Monday, July 2, 2012

La Jolla High PTA Honored for 700+ Members

La Jolla High School's PTA has received two awards from the Ninth District PTA, the organization's local chapter.

The high school's association was recognized by for having more than 700 members, the highest in the San Diego Unified School District.

"That's what we're proudest of," said Dana Shelburne, La Jolla High Principal. "Each of our PTA volunteers — parents, teachers and staff — should be very proud that they have brought this level of involvement to La Jolla High School."

The school was also recognized for the Life 101 program, which brings speakers to the school to talk with Senior Vikings about challenges they will face as adults, such as how to manage money, rent an apartment and stay healthy. The program was developed by a La Jolla High parent (and PTA member) Linda Rutgard, with funding from the PTA.

The PTA's Ninth District serve the children and schools of San Diego and Imperial Counties. With 367 PTA associations representing more than 70,000 PTA members, Ninth District PTA is the largest volunteer child advocacy association in San Diego. Find out more about the PTA at

For more on La Jolla High School, visit the school's website.