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Welcome to the Official Home of the Atholton High School PTSA!

Here you will find important and useful information about the programs and services the Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) provides for the wonderful Atholton High School community. Find out a little bit more about the PTSA. Not sure where to get an answer? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page.

$10,000 Goal After Prom (RP3) Fundraising $11,018 to date!!!

We Need Your Help!

The Atholton High School Raider Post Prom Party, aka RP3, is the PTSA-sponsored after Prom event focused on providing our students and their Prom guests a safe, fun, and memorable environment to continue festivities immediately after the Prom has concluded on May 7, 2016.

RP3 is the PTSA's largest budget item for the year. It is our goal to raise at least $10,000 to help defray the costs of this fantastic event. The suggested donation amount for families with a junior or senior is $50 and for families with a sophomore or freshman is $25, who will be "paying it forward".

See the announcement below to find out how you can make your tax-deductible donation. Help us make our goal!

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Latest Announcements

New Principal's Newsletter Posted created: May 2, 2016

The latest Principal's Newsletter has been posted to the website. You can find the complete newsletter here:  PRINCIPAL'S NEWSLETTER - APRIL 29, 2016

posted by: Joann Hutchens expires on: May 23, 2016


Volunteer & Donate to RP3 created: April 14, 2016

It's time to support Atholton's Raider Post Prom Party (RP3)! In addition to NOT agreeing to host an after prom party in your home, these are the other ways you can help: Help the PTSA Sell Prom & RP3 Tickets! The PTSA is selling Prom and RP3 tickets starting next week. Prom tickets are only on sale April 18-22, 2016. RP3 tickets will be on sale for two weeks April 18 - April 29, 2016. If you can volunteer to help sell tickets, please click http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c45acae22a31-rp3ticket.

Thank you in advance for your help! Raider Post Prom Party Donations! We have a goal of collecting $10,000 in donations. Right now we have just over $6,000. The suggested donation for families with a junior or senior is $50, and $25 for families with freshmen and sophomores, who will be “paying it forward”. However, any donation will be appreciated. In addition to your donation, this year we are also collecting gift cards that can be used as prizes, so this is a great opportunity to clean out your wallet of all the gift cards you never remember to use! Thank you to those who have already donated! If you have not, please choose one of these methods:

1. By credit card: Through the Atholton PTSA website: https://www.atholtonptsa.org/donate/

2. Send in checks, payable to AHS PTSA, and gift cards to the school’s front office, or mailed to Atholton High School PTSA, RP3 Donation, 6520 Freetown Rd., Columbia, MD 21044.

Volunteer at RP3!

(The most fun!) We need 100+ volunteers to have a successful RP3. There are many ways to get involved. You can make baked goods, help pick up food or check bags. Please click https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/4090e4ba5ad28a57-atholton to volunteer for RP3. Thank you! PLEASE LIKE AND SHARE TO SPREAD THE WORD!

posted by: Lesley Ahmuty expires on: May 7, 2016


Surviving the College Application Process- May 16, 2016 7pm Media Center created: April 27, 2016

Back by popular demand!  On Monday, May 16, the PTSA will host “Surviving the College Application Process” for AHS parents/guardians and "Raider2Raider" for AHS students.  Parents will meet in the Media Center at 7:00 p.m. for a brief PTSA General Meeting to elect officers for the 2016-17 school year, and then parents of graduating AHS seniors will share advice and recent experience on how to navigate the college admissions process. Students will meet in the Career Center at 7:00 p.m. where AHS seniors will share strategies and tips on the application process, testing, school visits, and more.

posted by: Lesley Ahmuty expires on: May 17, 2016


PTSA Executive Board for 2016 - 2017 created: April 22, 2016

We are pleased to announce the candidates for next year’s PTSA Board.  They are as follows:

Voting will take place on May 16th in the media center at 7:00pm.

posted by: Lesley Ahmuty expires on: May 17, 2016


New Principal's Newsletter Posted created: April 22, 2016

The latest Principal's Newsletter has been posted to the website. You can find the complete newsletter here:  PRINCIPAL'S NEWSLETTER - APRIL 22, 2016

posted by: Joann Hutchens expires on: May 13, 2016


New Principal's Newsletter Posted created: April 15, 2016

The latest Principal's Newsletter has been posted to the website. You can find the complete newsletter here:  PRINCIPAL'S NEWSLETTER - APRIL 15, 2016

posted by: Joann Hutchens expires on: May 6, 2016


RP3 Student Registration Forms created: April 15, 2015

The student 2016 Registration Forms for RP3 (the After Prom Party) are now available on the website.  You can access the forms directly here:

https://www.atholtonptsa.org/media/library/2016/04/11/AHSPTSA_2016_RP3_Permission_Forms.pdf

The completed form must be presented at the time of purchasing the RP3 ticket.  Atholton HS students bringing a guest, must also present their completed guest registration form at the time they purchase RP3 tickets.  Both student and guest registration forms are included in the document linked to above.

posted by: Curt Bathras expires on: May 8, 2016


Nominate Staff Members for Above and Beyond Awards created: April 7, 2016

Parents, this is your chance to recognize staff members who have made a real difference to your student. Every year the PTSA presents “Above and Beyond Awards” to staff members who make an extra effort to support students.  We recognize staff members in three categories:  Academic, Extracurricular, and Student Services/Support (e.g., office staff, Student Services, custodians).  You can nominate one staff member in each category.  To submit your nomination(s), send an e-mail to Amy Bagley (afbagley@verizon.net) indicating the staff member you are nominating, the category for the nomination, and at least one sentence explaining/supporting the nomination.  Nominations will be accepted through Friday, May 27, and the winners will be announced at the staff luncheon which will be held the last week of school.

posted by: Amy Bagley expires on: May 27, 2016


RP3 Donation Request created: March 20, 2016

Purpose and Background of RP3

Atholton’s Post Prom Party is planned and sponsored by the PTSA, also known as volunteer parents. Prom is a school-sponsored event, RP3 is a PTSA/community event and is the PTSA’s largest budget item. The primary purpose is to provide Atholton students and their Prom guests with a fun and safe place to continue their Prom night experience, on a night when statistics show that high school students can often make dangerous choices. It takes the support of our whole community to put on this event!

2016 RP3 Venue

RP3 will be held at the AMC Theatres at the Columbia Mall, immediately following Atholton’s Prom on May 7, 2016. More information and permission forms will be handed out with the Prom forms in April and will be on the PTSA website when available. https://www.atholtonptsa.org

How Can You Support this Event?

Discuss with your junior or senior the importance of attending Atholton’s RP3. PLEASE DO NOT AGREE TO HOST AN AFTER PROM PARTY IN YOUR HOME.

DONATE! We have a goal of collecting $10,000 in donations. The suggested donation for families with a junior or senior is $50, and $25 for families with freshmen and sophomores, who will be “paying it forward”. However, any donation will be appreciated. In addition to your donation, this year we are also collecting gift cards that can be used as prizes, so this is a great opportunity to clean out your wallet of all the gift cards you never remember to use!

Thank you to those who have already donated! If you have not, please choose one of these methods:

     1. By credit card: Through the Atholton PTSA website: https://www.atholtonptsa.org/donate/

     2. Send in checks, payable to AHS PTSA, and gift cards to the school’s front office, or mailed to Atholton High School PTSA, RP3 Donation, 6520 Freetown Rd., Columbia, MD 21044.

VOLUNTEER! Details are still being planned and we need some new parents to lend a hand! Email Bonnie Frazee if you want to get involved with the party planning! frazee_bg@yahoo.com

Keep an eye out for an announcement in the next few weeks to sign up to help on the night of the event! There is a way that everyone can support this important event, and we can make it Atholton’s best yet! If you have any questions or comments, please contact us.  Thank You!

Bonnie Frazee, RP3 Committee Chairperson, frazee_bg@yahoo.com

Lisa Bader, PTSA Past-President, lisa@dhbader.com

Lesley Ahmuty, PTSA President, president@atholtonptsa.org

posted by: Lesley Ahmuty expires on: May 7, 2016