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 the BHS Parent, Teacher and Student Association and also consider an additional donation. Through your generosity, the PTSA supports Teacher and Staff Appreciation initiatives, supports the Yearbook and donates to The Senior All Night Party and other Senior activities. The PTSA also coordinates a recognition for students who have shown extraordinary levels of grit and determination throughout the year called the PTSA Student Perseverance Award.
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
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! Our meetings are generally on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm in the High School Media Center (none in November, December, February, or May). Our first meeting of the year is on Tuesday, August 29th.
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BHS PTSA Membership Form
BHS Parent University - What You Want to Know
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
The Teacher Appreciation Committee organizes a spring luncheon each year for the teachers and staff.
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.
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.