Welcome to JP Stevens PTSO 2017-2018 Family!
High school is a very important time in the lives of teenagers. Beyond the obvious physical changes, emotional and psychological needs of teenagers need to be addressed to ensure their holistic well being. Parenting teenagers in high school is a turning point in the relationship between parents and teenagers. PTSO is a forum for parents to get together to share their parenting successes, concerns and provide support and scope for discussion on matters related to dealing with their teenagers’ stress, anxiety and college preparedness. We run programs such as, Parent Counseling with the school counselors and Parent Mentoring with JPS Alumni parents to help parents.
PTSO raises funds to support events for the students and parents. Funds raised are used to award scholarships to students & support Project Graduation which is the biggest event on the night of the graduation for outgoing seniors. PTSO also organizes other events such as Color Walk/Run and Art competition.
The PTSO is a valuable asset and support to you as a JP Stevens student’s parent. JP Stevens PTSO extends beyond fundraising to provide a platform for ongoing parent collaboration, interaction with school counselors, opportunities for students’ networking with professionals, amongst several initiatives.
Please sign-up for the PTSO membership and support the activities by volunteering your valuable time and inputs. The membership fees is $15/- per family.
PTSO Board Members
Rahul Sinha (VP Communication 2017-2018)
Sujata Koduri (Co-President 2017-2018)
Aditya Kulkarni (Co-President 2017-2018)
Discuss problems, concerns and support you need with school counselors to ensure that your teen stays happy and healthy. Share and ask questions to school counselors on effective strategies for applying to college. Attend meetings with the Counselors from the Guidance Department who provide information on their roles and responsibilities and available resources. They will provide guidance on all aspects of your teens life from college admissions and ways to deal with teenage stress, anger, unhappiness and any other areas of concern.Join the Online Parent counseling group for continued engagement as well as asking questions on participating in discussions.
Senior Parent Mentor Program
Connect with parents of seniors and past alumni who will act as mentors and advisors as they have gone through the challenges of school dealing with the stress of high school and college admission process. Share and ask questions to these parent mentors, discuss problems, concerns and support you need in ensuring that you have the right strategies and knowledge of pitfalls to avoid. Learn from them how they dealt with stress and managed to navigate the transition from Freshman to Senior years. Attend meetings as well as connect with them online through our Online Parent Mentor Group.
Career Breakfast Program
Professionals share experiences about their work. They discuss courses/classes they took in college and high school to prepare them for their current position.
Student Volunteer Program
JP Stevens PTSO Organizes many events in which students can volunteer. JP Stevens PTSO Organizes events in which the students can volunteer and will be awarded certificates for their participation as well as eligibility for PTSO scholarships.
PTSO Project Graduation
Project Graduation is an event held the same night as graduation, where the entire Senior graduating class is invited to attend a tremendous event to celebrate their big achievement, in a safe and chaperoned environment in Rutgers facility. With support from all parents and community we hope can make this fun night "free" for the graduates and allow them to celebrate the graduation day with their classmates at the Rutgers facility, a tradition that has been going on for many years.
5 K Color Walk/ Run
Every year PTSO conducts a Color walk/run for parents, students and families of all Edison area schools who join us for a fun-filled color run at the JP Stevens High School.They experience the Color run/walk with color, great food and live music! This 5K run/walk is fun for the whole family as they have the time of their life. Color run is fun as everyone gets covered from head to toe with colorful powders. All colors are 100% safe, biodegradable and beautiful. Everyone gets blasted with blue, yellow, pink and green powders as they walk, run, skip and dance their way through the color zones!!
Increase parent engagement & participation
Increased funding for PTA, PTO & PTSO
Generate revenue from local sponsors through online ads
Online contributions & membership fees for PTA/PTSO led activities
Increased online parent participation
Encourage sustained parent engagement parents
Manage Events & Activities
Communicate effectively with increased participation, sign-ups & volunteersfa-institution
Kids’ social and emotional problems- it helps to share and listen
Share strategies that work with kids/tweens/teens
Form support groups for parents
Share & discuss upcoming school events
Find out about the latest events and participate
Activities - participate in activities, trips & excursions