PTSA includes student voices at fifth monthly meeting, held Jan. 28

Colin Kim

The meeting kicks off second semester with updates from students, staff to improve connection within school.

Meeting topics included the student and staff reports, Challenge Success and Explore Careers.

Student reports

The following topics were mentioned during the student reports in PTSA meeting.

Teacher reports

As the meeting progressed, World and American Literature teacher Mikki McMillion proposed a $1000 to $2000 grant from PTSA for the winners of TED Project from World Literature students. These grants will go towards funding for Cupertino community projects — to improve Cupertino Community —  as well as granting a wish to improve MVHS.

Challenge Success update

PTSA discussed the focus of Challenge Success for the year of 2014, as they concluded their vision statement and action plan.

According to PTSA parent member Isabel Turpin, the action plan for Challenge Success is to brainstorm as a community and as a school to define what success means.

Throughout this semester, PTSA will be working towards connecting the students, staff members and parents together and achieving success together as a community. The first step towards this action was concluded to be asking people to define the term “success” at MVHS.

“I think Challenge Success is something that is still new to a lot of people,” Principal April Scott said. “But as it becomes more part of our conversation, I think we are going to see some voices, here from the students [about Challenge Success].”

Explore Careers

PTSA discussed the next event from Explore Careers that will be taking place on Feb. 13 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the library. The upcoming event will include career topics such as science, art and trades.

“I was really excited tonight that we had four students come and report to us about the student themselves,” PTSA President Jim Cunningham said

The next PTSA Meeting will be held on Feb. 11 along with the parent education night.