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You ask what does PTSO stand for?  

PTSO stands for Parent-Teacher-Student Organization, consisting of parents and teachers working together to support and enrich all students.  We support school staff, and work side by side with the principal to help promote student self-esteem, and assist in efforts to solve school needs through volunteering and funding.

Who makes up the PHS PTSO?

The PTSO is made up of several officers. Your 2024-2025 Committee members are:

  • President - Cassandra Hazelwood

  • Co-Vice President  - Erica Ortiz

  • Co-Vice President  - 

  • Secretary - 

  • Treasurer - Jennifer Smith 

  • Communications & Technology - Natalie Lambert 

  • Fundraising - Natalie Lambert

  • Membership - 

  • Hospitality - 

  • Scholarships & Grants Coordinator - 

  • Food Pantry Coordinators - Erica Ortiz 

  • Freshmen Parent Advisors -

  • Sophomore Parent Advisor - Aggie Pabst & Trisha May

  • Junior Parent Advisor -

  • Senior Parent Advisor - Kandy McGinnis

  • Military Family Coordinator - 

  • Volunteer Chair - Carmen Bailiff 

  • Media Center Liasion - Tina Melder

  • Faculty Sponsor - Claudia Cassevah


Who can become a member?

If you’re a father, mother, guardian, or grandparent at Pace High School then you can become a member. Administration, staff and faculty are also highly encouraged to become members. It takes a village!

PTSO Areas of Focus

  • Appreciation - Events, treats, and opportunities to demonstrate appreciation to all PHS staff.

  • Communication - Posts, articles, updates, and multimedia to provide information and resources to PHS students and families.

  • Community - Outreach and support to alternative schools and education partners, fundraisers, and external programs.

  • Enhancements - Resources, volunteers, and events to support school preservation, beautification, and enrichment.

PTSO Programs & Fundraising

Our primary objective as a PTSO is to provide our school with funds, programs, resources, and services that will enrich and maximize the education of every child and to benefit the school. To meet this important objective, we fundraise. Membership dues and fundraiser dollars go towards sponsoring and supporting Teacher Appreciation Events, Classroom Grants, Parent Communication, Educational Enrichment and various other needs at PHS as they occur throughout the year.

Become a Volunteer….Why YOU should get involved!

We are a small and busy group. This is where you come in! We are a team of volunteers and need your help; and so do our children. Our school is an amazing community and is constantly growing and striving to make improvements. A special thanks to all of our volunteers from last year for all their hard work and dedication. Please come and join us!

How to become a Parent Volunteer

You ask "how can I volunteer for PHS PTSO without joining a committee?"  

PHS PTSO hosts many events throughout the year where an extra set of hands would be very helpful! Please complete a Level 1 Volunteer Form with Santa Rosa County Schools and turn it into the PHS front office as soon as possible. Once you are approved, you would be welcome to volunteer at our events.

Additionally, we encourage donations of food and beverage items for both the PHS Pantry and Appreciation Events and monetary donations.  Look for Facebook posts with Sign Up Genius forms seasonally, based on need.

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