Parent Support Organization

2020-2021 PSO OFFICERS
PSO President: Lori Simi (Christopher Commiso, Theatre, Class of 2022)
Vice President and Volunteer Coordinator: Michele Doyle (Caelan Doyle, Music, Class of 2021)
Communications Chair: Colette Crouse (Hannah Crouse, Theatre, Class of 2021)
Social Chair: Tisha Littlejohn (Yeva Guthrie, Theatre, Class of 2023)
Fundraising Event Chair: Jensea Chromy (Saula Chromy, Creative Writing, Class of 2023)
Officer: Yvette Cisneros (Marisa Cisneros, Dance, Class of 2023)
Parent Representatives to the Board:
Liza Pappas (Lia Pappas, Music, Class of 2022)
Janette Cortes-Duewel (Anais Duewel, Theatre, Class of 2023)

MEETINGS
PSO meetings are open to parents/guardians of currently enrolled students, parents/guardians of alumni students, community members, and staff. Currently all meetings are virtual, and can be attending via Google Meet or the Dail-in number that will be provided in advance of the meeting.

The 2020-2021 PSO Meeting Dates:
All meetings will be from 6-7:30pm
October: Wednesday 28
December: Tuesday 8
February: Thursday 11
April: Tuesday 13

ABOUT THE PSO
Families Creating a Stronger ChiArts
The Parent Support Organization (PSO) is a community of parents and guardians who work together to support the academic, artistic, social, and financial goals of ChiArts. The PSO seeks to strengthen the school by building ties among ChiArts faculty and staff, families, administration, and students, as well as by establishing a forum for increased communication. ALL parents and guardians of existing ChiArts students are automatic members of the PSO. Though participation is not mandatory, family members are encouraged to be an active part of PSO efforts.

The ChiArts Parent Support Organization (PSO) supports ChiArts by:
– Hosting and supporting school functions and promotes fellowship among families, students, and teachers;
– Volunteering for a variety of school activities;
– Planning and managing the execution of ChiArts’ Silent Auction; and
– Serving as advocates for The Chicago High School for the Arts throughout the community.

CONTACT
For any questions or comments regarding the ChiArts PSO, please contact: psocommunications@chiarts.org

PSO Meeting Minutes:
October 4, 2017 | January 10, 2018 | March 20, 2018 | May 9, 2018

October 2, 2018 |January 17, 2019 | March 30, 2019 | May 23, 2019

September 25, 2019 |November 6, 2019 | February 6, 2020 | April 21, 2020 (Virtual)