Mills High School PTO

Wellness Counseling and WASC Accreditation Info

11/28/2023 Tuesday 7:30pm 

The PTO is fortunate to have Nancy Chavez, Lead Wellness Counselor, and Serena Arge, Mills Faculty WASC Coordinator, join us virtually on Tuesday, November 28, at 730pm on two topics that make Mills an exceptional place for learning and growth.

As we get into exam season and wrap up the first half of the school year, Ms. Chavez will introduce her team and how they play a crucial role in the wellbeing of our students, providing them with tools and resources that help them navigate day to day situations (exam stress as an example) and more isolated issues (like a death in the family).

Ms. Arge will provide an update on the WASC accreditation process - why it’s important and how students and families can be a part of this.  In a nutshell, the accreditation process allows Mills families and the community a transparent view into how our faculty and staff work to constantly enhance the academic experience of our students.

See below for the video, slides, and Jamboard.

Mills Annual Fund Check Presented to Mills

Thanks to those who donated to the Mills Annual Fund during last school year in 2022-2023!  On Back to School Night, Mills PTO President Joy Pasamonte Henry presented a check to Principal Pam Duszynski for $84,354 to support education programming, counseling, and our students.

A Message from Our PTO President

Dear Viking Families,

Welcome to the Class of 2027 families and welcome back to all our returning Vikings families!  I am excited to serve as your 2023-2024 Mills Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) President with our wonderful Board of dedicated volunteer parents/guardians and educators.  

Our mission is to communicate and keep our Mills Community informed, connect parents/guardians with other parents/guardians, teachers, and administration, collect funds to support the Mills Annual Fund and PTO programs, and celebrate our students, teachers, staff, and administrators.

What We Do

With YOUR help, the Mills PTO is able to do the following:

Our Partners

In addition to working closely with Mills High School administration, staff, and teachers,, we work closely with ALL family organizations in order to best serve our community. All our organizations support one another and are reliant on membership fees or donations in order to fund events, equipment, materials, etc.

How YOU Can Help 

Here are ways you can get involved and stay informed:

We look forward to supporting you and our students this school year.  Go Vikings!!!


Joy Pasamonte Henry

MHS PTO President

Message in Spanish | Chinese

We know that some families are unable to help financially.  But there are funding gaps that need to be filled, so we need all financially-able families to give what they can.  Please visit our web page to make a donation!  10% of your donation will help pay for PTO costs and the remainder will go towards the Annual Fund. 

Please do not forget to submit your corporate match - every dollar counts!  If you have not made your Annual Fund Donation yet, please send it.  EVERY dollar counts towards our $140,000 goal.

If we do not come close to our goal, there are classroom programs and initiatives that may not get funded for this school year and next. 


Donate TODAY!


If you work for a large corporation, chances are they offer a corporate match – please submit your corporate match for your Annual Fund Donation for this year.  Most companies match 1:1, which means if you donate $500, your company will match an additional $500!

We Need Everyone to Pitch In!

Our goal: $140,000

Minimum recommended family contribution: $500