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May 2016 General Meeting Minutes

Shortridge High School PTSA

meeting minutes

May 19, 2016


Call to order: 6:08 pm

Approve April meeting minutes Beth Hannan/ Sonja Clark


Principal report – Lori Armstrong for Shane O’Day

3 million in scholarships

academic awards June 7th 2:00 pm will receive notification if your child is up for an award

Graduation is June 8th 7 pm must have tickets

working on school calendar for next year – tentative

April 22 tentative date for Global Gala


PTSA meetings 2016-2017 Thursday nights? 7pm? looking for feedback for meeting day/time


President’s report – Reflections on year: open house, PIT days, Grant committee, (3,000 grant from MKNA), fundraiser, created a PTSA. Overall, great year

Vote on proposed bylaw changes: change states that any IPS employee assigned to SHS cannot hold the office of Treasurer.

Motion Sonja – second – Jody Winter. motion passed

teacher appreciation week: Rebecca Zirnheld, Leslie Mundy, Deb Melton


Treasurer’s report – Global Gala brought in $8565.11. Will give $5000 to principal to use for school.

MKNA grant $3000 for gardens. Kathy McElroy working on courtyard garden. Appears to be flowers, 90% edible. Every Friday, Kathy served lunch for teachers from garden. Goal is to have students work on gardens as curriculum (goal: farm to school) would like to put more fruit trees in the courtyard


Committees for 2016 – 2017 school year. Please sign up for committee

Committee info on website

Liz O’Neil – (parent) horticulturist, has ideas for gardens in the front side of the building

youth tree team members – KIB many SHS students in that program


Family Friendly Event at the beginning of the year email Sonja with ideas


New business: Marie Lowe Graduation reception that night in courtyard and the cafe

looking for donations of store bought salty snacks look for sign up genius or volunteer spot coming soon

email Marie Lowe


Nominations committee – Heidi Hesse

Candidates on slate: President: Sonja Clark, Jennifer Maxwell

VP: Kevin Grau, Jody Winter

Treasurer: Beth Hannan

Secretary: Meg Horn

2016-2017 PTSA officers:

President: Sonja Clark

VP: Jody Winter

Treasurer: Beth Hannan

Secretary: Meg Horn


Adjourn: 7:29

See ya next year!!!!













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