Welcome Hi Tide parents, teachers, students, staff, and community members to the 2023-24 school year!
My name is Julie Basner and I’m proud to be your PTSA President this year. This is my 6th year as a parent at Beach High, my 14th as a member of PTA, and my 1st as president. I am a mom of 3, an educator, an active community member, and an avid public school advocate. There’s more to my story and while I’d love to share it with you, I encourage you to share yours with me.
Our mission as a PTSA is to advocate for the education and well-being of every student here at MBSH. Through our advocacy and fundraising efforts, we are able to craft multicultural and inclusive programming for all students, support Florida PTA and Miami-Dade County Council PTA/PTSA’s legislative priorities and relay them to our membership, provide teacher grants, contribute to school enhancements, bolster mental health and wellness efforts, and so on! Additionally, my hope is to strengthen the ties within and around our school community and engage with as many families as passible. We have parental rights in education, and we must exercise them with our children’s best interests in mind. I encourage you to not only use your voice but to lean on the PTSA, as we can achieve more together. I would be remiss if I didn’t emphasize the value of our children’s voices. While it may be difficult to let up on the reigns a bit, the best gift we can give them is to foster their independence. Now is the time, and it is bound to serve them well.
I encourage you to stay informed, and PTSA is a great vehicle for information. If you haven’t already joined, please do so by clicking here:
You can also join one of the PTSA’s grade level What’s App chats if you haven’t already:
Finally, you can follow the PTSA on Instagram at @mbshptsa as well as Miami Beach Senior High at @miamibeachshs. And of course, read the monthly newsletter, as it is a great resource as well.
Please feel free to reach out to me with questions, ideas, interests, and concerns. Let’s have a stellar year and LET’S GO Hi Tides!
Miami Beach Senior High
Collaboration: We will work in partnership with a wide array of individuals and organizations to broaden and enhance our ability to serve and advocate for all children and families.
Commitment: We are dedicated to children’s educational success, health, and well-being through strong family and community engagement, while remaining accountable to the principles upon which our association was founded.
Diversity: We acknowledge the potential of everyone without regard, including but not limited to: age, culture, economic status, educational background, ethnicity, gender, geographic location, legal status, marital status, mental ability, national origin, organizational position, parental status, physical ability, political philosophy, race, religion, sexual orientation, and work experience.
Respect: We value the individual contributions of members, employees, volunteers, and partners as we work collaboratively to achieve our association’s goals.
Accountability: All members, employees, volunteers, and partners have a shared responsibility to align their efforts toward the achievement of our association’s strategic initiatives.