Why join PTA?



When you purchase a PTA membership through Shawnee Trail each year, you help provide educational and enrichment programs that delight Shawnee Trail kids! 


You also provide advocacy for children at the local, state and national level. Every child at our school is worth supporting and protecting. So this year, our goal is to have one Shawnee Trail PTA member for every student enrolled at our school. We want to grow the kind of community influence needed to support EVERY student in our sphere of care —and help them reach their potential. 


Children do not have the same power adults do, which is why advocacy as always been a big part of PTA’s mission.  Learn more about advocacy here.





Who can be a PTA member?

Any human, regardless of where you live.  Parents, students, grandparents, business owners, friends.... etc.   (Pets, businesses, and governments cannot join PTA. They are not "humans.")

[  Do you believe any of these other PTA MYTHS?  ]


Discounts for PTA families  

Your PTA membership qualifies you for great discounts too! To take advantage of these offers, click the icons below for discount codes and detailed information.



from Texas PTA

from National PTA


Here is the info you'll need to access some discounts:


Name of PTA: 

Shawnee Trail Elementary PTA

School District: 

Frisco Independent School District



Texas PTA offers great scholarships for teachers, faculty and students annually. Click here to learn more!  www.txpta.org/scholarships 



Shawnee Trail Honorary Texas Life Memberships

Each year, Shawnee Trail PTA honors someone who has made a significant contribution to the well-being of children and youth in our community with a Texas Life Membership. This is one of the highest honors Texas PTA can extend.


2016-17—  Mr. Stephen McCarty

2015-16—  Ms. Heather Cox


Others who have been given Honorary Life Memberships by our PTA include: 


Terry Bannerman
Carol Beck
Joy Breedlove
Camille Bryan
Shelly Cummings
Candy Fitzgerald
Kristine Forsythe
Laura Hillenbrand
Sherry Johnson
Alex Kiser
Rae Ann Landrum
Lori Larson
Amy Mackey
Pattie Pearson
Brenda Richard
Sammie Rodgers*
Bryan Sherman
Holli Sherman
Sherrie Shively
Kelly Straub
Tracie Thomas
Sherri Wakeland
Kathleen Wander
Heather Wattier
Denise Wharton
Emily Williams

 * Extended Service Award

If you are a Texas Life Member and would like to take advantage of this distinction, please let our membership chair know.




Hannah Gleghorn