The Denver South PTSA supports students through student enrichment, faculty support, and student assistance


Our Mission

The Denver South PTSA follows the purpose/mission of the National PTA: to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” ~Margaret Mead

Denver South PTSA - what we do:

General Involvement:

  • Support of ELA, and Newcomer programs through provision of classroom tools

  • Community Outreach includes: Parent Education Network movie nights, paint recycle program, Washington Park Cleanup,

  • ELA Parent support-provision of childcare, food, and friendship to ELA communities during both on and off-site gatherings

  • Participation and dissemination of information obtained at the districtwide Superintendent Forums

  • Ongoing Special Education support

  • Ongoing support of the Denver South Food Bank

  • Classroom library contributions in ELA, reading support and English literature classrooms

  • Student Assistance Fund

  • Math Tutoring Center Support

  • Support Denver South High School College Support Fund


Student Initiatives

Chairperson:  Michelle Buquet

  • Support of Student Senate at Freshman Academy, Homecoming, Trick-or-Treat Street, Culture Day and Prom,

  • Co-sponsorship of Challenge Day


Teacher/Staff Appreciation

Chairperson:  Kristen Dorighi / Kara Bovenzi

  • Organize 4 teacher/staff appreciation events throughout the year, by providing breakfast, lunch and/or coffee.


School Store

Chairperson:  De Bonnell

  • School Store open daily and selling everything from school supplies to sweatshirts

I am Denver South Campaign (IADS)

Chairpersons: Angela Flug / Karin Rutstein

  • I Am Denver South Direct Donation Campaign funds the Mini-Grant program, student assistance fund, and capital improvement


Mini Grant Committee

Chairpersons:  Stephanie Rudnick / Kara Bovenzi / Shelia Black

  • Mini-Grant program supports classrooms, students, and clubs bringing everything from kiln furniture to anatomy labs to artists-in-residence into Denver South (Supports Dance Workshops, Poetry Day, Knowledge Bowl Technology, Diversity Conference Sponsorship, and everything "in between")

  • Mini-Grant Overview Document

  • Mini-Grant Application


Permanent Art Collection

Chairpersons:  Jocelyn Murphy / Carolyn Howard

  • Permanent Art Collection featuring student art


Wreath Sale

Chairperson:  Annie Fedler

  • Annual wreath sale


Capital Improvements

  • Installation of LED sign at the front of the school and broadband coverage for announcements

  • Contributions to repainting of gymnasium and upgrade of sound system

  • Installation of water bottle filling stations

  • Athletic Netting for Athlete Safety in multi-sport setting

  • Installation of outdoor furniture in courtyard



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