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Panther Parents (PTA)

Who We Are
Panther Parents

It is so important to stay involved with your child’s education and the happenings at school, and Panther Parents is a fun way to become engaged at NMSHS. We are an organization that fosters positive interactions between parents, staff, administrators, and our local community in order to enhance the school environment for our kids. We rely on donations from our Nederland community and NMSHS parents to keep the Panther Parents thriving.

Please join us in creating the best version of our school by supporting the Panther Parents!

Our Main Objectives
  • To facilitate positive communication among parents, teachers and administrators.

  • To provide the Teacher Grant Program (TGP), a yearly program that seeks to enrich our students’ experiences by helping teachers acquire the tools and resources for their classrooms that are not provided by state and district funding. This program augments the ability of our teachers to deliver initiatives that will inspire our students to succeed.

  • To support school-wide initiatives such as Back to School Night, Teacher Appreciation, and Homecoming.

  • Panther Parents are also a resource to help parents navigate the school, and a liaison to help with questions or concerns that parents may have.


All parents/guardians, teachers, staff and community members are welcome to attend Panther Parents meetings. However, becoming a member has advantages! First of all you get to have a say in what we do (ie, you get an official vote).

When you join Panther Parents, you are an automatic member of Colorado PTA and National PTA. There has always been a value to PTA membership - whether it’s getting the skills you need to be a better parent, to help your children succeed academically, to learn ways to improve communication with teachers, to speak out about public school needs in your own town, or to keep your neighborhood safe, you have benefited by being a member.​

Colorado PTA and National PTA are working hard to bring you and your PTA more member benefits than ever before. Now, through alliances and partnerships, Colorado PTA offers tangible benefits and discounts to members like you. Check them out!

Membership dues are $15 for the fiscal year (July 1-June 30). You can either make a check out to NMSHS PTA and bring it to the school office, or use this convenient PayPal link.


Panther Parents meetings are held on the 1st Wednesday of the month at 6pm. At this time all meetings will be held virtually. Dates are adjusted as needed due to holidays or other conflicts.

Join with Google Meet:
Video call link:
Or dial: ‪(US) +1 515-518-4378‬ PIN: ‪654309063‬#More phone numbers:


Ways To Help & Participate

Contact Us
2022-23 NMSHS PTA Board

     Jennifer McLaughlin, President
     Elsa Abookire, Vice-President
     Nancy Bodnar, Secretary
     Ellen O'Rourke, Treasurer

Please consider making a financial donation to NMSHS. Donations allow our teachers to purchase additional supplies for their classrooms, and help Panther Parents support school wide initiatives such as Back to School Night, Teacher Appreciation, and Homecoming.  All donations are tax exempt (90-1256717)

Schedule of 2022/2023 meetings: 
Wed, September 7, 2022
Wed, October 5, 2022
Wed, November 2, 2022
Wed, November 30, 2022 (* change from original date of 12/3 due to scheduling conflict)
Wed, January 4, 2023
Wed, February 1, 2023
Wed, March 1, 2023
Wed, April 5, 2023
Wed, May 3, 2023