The mission of the Wilde Lake High School Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) is to engage and empower families and the community to help each WLHS student reach his or her potential. Working together, the members of the PTSA can play an important role in helping to ensure that every child at Wilde Lake thrives now and is ready for whatever the future holds for them. Our values are: collaboration, commitment, accountability, respect, inclusiveness, and integrity.
The PTSA is an all-volunteer organization involved in many aspects of our school community. We partner with other school PTAs in Howard County and Maryland in our work. Among our many activities, we:
- Advocate and advise for our children, parents, and community;
- Support other parent and student groups, like Booster clubs, in their activities to help our children to learn and grow;
- Sponsor events to show appreciation to our teachers and school staff;
- Host family and community building events such as Bingo Nights and family dinners;
- Fund 5 Scholarship/Achievement Awards;
- Sponsor a Leadership lecture series to enhance our knowledge in supporting children’s growth; and
- Provide a safe alternative for our Seniors by hosting an After Prom party.
Wondering what the difference is between the PTSA and the WLHS Booster organizations?
The WLHS PTSA is part of the National PTA, the largest child advocacy organization, whose sole purpose is the education and welfare of all children at home, in our schools and communities nationwide. There are over 7 million members in the National PTA and nearly 220,000 members in the Maryland PTA! Therefore, while our focus is on our own WLHS community, we are also part of state and national advocacy efforts on behalf of our children. To learn more about the National PTA, go to www.pta.org.
Our partners at Wilde Lake, the Boosters, Band Boosters, and Fine Arts Boosters, are tax-exempt groups organized specifically for charitable purposes here at Wilde Lake. Their focus is on programs and activities that complement and extend the athletic and educational enrichment of students attending Wilde Lake High School. The Boosters have donated thousands of dollars to improve our school athletic facilities, the performing arts, and support to other clubs and organizations within the school. To learn more about the WLHS Booster clubs, please visit the Get Involved section of the WLHS website.
You can see that while there is some overlap in the interests of the PTSA and the Booster organizations, each group has a valuable purpose. We encourage everyone to support and join both types of organizations!
We encourage you to join the PTSA today. There are many ways to show your support. If you are interested in volunteering, donating, or helping in any way, please contact us.
Wilde Lake PTSA Board Meeting
Don’t forget, we have a PTSA Board Meetings on every third Tuesday of the Month.