PTA Board & Committee chairs

SMS PTA Executive Board, 2021-2022:

SMS PTA Board & Committee Chairs, 2021-2022:

  • Beautification: Amber Woodson

  • Cheer Committee: Sarah Pearson & Kari Carlton

  • Dance Committee: Ivy Ellis

  • 8th Grade Graduation & End of Year Field Trip: Sara Shaheen & Susan Jensen

  • Healthy Lifestyles: Abby McIntosh & Gina Alexander

  • Hollering Hornets Yell Club: OPEN

  • Membership Committee: Sara Shaheen

  • PTA Communications: Diana Mendoza

  • Restaurant Night Committee: Kelly Fenton

  • Spirit Wear: Sara Shaheen

  • Spotlight Fundraiser: Makenzie Carpenter

  • Student Engagement: Jayme Rodriguez

  • Teacher Appreciation / Hospitality: Shannon McOwen

  • SMS Teacher Liaison: Drew Weesner

  • UIL Parent Liaison: Jennifer Wagner

  • Volunteer Coordinator: Makenzie Carpenter


PTA Membership Committee + Volunteer Coordinator

    • This team is responsible for promoting membership in the SMS PTA. Conduct ongoing enrollment of members throughout the year. Send National and State PTA dues, accompanied by names of members to the TX PTA office. Distribute membership cards and maintain membership lists.

    • Other responsibilities will be to coordinate volunteers for PTA-sponsored events throughout the year using SignUpGenius + Voly. This committee will work with the office to ensure that all volunteers have a background check on file, and that all volunteer hours are loaded into the FWISD Volunteer system.

Restaurant Night / General Fundraising Coordinator

    • Coordinate 2-4 restaurant night events to benefit Stripling Middle PTA.

    • Organize and promote Box Tops for Education, Amazon Smile, Albertsons/Tom Thumb and any other ongoing means of fundraising to benefit the SMS PTA.

    • Work to establish partnerships with local banks, businesses and corporations.

UIL Parent Coordinator

    • This committee works with the SMS UIL coordinator to ensure that the event runs seamlessly. This could include assisting with the coordination of volunteers, UIL shirts for students, concessions, lunch/breakfast for student participants on the day of the UIL event. The UIL event typically occurs in February.

Spirit Wear

    • We will need help getting the word out about spirit wear sales and distribution of items when they arrive.

8th Grade Celebration & Graduation Committee

    • The committee is responsible for raising funds for an 8th grade celebration day (typically a full day event at Main Event in North FW). Past fundraising has included: 8th grade shirts, out-of-dress bands, dance concessions, and restaurant nights. This committee is also responsible for organizing decorations + refreshments following the 8th grade graduation ceremony in May.

Teacher Appreciation

    • The Teacher Appreciation committee sponsors 2 luncheons each year as well as additional surprises for the teachers and staff throughout the entire school year.


    • This committee is responsible for organizing all events for the annual Spotlight fundraiser and silent auction. This event takes place in November.

Campus beautification

    • This committee seeks volunteers to help water the landscape and participate in events to plant flowers, etc. as we beautify the campus.

Dance Committee

    • This committee chairs 2 dances/events per year. This committee is responsible for the theme, concessions, dance tickets and dance volunteers for each event.

Healthy Lifestyles Committee (NEW to 21/22 SY)

    • Increase student and parent awareness of safe and healthy lifestyle choices through engaging educational activities and practical tools for implementation.

      • Coordinate Walking School Bus Events.

      • Work with Blue Zones to earn Stripling the honor of a Blue Zones Project Approved School.

      • Coordinate discount codes for local fun runs (Cowtown, Turkey Trot, etc.)

      • Promote healthy eating habits.

      • Promote social-emotional wellness.

      • We are open to even more ideas as we develop this awesome committee!

Student Engagement/Enrichment Committee

    • This committee promotes awareness and programs concerning educational issues and encourages participation in state and local educational issues. Examples include: monitor and reports on local school board meetings, keeps members abreast of any educational issues or projects.

    • Plan/schedule Student/Parent Education Programs to be presented during SMS PTA General Meetings.

    • Work with WEB Leaders, STUCO, and NJHS student and faculty leaders to ensure that communication is current on any events, opportunities and activities.

    • Identify student ambassadors to serve on this committee to help identify issues that need to be addressed by the SMS PTA.

    • Promote the development of programs and activities that 1) assist in securing for all children the goal of enduring peace and 2) foster understanding and appreciation of the diverse cultures within our own nation and those of other countries that, with us, comprise the global community.

    • Promote scholarship and grant opportunities for college

Bylaws Committee (NEW for 21/22 SY)

    • Reviews bylaws to ensure they are meeting the needs of the PTA and drafts language for bylaws amendments. They may also help to ensure compliance with bylaws, address membership concerns with the bylaws, adhere to state guidelines on reviewing and amending bylaws, and help guard your PTA’s “good standing” status.

    • The SMS PTA will conduct a bylaws review during the 21/22 school year.

For more information or to participate in any of these roles, please email Makenzie Carpenter at