The mission of the California State PTA is to positively impact the lives of all children and families. The goals are to:
- Promote, build and expand parent/family engagement
- Empower and support PTSA members and leaders
- Represent, inform and mobilize members and the public to advocate for the education, health, safety and well-being of all children
The Canyon PTSA is committed to implementing these goals. The board and committees have been working hard on programs that are available to all our students.
- Red Ribbon Week
- Campus Beautification
- Every Fifteen Minutes
- Parent Education
- Curriculum Grants to Canyon Teachers
- Student Scholarships
- Health and Safety
- Teacher Appreciation Days
Red Ribbon Week is an alcohol, tobacco and other drug and violence prevention awareness campaign. PTSA hosts activities during lunch for the students to participate. The activities include students trying on drunk goggles to simulate the affects of alcohol, signing pledges, wearing certain colors to show your support, etc.
The goal of the program is to clean up, spruce up and beautify Canyon High School. Parent volunteers, student volunteers and community service groups work together to beautify Canyon High School. Some tasks include general trash pick up, weeding, mulching, painting and planting. Service hours will be given to students. This year, we will have 2 Campus Beautification days – XXXXX
Choices and Consequences and Every 15 Minutes: Every 15 Minutes is a 2-day event for high school juniors and seniors. The program challenges them to think about the consequences of drinking and driving, personal safety, the responsibility of making mature decisions, and the impact their decision have on family, friends and many others. The program brings together a broad coalition of interested local agencies with the goal of reducing alcohol-related incidents among the youths. Canyon High School, local law enforcement, local businesses and local service groups validate the importance of working together to ensure a healthy community. Choices and Consequences brings the court justice system to our campus. A real court proceeding will play out in front of the juniors and seniors with a judge, a defendant and a lawyer. The goal of the program is show the consequences of drinking and driving. These 2 programs will be presented in alternating years.
PTSA is proud to be able to provide seminars and speakers to educate parents on relevant topics. In the past, we have had speakers in the following areas: Planning for college, Drugs and Drug Abuse, Mental Wellness, Teens and Technology (Cell phones, social media, etc). If there is particular subject that interest you, please let us know.