OUR PROGRAMS / SERVICES
Your Buccaneer PTSA has served our students for more than a decade now. Every year, we try and grow our membership and provide more for our school. These are just a few of the things your PTSA has done in the past, plus some exciting new benefits for our 2022-2023 Buccaneers.
For our Teachers
If you want to know what students need to attain knowledge, skills, and move them toward college and career success, you ask the experts: our Teachers. Each year, PTSA provides Classroom Grants for the "extra" that puts Allatoona students ahead of the pack. We've purchased books, music for our Fine Arts Department, mixers and supplies for Culinary Arts, recording equipment for our TV/Film classes, even supplies to practice sports medicine and more.
Teacher/Staff appreciation starts with a Welcome Back lunch in July followed by a holiday meal and then we go big for Teacher Appreciation Week in May! We even celebrate our staff year round with our Teacher of the Month award, nominated by students and parents.
For our Families
PTSA hosts a monthly Coffee Talk meeting with our principal, Candace Wilkes. Mrs. Wilkes and her staff answer questions and keep parents plugged in to all things Allatoona. After the great response last year, PTSA will now offer the monthly meeting in a hybrid in-person/virtual format.
Just kicked off in 2022, we help prime Buc nation for football! We host a Tailgate before a home game. PTSA members get free access to the tailgate food, party and fun.
Allatoona PTSA is pleased to host a Mixer for our Freshman Parents! Becoming a Buc is a big deal so come and find out what all the buzz is about! You're invited to meet Principal Wilkes and other Buc parents, including our PTSA board, at an off site location. Our goal answer any questions, help you navigate and get comfortable. Mark your calendars for this exiting event! Hope to see you there!
For our Students
The Reflections Arts Recognition Program is a national arts recognition and achievement program for students. We provide access to the arts, plus celebration and recognition for Allatoona participants in the first round of the national PTA Reflections program.
Scholarships are provided by the PTSA each Spring. The Buccaneer PTSA awards two $1000 annual college scholarships to two AHS Seniors. You must be a PTSA member to apply. Over the years, we have granted nearly 30 AHS Seniors over $30K in college scholarships.
SAT PREP: AHS PTSA sponsors SAT Prep classes that sell out every year. Open to everyone, but especially geared toward our Junior class, they are taught after school by seasoned instructors.
Buc Blast is our weekly e-newsletter that keeps our Buc families informed on PTSA, school, athletic, and community events.
We are proud to host the Baccalaureate service annually for our Seniors and their families. The services are held at a local place of worship.
And Much More
PTSA helps ensure holidays are happy for all Buccaneers through holiday gift giving programs and holiday meal gift cards for families in need.
PTSA rotates with other West Cobb high schools in supporting QUEST College Fair. The event allows students to explore educational opportunities after graduation. Representatives from colleges, universities, and technical schools attend. Buccaneer Reboot: Access to technology was vital in keeping kids learning during the pandemic and resources were scarce. AHS PTSA solicited donations of used laptops and with the help of parent volunteers, repurposed them for student use.
PTSA has sponsored several student series on critical topics such as online safety and distracted driving.
Honor Roll Treats:
Bucs are a smart bunch and we celebrate their dedication to their studies every chance we get. PTSA helps support treats for Honor Roll students.
If you have not joined Buccaneer PTSA, please become a member today! Help us ensure Allatoona High School is the very best it can be. From providing classroom grants and college scholarships to hosting Coffee Talk with the principal... your dues work hard to support all Allatoona parents, teachers and students!
We have a variety of memberships available! 100% of your membership dollars support PTA initiatives.