Programs

Safe and Sober Grad Night

Safe and Sober Grad Night, (SSGN), is one LHS PTSA’s largest events of the year. It would not happen if not for the hard work and numerous volunteer hour spent by our event Chairpersons and the many parent volunteers. SSGN begins at 10PM following the graduation ceremony. It gives our graduating class an opportunity to celebrate their big day without the use of any illegal substances providing a safe and sober grad night party on what is statistically a “HIGH RISK” night for our Graduates!

 

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LHS PTSA is proud to partner with Via Heart Project to publicize this 100% FREE heart screening for teens from ages 12-25 This year’s event took place March 20th at Hart Middle School in Pleasanton.

 


LVEF Walk for Education

The Walk for Education is an annual fundraising event sponsored by the Livermore Valley Education Foundation, local businesses and all the Livermore schools. The event is held each September and takes place at the Livermore High School track.  PTSA is proud to be a part of the walk for education and encourages all LHS families and friends to participate.  This year’s event is coming soon on Saturday, September 24th.  Click HERE for more information. Proceeds from the Walk benefit the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District.


Cookie Boxes for LHS Staff

Take 300 dozen baked goods, 150 staff members, 75 bakers, 10 volunteers, 2 chair people, and 1 LHS Staff from custodian to Principal and you have the annual LHS PTSA Cookie Boxes! This is a LOVED program by everyone involved. It’s our way of saying, “You’re appreciated” to all staff members.

 

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Hot Cocoa for EVERYONE!

We piggyback on the Snow Day hosted by ASB/Leadership the last day in December before Winter Break and serve LHS students hot cocoa and cookies. Parent volunteers donate the fixings and serve the good stuff!

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PTSA Takes El Vaquerito to the Movies

LHS PTSA is proud to partner with the online student newspaper and sponsor student journalists to attend and review the latest releases. LHS PTSA sponsors four movies per year and our LHS students write the reviews.

Check out the latest reviews in the Arts and Entertainment Section of the El Vaquerito!


Speakers Series

LHS PTSA invites in speakers to help strengthen the Home-to-School connection. We’ve heard from the Career Technical Education Program, Tri-Valley Regional Occupational Program, and the International Foreign Exchange Program at LHS. We’ve heard from teachers and students about all of the AMAZING opportunities available to our students.

 

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Picnic Pick of the Month

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The LHS Picnic Pick of the Month is sponsored by Mr. Pickle’s in Livermore and is designed to recognize staff members who go above and beyond for our students and LHS community at large. Those staff members whose small touches make a HUGE difference! This can be a simple as always having something nice to say, service with a smile, or “going the extra mile.”

The selected staff member receives a picnic lunch delivered to them complete with picnic basket and personal-sized tablecloth! One staff member is selected for every month school is in session. The winning staff member will be featured on the LHS PTSA website, Facebook page, Twitter and announced at our PTSA membership meetings!

2016-2017 Winners

March

Matthew Moser, Photography

February

Rex Anderson, Physical Education

January

Todd Gerardi, Math

December

Barry Parr, English

November

Julie Wright

October

Vielka Hoy, Social Sciences

September

Mike Bruzdzinski, Custodian

August

Linda Nardy, Vice Principal Secretary

2015-2016 Winners

March

Chris Filice, Choir Teacher

February

Stephanie Bogetti, Library Media Specialist

January

Todd Gerardi, Math Teacher

December

Kristy Raymond, English Teacher

November

Dawn Matthews, Social Science Teacher

October

Karla Haskell, Aide

September

Susan Johnston, Science and Math Teacher

August

Susan Ortner, Resource Teacher


NSC Scholar Athletes

It takes a special commitment to balance both your sport and academics while maintaining the highest of standards. Students who maintain an unweighted G.P.A. of 3.5 or higher in the season of their sport are awarded the NCS Scholar Athlete Certificate. Those students who are awarded are eligible to order a NCS Scholar Athlete patch which can be sewn onto a letterman jacket or kept as a reminder for an outstanding accomplishment.
LHS PTSA works in collaboration with the LHS Athletics Director, James Petersdorf, to ensure all NCS Scholar Athletes receive their certificate and letter of recognition. If you have questions about the NCS certificate, please email Mr. Petersdorf at jpetersdorf@lvjusd.k12.ca.us or call at 925-606-4812.
For the convenience of our LHS families, JacketBack, a LHS PTSA Sponsor, can order the NCS Scholar Athlete patch for student athletes and has a link to the NCS ordering site at www.jacketback.com on their home page.

The NCS website also lists scholarships for high achieving academic athletes. More information can be found at http://cifncs.org/awards_programs/scholastic.php.

SAT/ACT Bootcamps

More information on dates and locations coming soon!


Service Awards

Honorary Service Awards are awarded throughout the year and designed as a unique way for PTA units, councils, and districts to publicly acknowledge both individuals and organizations for outstanding community service to children and youth in a community. All funds collected with this program are used exclusively to support the California State PTA scholarship and grant programs.
LHS PTSA enjoys honoring those who have contributed to our success. One way we are able to do this is by recognizing members with CA State PTA Service Awards. Please click HERE for information on each Award.

Golden Oak Service Award

This award is given to recognize, as the most prestigious of the Honorary Service Awards, an individual or organization that has made significant contributions to the welfare of children and youth in a school or community.

2014-2015 Recipient, Mary Stolz

Very Special Person Award

This award is given to recognize an individual or organization for their service to PTA.

2013-2014 Recipient, Chandra Whetzel


California State PTA Scholarship

The California State PTA offers multiple scholarships for both students and Parents.  More information and links to applications may be found at: http://www.livermorehighschoolptsa.com/pta-scholarship-info/
Past LHS winners include:
  • 2012-2013 – Sarah Dreher, Maura Hand, Priya Sri-Tharan
  • 2011-2012 – Ashley Holmes

Parent and Student Programs

Parent and Student programs address specific concerns or issues raised by our community. We have hosted the following at LHS
  • Screening of  “Race to Nowhere” and panel of speakers include the producer of the film
  • Kevin Laue and the documentary about his life, “Long Shot
  • Energy Efficiency from Solar Universe
  • Rotary International to speak about hosting or becoming a foreign exchange student
  • Career Technical Education Department speakers and students
  • Regional Occupation Program Department speakers and students
  • Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District addressing specific District issues of concern
  • Livermore Police Department to speak about social media
  • 4GQ Limousine to speak about Jr. Prom and Senior Ball safety
  • Speakers address drinking and driving