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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. 


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 We accept CASH APP: $SWDPTSA ($12.00).

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 -- Tracie Graham:
  • 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.

Secretary -- Olabisi Brown:
  • 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.
  • 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 -- Nzinga Harrison:
  • 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.

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:
Tracie Graham
Nzinga Harrison
Olabisi Brown

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 2019-2020

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 2019-2020 membership. 



Tuesday, November, 12, 2019 @ 7:30 p.m. (Combined with Conference Night)

Thursday, January 30, 2020 @ 7:00 p.m. (Combined with "Meet your Teacher Night").

Thursday, February 27, 2020 @ 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 31, 2020 @ 7:00 p.m. (Combined with Conference Night)

Monday, April 23, 2020 @ 7:00 p.m.  

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. 

THANK YOU to the Alumni Association, each individual and each class that supports the school-wide fundraisers sponsored by the PTSA. 
We, the PTSA and SWD, appreciate your continued support!

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