PARENT TEACHER ORGANIZATION (PTO)
The PTO’s mission is to operate exclusively for charitable, educational, or literary purposes by conducting supporting activities which benefit, perform the functions of, or carry out the purposes of, the William Hall High School and to promote the welfare of the students through the coordination and cooperation of students, parents, teachers, other citizens of the Town of West Hartford and the West Hartford Board of Education; and to make the School the center of student life by assisting with certain school activities.
Sarah Townswick - firstname.lastname@example.org
Annie Keith - email@example.com
Communications: Nancy Hunt, Catherine Flavin
Membership - Randi O’Brien, David Goldberg, Monica Erhlich
Hospitality - Suzanne Tripp, Karen Hoopes
Programming/Community of Concern- Patti Hoppin, Traci Friedman, David Goldberg
Concessions - Phil Rothstein, Louise Theodosio
Merchandise - Karen Tiernan, Marcella Nash
Corresponding Secretary - Shelley Mendoza
Recording Secretaries - Brenda Barrows, Barbara Boyd
Treasurers - Laura Harker, Jane Robinson
Past President (ex-officio) - Anna Webersen
Representative to FWHPS - Julie Levine
PT Council - Kim Vincent
Teacher Appreciation - Nadia Vidal
Health Advisory Counsel - Carolyn Martindale
WH Education Scholarship Fund - Erin Striff
Safe Grad Chairs - Amy Cubbage, Lisa Greene
***2018-2019 MEMBERSHIP FORM***
If you would like to join the PTO, please fill out the form linked above and also please let us know how you might like to volunteer. Send the completed form along with your donation check made out to the Hall PTO to the Hall Office. All PTO members will receive a copy of the Hall Directory. Donations collected through our membership drive will be made available to support activities and programs that would not otherwise be funded. The board reviews and votes on all funding requests.
Over the past two years the PTO has:
• Contributed $5000 towards the stadium lights campaign
• Sponsored Teen Driving and Behavior Awareness Programs for parents and families
• Operated the Hall High Concession Stand for sporting events
• Contributed funds to support artists and authors in residence
• Supported many student activities, including Safe Grad and Fall Fest/Spring Fling
In addition to our programs, we also host the teacher and staff welcome back luncheon in the fall and the teacher appreciation breakfast in the spring. We also provide baked goods and snacks for a number of events throughout the year including Freshman Orientation, Curriculum Night, and Conferences.
If you are interested in volunteering or simply getting more involved with the PTO, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each year on graduation night, Hall High School graduates are treated to a fun-filled evening of entertainment, activities, prizes, and delicious food. The Hall High cafeteria is transformed into an amazing, chaperoned, substance-free celebration for graduates from 10:00 PM to 4:00 AM
As the school year progresses, many opportunities will be available to help make this night a success for the CLASS of 2019, including opportunities for undergrad parents to learn about the event for the future!
For current volunteer opportunities or if you have any questions, please contact the Safe Grad Committee at email@example.com or the Safe Grad Committee Co-Chairs:
- Lisa Greene at firstname.lastname@example.org or 614-314-4464, or
- Amy Stephens Cubbage at email@example.com or 860-490-1393
The PTO will be hosting great programs throughout the 2017-18 school year.
Current programs and events are listed below.
Programs and announcements coming soon!
WHPD Bridging the Gap Between Hall's LGBTQ Community
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
Lt. Eric Rocheleau works with the West Hartford Police Department (WHPD) Community Relations Division and oversees the School Resource Officers in town. Lt. Rocheleau was the first in the state to announce an LGBT policy instituted at the WHPD. The WHPD is sensitive to identity and LGBTQ topics, especially concerning school-aged youth. The officers understand that members of these groups are often uncomfortable with a police presence and are working to change and improve communications and understanding on both sides.
As part of Lt. Rocheleau’s continued dedication to LGBTQ youth, he shared this informative and inspirational video from the United States Attorney’s office in Connecticut with the Hall PTO. The US Attorney reached out to the WHPD due to their progressive LGBT policy which aligns closely with their own. The video was produced for the LGBT community as a public service announcement. The goal is to encourage victims to come forward emphasizing that the CT law enforcement community stands behind them.
Here is the link to the video: https://youtu.be/chhLghz1G1Y
We hope the video will inspire you to support the WHPD and the PTO in their continued endeavors toward the safety and acceptance of all students at Hall and in the West Hartford community as a whole.
Hall PTO Board Meeting Schedule 2018-19
Representative to the Foundation for West Hartford Public Schools
Freshman Orientation August (first day of school)
Health Advisory Council Representative
Safe Grad Co-Chairs
Cheryl Wolmer and TBD
West Hartford Education Scholarship Fund Representative