PTO Membership

What does the PTO Fund?
The PTO provides much needed financial and volunteer support to the school. With all the budget cuts, these funds are even more important than ever. Please consider a donation to the PTO.

Below is a partial list of the items purchased and supported in previous years with PTO donations and fundraising proceeds:

  • Teacher Training and Support
  • Facility expenses (grounds beautification, mulch for the flowerbeds, sprinkler repair, playground equipment, soccer goals)
  • Technology support (SmartBoards, computers, technology enhancements)
  • Benches
  • Library (replenish books, library supplies, in-house improvements)
  • Child Advocacy
  • Arts Enrichment
  • Science Lab Funds
  • Professional Growth Funds for Each Teacher
  • Curriculum Enrichment (such as Robotics and Odyssey of the Mind)
  • Teacher Appreciation Luncheons, staff meeting snacks, and support
  • TCEA Conference
  • Yearbook
  • Office Supplies (copiers, office supplies, etc.) to offset Principal costs


Click Here to support Pershing and Join the PTO today!

Volunteer Opportunities

Pershing Middle School has many opportunities to get involved and support your child’s school. Opportunities range from one time events to ongoing and regular shifts. Some volunteer jobs, such as baking cookies, can be completed at home. Others take place at school. Many special events are on nights and weekends and welcome working parents to get …

VIPs (Volunteers in Public Schools)

Before volunteering at Pershing Middle School in any capacity or accompanying your child’s class on a field trip, you must register as an HISD Volunteer! VIPs (Volunteers In Public Schools) are HISD volunteers. Each year, thousands of parents, students and community partners support HISD students and teachers by volunteering their time. VIPs represent all economic, …