Parent Organization

Paraclete Parent Organization – PPO


Dear Parents,

A big welcome to the class of 2022 parents!!

The Paraclete Parent Organization (PPO) is comprised of every parent who has a student enrolled at Paraclete High School.  Our main function is to raise money to support the educational programs and campus at Paraclete.  The PPO Board meets once a month throughout the school year. You are invited to attend our meetings so you can get involved (and work off your service hours). We meet the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30pm in the library. Check the school calendar for more info!

Vegas Night is intended to raise money for Paraclete, as well as to provide an enjoyable evening for the Paraclete community, family, and friends. Casino games, music, food, raffle prizes, silent auctions, and more, ensure a fun and exciting evening for all who attend!

Last year’s 2017 Vegas Night was a smashing success!!  We had well over 300 people in attendance, and raised the most money to date, total profits of almost $30,000!!

Vegas Night 2018 will be on October 27th. Our committee chairs are already busy planning to ensure another successful event. However, we will need the support of wonderful volunteers and donors to pull it off again this year. For more information and to get involved with one of our committees attend one, or all, of the upcoming parent meetings which are scheduled on:

  • September 13th at 7:00pm
  • September 25th at 7:00pm
  • October 9th at 7:00pm
  • October 25th (Dealer Training) at 7:00pm

All meetings are in the library and start at 7pm.

Looking forward to seeing you there!!
Melissa Phoreman
PPO President

News! News! News!

The PPO Board is pleased to announce that we were able to grant over $20,000 in Wish List requests this year!  We purchased utility carts and other materials for the Robotics team, 4 water bottle filler stations for throughout the school, a color printer for the computer lab, 64 new classroom desks, Summer Institute training for our counselors for the new Naviance program, and miscellaneous support for journalism, science, and math department needs. We are so happy to be able to use the funds raised from Vegas Night to support our school!

On a personal note, I’d like to take a moment to thank the parents, students, teachers, and staff with whom I’ve had the great pleasure to work with for the past 11 years.  Paraclete is truly a special place, and will always remain in my heart!  Best of luck to all current and future Spirits!! 


Lisa Jorgenson

Past PPO President, 2014-2017