Parent Support Organization

2021-2022 PSO OFFICERS
President: Lori Simi (Christopher Commiso, Theatre, 2022)
Vice President/Volunteer Coordinator: Mary Munez (Natalie Lising, Creative Writing, 2025)
Communications Chair: Hazel Brown (Nahzeer Sanders, Visual Arts, 2025)
Treasurer: Toya Davis (Maya Davis, Dance, 2025)
Social Coordinator: Tisha Littlejohn (Yeva Guthrie, Theatre, 2023)
Fundraising/Merch & Concessions Chair: Jensea Chromy (Saula Chromy, Creative Writing, 2023)
Officer: Yvette Cisneros (Marisa Cisneros, Dance, 2023)
Officer: Liza Pappas (Lia Pappas, Music, 2022)
Parent Representatives to the Board:
Janette Cortez-Duewel (Anais Duewel, Theatre, 2023)
Angela Kiefer (Mia Kiefer, Visual Arts, 2024)

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 2021-2022 PSO Meeting Dates:
All meetings will be from 6-7:30pm
November: Monday 1
January: Tuesday 18
March: Tuesday 22
May: Tuesday 17

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.

For any questions or comments regarding the ChiArts PSO, please contact:

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 

October 28, 2020 | December 8, 2020 | November 1, 2021 | Januaary 18, 2022