The Sherman Independent School District’s board of trustees recently honored the district’s Parent Teacher Associations and booster clubs as community partners. SISD Director of Communication Emily Parks said it is important to recognize groups that spend time in the schools working with kids and providing funds.

“They spend time in our schools volunteering,” Parks said. “They make sure that kids have what they need and teachers are supported. It goes well beyond what happens in the classroom. It happens outside of our schools and all across our community.”

PTA and booster club presidents and representatives were given a certificate by Superintendent David Hicks and other members of the board and thanked for their service. PTAs for each school within the district were honored and the booster clubs represented were Choir, High Steppers, Athletics, Future Farmers of America, Orchestra, Cheer, Baseball and Band.

Sherman High School Principal Christopher Mogan explained students who are involved in extracurricular activities often enjoy the high school experience more and are better prepared for challenges in adult life.

“Extracurricular activities also build memories and friendships that last a life time,” Mogan said. “It is our goal in Sherman ISD not only to build a nurturing environment and provide a variety of extra and co-curricular activities for our students but also to engage and include our parents and community in those activities and the educational experience of our students.”

The PTA and booster clubs are community driven organizations that promote and bolster academics, fine arts and athletics. Mogen said the aid provided by the organizations is invaluable for the extracurricular activities throughout the district.

“The members dedicate their time, efforts and support and they care,” Mogen said. “They care about our students, athletes and our community. And they find ways to bring all of those elements together to support Sherman ISD. They take time to attend events, host fundraisers and support teachers, students and families.”