

Meetings - All are welcome

Informative guest speakers are often a major part of these one hour gatherings. From hearing first hand from the Principal what’s happening inside the halls and walls of school, to being introduced to academic resources both in and out of school that help your student succeed. Meetings are held Wednesday evenings at 7 pm in the LMC Main Room MV-113 (enter door 1).

  • September 6, 2017
  • November 8, 2017
  • January 10, 2018
  • March 7, 2018
  • April 4, 2018
  • May 9, 2018

Executive Board and Committee Chairs

Every spring, Executive Board Members are nominated and voted into office for the following year. Executive Board Members are adults (19+ years of age) at the time of the nominations and are required to complete training provided free of charge by the Illinois Congress of Parents and Teachers Organization of Springfield, IL. Courses like “PTA Road to Success”, “Money Matters (101) and (201)”, and “Membership Workshop” are offered at various locations throughout the state. Committee Chairs lead members in the execution of Metea PTSA sponsored events and Metea PTSA support resources. Chairs are nominated and appointed by the current Executive Board. Chairs can be self-nominated and are typically highly motivated self-starters.

Already a Member

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Your Metea PTSA operates under the IL Congress of Parent & Teachers Organization of Springfield, IL which has been recognized as a charitable organization by the IRS. Please check with your individual tax advisor on deductibility of any donations you make to Metea PTSA. Non-cash donations are accepted as requested by various committees and activity chairs of Metea PTSA. Checks payable to “Metea PTSA” are always appreciated and can be dropped off at the Main Office located just inside Door 1 of school. Don’t forget to double your donation by using your company’s corporate match benefit!

Other Organizations


 Parent Executive Board
 President  Deshada McCaster
 1st Vice President  Archana Sharma
 2nd Vice President  Barb Marshall
 Secretary  Cindy Bass
 Treasurer  Sarita Mahapatra
 Student Executive Board
 Class of 2018 Representative  Open Position - Email if Interested
 Class of 2019 Representative  Aman Shah
 Class of 2020 Representative  Annika Altekruse
 Class of 2021 Representative  Open Position - Email if Interested
 Chairs and Coordinators
 Membership/Volunteer Chair  Archana Sharma
       Dance Volunteer Coordinator  Open Position - Email in Interested
       LMC Volunteer Coordinator  Lisa Howard
Reflections Chair      Susan Dixon
Senior Road Trip (SRT) Chair  AnnMarie Larmer
Senior Road Trip Co-Chair  Christy Forbes
       SRT Volunteer Coordinator  Staci Aitchison
Graduation Signs Coordinator     Deshada McCaster
Senior Scholarship Coordinator   Jayanthi Sundararajan
Mustang Round-Up Auction Co-Chairs   Deshada McCaster
Mustang Round-Up Auction Co-Chairs  Shonta Caldwell-Arce
Staff Appreciation Co-Chairs   Barb Marshall
Staff Appreciation Co-Chairs  Cindy Bass
Grant Review Coordinator  PTSA Executive Board
PTSA Liaisons
2E (Twice Exceptional) Group  Jayanthi Sundararajan
Parent Diversity Advisory Council   Archana Sharma
Reflections Coordinator  Susan Dixon
Young Hearts for Life   Rajashri Shah
IPPC Representative  Karen Altekruse
IPPC Rep Alternative   Jayanthi Sundararajan


PTSA Membership and Volunteer Opportunities

Membership Forms

Internal Forms

Please contact a member of the Executive Board for approval of any expenditures you plan to make or donations you plan to accept on behalf of the PTSA. Proper approval of the board must be obtained.

Illinois State and National PTA News:

Illinois residents may access Illinois PTA information - which includes legislation affecting our children at

National PTA news, legislation, links may be accessed at:

State and National PTA can also be found on Facebook

The National PTA Reflections Program 2018-2019 Reflections Theme
Heroes Around Me

The National PTA Refections Art Program 2018-2019 "Heroes Around Me"

Are you looking for a way to express yourself and show others your talent as a writer, composer, photographer, visual artists, choreographer or producer? We invite you to participate in the 2018-2019 PTSA's Reflection Art program.

The Reflections program is a national program sponsored by the PTA, designed to encourage and recognize students for their creative expressions in the areas of Literature, Photography, Visual Arts. Dance/Choreography, Video/Production, and Musical Composition. 

The theme for next years is "Heroes Around Me"

Think about the theme, what it means to you and then create an original piece of artwork in one of the six categories and may enter in any of the six categories and may enter as many times as you wish.

Entries will be judged at the school level and some may advance to IPPC Council, then District level. State level, and National level, if you qualify.

Be sure to check this page next Fall when you'll find links to the 2018-2019 Rules and Guidelines from the Illinois State PTA. 

Registration Ends Friday, April 13!

Saturday, April 21 at 7:00 pm until Sunday, April 22 at 2:00am

Senior Road Trip is a late-night lock-in with activities, games and food sponsored by Metea Valley PTSA (Senior Road Trip Committee). This fun event starts Saturday, April 21 at 7:00 pm and goes deep into the night until 2:00 am Sunday morning! At an all-inclusive price of $50, your Senior Road Trip includes a Taste of Chicago Food Court, Spa Area with Nails, Hair and Massage, awesome Tournaments, a Hypnotist and Tarot Card Reader and much more! Make checks payable to Metea PTSA (no cash please) and place forms in an envelope marked “SRT” and drop at the Senior House by Friday, April 13. If you have any financial concerns, please contact your student's counselor.

Registrations Information and Permission Slip can be found here or in the Senior House.

You will receive an email and instructions to sign up for activities after you register and pay.

If you have any questions, please email

Senior Road Trip VOLUNTEERS Needed

It takes hundreds of volunteers to make this event a memorable night for the seniors. Sunday is traditionally junior parents so they can organize the storage for the next year, but freshman and sophomore parents are welcome to join in on the fun! Help make this an event your Seniors will remember!

We need Parent Volunteers for all three days...Friday, April 20 (Setup); Saturday, April 21 (Event); Sunday, April 22 Junior parents (Teardown).

Metea Valley

Mustang Round-Up

Sponsored by the Metea PTSA 

2018 Silent Auction

January 26th, 2018 from 7pm-Midnight

      Hotel Arista, Naperville

Tickets $35.00 (Appetizers Included. Cash Bar)

Discount Room rates available Reserve by 12/10/17 

Sponsorship, Volunteer and Donation opportunties are still available.  Contact Deshada McCaster 


eSchoolPlus Destiny Naviance Helpful Links for Students

Contact Info

Principal: Dr. Darrell Echols

1801 North Eola Road (map)
Aurora, IL 60502

Office Phone:

Office Fax:

Attendance Hotline:
630.375.5900 (then press 3)

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