What is PTSA?
The Parent-Teacher-Student-Association is a private, non-profit organization of parents, teachers, students, and community members who strive to better the lives of children. We are part of an association that is organized at the local, state, and national levels. By joining your local PTSA, you are automatically a member of the state and national associations. The PTSA is the largest child advocacy volunteer organization which speaks for the interest of all children and their safety, health, welfare, and education.
Are You Interested in Getting More Involved with your Student’s School?
Working with the Hays High School PTSA is a great way to be involved! The PTSA Board is a group of parents interested in helping the school and who want the best for their student. It is also a good way to keep in touch with what is happening at HHS and a way to give your input. Our Principal, Mr. David Pierce, attends our Board Meetings and is very supportive. If you would like more information, feel free to contact any of the board members. If you would like to serve on the Board this school year or next, please let us know. There is always a need for your involvement in whatever capacity you can offer. The concern and involvement of our parents in making Hays High a great school is very important and very much appreciated. Thank you for your interest and support!
Why Students Should Join PTSA?
Offering Students an Opportunity to be Involved in their Education
The youth of today are genuinely interested in improving their communities and their education. PTSAs actually provide youth members with the opportunity to make a difference. Students develop leadership skills, learn about the legislative process, increase their self-esteem, and contribute to the school. In turn, adult members gain a new perspective for program development, as well as acquire a better understanding of the youth of today.
- As a student, you know what’s happening in your school and you are uniquely qualified to determine how your education can be improved. You can provide this important student perspective for PTSA ideas and programs, instead of being spoken for, you can speak for yourself. After all, you are the reason there is an education system.
- PTSA will provide you with an open forum for discussing students’ needs in the school. You’ll be expressing your views to people who share your concerns about education, including the teachers and school administrators who make final decisions.
- You can make a difference in your community and school through involvement in PTA/PTSA programs that address issues such as school violence, bullies, cliques, alcohol and substance abuse, smoking, teenage sexuality and adolescent health concerns.