Parent Involvement

Partnering with parents to raise children who are faithful, focused, and achieving to the best of their abilities

Our Catholic tradition and culture believe that parents and guardians are a vital part of the equation when it comes to school success. SHDHS is filled with families like you who value the educational mission and appreciate the partnership between home and school. As an SHDHS parent, we hope you will find a meaningful way to be involved, share your talents, and engage in the journey and joy of your child’s education. Whether it is cheering from the sidelines or volunteering at an event, our school will be stronger because of your investment of time, treasure, and talent.

Thank you to our amazing Bingo organizers:

Dan Hukle  
Dan HukleBingo Manager859-912-0039[email protected]Tina SchaeferVolunteer Coordinator859.653.5421[email protected]Janet GullaDevelopment CoordinatorPhone: 859.525.0255, Press 5[email protected]

For more information, call 859.525.5848 and press 1 when prompted.

The PTO at SHDHS works very hard to support our students. We provide teachers and clubs with grants to fund special projects and supplies. We have purchased Real Life Babies, musical instruments, printers, etc. We have several annual events and fundraisers that we sponsor to make all of this possible. Please help support SHDHS by participating in these events.

  • Pampered Chef Fundraiser – September – We ask each family to place a minimum $30 order. Don’t forget that any family who places an order is entered into a drawing for a $250 tuition credit.
  • SHDHS Craft Fair – Typically held in October with over 100 booths of handmade items. The event has been canceled for 2020 due to COVID-19 concerns.
  • Catholic Schools Week – End of January
  • Administrative Assistant Appreciation Day – April
  • Teacher Appreciation Week – May
  • Baccalaureate Mass & Reception – May
  • Graduation – May

New Members:Please consider joining us. We are a small but mighty group working hard to support your children! It is not a huge commitment, volunteer or give as you can. Your input and ideas are always welcome. If you have any questions, please contact any of the current officers listed below. You can also contact Julie Feinauer by leaving a message in the school office.

The mission of the Saint Henry District High School Parent Teacher Organization is to support the school through volunteer activities, various fundraising, and subsidizing certain events. The PTO continues to be an advocate of the administration, faculty, staff, and students with the purpose of strengthening the quality of education provided in an atmosphere of Christian morals and values.

School functions solely funded by the PTO include the New Parent Dinner and the Senior Reception after the Baccalaureate Mass and Senior Awards. Donations and support are given to the Catholic School’s Week, the After Prom, Teachers’ Appreciation Week, the Yearbook, and gifts to cafeteria and maintenance staff at the end of the school year to name a few. The support offered by the PTO varies as the school grows and needs develop.

The SHDHS Athletic Boosters helps promote and support the interests of all Crusader athletes. Get involved, have fun, and support our Crusader athletes by joining the SHDHS Athletic Boosters. Click here for more information!

The goals of career exploration are threefold: to educate, inspire and to motivate our students to find their passion and career path. Sessions will be scheduled during Flex Time throughout the year. Interested students must sign up in the Guidance Office in order to sit in on the sessions.

We are always open to new career topics and presenters. Please consider sharing your career knowledge and experiences through discussion, a PowerPoint presentation, or hands-on activities. Career sessions are held in a classroom setting (maximum 30 students) from 10:12-10:42am. All students are encouraged to sign up, therefore freshmen to seniors could be in the session. Contact Jean Warken, Assistant to Counselors, at 859.525.5844 or [email protected] for more information.

Career Exploration Web SitesThe following websites may help you in gathering data on your career:

Helpful Hints:Spend a couple of minutes on your education and current employment. Engaging the students in an interactive session seems to encourage participation and better hold their attention.

What kind of work do you do?

What is the purpose of your job?

What is a typical day?

Daily activities / duties

Environment – working conditions / in doors / out-of-doors

Uniform required / protection needed (heat/cold) / safety equipment used

By yourself / with others / dealing with the public

Telecommuting / working from home

Time commitment / hours / weekends / overtime

What skills or abilities do you need?

Good memory for details  / making decisions quickly

Concentrate under pressure / ability to keep calm under stress

Leadership skills needed / communication skills needed

Physical demands / stamina required

How much travel is involved?

Is relocation part of the big picture?

How are you compensated?

Salary range / benefits / special perks of the job / opportunities for transfer and/or promotion

How difficult is it to enter your career?

Mention entry-level positions / describe how to get your foot in the door

What is the job outlook in the future?

Focus on jobs that will be needed in the future

How does your career bear up in a good or bad economy?

What are related jobs in your field?

What are the pros and cons of your career?

Explain common stereotypes and misconceptions.

Why do people leave this profession?

How can you prepare?

What can a high school student do to prepare for this career and enter the workforce successfully?

What courses in high school relate to your job?

What college major relates to this field?

Education / training / degree / certification / licensure

Possible colleges that offer the program – university or trade school

Training required for advancement in this field

How can a student find more information on this career choice?

Professional or related websites

Is there an interesting/entertaining story or two to use in your presentation?

Help students to understand the value of networking.

A “Career Profile” handout is a good way to conclude the talk.

You may want to leave a few minutes for Q & A.


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