Your Donations at Work

  • The PSTO supports our school community in many ways.

    Activities & Wish List Grants
    Our funding comes from sales of the student directory and family donations. We support our students, families and teachers in a variety of ways.

    The PSTO provides grants to teachers for useful items not available through regular District funds.  

    PSTO Grants in recent years include:

    • graphing calculators for Math
    • microscopes & vacuum pump for Science
    • audio/speaker headsets for World Languages
    • student supplies for Photography
    • PE maintenance supplies    
    • quilting equipment for Family & Consumer Science
    • digital camera for Art
    • supplemental literature for English & Social Studies
    • trikes for Special Education
    • Camp Courageous scholarship

    In addition, the PSTO has made donations toward Dollars for Scholars, as well as the DPO scholarship in honor of individual WHS staff. We contribute to the Party After Prom and the West Alumni endowment Fund, host the Art Show, show our appreciation of staff, and more.

    Over the past few years, the PSTO has found it increasingly difficult to meet the growing list of teacher Wish List requests. Please help our students by making a donation. 

    Our Staff Appreciation Committee welcomes monetary donations from parents who are unable to contribute homemade goods for teacher meals on conference days, etc. 

    Your contribution payable to the West High PSTO may be dropped off at the main office or mailed to the PSTO c/o West High, 2901 Melrose Avenue, Iowa City, IA 52246. Thank You!