PFA Committees

We encourage you to become actively involved in our community by volunteering your time in any of our committees. We have something for everyone’s interest and schedule. Please refer to your monthly PFA newsletters for updated information on any activities and events.

Below is a brief description of the various PFA committees.

Alumni Support is responsible for continuing contact with alumni and their families. There is an Alumni website.

Education Support has partnered with Princeton Review to hold a practice PSAT and SAT and offers a PSAT course held after school for interested students. It also organizes Driver’s Ed courses and our annual Career Day in the spring where professionals from a variety of areas are invited to come speak to our students about their careers. Perhaps you or someone you know is involved in an occupation that utilizes math, science, or technology. We are always looking for speakers to help our students learn of the numerous applications for their talents. Career Day is traditionally held the first Friday of May. The Global Enrichment Funding Committee disperses funds for various field trips, etc as requested by faculty. The activity should typically be one that would not be funded by the district and offers curriculum enrichment in an area other than technology.

Fundraising is comprised of numerous activities led by individual committees. They are the means by which this PFA is able to achieve its financial goals in support of our school community. Such activities can include:

  • A Challenge Super Raffle—this replaces our usual 50/50 raffle. Prizes in 2008 will be $2000 in VISA Gift Cards, a 32”  LCD HD flat panel TV and a Wii with game bundle. The winning tickets will be pulled at our Classical Music Night.
  • An Art & Gift Auction, first held in 2001, has been our biggest fund-raiser where fabulous artwork is auctioned off and spectacular Gift Baskets are raffled.
  • The HTHS Clothing Sale makes HTHS clothing available to our students and parents to show their HTHS pride!
  • Barnes & Noble Days encourage reading as the stores give us a percentage of all HTHS related sales on a specific day.
  • Our Annual Donation Option is available to those members who choose to contribute a single annual donation to the PFA.

Hospitality provides refreshments and food at PFA General Meetings, Guidance Nights, the Teacher Welcome Back Brunch, and the NHS Induction Ceremony. They organize the Welcome Back Picnic for students the first week of school and the Teacher Appreciation Luncheon in the spring. Food donations are needed the entire year for various events. This is a great committee to become involved with the PFA.

Membership actively seeks 100% participation in the PFA and maintains the database for current members. They publish the annual PFA Directory, which is an excellent resource given to all students and PFA families.

Newsletter is responsible for publishing and mailing the PFA newsletter, The High Tech Times, which comes out 6 times a year. This is mailed to all PFA member families and is also available on-line.

Parent Student Activities organizes the Annual Post Prom Party held immediately following the Jr./Sr. Prom. Students enjoy a fun-filled night in a substance free, safe environment complete with games, music, entertainment and refreshments. This committee also hosts the Classical Music Night in December held at the school and the annual High Tech Family Picnic held in June.

Scholarship seeks funding and organizes the PFA Scholarship Awards available to all graduating HTHS seniors. Through the HTHS Guidance department, they make scholarship applications available to students in early spring. Local engineering firms are encouraged to present a scholarship to our graduating seniors. This committee is currently combined with our Corporate Grant committee.

Corporate Grants benefit greatly our students. They are given to our school to help fund many academic activities. Should you be able to provide any information regarding the acquisition of new resources, please contact the PFA Corporate Grant Committee Chair.

Senior Luncheon Junior parents join together to host the traditional brunch for the graduating seniors and their parents on the day of commencement ceremonies. This is currently held on Brookdale Campus and catered by Brookdale.

Tech Support provides assistance with the BBS for HTHS parents. They will answer any questions concerning the BBS and its administration for the PFA community.

If you are interested in joining any of these committees, please contact the chairperson. (The complete list of chairpersons can be found on the Board Members Page)

Last Updated: 02/26/2012