Business Meeting: First Meeting of the Year & Math Curriculum Update

August 27, 2019

Dr. Acosta addressed our parent community at the beginning of the meeting and share about the transformation in academic learning and teaching at Westwood. Ms. Childress provided a Class of 2019 update as well as explained about the new IB Math curriculum and course titles, addressing some of the concerns & questions raised by student and parents. We presented our proposed budget for 2019-2020 for a membership vote and shared about some of the upcoming parent events.

Amended WHS IBPA ByLaws

March 12, 2019

The most recent ByLaws, as amended, are available using the link below.

Annual Meeting: Officer Elections & Math Curriculum Update

May 1, 2019

At this meeting, we discussed the year in review, the year ahead, and elected officers. Stephanie Childress, IB Coordinator, provided a program update focused on the growth in the IBDP and the additional IBDP resources that will be available next year, and the new math curriculum that will be implemented next year.

Business Meeting: IBDP & College Admissions

March 12, 2019

At this meeting, we discussed the IBDP and its role in college admissions using a panel of senior students who had recently completed the college admissions process. In addition, program updates were provided including upcoming officer elections and events, amendments to our 2018-2019 Budget and Bylaws, and announcement of our 2019 IB Exemplar Scholar.

Business Meeting: Young Alumni Panel

January 15, 2019

At this meeting, we welcomed several young alumni from recent WHS IBDP graduating class. Stephanie Childress, IB Coordinator, moderated the panel discussion. In addition, we approved the budget for the current year.

Business Meeting: Meet Mr. Acosta

August 28, 2018

At this meeting, we welcomed Mario Acosta, Principal, who discussed his vision for the WHS IBDP and progress made in expanding pathways through the IBDP, including full HL and SL subject group flexibility. The upcoming and annual Calendar of Events was reviewed, along with the IB20 celebration and the conversion of the IBPA from a Program Support Organization to a Booster Club. Stephanie Childress, IB Coordinator, provided a program update focused on the growth in IBDP and the graduating class of 2018. Amendments to the Bylaws were considered at this meeting.

Annual Meeting: Officer Elections

May 3, 2018

At this meeting, we discussed the year in review, the year ahead, and elected officers. Amendments to the Bylaws were considered at this meeting. Stephanie Childress, IB Coordinator, provided a program update focused on the growth in the IBDP, the class of 2017 and the ongoing evaluation of expanding pathways through the IBDP.

Business Meeting: IBDP & College Admissions

March 1, 2018

At this meeting, we discussed the IBDP and its role in college admissions using a panel of senior students who had recently completed the college admissions process. In addition, program updates were provided including upcoming officer elections and events, and the announcement of the inaugural IB Exemplar Scholar. Stephanie Childress, IB Coordinator, provided a program update focused on growth of the IBDP and expanding pathways through the IBDP.

Business Meeting: Young Alumni Panel

January 9, 2018

At this meeting, we welcomed several young alumni from recent WHS IBDP graduating class. Stephanie Childress, IB Coordinator, moderated the panel discussion. In addition, we discussed the IBPA Mentor Program.

Business Meeting: Meet Mr. Acosta

September 5, 2017

At this meeting, we welcomed Mario Acosta, Principal, who discussed his vision for the WHS IBDP and progress made during his first year as WHS Principal. The upcoming and annual Calendar of Events was reviewed. Stephanie Childress, IB Coordinator, provided a program update focused on the graduating class of 2017.

Annual Meeting: Officer Elections

May 3, 2017

At this meeting, we discussed the year in review, the year ahead, and elected officers. Amendments to the Bylaws were considered at this meeting. Stephanie Childress, IB Coordinator, provided a program update focused on the growth in the IBDP, the class of 2017 and the ongoing evaluation of expanding pathways through the IBDP.

Business Meeting: IBDP & College Admissions

March 9, 2017

At this meeting, we discussed the IBDP and its role in college admissions. In addition, program updates were provided, upcoming officer elections were discussed and new program expansions were reviewed. Amendments to the Bylaws were considered at this meeting. Stephanie Childress, IB Coordinator, provided a program update focused on expanding pathways through the IBDP.

Business Meeting: Young Alumni Panel

January 7, 2017

At this meeting, we welcomed several young alumni from recent WHS IBDP graduating class. Stephanie Childress, IB Coordinator, moderated the panel discussion. In addition, we discussed the formation of the IBPA Ambassador Program and the creation of a parent-student mentor program.

Business Meeting: Meet Mr. Acosta

September 12, 2016

At this meeting, we welcomed Mario Acosta, Principal, who discussed his vision for the WHS IBDP. The upcoming and annual Calendar of Events was reviewed. Stephanie Childress, IB Coordinator, provided a program update focused on the graduating class of 2016.

Business Meeting: Program Support Organization

May 24, 2016

After further discussion with WHS Administration, it was requested that the WHS IBPA not be a Booster Club. At this meeting, we converted from a Booster Club to a Program Support Organization. Additionally, plans for the upcoming Academic Year were reviewed and approved, and Officers were elected. Stephanie Childress, IB Coordinator, provided a program update focused on Accelerated Science. Amendments to the Bylaws were considered at this meeting.

Organizational Meeting: Becoming the IB Parent Association

March 1, 2016

Following a series of individual meetings with parents and Stephanie Childress, IB Coordinator, we held our organizational meeting to establish the IB Parent Association as a formal Westwood High School Booster Club. Bylaws were considered at this meeting.

 

Money

This section presents the financial information for the WHS IBPA.

2019-2020 Budget

The Budget shows that total income for 2019 is $11,726 and revenue forecast for 2020 is $7,000.

2018-2019 Budget

At the beginning of the 2018-2019 academic year, the WHS IBPA did not have any fund balance because we had not been established as a Booster Club. In the Fall semester, the membership voted to become a Booster Club, and we registered with the State of Texas and the Department of Treasury as a non-profit corporation.

The budget reflects a zero starting fund balance, revenue forecast of $15,252 and end of year fund balance of $5,745. The major components of expenditure are the IB Exemplar Scholarship ($1,100), Community events ($4,525), Merchandise Inventory ($2,522) and formation and operating expenses ($1.360).

This budget was ratified by the membership at the Business Meeting: Young Alumni Panel on January 15, 2019.

The Treasurer's Report shows actual financial results relative to the budget, as amended by the membership.

Treasurer's Report

On a regular basis, the Treasurer reports on the current financial position of the IBPA. This is the Treasurer's most recent report.

Donors

As a nonprofit, we rely upon the generosity of our members. Heartfelt gratitude to the following donors for their generosity:

Sandi Bone & Jim Grundy

Melissa & Hiten Patel

Chunyan Pei & Ruiqi Tian

Rachel & Rob Sartin

Ruma & Vijay Singh

Tuyet & Tim Skergan


Suzanne & Mark Albert

Lisa Apfelberg & Eric Greisdorf

​Cheryl Dragel & Derek Beatty

Teehee Kim & Alex Garcia

Bruce Kornfeld

Helen Gu & Wei Li

Madhu Rao

Rebekah & Clinton Sheppard

Wei Li & Clemens Sialm

Renaye & John Thornborrow

Shuling Wang & Heling Yi

Victor Yu

Corporate Matching Gifts

A special thank you to Apple for their generous corporate matching contributions. Their community support is much appreciated.

 

Minutes

These are the minutes to all of the official meetings of the WHS IBPA

Annual Meeting: Officer Elections & Math Curriculum Update (May 1, 2019)

Business Meeting: Meet Mr. Acosta (August 28, 2018)

Business Meeting: College Admissions Panel (March 12, 2019)

Business Meeting: Meet Mr. Acosta (September 12, 2016)

Business Meeting: Young Alumni Panel (January 15, 2019)

Business Meeting: Program Support Organization (May 24, 2016)

Organizational Meeting (March 1, 2016)

 

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