Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO)

Wayzata High School's Parent Teacher Organization works to strengthen, enhance and encourage a positive, inclusive and engaged educational and social environment at Wayzata High School.

Monies raised throughout the year are used to support the following:

  • Staff Appreciation dinners and activities
  • Scholarships
  • Fund-a-Need program
  • Grant Requests and School Events
  • Parent Forums

PTO Goals

  • To complement the school curriculum with additional opportunities for parents, teachers and students to learn, socialize, communicate and grow.
  • To benefit deserving students by granting scholarships to seniors enrolled in an accredited post-secondary program.
  • To recognize and foster diversity.
  • To reward and support sensitivity to human rights.

The PTO’s activities are funded through parent donations and our partnership with Fun2Raise, through which we deliver the Mobile App.

Make a Donation

Congratulations to Krista Ice for winning the raffle for the $100 Amazon gift card! Thanks to all who have donated so far!

Donate Online

  1. Complete the short questionnaire.
  2. Click on the following ‘Donate’ button to make an online credit card payment.

Check or Cash Donation

  1. Download a PDF of the WHS PTO Donation Form
  2. Drop off at PTO table at Back-to-Business, or in the front office of Wayzata High School, or mail to:
    WHS PTO c/o Mike Smith
    4955 Peony Lane North
    Plymouth, MN 55446

Coffee with the Principal

WHS parents are invited to the high school for informal gatherings with Principal Scott Gengler and special guests. Come join us for coffee, snacks and good conversation about things on your mind!

Contact

If you have general suggestions or questions for the PTO, or would like to 'opt-in' to the email list for PTO news and information, please send an email to pto@wayzataschools.org.

Board

Suzanne Hoagland, President
smhoagland@mac.com

Mike Smith, Treasurer
mnhawks@gmail.com

Anne Rodriguez, Co-Vice President
anne.rodriguez@comcast.net

Angie Kelly, Co-Vice President
teamkellymn13@gmail.com

Committee Chairs and Liaisons

Jennifer Harrah, Staff Appreciation Committee Chair
jenharrah@msn.com

Colleen Regnier, Teacher Liaison
Colleen.Regnier@wayzataschools.org

Stacy Larson, Teacher Liaison
Stacy.Larson@wayzataschools.org

Partners

Scott Gengler, Principal
Scott.Gengler@wayzataschools.org

Catherine Christiansen, Volunteer Coordinator
whsparentvolunteer@wayzataschools.org

Brenda Badger, Club Y.E.S. and Fund-A-Need Coordinator
Brenda.Badger@wayzataschools.org

Volunteer Opportunities

Back to Business Days – August
Help during back to business days. 3 hour shifts.

Culinary Express Back to School – September
Assist students during lunch period with PINs and general support. 3-hour shift.

Student Assistance Back to School – September
Answer questions/assist students first week of the school year. 1 hour, morning only.

Picture Day – Fall
Assist photographers during student picture day. 4 hour shift.

Senior Picture Day – Fall
Assist staff, direct students and hand out order forms. 1 hour.

Senior Declaration Day – May
Assist with cake and registering what seniors will do the following Fall. One day, 2 hour shift.

General Help – School Year
Be on the general help/on-call list to help when it fits in your schedule. You will be notified via email when help is requested.

PTO – School Year
Assist PTO at various forums, conferences and back to business.

Senior Party – School Year
Chair and volunteers needed every year- work throughout school year planning year end celebration. Parent sponsored event.

Staff Appreciation – School Year
Provide dessert or salad for quarterly teacher’s dinner and/or help serve food. One night, during conferences.

Stress Busters – School Year
1-2 hour shifts working with the Stress Busters committee supporting WHS students. Quarterly.

Club Y.E.S. Help – School Year
Assist Brenda Badger as needed throughout the year. Minimal time commitment.