You Can Still Join the Wolf Den PTSA!
Just a friendly reminder that all parents, students and staff can still join the PTSA ! Join the PTSA - and make a difference to the Blue Nation! The PTSA (Parent Teacher Student Association) sends member dues on your behalf to the Texas and National PTAs, and the remainder supports programs for PWSH - student events, parent programs, teacher appreciation, and "wish list" educational supply items for classrooms. Make sure your student joins as well, for eligibility for various PTA scholarships for graduating seniors (must be a member your Jr. and Sr. years to be eligible). Your membership includes online access to the family directory, and/or download the free app "Membership Toolkit" for directory info on your phone.
Click here to join today!
2021-2022 Activity Program Ad Sales are Open
The Plano West Activity Program is a collaborative major fundraiser for the Wolf Den PTSA and the participating Booster Clubs. With the support of the community, the PTSA and the booster clubs are able to help provide for the needs of the students and staff of Plano West.
Class of 2021 Yard Signs
The Plano West Wolf Den PTSA is happy to announce that we will be offering a FREE yard sign to all Class of 2021 Seniors! To receive a yard sign, please complete the request form below so we can determine how many yard signs will need to be ordered. Those requesting a yard sign will be sent information for a drive through pickup once the signs are ready in mid-May.
To request a FREE yard sign, please complete the form here - https://forms.gle/WsHZbc59M4L6GbdLA
Please complete this form by Sunday, May 9th at 5 pm in order to receive a yard sign.
For questions, please contact email@example.com.
Class of 2021 Scholarships and Prom Prizes
Class of 2021 Seniors ~
Our PTSA Board is working diligently to make plans for celebrating our Class of 2021 seniors this spring in a different format than usual. With the announcement last week regarding hosting Senior Prom at Kimbrough Stadium on Thursday, June 3rd, and the request from Plano ISD to not host any After Prom events, our Wolf Den PTSA is working on a plan to award all of the After Prom scholarships and prizes in a format similar to how we celebrated our seniors last year through random prize drawings. We have also set aside money for a senior luncheon, but should those plans not come to fruition, we will use that budget to offer additional scholarships to our Class of 2021.
While some scholarships have been earmarked specifically for students who are current PTSA members, the majority of prizes will be awarded through drawings open to all Plano West 2021 seniors. In order to include as many seniors as possible, we are asking for students to complete our PTSA form found at https://forms.gle/5rBWAadDY4f8mPvK9. We will begin drawing names at the beginning of May and will announce the winners throughout our Facebook, Twitter and PTSA website until all prizes and scholarships have been claimed.
Please help us in sharing this information with your friends and fellow Senior classmates so we can include as many students as possible.
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me at any time.
Enjoy the rest of your Senior Year & Go Wolfpack!
2019-2021 Plano West Wolf Den PTSA President
More Scholarships for Graduating Seniors
PISD Council of PTAs is sponsoring Service Scholarships for graduating seniors who are PTSA members.
The Plano Principals Association is also offering four (4) scholarships for $1500.00 each to award to Plano Seniors who are in need of some financial assistance to further their education towards a career in education.
For more information on these and other PTA scholarships, see our Scholarships page HERE.
Graduation Honor Stoles
Students with a GPA of 3.55 or higher may wear an honor stole at graduation. The GPA is based on the student’s cumulative GPA at the end of the 3rd 9 weeks of their senior year. Students who qualify for an honor stole can purchase one through the Plano West online payment system www.studentquickpay.com/pisd. The honor stole is white and shaped like this:
The cost of an honor stole is $15 and the last day to purchase is May 16th. No stoles may be purchased after May 16th. Stoles can be picked up May 17th through May 19th at the Registrar’s office in Building A. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
National Honor Society Graduation Stoles
Senior NHS members who have completed all volunteer and penalty hours and have maintained a 3.60 GPA as of the end of the 3rd nine weeks will qualify to purchase an NHS graduation stole. Stoles will be pre-sold May 3-16 through the Plano West online payment system www.studentquickpay.com/pisd. No stoles may be purchased after May 16th. Distribution dates for seniors to pick up stoles will be May 17th and 24th. The time and location for pickup will be posted at a later date. If you have any questions, please email email@example.com. NHS stoles are yellow/gold and shaped like this:
Meal Account Refunds and Transfers
Parents/guardians of students not returning to Plano ISD next year can fill out the “Refund Request Form” or “Transfer Request Form” located here on the Food and Nutritional Services webpage.
Reflections Theme for 2021-2022
Texas PTA Life Time Members
Congratulations to our new Texas PTA Life Time Members:
Thank you for all you do for our students and staff!
New Life Time members from across PISD were honored on March 16
during a Facebook Live Event sponsored by the Plano Council of PTAs.
Texas Success Initiative Assessment
TSIA Can Help High School Students Bypass College Intervention Courses
Plano ISD is excited to offer students the opportunity to take the Texas Success Initiative Assessment (TSIA). This test is designed as a way to show Texas colleges and universities that students are college ready. Additionally, students who meet designated scores are considered “TSI Met” by universities, colleges, and community-colleges and will not be required to take intervention courses when enrolling their first year.
The TSIA is for students who:
- Are interested in taking a dual credit course in the 2021-22 school year
- Seniors who have not taken the SAT or ACT
- Seniors who took the SAT or ACT and scored lower than the college-ready standards
Testing is available on all 9-12 campuses on a variety of dates this spring. Details about TSIA scores and links other resources can be found on the Plano ISD website:
World Wear Project
PISD Theatre Camps
Plano West JROTC Air Rifle Tryouts
Plano West Hockey Club
Snack Baskets for Wolfpack Teachers
We appreciate the many generous Plano West families who contributed snack items for our hard-working teachers and staff! Plano West Wolf Den PTSA is proud to help our staff in so many ways during these challenging times, and we couldn't do it without such tremendous support from our community.
Congratulations to Reflections Winners!
Congratulations to the following students who won special recognition at the PISD District level for their Reflections Entries. This year's theme was "I Matter Because..."
- Jessie Keogh won a District AWARD OF EXCELLENCE in the Visual Arts category with her Acrylic on Canvas entry, "Living":
- Tirzah Lo won a District HONORABLE MENTION in the Photography category for her entry "Burst":
Thank you to the many families who contributed to the staff holiday Treasure Chest and Casserole Day! We were able to acquire enough items and gift cards so that EVERY SINGLE MEMBER of our large staff will be able to receive a gift this holiday season due to the incredible generosity of our Wolfpack community. PTSA is proud and honored to be able to provide not only these gifts, but also a holiday lunch and Casserole Day for our amazing teachers and staff this December.
Support PTSA with Rewards Programs
The Plano West Wolf Den PTSA relies on membership dues and just a few fundraisers to fund our programs. Parents and community members can participate with little to no effort. We are grateful for any support you or your family is willing and able to give.
Click here, and select PTA Texas Congress Plano West Sr High School Wolf Den PTSA and 0.5% of your purchases will be donated back to our PTSA.
Tom Thumb & Good Neighbor Program
Link your Tom Thumb Remarkable card to the Plano West Wolf Den organization #9312, and Tom Thumb will send a check for 1% of all eligible purchases back to the Wolf Den PTSA! You can link up to 3 organizations to your Tom Thumb remarkable card. Complete this form and turn it in to your Tom Thumb customer service desk or email the information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make sure to add our Charity # 9312.
Kroger Community Rewards Program
It is super easy to give back by shopping at Kroger!
Simply visit Kroger's website. Once logged in to your Kroger account, you can search for Plano West Wolf Den PTSA either by name or SW055 and then click Enroll. New users will need to create an account which requires some basic information, a valid email address and a Rewards card.
*Customers must have a registered Kroger Rewards card account to link to your organization. If a member does not yet have a Kroger Rewards card, they are available at the customer service desk at any Kroger.
REMEMBER, purchases will not count for our organization until after you register your Rewards card.
Participants must swipe their registered Kroger Rewards card or use the phone number that is related to their registered Kroger Rewards card when shopping for each purchase to count.
Jag Fest To-Go was a resounding success! The Jasper PTSA and Jasper Booster Clubs would like to thank Plano West for promoting this event and all the Plano West families that participated! Your support at Jag Fest To-Go will ensure that the Jasper PTSA is able to continue providing support to maintain excellence in education at Jasper High School.
---Jasper PTSA and Jasper Booster Clubs
New Volunteer Management System
Plano ISD has implemented a new volunteer management system for the 2020-2021 school year.
Volunteers need to apply at www.pisd.edu/volunteer. PISD hopes to improve your volunteer experience as a valued partner in student success.
Due to a waiver issued from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), all Plano ISD students (whether enrolled in face-to-face instruction or School@Home) will receive free breakfast and lunch meals through December 31, 2020, or while USDA funds last. For meal bundle pickup locations, schedules and menus visit www.pisd.edu/grabandgo. Anyone picking up meals without the student present, must bring appropriate documentation in the form of a school-issued ID, report card, parent portal attendance summary form, or birth certificate.
Plano Council of PTAs resources
Plano West Senior High
5601 West Parker Road
Plano, TX 75093
Wolf Den PTSA
President – Rhonda Snyder
2019-2020 Texas PTA Membership Awards