WHO IS METEA PTSA
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.
It’s fast and easy to start supporting your student and the MVHS community. Parents and guardians download your Membership Application HERE. Students, 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. Still need help? Contact us. MeteaPTSAPresident@gmail.com . 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 in the LMC Main Room MV-113 (enter door 1).
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
THANK YOU! Look for occasional emails from MeteaPTSAPresident@gmail.com and follow us on Facebook.
If you’re still unsure how to begin or haven’t been getting our correspondence, Contact Us. We always welcome fresh ideas, new members and VOLUNTEERS. Like us on Facebook. Contact us.
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!
MVHS PTSA CONTACT INFORMATION
| Executive Board
|| Jen Straub
| 1st Vice President
|| Diana Solarski
| 2nd Vice President
|| Nikkolas Hillberg
|| Sarita Mahapatra
|| Meg Smith
| Ways and Means
| Misc Fundraisers
| Special Positions
|| Victoria Wegner
| Audit Committee
|| Victoria Wegner
|National PTA Reflections
|| Joanne Barrett
|Senior Road Trip
|| Anne Ruden & Debbie Hagel
| Staff Support
||Lisa Howard & Cheri Fuller-Kasle
|| Beth Knowles
|| Jennifer Dickson & Wanda Malone
|World Language Fair
|| email@example.com *
|2E (Twice Exceptional) Group
|Parent Diversity Advisory Council
|| Montrine Johnson
|| AMP President
|| Steve Coryell
|| Karen Altekruse
|IPPC Rep Alternative
|| Jayanthi Sundararajan
|Special Needs PTSA
| Student Representatives
| Class of 2022
| Class of 2021
|| Aman Shah
| Class of 2020
|| Aryansh Pathak & Annika Alterkruse
| Class of 2019
| *Indicates MVHS Staff
PTSA Membership and Volunteer Opportunities
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.
State & National PTA News
Illinois State and National PTA News:
Illinois residents may access Illinois PTA information - which includes legislation affecting our children at http://www.illinoispta.org/
National PTA news, legislation, links may be accessed at: http://www.pta.org/
State and National PTA can also be found on Facebook
The National PTA Reflections Program 2018-2019 Reflections Theme
Heroes Around Me
Reflections Chair is needed. Please contact PTSA if you are interested MeteaPTSAPresident@gmail.com
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.
Senior Road Trip
Registration Ends Friday, April 5, 2019!
April 13 at 7:00 pm until Sunday, April 14 at 2:00am
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
13 at 7:00 pm and goes deep into the night until 2:00 am Sunday morning!
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!
Registration/permission forms will be available in September 2018. At that time, you wiill 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 5. If you have any financial concerns,
please contact your student's counselor.
After your registration and payment are received and processed, you will receive an email with instructions on how to sign up for activities.
Senior Road Trip VOLUNTEERS Needed
It takes hundreds of volunteers to make this event a memorable
night for the seniors. All are welcome to join in on the fun! Help make this event our Seniors will remember! We need Parent Volunteers for all three days....Friday, April 12 (setup), Saturday, April 13 (event). Sunday, April 14 (teardown). A sign-up organizer will be posted September 2018. Stay tuned.
If you have any questions, please email MeteaSRT@gmail.com
Mustang Round-Up Silent Auction
Sponsored by the Metea PTSA
2018 Silent Auction
January 25th, 2019 from 6 pm-10pm
Stonebridge Country Club
Tickets $40.00 (Includes hors d'oeuves, DJ, Dancing Games, Fun!)
Proceeds fund Senior Scholarship Awards
Follow the auction on Facebook: @MustangRoundUp
Mustang Round Up Volunteers Needed
It takes hundreds of volunteers, donations, and attendees to make this event successful. CHAIR, volunteer, donation and sponsors needed. Please contact MeteaPTSAPresident@gmail.com
*2018 auction funded ten $1000 scholarship awards *2019 goal is to fund even more.