The Westmont Jr. High PTO offers great ways for everyone to get involved in our school community. Our PTO sponsors a wide variety of activities designed to enhance learning and strengthen our school’s environment. These activities involve over 20 committees and hundreds of volunteers each year. Volunteer opportunities include one-time events or yearlong commitments, so there are truly great ways for everybody to get involved. Any level of commitment is completely appreciated. WJH is special because we have a dedicated faculty and staff, as well as an active group of volunteers.
Executive Board Positions
President – Preside over all meetings, ex-officio member of committees, supervision over general affairs and perform duties helpful to WJHS.
Vice-President – Shall act as an aide to the president, perform duties in the absence of the president, Assume other responsibilities assigned by the Executive Board.
Vice-President of Fundraising – Chair shall manage and coordinate WJHS PTO’s fundraising activities throughout the year.
Secretary – Keep accurate record of proceeding of all meetings, conduct correspondence and perform other duties assigned.
Treasurer – Prepare and present annual budget, receive and deposit monies, keep an accurate record of receipts and expenditures, pay out funds as authorized by the WJHS PTO.
Past - President – Serves in advisory capacities to the elected officers.
Band Parent – Parent works with the band director to secure parent volunteers and coordinate chaperones throughout the school year.
Book Fair – Parents help during the school day or during Parent-Teacher conferences with the week-long annual book fair held in the fall.
Choir Parent – Parent works with the choir director to secure parent volunteers and coordinate chaperones throughout the school year.
Eighth Grade Dance – 8th grade parents begin in January 2016 to plan and work on the 8th grade graduation celebration, hosting a large-scale formal celebration in May 2016.
Fine Arts – Parents help with costumes, practices, and other activities associated with producing a play/musical or Talent Show in the spring.
Graduation Reception – 7th grade parents host a reception following the 8th grade graduation in May.
Ice Cream Social – Parents of 7th or 8th graders organize refreshments for the PTO-sponsored 6th Grade Ice Cream Social in August.
Media Center Volunteers - Parents help perform various tasks during the day in the Media Center when needed.
Parent Liaison – Parent shall coordinate volunteers for school activities, collect list of general volunteers at the beginning of the year and for special events.
Publicity – Contact local press to schedule coverage of WJH events throughout the year.
Spirit Wear- Coordinate the design, ordering, sales and distribution of WJH school (once or twice a year) and sports team (fall, winter, spring) apparel. This committee works with the vendor and organizes the sale.
Staff Appreciation- Organize events to honor WJH staff throughout the year and during Teacher Appreciation Week (first full week in May).
Student Activities – Parents help organize and chaperone student activities, including movie nights, bowling and other activities throughout the school year.