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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.