Fundraising

Fundraising

Thank you for your interest in fundraising for Belmont High School's PTSO. 

We sponsor programs and community events of interest to the whole community:

  • Speaker Series: College and financial aid planning, gap year, wellness.
    • Last year we had a high school computer science education speaker, which helped to generate interest in adding the new AP Computer Science class, as well as a panel discussion co-sponsored with the Belmont Women’s Club, Sexual Assault and Title IX: What Every Student and Parent Needs to Know.” These sessions are well-attended and generate discussion and action.
  • College Fair and Career Night
  • Teacher and Staff Appreciation 
  • Scholarships
  • Student grants to benefit the school community (new this year!)

But Did You Know?

Belmont spends $13,400 per student vs. the state with $15,500 and peer groups (level 1 districts and nearby towns) at $18,000, more than a third more. All the while enrollment is climbing by nearly 500 students by the 2024-25 school year.

-Belmontonian, June 8, 2017

According to the Boston Magazine's recent listing of 125 school districts, Belmont ranks #23 overall, and #106 in terms of per pupil spending.



In this financial climate, it should come as no surprise that the high school needs help with some BASIC NEEDS:

Textbooks and Course Materials We have funded: 

  • Biology ( microscopes) 
  • Photography, 
  • Jazz and Orchestra (equipment)
  • Algebra 
  • Pre-Calculus 
  • ELL 
  • English 
  • French 
  • Computer Science 
  • Human Anatomy 
  • Language Based Learning Disabilities 
  • Social Studies 
  • Engineering and Design Tech 
  • Special Education 
  • Environmental Science 
  • POMS Piano Campaign

 

Drinking fountains Aside from the lead issue, the drinking fountains are at the end of their useful life. We are trying to increase their functionality by adding bottle fillers, which save on water and disposable bottles (both recycling and cleanup).

However we also WANT to fund student projects and scholarships! Help us sponsor worthwhile student projects through our new grant awarding process. An important purpose of the new PTSO is to encourage students with initiative to help the high school community.

For a complete list of 2017 donations, click here. Your donations truly help to fill some critical financial needs!

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Belmont High School PTSO membership
Suggested: $35/ adults; $5/ students

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