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General PTSA Meeting Minutes – Feb. 4, 2016

Shortridge High School


Meeting minutes – DRAFT

February 4, 2106

Meeting called to order 6:06 by president Clark

Principal’s report: (Lori Armstrong for Shane O’Day) at this point, 1.7 million merit scholarships awarded to our 75 senoirs. Goal is 2 million. 10 out of 75 seniors have been accepted to Purdue. Marian Glick was at Shortridge for tour today

Come to DepArt show next week

Shortridge will remain traditional school; no plan for innovation or autonomy

Leadership for students Time to think about summer activities for students. KIB, Netliteracy summer internship program, youth media institute, we’re being noticed in community. Students are recognized as leaders and high level employees.

Over 300 applications for Shortridge 2016-2017 school year.

Question: discuss admission process next meeting

SHS hosting February 23 6:00 in commons college night

FASFA workshop next week 2/16 4-7pm

PSAT results are in for juniors and seniors


New bus app? working


Presidents report: Clark

motion to approve January’s minutes, motion passed

March meeting date changed to March 3

Paper Tiger movie screening March 10 – movie about education practices based on a school in Washington state. 2 hours long. 6-8:30 pm

popcorn: not gonna happen. looking for ideas otherwise.

Shortridge swag to sell? Working on it. Kathy Langdon is point person for that.


Kathy Langdon – came in to show spirit wear, plans to order enough to have a bookstore in the student commons to sell. Now available on website (tomorrow).

Hoop for heart at basketball games tonight – come by. Wear red for heart health tomorrow.

February 19 Winter Homecoming game against Northwest High School


We are updating bylaws. Will be posted on website tonight. vote March 3 meeting.

PNO February 20 at Bent Rail. Have fun!

RSVP to Sonja

Booster Club – talk to Kevin if interested. Cover all competitive extra curricular activities. (Not just IHSAA athletics)

DepArt – February 11 at 6:09 pm. need food and volunteers. sign up on website under “families” “PTSA,”

February 13 – need help in concession stand all day. sign up on website DepArt also running gallery Saturday, 2/13 12-5

look for student volunteers, can get service hours for time.

looking for PTSA volunteer to chair committee for Marsh/shoperoo/Amazon Smile

Target – Has it changed??

PIT Day April 7th – provide food for teachers, 30 minute break. sack lunch? place orders and volunteers make sandwiches.


Update on Global Gala: Basile Opera Center $300 200+ people. Donations are going very well.

People excited and supportive.

Global Gala Meeting: February 25

Scott Lowe – needs for the Shoppe – 1. needs to expand hours of Shoppe to prepare for prom. Needs help minding the Shoppe to help kids. 2. dry cleaner contact – low cost connection so kids can afford dresses.

contact Marie Lowe at if you can help.


Adjourn 7:01

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