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Harper ISD

Mission Statement

What is the Harper PTO?

To promote the welfare of children in the home, school and community.

To bring into a closer relationship, the home and the school, that parents and teachers may cooperate intelligently in the education of our children.

To develop between educators and the general public, such united efforts as will secure for all children, the highest advantages in academic, physical and social education.



1. To provide funds to benefit all students throughout their HISD education.

2. To limit the amount of fund raising events so as to not create a burden on the parents, teachers, and supporters--as well as the students of our District.

3. To provide cost effective fund raising events that allow teachers to concentrate their efforts in the classroom.

4. To distribute funds for educational purposes.


Major Accomplishments:

Light Board and Sound System

Marquee Sign in front of school

New playground structure, benches, picnic tables.

Outdoor covered classroom (pavilion, with concrete pad and basketball goals on either end) Funding of Field trips, Teacher Grants, Student Clubs and Activities

PTO Sponsored Family Events (Walk-A-Thon, Harper 5K, Movie Nights, Family Fun Nights) Funding for Library additions (Fall and Spring Book Fairs)

Teacher/Staff Appreciation, School Supplies Coordinating, Grant Acquisition.

Executive Board and Program Coordinators News and Events

Executive Board 2014-2015 School Year


Nicole Baumann, President

Amy Marbach, Vice President Membership

Diane Earhart, Treasurer

Angela Osborn, Secretary

Misty Hicks, Member At Large

Carolyn Lester, School/Family Liaison

Mr. Jay Harper, Elementary Principal

Mr. Dean Eckert, Secondary Principal

Mr. Chris Stevenson, Superintendent

PTO Events and Program Coordinators


PTO Big Gym Concessions - Jenny Millican

HWAT - Carolyn Lester, Deanna Lashley, Diane Earhart

HWAT Prizes - Lorrie Holekamp, Ruth Green

Harper 5K - Janelle Peralt

Family Nights/Breakfasts - Diane Earhart

Book Fair - Amanda Bennett

On Campus Field Trips - Leslie Sagraves

Fuel Up to Play 60 - Diane Earhart

Bulletin Boards - Vicky Brand

Public Relations - Diane Earhart

Scholarships - Stacia Everett

Teacher Lists (Wish and Supply) - Nina Kremp

Grant Seeker - Carolyn Lester, Diane Earhart

School Supplies - Megan Walber

Ident-A-Kid - Diane Earhart

Historian - Yvette Schubert

Teacher/Staff Appreciation - Kim Long

Newsletter - Krysti Nelms

Senior Financial Aide Meeting Dinner - February 16th at 6:00 pm

NO Cost Fundraising Coordinators


Box Tops/Labels for Education - Ashley Holmes, Erin Worrell

Tyson Project A+ - Nina Kremp

HEB Plastic Bags & Recycling - Diane Earhart

Office Max Perks - Sara Ahearn

MyCoke Rewards - Kim Long

PTO News and Events

PTO Meeting May 13th at NEW TIME 3:45 in the Elementary Cafeteria

Senior Scholarship Application 2014 2015 - Due April 17th

FAMILY Reading NIGHT! Elementary/MS Library - April 29th

5:30 - 7:30 pm

Come dressed up as your Favorite Disney Storybook Character

***Snacks, Drinks, Games, and Lots of Reading Time Provided!!***

LOGO for our 9th Annual HWAT - Scheduled for October 16th is NEEDED!!! 

Submit your drawings by May 15th. Follow the guidelines to qualify! 

Spring Book Fair

May 19-21

Family Movie Night

May 20th

Family Education with Love & Logic, Plus...

Next class will be scheduled soon. Join in and use the love we have for our children to logically allow us to teach them. This workshop offers proven techniques that can be used by parents of children of all ages. Enjoy 12 hours of uplifting information and begin positive changes in your home right away. Workshop runs for 6 consecutive weeks.

Call Carol Reeh at (830) 997-7182 to register, class sizes are limited.

Think Before You Speak! Before you say it, send it, post it, or text it, ask yourself…

Is it True? Is it Helpful? Is it Inspiring? It is Necessary? Is it Kind?

Notice and Appreciate the Nice Things You See and Hear!

Research shows that family involvement promotes student success. Students with involved parents are more likely to

  • Earn higher grades and pass their classes, 
  • Attend school regularly and have better social skills,
  • Go on to post-secondary education.

When families, schools, and communities work together,

  • Student achievement improves,
  • Teacher morale rises,
  • Communication increases,
  • Family, school, and community connections multiply.

Newsletters and Meeting Minutes

In The News:

Craig Bystrynski, Editor-in-Chief of PTO Today writes, “The Harper ISD PTO has been selected for honorable mention in the 2014 Parent Group of the Year search the fourth consecutive year. Congratulations, from all of us at PTO Today!”

He goes on to say, “Strong parents play an important role in creating successful schools and improving education for students. That role goes unrecognized far too often. We began the Parent Group of the Year search 12 years ago as a way to celebrate parent groups like yours-groups that are doing great work. ” WAY TO GO PTO!!!



INK, HEB Bags and many other items 

Recycling - INKY is looking for INK, Glue Bottles and Glue Stick empty containers and Cell Phones – PTO recycles ALL types of used ink and toner cartridges for funding for our school. Drop boxes located in High School Library, and Elementary Teacher Workroom.

Please send CLEAN HEB Plastic Bags to help us raise $$$ for our school. Drop boxes located just outside the Elementary and High School Office. 


Box Tops for Education 

Box Tops for Education Box Tops contests generate approximately $1,200 each year for our school. Clip and send - shop at the Box Tops for Education website too!