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About Us

The object of the Highland Park High School PTA shall be to bring parents, teachers, and students into a closer relationship with each other so that they may cooperate more intelligently in any undertaking that is beneficial to students, parents, or teachers.

Why we fundraise

The state of Texas takes nearly 70% of HPISD tax dollars and redistributes them to other school districts in accordance with the state's “recapture” or “Robin Hood” legislation.  Because of this, without private fundraising we would have far less to spend per student than many neighboring districts, which would impact everything from our teacher pay and recruitment to programs offered.  Fundraising organizations across HPISD fill an estimated $6 million annual budget gap so that our district can provide an outstanding education for our students and pay our teachers a competitive wage. 

For more information about our fundraising efforts and where the money goes, please see our Scots Challenge page.

Why we volunteer

Volunteers offer much-needed support to our staff and supplemental programs and services for our students.  Volunteers also save the district money so they can better provide for essentials like competitive teacher salaries.  Did you know that cafeteria volunteers save the district $400,000 per year?!

Volunteering is also a great opportunity to connect and build relationships with parents, community members, and staff while modeling the service mindset we aim to teach our students... "Enter to Learn. Go Forth to Serve."  You may even get to see your kids at school!

For ways to get involved, please see our Volunteer page.

Join the PTA

PTA dues are $50 per year and support programs such as College Night, Faculty Appreciation Luncheons, Fish Camp, New Parent Coffee and more. Only one membership per family is necessary.  The easiest way to join the PTA is to sign up during Back to School Signup (BSSU).  If you missed that opportunity, please email the PTA President.

Join PTA

2023-24
PTA Board of Directors

Katherine Lewis 
Jean Signor 

 Neely Thrash 
Elizabeth Speicher 
Kyle Huckaby 
Amy Benson 
Elizabeth McMillan 

Claire Baker
Chelsea Duvall 
Carrie Cothrum 
Julie Melihercik 
Amy McNulty 
Renne Lokey 

Angie Hudes 
Crystal Pinson 
Nicole Brewer 
Ashlie Schooler 
Kristina Whitcomb

President
President-Elect 
VP Finance 
General Treasurer 
General Treasurer-Elect 
Back-to-School-Signup Officer  
Cafeteria Finance Officer 
Cafeteria Finance Officer-Elect 
Communications Officer 
Member-at-large Officer 
Secretary 
Scots Challenge Officer 
Scots Challenge Officer-Elect 
Supply Shop Officer 
Supply Shop Officer 
Supply Shop Officer-Elect 
Supply Shop Officer-Elect 
Supply Shop Treasurer 

Supply Shop

Supply Shop Officers 

Angie Hudes 

Crystal Pinson 

Supply Shop Officers-Elect

Nicole Brewer 

Ashlie Schooler 

Supply Shop Book Coordinator

Mary Ann Denton

Supply Shop Volunteer Coordinator

Margarita Coale

 

Scots Challenge

Scots Challenge Chair

Amy McNulty

 

Scots Challenge Chair-Elect

Renne Lokey

Scots Challenge Committee

Charlotte Nelson

Kelly Harrell

Allyson Blow

Marcy Simmons

Jennifer Lancashire

Corporate Matching

Sheri Rosen

 

Scots Challenge Bricks

Amy Anderson

 

Senior Activities

Senior Activies Chairs

Jean Schendle

Lauren Thompson

Kelli Wagner

 

Senior Activities Secretary/Calendar

Amanda Cejka

Senior Picture Board Chairs

Eloise Bass

Natalie John

Anna Moss

Katie Walters

Elementary Reunion - Armstrong

Ali Watkins

Angela Williams

Elementary Reunion - Bradfield

Libby Hegi

Rachel Stienke

Elementary Reunion - UP

Elizabeth Miller

Diane Swartzendruber

Elementary Reunion - Hyer

Leslie Carroll

Rachel Rankin

Picnic Chairs

Chelsea Duvall

Anna Graves

Denise Thayer

Finals Breakfasts Chairs

Elise Danner

Sloane Phillips

Baccaulareate  Chairs

Rebecca Heck

Nicole Richter

Danielle Stephens

Laura Thomason

All-Night Party Chairs

Erin Duncan

Missy Hillesheim

Jennifer Irvine

Lauren Renfrow

Other Chairpersons

AP Testing Chair

Jennifer Prather

 
BSSU Officer-Elect

(Late Registration)

Gina Grove

Building & Grounds Chair

Jennifer Sorrells

 
Cafeteria Volunteer Chair

Meredith Mabus

Tanya Benbow

Caring Scots Chairs

Stacey Beck

Natalie Guerry

Ali Watkins

Nicole Brewer

 

College Night Chairs

Ashley McDowell

Sarah Jones

Fish Camp Chairs

Marty Petet

Addie Skinner

Mad for Plaid Chair

Libby Johnson

Newcomers Chairs

Gini Florer

Kate Meyer

Alicia Wood

Open House Chairs

Amy Anderson

Kelly Harrell

Parent Education Chair 

Becky Sherwood

 

Parent Education Chair-Elect

Missy Hilleshiem

Prom Chairs

Meredith McBee

Lindsey Miller

Pauline Nehoff

Michelle Pletcher

 

Publicity Chair

Randi McParlin

Sci-Tech Festival Chairs

Lane Clark

Kris Jefferies

 

Sci-Tech Festival Chairs-Elect

Lane Clark

Michele Vicente

Scots Rewards Chair

Tracy Cohen

Scots Scoop - 9th Grade Chairs

Meredith Ferrell

Alissa Gearing

Molly Thomas

Scots Scoop - 10th Grade Chairs

Allison Allison

Marea McMurray

 

Scots Scoop - 11th Grade Chairs

Susan Frymire

Ashley Allen

Christina Elmore

Social Media Chair

Gini Florer

Student Registration Chairs

Kris Jefferies

Courtney Laczkowski

Teacher Appreciation Chairs

Lindsey Brown

Tracy Matthews

Jen Muñoz

Nancy Scripps

Cindy Smith

 

District-wide Appreciation Days

Diane Swartzendruber

Teacher/Staff Birthday Gifts

Denise Thayer


Volunteer (VSP) Chair

Hallie Lawrence

Webmaster

Blythe Koch

 

Past PTA Presidents

2022-23​

2021-22

2020-21

2019-20

2018-19

2017-18

2016-17

2015-16

2014-15

2013-14

2012-13

2011-12

2010-11

2009-10

2008-09

2007-08

2006-07

2005-06

2004-05

2003-04

2002-03

2001-02

2000-01

1999-00

1998-99

1997-98

1996-97

1995-96

1994-95

1993-94

1992-93

Carrie Cothrum

Elizabeth Speicher

Elaina Peterie

Melissa Rieman

Alissa Sell

Vanessa Sloan

Lisa Kilpatrick

Kim Quinn

Gina Culpepper

Eloise Meachum

Susanna Ogden

Suzanne Laidlaw

Jenifer Cody

Annette Vaughan

Emily Deutscher

Martha Sheeder

Cindy Kerr

Barbara McKenzie

Nancy Williams

Lynn Lemon

Cheryl Sargent

Margie Bankhead

Laurie Harper

Gretchen Henry

Anne Leary

Betty Martin

Carol Mason

Anne Monning

Mary Montgomery

Jane Morrill

Nancy Egan

1991-92

1990-91

1989-90

1988-89

1987-88

1986-87

1985-86

1984-85

1983-84

1982-83

1981-82

1980-81

1979-80

1978-79

1977-78

1976-77

1975-76

1974-75

 

1973-74

1972-73

1971-72

1970-71

1969-70

1968-69

1967-68

1966-67

1965-66

1964-65

1963-64

1962-63

Mrs. W. Philmore Evans III

Mrs. Jim Cochran

Mrs. Herb Story

Mrs. William J. Goodwin

Mrs. Stephen C. Mahood

Mrs. Robert M. Reed

Mrs. Frank E. McLain

Mrs. Sam P. Buford Jr.

Mrs. Robert Floyd

Mrs. S. Louise Moore Jr.

Mrs. Walter Lighbourn Jr.

Mrs. G. Douglas Gill

Mrs. Peter S. Chantillis

Mrs. Wendell A. Jones

Mrs. R. Douglas Coffin

Mrs. W. Richard Davis

Mrs. James C. Allums

Mrs. H. E. Patterson

Mrs. Millard B. Jumper

Mrs. James T. Pryor

Mrs. Addison A. Newport

Mrs. George A. Filak

Mrs. A. D. Sears

Mrs. John B. Jones

Mrs. Robert L. Manning

Mrs. Felix B. Goldman Jr.

Mrs. S. M. Mims

Mrs. Morris Harrell

Mrs. H. L. Morrison

Mrs. Dean Kipp

Mrs. Donald Bowles

1961-62

1960-61

1959-60

1958-59

1957-58

1956-57

1955-56

1954-55

1953-54

1952-53

1951-52

1950-51

1949-50

1948-49

1947-48

1946-47

1945-46

1944-45

1943-44

1942-43

1941-42

1940-41

1939-40

1938-39

1937-38

1936-37

1935-36

1934-35

1933-34

1932-33

1931-32

Mrs. A. J. Kutner

Mrs. Frederick Burnett

Mrs. Curtis Sanford

Mrs. J. F. Chambers Jr.

Mrs. Hugh Peterson

Mrs. Paul Stotts

Mrs. J. D. Vanderwoude

Mrs. Dan C. Williams

Mrs. R. J. Price

Mrs. Kelly Brown

Mrs. G. R. Oglesby

Mrs. Gordon McFarland

Mrs. Sam McCorkle

Mrs. J. D. Ashby

Mrs. George W. Hutchison

Mrs. Tom Dees

Mrs. Ben Ball

Mrs. Ben Ball

Mrs. D. D. Redman

Mrs. Frank H. Garrott

Mrs. R. W. Roessler

Mrs. A. A. Rowland

Mrs. A. A. Rowland

Mrs. Bentley Young

Mrs. Bentley Young

Mrs. H. L. Pritchett

Mrs. H. L. Pritchell

Mrs. A. V. Cockrell

Mrs. A. V. Cockrell

Mrs. R. C. Dunlap

Mrs. R. C. Dunlap

Please send any corrections to the Website Chair.

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