Eastern High School Eastern High School
12400 Old Shelbyville Road
Louisville, Kentucky 40243

About the PTSA

Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) is an organization that works on the national, state, district and school level on behalf of its members to help unite parents, teachers and the community for the common good of all children. PTSA members help to create a healthy, nurturing environment that improves opportunities for all children and youth. Each membership represents a commitment to "growing healthy students and families" at Eastern High School.

Here at EHS, the PTSA is involved in numerous activities and events, including running the Campus Store for Spirit Wear and school supplies, sponsoring scholarships, sponsoring the Reflections program, assisting teachers and departments with special funding needs, providing hospitality at numerous school events, assisting school personnel in various activities, providing the annual academic awards for students, and many other things.

To join YOUR PTSA, you can simply send a list of the names of the people who are joining (students, family members, friends, etc.) to the school along with $5 per member.  Please let us know the names of the student(s) in case of special drawings or benefits.  There is a link to a form you can use for joining further down this page as well.

PTSA Board Meetings

The 2016 - 2017 PTSA Board meetings will be held on the second Wednesday of the month at 8:00 a.m. in the Student Services conference room. Meetings are open to all that would like to get involved.

July 26 Meet & Greet in the conference room at the school (11:30am)
August 17  
September 8 PTSA General Body Meeting/Open House (6:00-7:30pm)
September 14  
October 12  
October 20 Open house Prospective 8th Grade Students & Parents (6-8pm)
November 9  
December 14 Place/Time TBA
January 11  
February 8  
April 12  
April TBA (PTSA General Body Meeting following Jr. Ring)
May 10 Place/Time TBA

From the President of the PTSA

Dear Parents,

Welcome to the Eastern PTSA Webpage. The PTSA Board of Managers hopes you find the information here useful and helpful. If we can be of further assistance, please contact us at the e-mail addresses given below.

Karen Pridemore
PTSA President
807-6424 shadbuck@aol.com

PTSA President

PTSA information

How Can I Help?
There are numerous opportunities to help out through the PTSA, both large and small, and both year-round and short-term.  If you would like more information on the PTSA and available positions, please contact President Karen Pridemore (807-6424 or shadbuck@aol.com).

The best way to start the year is join the PTSA. We are already planning exciting activities for the year. Membership is $5 per person. Our goal is for 100% of our school community to join. Your membership also provides financial support for all of the activities. Simply download the PTSA Membership form and return it to the school office addressed “PTSA Membership” per the instructions on the form. Look below for a link to our membership form along with additional information.  Envelopes are also available in the Campus Store, Open House and at Eagle Prep.

PTSA Membership Form

The EHS Campus Store
Our Campus Store is Located near the cafeteria and school office, the EHS Campus Store offers school spirit wear, as well as many of the school supplies your student needs. School agendas can be purchased for $5 and mesh book bags for $10. Various spirit wear designs allow students and family members to show school spirit! Choose from sweat shirts, sweat pants, and t-shirts. Your Campus Store provides financial support for many activities. The Campus Store is open during lunch every day, and items are for sale at many other EHS events including Open Houses, Eagle Prep, Home football games, and others.  If you have any questions about the Campus Store, contact Kathy Lepping   tklep@att.net  or our 4th VP of Volunteers Jennifer O’Mara jenno9499@aol.com

Kroger Cards
Please  help support PTSA programs at Eastern by adding us to your Kroger shopping card. Each time you do your grocery shopping and swipe your Kroger card the PTSA receives a percentage of the purchase. It’s that simple!!  It’s Easy and it’s FREE!!  Add us to your card, buy your groceries and let the register do the rest!  It is that easy!

Clothing Assistance Program (CAP) - A Volunteer Opportunity
Clothing Assistance Program (CAP) is a program sponsored by the 15th District PTA and JCPS. The mission of the program is to help reduce absenteeism by assuring that students in need of school clothes have appropriate school clothing. This program is operated entirely by volunteers and each PTSA is asked to send 3 to 4 volunteers twice a year to help at CAP. Eastern PTSA scheduled work days this school year are August 17 and January 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the 15th District PTA Clothes Closet in the Junior Achievement Office, 319 South 15th Street at Central High School stadium.  We can arrange to carpool from Eastern at 9:30 as well. Volunteers will assist clients and sort and hang clothes. This is a very worthwhile program which needs our support. If you are available to volunteer, please contact Andrea Clifford asclifford@bellsouth.net

EHS Hospitality Opportunities
The Hospitality Committee provides refreshments for various events throughout the year, including Freshman Orientation, Open House, 8th grade Open House, and Teacher Appreciation, just to name a few. We are always looking for parents, students, teachers and staff to help participate with these events by way of providing food items and/or drinks, volunteering to help set up, clean up or working the event in some capacity. This is a fun way to meet people and get involved in the PTSA at Eastern, without taking up too much of your time. If you are interested or have questions, you may contact our Hospitality Chairs Veronica Berkenbosch  veroberkie@hotmail .com  Janelle Foster  Janelle@naberlaw.com 

EHS PTSA Programs

EHS PTSA is involved in several other programs at the school, and we are always looking for new programs and activities to sponsor in order to benefit our students and our school community.  If you are interested in more information on the programs at EHS, or have ideas for something new the PTSA could help out with, please let us know!  We are YOUR PTSA and here to serve OUR school.   

Contact Us

Feel free to contact your EHS PTSA President, Karen Pridemore, with any ideas, questions or if you are in need of any additional information about the PTSA. Lynda can be reached at:shadbuck@aol.com or 502-807-6424. Other Board Member contact information is below.

2016-2017 PTSA Board of Managers


Karen Pridemore



Heather Meyers



Danita Beaufait


1st VP – Programs

Michelle Bruner


2nd VP – Membership

Cathy Hewlett


3rd VP – Campus Store/Spirit Wear

Kathy Lepping


4th VP – Volunteers

Jennifer O’Mara