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Welcome to the Southwest DeKalb High School PTSA web page. Here you will find important information about our local PTSA unit, benefits of PTSA membership, how to become a member and how to become a volunteer. 


Become a member

Become a volunteer:

If you need more information, contact us at

The following is a brief summary of the duties of each of the officers of the Southwest DeKalb PTSA. Must be a PTSA member.
President -- Terrica Reid
  • Presides at all meetings of the Southwest DeKalb PTSA.
  • Is a signatory on all financial accounts of the PTSA.
  • Coordinates the work of the officers and the committees in order that the purposes may be promoted.
  • Appoints the Parliamentarian.

Vice-President -- Open:
  • Acts as an aide(s) to the president.
  • In their designated order performs the duties of the president in the president’s absence or inability to serve; and
  • Performs duties as stated in the by-laws, prescribed by the parliamentary authority, or directed by the president; the Board of Directors, or the Executive Committees.

Recording Secretary -- Claudia Wright (email if interested):
  • Records the minutes of each general, Executive Committee and board meetings.
  • Reads or distributes printed copies of the minutes from the previous meeting for approval.
  • Maintains an accurate membership list as provided by the Membership Chairperson.
  • Performs duties as stated in the by-laws, prescribed by the parliamentary authority, or directed by the president; the Board of Directors, or the Executive Committees.

Corresponding Secretary -- Sharon Scott:
  • Prepares and sends information, announcements to the PTSA membership, via e-mail or regular mail.
  • Serves in the absence of the Recording Secretary at meetings.

Treasurer -- Open:
  • Has custody of the funds of this local PTSA.
  • Maintains a full account of the funds.
  • Pays all bills of the local PTSA.
  • Provides a written financial statement at each meeting of the general membership, Board of Directors and Executive Committee.
  • Makes disbursements as authorized by the President or Board of Directors based on the adopted budget.
  • Submits financial records to an Auditor at the end of the school year.
Membership Committee, Fundraising, Homecoming, serve as a PTSA Officer or Committee Chairperson, etc. If interested in volunteering, please email us at, provide your name, telephone number and how you wish to volunteer.

Be an advocate for our School and Students:

Attend PTA and Board of Education meetings, Community meetings, be a spokesperson.

Be a financial donor:

Donate additional monies above your PTSA dues; funds will be used to support programs and activities sponsored by the PTSA.

We invite Business Owners, in our community,
to join and support our PTSA. If interested please contact us at
About us:

How to contact us:

Mailing Address: Southwest DeKalb High School

Attn: PTSA

2863 Kelley Chapel Road

Decatur, GA 30034

Our local unit is in Georgia PTA, District 11, Region 2 DeKalb County Council

 PTSA Executive Board
Terrica Reid
Vice President:
Shameka Parker
Jeannie Gibson-Newson
Recording Secretary:
Claudia Wright
Corresponding Secretary:
Sharon Scott

We are dedicated to making our school a dynamic learning environment, supporting the staff, encouraging parental involvement; and advocating for our students and school. Working together, we can enhance the high school experience for our students, and stay connected in these crucial years of transition.

GOALS for 2017-18

1. To serve as a voice and advocate for our school.

2. To promote parental engagement and involvement.

3. To provide information and activities in support of our teachers and students in order to fulfill the mission of Southwest DeKalb High School.

4. To increase PTSA membership by 10% over 2016-17 membership. 



Tuesday, August 22, 2017 (Combined with Curriculum Night)

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Thursday, February 15, 2017 (Combined with Conference Night)

Monday, April 30, 2018  

*All meetings begin at 7:00 PM. 

Stay informed, see: for membership benefits, parent resources, and advocacy news/updates.

Scholarships offered by PTA for Graduating Senior Student Members

· Gladys Cook Scholarship

· Georgia PTA Scholarship (Sponsored by Georgia PTA)

· Southwest DeKalb High School PTSA Scholarship

Eligibility criteria, forms and deadlines will be made available prior to the due dates of each of these scholarships. 

Shop on-line via Causenetwork and up to 10% of your purchase is donated to our PTSA. Visit: to download our Web App to your computer. Our Web App let's your computer automatically collect donations when you shop at 1,000 participating stores.
Our PTSA is now a member of the Kroger Community Rewards Program. Register your Kroger Plus Card online on using our NPO number 26174. After registering, anytime you shop at Kroger and swipe your Kroger Plus Card, a donation will be given to our PTSA. Everyone must register their card.
Thank you in advance for your support!!
Kroger’s Atlanta Division customers and associates are eligible to re-enroll in the Kroger Community Rewards program. Customers and associates can designate reward points you earn to the participating schools, charity or organization of your choice by using your Kroger Plus Card. Organizations and schools do not need to enroll each year, but each Kroger shopper is required to re-enroll his or her Kroger Plus Card on an annual basis. Re-enrollment is now, and dollars accumulate for your choice of charity beginning August 27, 2017. Please visit

Kroger Community Rewards Re-enrollment starts today, Tuesday, August 1, 2017.

  • The Kroger Community Rewards (KCR) program is evaluated annually, and the time for Kroger Plus Card holders to re-enroll is now. The Atlanta Division launched the program in September 1, 2013 and Card holders must re-enroll to begin accumulating dollars for their schools, charities, and organizations starting August 27, 2017. This year, Kroger is proud to donate $500,000 to local schools and nonprofits through this Kroger Plus Card based fundraiser.
  • All organizations that have already signed up for Community Rewards DO NOT have to enroll again. Once an organization is signed up for the program they continue to be active.
  • An organization’s enrolled members and supporters DO have to re-enroll every August. They will not have to set up a new account only link their card again to the organization of their choosing.
  • Now through August 26, 2017 customers may re-enroll. Their current selection will not be affected and continue to earn rewards through the end of this program year. 
  • Their re-enrollment organization will start earning for the new program year starting August 27, 2017.
  • Past programs of this nature tend to lose their impact over long periods of time. Participants need to have an active role in order for the program to continue to be effective and engage our customers.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact one of the team members in Public Affairs at 770.496.7538

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