• Ida B. Wells High School Parent Organizations Explained

    Foundation - The mission of the Ida B. Wells HS Foundation is to maintain a high quality education at Ida B. Wells HS by adding teachers to reduce class sizes and increase elective choices for every student.  

    The Ida B. Wells HS Foundation funds teaching positions, raising funds to decrease class sizes and provide a diverse range of electives. The Foundation is the only entity that can pay for staff, and contributions help mitigate cuts to our school due to district and state shortfalls. The Foundation receives direct contributions from families in the form of monthly contributions on a credit card, matching gifts from employers, contributions made at House Parties, responses to direct fundraising appeals and the Auction. Last year, the Foundation was able to provide funding to supplement teaching and support positions. Learn more here.

    PTA -  The mission of the Ida B. Wells PTA is to keep parents informed, support teachers, advocate for the Ida B. Wells community, and fund teacher grants and academic programs.

    The Ida B. Wells HS Parent Teacher Association (PTA) supports Ida B. Wells academics and parent education. It provides academic scholarships, parent education workshops, funds for classroom projects and staff recognition. The PTA also sponsors grad night and serves as a liaison and advocate for the school within the community. Visit our webpage on the Ida B. Wells school site for more information.

    Booster Club - The mission of the Ida B. Wells HS Booster Club is to financially support all IBWHS extracurricular activities, sports, programs and clubs.

    The Ida B. Wells High School Booster Club supports all Ida B. Wells HS extracurricular activities, programs and clubs. We provide financial support to sports and clubs at Ida B. Wells through a grant program. Last year we provided over $40,000 in grants, covering items such as equipment, player scholarships, camps, trainers, rental fees, transportation, speakers, etc. We provide funding beyond what is provided by the school or district budget. The Booster Club earns its funds through concession and apparel sales as well as our annual Christmas tree sale. All of these take many volunteers in order to raise the funds needed. The Booster Club also promotes school spirit, athletic excellence, teamwork and school engagement in all we do. Visit our website at https://www.ibwboosterclub.org/

    Ida B Wells Community Equity Council 

    The Community Equity Council (CEC) is a committee of Ida B Wells cluster parents, guardians and community members who seek to create a school culture that is inclusive, informed, equitable, and safe and who will be available to support Wells students, staff, and families. Learn more


    Parent volunteers are critical to the success of the school, but volunteering is also fun and a great way to meet other parents, staff, students and the whole Ida B. Wells Community!  
    Membership Matters!  Join your PTA and Booster Club at www.schoolpay.com/link/JoinIBW

    If you are interested in volunteering and would like more information, please contact:
    Ida B. Wells HS Booster Club President: Jessica Christiansen, jessicac@ibwboosterclub.org
    Ida B. Wells HS Foundation Chair: 
    Ida B. Wells HS PTA President: 
    Ida B. Wells HS Community Equity Council (CEC):