On behalf of all the members of the Miami Beach Senior High School PTSA, I’m happy to offer a big welcome to all incoming students and their parents, as well as all of our new teachers.  After being a member of Beach High PTSA for the last four years, I am honored to serve as President for the 2017-18 academic year.


    I am very well aware of the importance of this position and the critical role that the PTSA plays in our school and in the lives of our students.  I have seen the PTSA from many perspectives, as a Beach alum (class of 1987), parent of a recent 2017 graduate, and as parent of a member of the Class of 2020.  The PTSA has been and will continue to be a strong force advocating for the best for our children and helping our teachers provide the best for our students.


    When my older son came to Beach High as a freshman, I remember being nervous about everything.  How would he deal with having 8 periods?  Would he participate in sports?  How would he adjust to a completely new environment?  I attended my first PTSA meeting as a parent the day after school started and immediately saw the important work the PTSA did for the school.  The members shared and continue to share a common goal – the betterment of the whole school.  The PTSA parents were welcoming and supportive and helped me (and my son) navigate through the first year in high school.


    One of the most important things our PTSA does is communicating school dates (especially for those with children who do not do so).  The PTSA keeps us informed about what goes on in the school, which can be very challenging - given the number of events, clubs, sports and extra-curricular activities that we have. 


    The PTSA newsletter is extremely valuable. It has all the important dates you and your children need to know from sign-up deadlines to sports, to testing dates. When you sign up for PTSA we automatically add your email to the list to receive the PTSA newsletter. The newsletter is also available on the school website.  Keeping and staying informed in high school can be a difficult challenge.  We hope that we help all parents navigate their way.

    Our board meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 7:30AM - 9:00AM and are open to all.  I strongly encourage each of you to attend and I look forward to seeing many new faces. In addition to the board meetings, we hold 3-4 general meetings at night.  Once these meetings are scheduled, their dates will be announced in the newsletter and posted on the website.


    Again, welcome to all and go Hi-Tides!


    Hillary Frankel