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 Isabella Macaluso
       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 2017-2018 Reflections Theme
Within Reach

The National PTA Reflections Art Program "Within Reach"

Are you looking for a way to express yourself as a writer, composer, photographer, visual artist, choreographer or film producer? We invite you to participate in the 2017-2018 PTSA‘s Reflections Art Program.

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

The theme for this year is "Within Reach".

Think about the theme, what it means to you and then create an original piece of artwork in one of the six categories. You 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.

Do you have a great idea for a theme? In addition to the Reflections program, the National PTA is also seeking a theme for the 2018-2019 Reflections program year. If you would like to submit an entry in this area please see the "Theme Search Entry Form" link below. If you send it to the office we will fill out the PTSA information and forward it to the State Chair for consideration.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our Reflections Chair, Susan Dixon at for further information.

All entries are due no later than October 27th.

Please submit them to the school office addressed to "PTSA Reflections".

When submitting an entry, please keep the following in mind:

  • Please use the Category and Student Entry Forms posted below on this page, as the rules vary slightly from the state requirements. All entry forms must be completely filled out and include a 'Title' and an 'Artist Statement'. You may also want to take a look at the General Rules, if you need additional information.
  • Only one student per entry, though film and music composition entries may employ a group (i.e. - actors in a film) with the entrant as the producer.
  • IPPC has requested that the original entry, plus 1-2 copies be submitted. See category rules below for details.If you need assistance in making copies, please contact the Chair.
  • While various formats are accepted for the following categories, the preferred format being requested by IPPC for judging purposes is listed in the'()
      • Dance/Choreography (MP4, MPEG)
      • Music Composition (MP3)
      • Film Production (MP4, MPEG)

Official MVHS Document and Form Links




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The “Senior Road Trip” is a SENIORS ONLY late-night lock-in at MVHS. Hosted by Metea PTSA, the night begins on Saturday, April 21st at 7:00 pm and extends to the wee hour of 2:00 am Sunday morning. SRT is your ALL-INCLUSIVE, ALL-NIGHT SENIORS ONLY EVENT of a LIFETIME Free Food, DJ, Carnival Games, Raffles, Prizes, Swag, Tournaments, And MUCH MORE! Don’t miss it.

Put checks payable to Metea PTSA (no cash please) and completed registration / permission forms in an envelope marked “SRT” and drop at the Senior House no later than March 1st. Entrance fee is $50 per student. If you have any financial concerns, please contact your student's counselor.


Volunteers are needed for set-up, starting Friday April 20th; during the event Saturday April 21st, and take-down on Sunday April 22nd. Traditionally, Senior Parents set up & work the event while Underclassmen Parents take down & put away all the decorations. Volunteer today.


Donations are a great way to help out if you can’t be there for the big event. Consider donating items to be used for raffle and game prizes like: Prom items, College bound items, Candy, pencils, notepads, and/or Gift Cards to any retailers. No time to shop? Cash donations are always welcomed. SRT donation committee are collecting now.

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 


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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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