Parent & Family Involvement
Ways to be Involved at School
At the beginning of each school year, each building principal forms a site council to identify and discuss school site performance goals and objectives. Volunteers may be school staff, parents or community members. The councils meet monthly in the evenings at 7 p.m. To inquire about serving your school's site council, contact your building principal.
The schools utilize volunteer help at the building and classroom level on a daily basis. Before a person volunteers at one of the elementary buildings, the school district asks for him/her to complete a background check. Each elementary school's Web page has a link to the Volunteer Background Check Application. Contact your child's classroom teacher or building principal to learn more about the volunteer opportunities that are available.
Building Level Parent/Teacher Organization (PTO)
Early childhood, elementary and middle schools have building level PTOs. Parents have the opportunity to work directly with their child’s school and teachers. Each school’s PTO focuses closely on fundraising, room parents, and staff appreciation. A parent representative as well as a teacher representative is needed at each building. If you are interested in being a representative for your school or simply getting involved, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
At the high school level, the Athletic Booster Club exists to provide support and funding for athletic needs not included in the athletic department's budget. The club sells season passes to sporting events, apparel and runs the concession stands at sporting events.
Band Booster Clubs
At the high school level, the Band Booster Clubs exist to provide support and funding for the marching and concert bands. During marching season, the Band Boosters provide some meals, chaperones to competitions, fitting of the uniforms, organize fundraisers, and any other needs that may arise. During concert band additional support is provided as needed. For additional information, please go to www.maizebands.org
Be Involved with District Opportunities
Maize Education Foundation
This organization is a non-profit 501(c)3 and is overseen by a volunteer Board of Directors. The Foundation's goals are to support academic excellence in the Maize School District by raising funds unavailable through local, state or federal sources, to involve the community in support of quality education and to build an endowment to perpetuate funds for excellence in education. For more information, visit www.usd266.com/foundation.
Journey to Excellence Long Range Plan
The district has a long range plan, called the Journey to Excellence. Each year, there are opportunities to serve on various district level committees that work on specific action plans. In addition, there are typically several other district level initiatives that are being explored. To find out more about district level volunteer opportunities, contact the Educational Support Center's Communications Director at 316-350-2021.