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.
***2017-2018 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.
As you may have heard, Governor Malloy's budget proposal has resulted in the possibility of serious shortfalls in the education budget for our town. This would have an impact on Hall's ability to maintain high-quality instruction, programs, and services for our students. The best way to advocate for our children is to make our voices heard to members of our Board of Education, Town Council, and state legislators and representatives.
Safe Grad Volunteer Info:
Link to sign up for all opportunities – www.SignUpGenius.com/go/5080
Pre-Party Set Up – This involves transforming our cafeteria into a fabulous party setting, under the direction of our hardworking decorating committee. No matter how skilled or unskilled you think you are, you can definitely help!
Party Volunteers (Tuesday, June 19th- early morning Wednesday, June 20th)
The party runs from 10pm-4am. The night of, the party is divided into 3 segments of 2 hours each. We would love to have you sign up for more than one shift!
Clean Up- Wednesday, June 20 4am- 8am (approximately)
Beginning at 4 am (Wednesday, June 20th), we need to clean up and take down/store everything from the party – quickly! School administration needs us to have the cafeteria and adjacent areas restored to the regular condition by mid-morning.
Underclassmen parents are needed to "guard" the party during the afternoon of graduation and throughout the graduation ceremony to assure that no students sneak in and spoil the surprises. In addition, underclassmen parents are needed to pick up and deliver food to the party - some of this will be during the day on June 19, and some will be into the evening on June19. If you would like to help with setup and/or at the party itself, please sign up, we’d love to have you.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Shannon Graulich at email@example.com
Thank you all for your willingness to help with this event! It really is a great event for the graduates and a wonderful way to wrap up their time at Hall. It could not happen without the generosity of all of you.
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.
Please support us in the following ways:
Donation/Registration Form (2018)
Lawn Sign (2018)
Flocking Flamingos (2018)
But wait...there's more...
To learn how you can help make this Hall tradition a huge success for the CLASS of 2018, please contact Nanci Rosenkranz at 860-628-1864 or Cheryl Wolmer at 860-836-3541. Safe Grad email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The PTO will be hosting great programs throughout the 2016-17 school year.
Current programs and events are listed below.
Please join us as Karin Stahl shares her book
The Option: a Memoir of Suicide, Mystery and Finding our Way
Tuesday, May 9, 7pm
Hall High School, Room F155
Karin Stahl is the parent of a successful, young woman, Kristina Stahl, who was an honor student and all-star soccer player at Kingwood Oxford School in West Hartford. Kristina went on to become an all-American lacrosse player and top student at Colby College. Upon graduating from college, she returned to her alma mater to teach English. Then on September 11, 2002, after years of privately dealing with anxiety and depression, tragically, Kristina took her own life.
Please come and hear Karin share her story about her daughter in the hopes that we will learn from this painful journey.
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 2017-18
September 5 - Tuesday
October 3 - Tuesday
November 8 - Wednesday
January 9 - Tuesday
February 6 - Tuesday
April 3 - Tuesday
May 1 - Tuesday
June ? - End of Year Gathering (location TBD)
Meetings will be held at 7pm in room E119 unless otherwise noted.
PTO Board Slate 2017-18
Anna Webersen - term ending 6/18
Sarah Townswick – term ending 6/19
VP Ways & Means
Past President (ex officio)
Amy Stephens Cubbage
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