Berkley High School PTSA

Parent involvement is critical to successful student achievement. Research shows that when families become involved in their child’s education, academic performance improves, attendance is better and students overall have a more positive attitude about school.

Please join PTSA and also consider an additional donation. Through your generous donations the PTSA provides Teacher Mini-grants, Teacher and Staff Appreciation initiatives, supports the Spectator and Yearbook with advertising and donates to Operation Graduation, the Honors Convocation, the Most Improved Student Luncheon and more.  We do not have formal fundraisers. Our budget is funded through a tax-deductible donation drive so we don’t interfere with student, sports or booster club fundraisers. Your tax-deductible donation is greatly appreciated! 

Donate and Join online: BHS PTSA - Credit Card  

Donate and Join via check made to BHS PTSA using this form.

We hope you can make it to one of our meetings so you can hear firsthand from our principal and learn about what will be going on at BHS! 

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BHS PTSA Membership Form 

Below are listed many of the really exciting things happening in and around BHS. If you have questions or want to get involved, please contact the PTA.

Academic Boosters Luncheon

During the last full week of school, PTA hosts a luncheon for students (and their nominating teachers) who have made significant gains over the course of the school year or who have overcome a personal challenge to succeed. Students are nominated by their teachers.

Berkley Education Foundation

The Berkley Education Foundation (BEF) is the fundraising arm for the Berkley School District. Its purpose is to maintain and enhance educational opportunities for all students in the BSD. It is a 501(c)(3) organization.

Caring and Sharing

This committee, along with other Berkley Schools PTA committees, collects canned goods to distribute to local families at the holidays.

Founders Day

Founders Day is a nation-wide PTA event that seeks to recognize outstanding PTA members, school staff and teachers. Nominations are taken each January and those chosen are recognized at a district-wide dinner in February.

Honors Convocation

The Honors Convocation happens in early- to mid-May and is held in the BHS Auditorium. It is for graduating seniors who are being honored and/or awarded scholarships. The PTA provides refreshments in the lobby prior to the event and for about an hour after the event begins.

Membership

PTA Memberships are sold beginning in August and throughout the year. A portion of the dues collected stay at BHS for the benefit of our students while the remainder support the state and national PTA in their efforts to lobby for educational issues. We encourage parents to support and join PTA.

Mini Grants

Each January, PTA awards grants to BHS staff who request funding for special projects or activities.

Off to the Races (OTTR)

OTTR is a fundraising event for the Berkley Education Foundation which includes simulated horse racing, a silent auction and a big vacation give-away. Each school’s PTA purchases the naming rights to a horse and provides goods and/or services for the auction.

PTA Meetings

Typically held the third Tuesday of August or September, October, January, March and April. PTA meetings are a great way to stay connected. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for meeting reminders:

Teacher Appreciation

The Teacher Appreciation Committee organizes a spring luncheon each year for the teachers and staff.

Tissue Drive

Our teachers never have enough tissues so the PTA steps in to help by organizing a tissue drive during fall and spring conferences. Tissue donations are gratefully accepted year- round.

Tri-Community Coalition

The Tri-Community Coalition is a coordinated effort among many school districts in the Huntington Woods, Berkley and Oak Park area to reduce the use of drugs and alcohol among all K-12 students.