Join us on December 8 to learn about IB Terminology.
We believe being involved and staying connected is important for the nearly 350 IB students and their families. To facilitate this, the IBPA has been hosting social and educational events for both the students and parents for over 18 years. Please stay tuned for what we have planned for 2021-2022!
To be informed and stay involved, please consider volunteering and/or donating.
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CONTACT THE IBPA! Please use the “Contact” tab at the top right or email us directly at “firstname.lastname@example.org” with any questions or to join the IBPA!
Minimum 1 year commitment. The general Board members meet every two months, from August through May or June, depending on the needs of the Board; Executive Board members may meet more frequently. This is the best way to learn what IB is all about…get first-hand knowledge of everything that’s happening in the program! Email email@example.com to learn more.
Executive Board positions:
Chair – Charu Kaiwar
Official head of the organization with ultimate responsibility for its actions. Convenes all Board meetings, member of all committees ex officio, meets with school administration and staff.
Treasurer – Laurence Hill
Maintains financial records, pays bills, reports financial status to the Board. Member of the Executive Board.
Communications – Sara Persson
Maintains website and sends out meeting/event notices and newsletters via email and other relevant social media. Member of the Executive Board.
Secretary – Regina de Jong
Takes minutes of all Board meetings and maintains the official record for the organization. Member of the Executive Board.
Fundraising – Allison Heron
Coordinates the fall direct appeal, the Barnes & Noble book fairs, and any other fundraising efforts for IBPA each year.
Hospitality and Purchasing- Jacqueline Page
Coordinates hospitality for events and purchasing of classroom enrichment tools as per teacher’s requests.
IB Recognition – Charu Kaiwar
Provides coordination and support for IB events including the annual recognition event in May.
Proctoring Coordinator – Sara Persson
Sign up volunteer parents to proctor IB exams. Create schedule of exams, send reminders and instructions to parent volunteers. Actively recruit new parents to proctor.
IB Exam Proctors:
(March and May) – Time commitment: one or more 2-hour session
The IBPA provides parent volunteers to help proctor the IB exams. About 25-35 people are needed to help teachers and administrators proctor the IB exams given in the spring. It is a wonderful way to become familiar with the exam process. Parents may not proctor tests that their children are taking, so we especially encourage the parents of freshmen and sophomores to fill this need. Volunteers will be contacted when the exact schedule of the exams becomes available, usually about a month before the exams are to be given.
For the safety of our students, if you volunteer as a proctor you will need to register with SUSD and undergo a background check. SUSD has an online procedure to become a volunteer. (Note: if you are already registered as a volunteer you do not need to re-register. Registrations last for 3 years.) Please click here to go directly to the application.
Once you’re clicked on the link above, click “Apply For This Position,” located in the top, right corner. Then click under I am a new applicant, “Create New Account and Apply.” You will create an applicant profile, then click Save and it will begin the application.
Within this application please indicate that you are applying to Desert Mountain High School IB Program, and the type of volunteer from the drop down menu is Classroom: without teacher supervision, requires background check.
YOU DO NOT NEED TO PAY THE $45 FEE. The IB program pays this fee.
IMPORTANT: You will still need to contact the school at 480-484-7000 to let them know you have filled out an application online. Volunteer/Chaperone applications cannot be processed without approval from the school office.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or the school if you have any questions or concerns about the procedure.
IB Recognition Event:
(Planning starts in January for the event in May) Time commitment: as little as 2 hours!
This honors our outstanding students, faculty, and administration of the DMHS IB program. As you might imagine, many volunteers work to make this event a success. Various subcommittees will be formed and we will send you more information on how you can help. Jobs range from stuffing invitations in envelopes, to updating print materials, or working the day of the event on set-up/clean-up or organizing groups of students for their roles on the day of the event. There is a lot of accumulated knowledge and organization from past events, so stepping up is easy to do! Email email@example.com to sign up to help.
IBPA Needs Your Support
The IBPA works with the Desert Mountain IB faculty and administration to gift equipment and instructional materials to enhance the IB program. This is the primary purpose of our fundraising efforts. The IBPA also orchestrates and pays for the year-end recognition event, in which we honor every grade level and the faculty in the IB program. We ask every parent to help support the Desert Mountain IB program in whatever way they can.
You may make a charitable donation directly to IBPA online via PayPal. Alternately, you may pay in person at one of our events and use cash, check, or credit card.
Checks should be made payable to “DMB Inc – IBPA” and mailed to the school, care of the IBPA Treasurer – 12575 E Via Linda, Scottsdale, AZ 85259. Donations by credit or debit card may be made online via a secure PayPal account. Click on the Donate button below.
Please note that IBPA is a sub-entity of the Desert Mountain Boosters, Inc. which is a tax exempt 501C3 non-profit organization. As such, all donations made to DMB Inc – IBPA are fully deductible for tax purposes to the extent allowed by current laws. For questions contact firstname.lastname@example.org.