VISION and SHARED BELIEFS

Shorewood High School PTSA Vision Statement

We commit to supporting students in preparing for life after high school as caring, capable, and joyful young adults. We do this in partnership with the school and community organizations by co-creating relevant education, an appreciation of difference, and a safe learning environment for every student.

Shared Beliefs

Communication, dealing with conflict

  • We support a school environment that models and teaches constructive communication and problem solving especially in regards to conflict, differences of opinion, and highly emotional situations.  This includes teaching empathy, compassion, understanding, and kindness as well as standing one’s ground.

Different needs require different instruction

  • We support education that is tailored to each child.  This includes every child being challenged and educated at the level they are at regardless of chronological age or ability.

  • We support educational structures that encourage and support students from every background, income level, home situation, language learning, gender expression, and ability to flourish to their full potential.  This includes recognizing societal structures that reinforce racism, sexism, classism, homophobia, transphobia, fat phobia, white supremacy and more and challenging these biases, preconceptions and manifestations directly.

Exploring during high school

  • We support students having a wide selection of classes and experiences during high school that allow them to explore their interests and help determine who they want to be next.

Feeling safe and cared about

  • We support students feeling safe while at school and during extra curricular school activities.  This includes students knowing they are cared about by the school staff, community organizations (like ourselves), and the Shoreline district school system (through policy, action, and interaction)

Fun and friends, strong communities

  • We support family, staff and student engagement in the high school experience, including learning and activities that are fun and build strong, healthy communities of friends.

Life after high school

  • We support students preparing for college, the trades and other work/life experiences after high school that encourage them to be independent, engaged, and responsible citizens

Ready for adult world

  • We support education that informs students of the most difficult and challenging parts of our society so they will be equipped and ready to flourish in the adult world.

 

The Shorewood PTSA supports the Shoreline Public School’s Instructional Strategic Plan and the Race and Equity Decision Making Tool

PTSA Standing Rules

The name of this PTSA local unit is Shorewood High School PTSA 6.12.105.

This PTSA serves the children inthe Shorewood High School community which includes the residences and businesses in the Shorewood High School enrollment area.

The Shorewood High School PTSA shall be governed by and conform to the Bylaws for the Local Units of the Washington Congress of Parents and Teachers.

 

PTSA Organizations

Shorewood PTSA is the local chapter of a much larger organization. 

Shoreline PTA Council  

Washington State PTA 

National PTA

 

PTSA and Boosters

The two organizations cooperate, but are completely separate. PTA focuses on academic assistance, basic needs, and equity, while Boosters focuses on extracurricular enrichment. See Shorewood Boosters 

Supporting PTSA Activities

Advanced Academic Achievement

After Shorewood

Classroom Grants
Extended Day Intervention
Reflections
SAT Prep

SW HS At Risk

Summer School

Bond/Levy Support

Family services

Legislation

Family Services

Legislation

Membership

Newsletter

Volunteers

Website

The Works

Holiday Food Drive

Teen Gift Drive

Basic Needs Support

Community Donations

SW Family and Staff Resources

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2022-23 PTSA Officers

Co-President - Debbie Olhoeft - president@shorewoodptsa.org

Co-President - Kaija Dalan - president@shorewoodptsa.org

Secretary - Megan Menis - secretary@shorewoodptsa.org

Treasurer - Elizabeth Howard - treasurer@shorewoodptsa.org

2022-23 PTSA 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS


Membership

Ann Hayes-Bell

Promotes PTSA Membership during the fall membership drive, collects membership registrations and Pass the Hat donations, communicates with Washington State PTSA.

Family and Community Engagement/ Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Marion Mohrlok

Focuses on creating and insuring equity in our PTSA through our actions and communications

OTHER COMMITTEES

Website

Andrew Benson

Staff and Student Club Grants

Open

A PTSA committee whose mission is to provide equity based support for staff and student clubs at Shorewood High School.

Communications

Open

Responsible for communication regarding PTSA activities and events to Shorewood families through the Shorewood Newsletter, PTSA Website, PTSA Facebook page. 

Forefront Suicide Prevention

Carrie Yandell

Works with Shorewood administration to coordinate Forefront Suicide Prevention program with students and staff 

Legislation

Open 

Informs, educates, and encourages advocacy among the membership and community on issues that affect the education, health, and safety of our kids.  Provides updates through the Shorewood newsletter and coordinates advocacy events