2017-2018 Reflections Art & Literature Competition

“Within Reach” is the theme for the 2017-2018 PTA Reflections Art Competition, sponsored by the PTSA and open to all FVHS students. Categories include Dance/Choreography, Literature, Photography, Film Production, Music Composition and Visual Arts. State level winners receive a $100 savings bond and recognition at the California State PTA Convention in San Diego in April 2018.

Be sure your entry is inspired by this year’s theme and review the general guidelines, as well as the category specific guidelines that are available below to ensure your entry is eligible. Applications can be downloaded here and also are available in the school office. Entries are due by Friday, October 20th at 3:00 pm in the school office. For more information, contact Debbie Jack, Reflections chair, at debbie.jack@usermail.com.


Reflections entry form and official rules

Dance Choreography

Film Production


Music Composition


Visual Arts

Photography and Visual Arts guidelines


The Future of PTSA

A Message from Dr. Morgan Smith, Principal Fountain Valley High School:

I am concerned about the future of PTSA at FVHS.  We have a great group of volunteers at our school that support so many activities and at this time we are in need of a president on our PTSA Executive Board. According to PTA bylaws the organization cannot operate without a president and without a president it will lose its charter on October 15. If FVHS PTSA loses its charter these are some of the programs that will be in jeopardy: Reflections, Every Fifteen Minutes, Student Achievement Awards and Baccalaureate. Because of the situation there will be fewer commitments this year so a new president can easily step in and assume the role. PTSA is one of the only organizations on campus that support all of our students. It has been part of FVHS since 1966 and I would really hate to see it go. If you are interested in the position or want more information please email fvhsptsa14@gmail.com by September 30, 2017.


2017 PTSA Senior Scholarship Applications Now Available

PTSA offers senior scholarships. To qualify, you must be a current member of the FVHS PTSA for this academic school year by May 12th. Membership fees are $12, due with the completed membership form. Scholarship applications will be available beginning Monday, May 8th at the College and Career Center, the front office and here on our website. Applications are due by 3:00pm on Friday, May 19th.
Questions? Email juliecarrfv@aol.com.

Click here to download a scholarship application.
Click here to download a membership form.

Good Luck Senior Barons!

Teacher/Staff Appreciation Luncheon

PTSA will be hosting it’s annual Fiesta Celebration for all Teachers and Staff on Thursday, May 4th during their lunch time.  Rocha’s Tacos will be cooking up a feast for them to enjoy. They will be served tacos (beef and/or chicken) with rice and beans. Also, quesadillas for those who are vegetarian. Salads, desserts and drinks are being donated by parents. If you would like to donate, please contact Marlene Weinberger by email: marlsw62@gmail.com or click HERE to visit our sign up page. All donations need to be brought to school by 10:00am on May 4th. Also, we’d like to give a great big thank you to Bingo for their generous donation to help make this event special for our staff.

Congratulations to our Teachers of the Year: Mr. Tyson and Mr. Birinyi!

After 1,207 votes, the students have spoken. Congratulations to our 2016-2017 Teachers of the Year: Aaron Tyson and William Birinyi.  (This is Mr. Birinyi’s 2nd year in a row of being chosen.) The announcements were made in their respective 3rd period classrooms by our PTSA President, Teacher Of The Year Chairperson and all our wonderful Administrators. The teachers were awarded with an American Express gift card and balloons. Both Mr. Tyson and Mr. Birinyi will be awarded their Certificate of Acknowledgment at the PTSA Award Night on April 26th. We also look forward to both gentlemen making a speech at this year’s Baccalaureate Ceremony on June 11th.