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Getting involved with Harper PTO:

It has been six years since the first day Harper opened its doors back in 2004, and we can truly say that Harper Junior High has become a great school with a committed staff, dedicated teachers, and a wonderful parent and student community.  With your student in Jr. High, you might ask – why join the PTO?  PTO offers a way for parents and guardians to get to know the place where your students will spend a major part of their day and the people with whom they will spend it.

There are several ways to get involved and become an integral part of our community:

Listserv  Please read your e-news messages from Harper & PTO.  The school and the PTO have a combined listserv and each family that provides an email address to the front office will automatically be signed up to receive daily school bulletins (the list of announcements that your student will hear each day), PTO announcements and reminders of important school events.  The listserv is provided to us at no cost by the Davis Community Network, and your email address will be kept private.   This is a wonderful way to keep on top of what’s happening at Harper! 

Membership  Join PTO!  Many of you Joined PTO at the begining of the year - GREAT!  If you haven't yet, you still can.  Members are the backbone of any organization and ours is no different.  Membership dues are one of our largest revenue sources and the cost is only $10 per parent/guardian member.  Please return the enclosed blue membership form, along with your check made payable to “Frances Harper PTO”.  We welcome and encourage any additional donations and your generosity is greatly appreciated. 

Volunteers:  Parent volunteers serve in many different capacities.   Please review the orange PTO Volunteer Opportunities form and discover how you can contribute.  Each volunteer opportunity will be discussed at our first PTO meeting on September 8, so feel free to bring this form with you to the meeting, learn more about your options, and complete it that evening.  There are many ways to help – including in the classroom, career skills, translations, etc.

Painless Fundraising  There are two opportunities to donate to Harper PTO that cost you nothing!  The first is  eScrip, a program that generates donations from merchants like Safeway and Macy’s.   Please go to  to sign up.  Our group number is 500000213 and our school name is listed as Frances Harper Jh Pto.  The second way is by using the  Nugget Market scrip card.  These reusable cards can be loaded with cash value at the store, and then all purchases made with that card will generate a 3% donation to us when you designate “Harper JHS PTO” as the beneficiary.   The cards can be picked up at the PTO table on registration days, at PTO meetings, or at Nugget Markets

If you have any questions or concerns about the Harper PTO, please contact Reem Awad-Rashmawi, PTO President,


Zangle Parent Connection

Once you have your username and password use this link to login to Zangle Parent Connection:

You can get more information about Zangle Parent Connection on our  resources page.



Davis Senior High School Fall 2012 Sports Tryout Information


Harper 2010-11 Freshman interested in Fall Sport Try-outs. You will find the information you need below. Check below for the start date of your sport.  Please read the cover page and follow the instructions carefully.  Tryout information can also be found at

 ***Sports Physicals and all forms must be completed/ signed and returned to DHS Athletics Department prior to the first day of tryouts!!


Sports Physical Form:


CROSS COUNTRY:                                                                                               

Coach:  Bill Gregg  

Practice begins Monday, August 13 at 6:30pm at the Community Pool Solar Panels. Team training camp will be August 18-21 at Soda Springs. Beginning Wednesday, August 22, practice will be from 4:00-6:00pm every day after school at the Community Pool Solar Panels.  


FIELD HOCKEY:                                                                                              

Varsity Coach:  Sandie Marotti-Huckins

JV Coach:          TBA

Tryouts:  August 9 & 10 – 8:00-9:30am & 7:00-9:00pm @ DHS Beaton Field; Bring shin guards, mouth guards and water.  Mandatory practice begins Monday, August 13, time TBA.



Varsity Coach:  Steve Smyte  

JV Coach:         Mike Satre

Frosh Coach:   TBA

Aug. 1-3            Conditioning and testing – no pads/equipment (Varsity/JV)

Aug. 5                7:00pm – Parent & Player All Levels meeting in the DHS Library

Aug. 6               Two a day practices begin:   8:00–11:00am and 4:00-6:30pm

Aug. 18             Blue/White Scrimmage @ DHS, time TBA

Aug. 20             School session practice begins – One a day, times TBA


GIRLS GOLF                                                                                                                             

Coach:  Rhonda Mohr

Practice begins August 6 at Wildhorse Golf Course at 9:00-11:00am. For more information go and click on the DHS Golf Team tab. Must own golf clubs and be able to complete 9 holes of golf carrying your bag.



Varsity Coach:  Ashley Yudin

JV Coach:         Alex Park

Tryouts run for four days, morning 8:00-10:00am and evening 4:00-6:00pm August 13-17. Team selection will be on Thursday, August 16 or Friday, August 17. Bring cleats, shin guards and water.



Coach: Sally Hosley

Girls' tennis team tryouts will begin at the high school on August 9, from 3:30-5:00pm and will continue through August 17. Practice will begin on Monday, August 20 at 3:50pm. 


GIRLS VOLLEYBALL:                                                                                  

Varsity Coach:  Julie Crawford

JV Coach:         Lyndsay Cantrell

Frosh Coach:   TBA

Tryouts begin August 6-10 in the DHS South Gym, 9th graders: 8:00-10:00am; 10th-12th graders: 11:00am-2:00pm. Wear comfortable clothes and bring water and knee pads. Mandatory practice begins August 13, time TBA.



Coach: Tracy Stapleton

Practice begins August 20 – M-W 6:00-8:00pm; T-Th-F 4:00-6:00pm @ Arroyo Pool. Parent meeting: Aug. 20 @ 5:00pm



Coach:  Doug Wright

Practice begins August 20 @ M-W 4:00-6:00pm; T-Th-F 6:00-8:00 @ Arroyo Pool.  Parent meeting: Aug. 20 @ 6:00pm.



Concussion baseline testing: Permission form on Contact the coach re: specific dates/times set up for that team or sign up individually at:

Play it Safe Concussion Care Form:


Sports Forms:

Mandatory Concussion Screening:

Assembly Bill 25 went into effect on January 1, 2012.  This bill requires all high schools that have athletic programs to have a concussion management program that includes education of coaches, parents, and athletes, a protocol for dealing with concussions and the use a return to play process for concussed athletes.  It will be a requirement for all DHS student-athletes to complete our baseline computerized neurocognitive testing program in order to participate in our athletic program beginning in the 2012-13 school year. Concussion baseline testing   Contact the coach re: specific dates/times set up for that team or sign up individually at:



Prevent teen drinking and drug use

The PTAs and Parent Groups of the DJUSD secondary schools have joined together in a public information campaign to educate parents about the need to prevent teen drinking and drug use.  Hundreds of parents from Davis High, Da Vinci Academy, Harper, Holmes, Emerson, DSIS and King have pledged:

 ·      To host only alcohol-free, tobacco-free and drug-free parties for teens
·      To discourage teens from consuming alcohol, tobacco or other drugs in their homes; and
·      To discourage their teen(s) from attending unsupervised parties. 

Click here  to see the list of parents who have made this pledge, and to learn more about this parent/grass roots effort.




This site provided with the assistance of the Davis Community Network.