Our PTSA has many different committees to help accomplish our goals.
Click below to learn more about each committee.
AdvocacyPurpose: Develop and organize meetings, activities and programs to further the goals and purposes of the PTA.
The advocacy committee's responsibilities are as follows:
- Improving communications and relationships between WCPSS staff and HSHS families
- Educating families and caregivers on important issues related to the health and educational success of their children
- Attending all District 8 Board Advisory Council meetings as the HSHS parent representative for the two-year term and sharing concerns, suggestions, and questions which are relevant to the HSHS community. After meetings, the advisory chair will send meeting minutes and an outline to be posted on the HSHS PTSA website.
- Implementing meetings, programs, or drafting resolutions as necessary to further the goals and purposes of the PTSA.
- Attending HSHS PTSA board meetings and sharing relevant information from District 8 BAC meetings and other reliable sources.
UNIFORM PTSA BYLAWS DESCRIPTION - Section 8.4
The Advocacy Committee shall develop and organize meetings, activities and programs to further the goals and purposes of the PTA. This committee is tasked with improving communications and relationships between school and staff and families; educating families and caregivers on important issues related to the health and educational success of their children; and helping to make each children's potential a reality.
AuditResponsible for audits and financial reviews as described in Article 11 of the bylaws.
UNIFORM PTSA BYLAWS DESCRIPTION - Section 8.2
The audit committee shall be composed of no fewer than three members. Individuals with check signing authority and their families may not serve on the audit committee, nor may the outgoing or incoming treasurer. The audit committee shall be responsible for the audits and financial reviews described in Article 11 of these bylaws.
Hawks of Excellence / Honor RollPurpose: Work together with school administration to identify students who may qualify for this program. Coordinate semester celebrations for students, as well as, honor roll students.
Emily Baratta (Contact), HSHS PTSA Hawks of Excellence Chair
Hawks of Excellence is a program honoring students who have distinguished themselves in their classes by their exemplary work ethics. It is not meant to be a reflection of high grades but a reflection of qualities that enhance learning for the student, classmates, and teacher. Each teacher nominates 2 students per class each quarter. Nominations are based on the following criteria:
Significant investment of time and energy toward academic goals;
Enthusiasm about course material;
Eagerness to explore topics fully;
Initiative in expressing ideas and in seeking out the teacher’s assistance;
Students must meet at least 3 of the above criteria as well as be nominated by at least 2 of their 4 teachers.
Hawks of Excellence students will be listed on the HSHS Faculty Recognition List on the school website and possibly on a school banner, recognized during the quarter of their nomination with a special treat along with Honor Roll students, recognized at the annual HSHS Awards Night in May, and receive a personal congratulatory letter from our principal.
Hawks of Excellence is one part of the HSHS Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) program, a State Department of Education initiative, and supported by the HSHS PTSA. The HSHS PBIS program also includes: High 5 for Hawks (staff recognize students who exhibit positive behavior anywhere on school grounds, such as helping another student or even picking up trash, with a ticket for a weekly prize drawing each Friday morning), a mentoring program, Hawks on Time, Friday Live (live student performances in courtyard on Fridays in spring, auditions required), and Hawk Pick Me Up Awards for Staff. For more information or ways you can become involved, please contact Ms. Nikia Davis, HSHS Assistant Principal, at 919-577-1744 or email.
MarketingResponsible for promoting and keeping the community informed of all PTSA activities and events including all fundraising and membership activities by updating social media, submitting information to the local newspapers etc. on a timely basis.
MembershipCoordinates PTSA Membership drive, including finances, PTSA Membership Cards and membership database.
We know there are tons of organizations vying for your time, talent and treasure. We would like you to know the benefits of joining ours!
It is not only inexpensive but also a great value! Yes, to join as an adult, costs only $10 and as a student only $5.
Not only is it a great value but look where your money will go:
- Teacher Grants
- Student Scholarships for two and four year colleges and universities
- To nurture our teachers and staff via assorted hospitality events.
- Reflections contest and prizes
- Safe driving Program (Street Safe)
- Hawks of Excellence Program
- Pastries with the Principal
- Wake County, State of North Carolina and National PTA/PTSA Programs
It is great place to volunteer and meet new people. Our volunteer jobs are rewarding and the gifts you give to the school and community priceless. You can network and make new friends and connections.
MuralCoordinates HSHS annual mural contest and completion of mural.
NewslettersPrepares PTSA newsletters.
No FrillsCoordinates Harris Teeter and Food Lion programs which link grocery purchases to HSHS. Think of ways throughout the year to increase participation.
NominatingIdentifies talented, motivated, responsible individuals to serve as officers of the PTSA.
Pastries with the PrincipalCoordinates a light breakfast for parents where Principal addresses key events and answers questions. (Fall/Spring) 2 meetings a year. Communicates these meetings to parents in a Hawk Blast and on the HSHS Website & social media.
ScholarshipCoordinates and manages the PTSA scholarship application timeline and selection process. Revises the scholarship application each year and communicates timelines to seniors and their parents.