Volunteer

Our volunteers are an important part of the Decatur High School experience. There are many ways to give of your time and talents, no matter how much of each you have to share!

Please contact the committee chair below if you are interested in volunteering for a specific committee or event.  Specific needs are listed where applicable. Scroll to the bottom of the page for descriptions of the committees.

2019-20 Leadership

School Dance

POSITION MEMBER EMAIL
President Ginny Parler gparler@att.net
Vice President Janine Kupersmith thefivekupes@gmail.com
Secretary Mark Rivera dhz7@cdc.gov
Treasurer Steve Bloom scbloom@comcast.net
Academic Support Ann Eskew ann_herndon@yahoo.com
Leslie Fouts lesliefouts@gmail.com
Scott Barfield sbarfield@icloud.com
Denise Burfield dmburfield@bellsouth.net
Kate Pak katepak.com@gmail.com
Inci Yildirim inci.yildirim@emory.edu
Annual Fund
Karen Horace kardonhorace@yahoo.com
Rene Iverson riversongx5@gmail.com
Oliver Stepe apaexec1992@att.net
Class Parent Coordinator Janine Kupersmith thefivekupes@gmail.com
Communications Natalie Snedden natsned@aol.com
Cultural Arts Lynn Gibbs-Scharf lig1@cdc.gov
Decatur Parents’ Network (DPN)
Eric Tumperi edtumperi@yahoo.com
Jennifer Walcott jawalcott@gmail.com
DEF/PTA Council Representative Scott Tewell rstewell@hotmail.com
DHS 101
Anne Dishman dishmanx3@comcast.net
Grants Allison Taylor aotaylor@gmail.com
Hospitality Sara Joiner sarasabojoiner@gmail.com
Membership Suzanne Knap sdknap@bellsouth.net
Passive Fundraising Suzanne Knap sdknap@bellsouth.net
Programs Jenn Walcott DPN
School Dance Ginny Parler gparlerdhsdance@gmail.com
SLT Representative Vacant
Hospitality/Teacher Appreciation
Carla Daniels carladaniels68@gmail.com
Claire Toole clairetoole@yahoo.com
Sara Joiner sarasabojoiner@gmail.com
Volunteer Coordinator Georgina Goebel georginapeacockgoebel@gmail.com

Committee Descriptions

Function:
  • To promote, facilitate and recognize academic achievement at Decatur High School, supporting all of our students to succeed
  • Making it cool to make good grades (we love new ideas!)
Specific Help Needed:
  • Committee Co-Contact to learn the ropes and share duties with the current Contact
  • Meeting Secretary – for monthly committee meetings
  • Contacts and Staff for various events including, Top Dog Luncheons, Honor Roll Drawings, Academic Achievement Banquet, Guidance Dept. College Trips, College Fair, College Jamboree, Thank-A-Teacher Tables, Exam Proctors
Function:
  • To provide a central point of coordination for the class parents
Specific Help Needed:
  • Parent(s) for each class to coordinate parent volunteers for Homecoming float building and other class-specific activities
  • Parent(s) for each class to assist with Decatur Parent Network building (see Decatur Parents Network below)

Function:

  • Communicating to parents and teachers about DHS and PTSA activities via PTSA website, weekly eNews publications, flyers, and newsletters
Function:
  • Bringing cultural experiences to Decatur High School such as Artists in Residence
  • Providing support for the clubs and teachers involved with cultural arts
  • Providing support for DHS-sponsored cultural events
Specific Help Needed:
  • Box Office and Concession Stand Volunteers for the Fall Play and Spring Musical
  • Chaperones for Regional Choral Competition (Spring dates TBA)

Function:

  • Engage and organize all City of Decatur parents and our community at large to create a communications infrastructure, identify learning and helping resources, and work with parents, teens, and local organizations to create positive, fun, supervised activities across Decatur for our youth.  More info > Decatur Parents Network

Specific Help Needed:

  • Communications assistance
  • Class Parent Leaders
  • Positive, fun activities coordination
  • Chaperones
Function:
  • Establishing and promoting an Annual Giving Campaign and soliciting contributions
Specific Help Needed:
  • Fundraising captains: energetic individuals who are willing to reach out to members of the DHS community to solicit and procure funds

Function:

  • Coordinate DHS 101 event for new students at the beginning of the school year.

Function:

  • Reviewing PTSA grant applications and disbursing grant budget to school clubs and activities

Specific Help Needed:

  • Assist in reviewing PTSA grant applications two or three times a year – group works primarily via email
Function:
  • Providing treats and motivators for teachers on special occasions
  • Recruiting parent volunteers to support the various student events such as dances
Specific Help Needed:
  • Volunteers to provide food – and help with set-up/clean-up – for staff/teacher appreciation and other events throughout the year
Function:
  • Signing up parents and teachers for the PTSA
Specific Help Needed:
  • Help staff the PTSA membership table at selected PTSA and school-wide events
  • Need volunteer to manage website with membership information

Function:

  • Manage passive donation sources >  Amazon Smile, Kroger Community Rewards, Publix Partners Cards.

Function:

  • Working with students to plan Homecoming and Spring Dances

Specific Help Needed:

  • Help organize event set-up, logistics, entertainment
  • Provide “night of” support (e.g., chaperones)
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