PTO eNewsletters

All Shaker Schools have Friday PTO e-newsletters. These weekly e-mails are the best way for families to find out what is happening at individual schools.

 To sign-up for Shaker Heights PTO emails, click here. 

Upcoming Events

  • PTO Council Meeting – Monday, September 16, 7 p.m., Shaker Heights High School Library
  • SPEAKER SERIES: An Evening with Dr. Lisa Damour titled "Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Young People" Tuesday, September 17, 6 p.m., Shaker Middle School Auditorium

Red Raider Day

Show your Shaker spirit and join the fun at Red Raider Day at 1 p.m. this Saturday, September 14 when the Shaker Heights High School Raider Football Team takes on Cleveland Heights Tigers at home! 

NEW THIS YEAR: Students in Grades PreK-8 and their families may purchase discounted tickets on game day at a table near the gate. Tickets are $1/students and $2/adults. 

Please present this flyer (on an electronic device is fine) to receive the discount. Students in Grades PreK-8 who attend can be entered into a raffle for fun prizes, so don’t miss out! Come to the game, represent your school and join together to support our football team.
Red Raider Day Flyer 

PTO Mission Statement

The Shaker Heights Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is dedicated to facilitating the active and informed involvement of all parents and families to achieve the educational success and well-being of all children.

What Is PTO Council?

Each Shaker school has a Parent Teacher Organization, and every parent/caregiver and teacher of a Shaker student is automatically a member. PTO Council is a district-wide umbrella group that connects all eight of the individual schools’ PTOs. PTO Council oversees collaboration between the units and with other groups to engage and support students and families throughout the district.

PTO Council is responsible for:

  • Coordination of and collaboration between the individual PTO units
  • Acting as a liaison between District Administration and individual school PTOs
  • Overseeing the electronic distribution of weekly school newsletters
  • Compiling PTO information for the annual printed and online District calendar
  • Administering the Shaker Schools Family Directory app
  • Collaborating with the Family and Community Engagement Center
  • Holding public PTO Council meetings to share interests across all our schools
  • Preparation/filing of tax returns for all Shaker schools’ PTOs
  • Organization of selected district-wide unifying events, such as MLK Day and Senior Clap-Out

Support PTO Council

PTO Council is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization funded mainly through voluntary direct donations from families. Your donation will help us continue to distribute the newsletter, file tax returns on behalf of all Shaker School PTOs, and connect parents/caregivers, teachers, and administrators throughout the District. Please consider making a $10 tax-deductible gift to PTO Council through PayForIt. Click on “Fees.” Thank you! 

PTO Council Officers for 2019-20 School Year

President:  Nicol Coxon and Kim Harris
Co-1st Vice Presidents: Stacey Hren and Sarah Divakarla
VP Communications: Cara Berg
VP Educational Enrichment: Dana Howard
VP Financial Management: Schen Griest
Co-VPs Outreach: Angel Chapman and Dalia Elimam
Co-VPs Parent Education and Advocacy: Jonida Morelli and Linnette Ellison
Secretary: Laurie Pogel
Treasurer: Susan Armstrong
Nominating Co-Chairs: Anthony Peebles
For contact information, please download the Shaker Heights Schools app. The PTO Council roster can be found in the Quick Links section of the Shaker Heights Schools section menu. 
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