Principal: Cliff Mitchell
Teacher Liaison: Danielle Fice
President: Ashley Brittain Aven​
VP Ways and Means: Bronwyn Smith
VP Programs: Qi Yan​
VP Volunteers: Mickey Welcher​
VP Membership: Larisa Wilmert
Treasurer: Amy Whelan
Financial Secretary: Valerie Azcona
Auditor: Elena Saenz​
Recording Secretary: Nel Mirea
Historian: Hiroko Goldstein Baba
Parliamentarian:  Michelle O'Connor-Ratcliff​
Book Fair co-chair: Nel Mirea
Book Fair co-chair: Sandi Kerkhove​
Community Concerns : OPEN
Community Concerns Co-chair: OPEN
Database Manager: Jim Moody
Directory: OPEN
Hospitality: Christi Papworth
Promotion: OPEN
Reflections: Song Zhang
Reflections Co-chair:
Website: Hiroko Goldstein Baba
Adopt-a-Family: Jennifer Antinone

MVMS PTSAMesa Verde Middle School PTSA Website

Welcome Mesa Verde Families 

Here we are once again looking forward to another amazing year together as parents, students, staff, and teachers united as one voice for all! 


 There are three easy ways to join PTSA:
  1. Join Online -  Just go to
  2.  Due to some district changes you will need to enter your information as a new registration.  Just click the “Begin a New Registration” button
  3. You may pay by PayPal or Credit Card online or join online and pay in person at registration.
  4. Pick up your purchased items at Registration from our “Pre Registered” Line.
  5. Join at Registration August 15th and 16th (cash, check and credit cards accepted)
  6. Download a registration form from our website and bring it to the front office (cash or check only)


Mesa Verde programs and activities are primarily funded by your donations.  These monies come through membership donations, company match donations, and fundraisers such as our Eagle Card, the Scholastic Book Fair and PTSA Dine Out Nights.  Your generosity supports programs such as:
  • Reflections Art Program
  • Parent Education Series
  • Red Ribbon Week assembly
  • Mesa Verde Kind Campaign
  • Other character assemblies and activities
  • Mesa Verde Spelling Bee
  • Community Concerns Adopt a Family/Food Drive
  • Teacher/Staff Appreciation
  • 8th grade promotion and awards night.
  • Grade Level Activities where additional funding and/or support is needed such as the 7th grade History Fair and Sixth Grade Olympics

While the serious fundraising for the purpose of purchasing much needed supplies and technology for MVMS is left to the MVMS Foundation, at the end of the year, if additional monies are left over, the PTSA donates additional funding as a “Gift to School”.

 Last year’s Gift to School included:

  1. After school art supplies
  2. Purchase of a new Student Leadership Curriculum.                             
  3. Funding for Mesa Verde Commemoration                

If you would like to help support our programs and activities, the easiest thing to do is complete your PTSA membership at which time you can make a donation and/or purchase an Eagle Card to support our efforts. Please contact your employer to see if your company takes part in a company match program for donations to the school. 



While programming at the Middle School level is much lower key than in elementary school, we still need a good deal of volunteer help throughout the year.  By filling out the Volunteer Interest section of your membership, it allows us to notify you when we have specific volunteer needs. There’s no obligation to help, but a great way to keep informed of opportunities.

There are a few volunteer opportunities on our 2018-19 PTSA Board.  Please contact our PTSA President for more information:


PTSA Website:

For Membership questions: Larisa Wilmert, Membership VP

For Company Match questions: Amy Whelan​, Treasurer        

For all other inquiries: Ashley Brittain Aven, President

Join PTSA today.
Together we make a difference!
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