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West High P. T. S. O.. Engage, Educate, Empower.

If you are a part of the West High Community, you are automatically a member of the West High Parent-Teacher-Student Organization (PTSO).

The mission of the PTSO is to engage, educate and empower our community in an effort to improve the educational experience of all students.
Active members of the PTSO

  • Build community amongst parents and staff in support of our students
  • Assist families in understanding the school and how we can support the efforts of staff
  • Connect families to people and resources that will help you advocate for our students

Improvements in the works

  • Recruitment of more perspectives to the PTSO
  • Efforts to make West High a more welcoming, community-oriented center for students and families
  • Improved communication methods including development of a PTSO website and inclusive email list
  • Efforts to celebrate West High teachers and students
  • Provide more educational resources for parents including community programming and publications

If you would like to participate in the reorganization and mission of the West High PTSO please contact Deb Neff to learn more kksladky@aol.com or 236-4682.  We have a growing list of participants in this effort and we encourage more to join!
How you can become involved now:

  • Check back soon to see the new PTSO website describing further resources and volunteer opportunities.  Here is a sneak preview of the new site:


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The following people have contributed significantly to the West High community during the 2013-2014 school year
Treasurer: Jane Corkery
Secretary: Mary Kamp
Hospitality/Parties and Dances: Rosana Ellmann, Jeanne Grist, Jordan Hanson, Juli Moen, Annette Montgomery, Rebekah Rickner Stephanie Stetson
Fundraising: Amy Boutelle, Jane Corkery, Jordan Hanson, Jacquie Phillips, Sarah Pope, Beth Swedeen
Volunteer Coordinators: Jane Corkery , Kate Munns
Parent Teacher Conferences: Ina Herlitzka
Communications: Sherry Bester, Anne Morgan Giroux, Raelene Goodwin, Sari Judge, Heather Keating, Lori Mann Carey, Alison Rice, Tracey Russell
Community Building/Community Programming/West High Connection: Karin Clark, Wendy Cooper, Marcy Doelp, Linda McNeel, Gail Martinelli, Melissa Scholz

On behalf of the PTSO
Deb Neff  kksladky@aol.com or 236-4682