The Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) at Sacred Heart is a group of volunteer parents, teachers and staff who work tirelessly to assist the school in providing a positive school experience for its students. Each Sacred Heart parent and teacher is automatically a member of the PTO and is encouraged to participate in its many activities. The Sacred Heart PTO serves as both a community building and fundraising organization. Its many volunteers have been instrumental in helping the school raise funds for critical projects at the school, including, but not limited to, the purchase of promethean boards, state-of-the-art athletic equipment, and a school bus.
The PTO's two primary fundraising events during the school year are the Crusader 5K & Fun Run (December 7, 2019) in the fall and Salute! Sacred Heart (May 2, 2020) in the spring. These fundraisers are essential to helping Sacred Heart raise additional funds to support its curriculum, infrastructure, teachers, athletics and other designated areas of need.
2019-2020 PTO Events
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 Saders Night Out Social at Keg & Barrel East
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 Welcome Back Convocation
Friday, September 27, 2019 Family Football Night (SHS vs. Resurrection)
Saturday, December 7, 2019 Crusader 5K & Fun Run
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 Winter Convocation
Sunday, January 26, 2020 Sunday Pancake Breakfast
Saturday, April 4, 2020 Rise N Shine Marathon (with The Pinebelt Foundation)
Saturday, May 2, 2020 Salute! Sacred Heart
For more information on helping with these events, please contact PTO President Tonia Ware at email@example.com.
Family Service Hours
Each registered family at Sacred Heart Catholic School is required to perform 15 hours of creditable service to the school each year. Families receiving financial assistance are required to perform 30 hours per school year. This program is administered as a service of the PTO and is enforced by the Principal, the Pastor and the School Advisory Council of Sacred Heart Catholic School.
All service hours for the school year must be completed prior to May 10th of each year. Hours should be recorded on the family’s service hour card in the elementary or high school office. A record of all volunteer service to the school will be kept by the PTO officers and the school administration. Those families who do not fulfill their required service hours will be assessed a $150 fee by the school at the end of the school year, and report cards will be held until the fee is paid.
Service hours will be limited to creditable service in areas such as those listed below:
- PTO Events
- Cafeteria Volunteer
- School Sporting Events
- Classroom/Office Helper
- Room Parent
- PTO Board
- Field Trip Chaperone
- General Maintenance
Please contact PTO President Tonia Ware at firstname.lastname@example.org or the school office to volunteer.
Note: Some positions may require a complete background check and/or record of specific insurance coverage.
Sacred Heart Catholic School Crusader 5K and Family Fun Run, December 7, 2019
Sacred Heart Catholic School is excited to announce the 2019 Crusader 5K & 1 Mile Family Fun Run in Historic Downtown Hattiesburg on Saturday December 7th, 2019 beginning at 9 a.m.! We are happy to accept sponsor money of any amount in multiple forms (checks, PayPal, and cash). Thank you for your support!
Please see attached 5K Sponsorship Form. Forms/ money due by November 22, 2019 at noon.