PTSA Meetings and Minutes

General Membership Meetings

Please join us for six General Membership meetings this school year.

Each evening begins with 10-15 minutes of official PTSA business, including a timely program highlight from McLean staff or PTSA committee.  Following the business segment, a guest speaker presents on a topic of interest to our Highlander parent and student community. (Minutes are not taken for speakers’ presentations.)

Current and previous PTSA Meeting Agendas and Minutes can be found here.

Upcoming General Membership Meetings

Date: May 18, 2022

Our last PTSA General Meeting will take place in the MHS Cafeteria from 7:00 pm-8:15 pm.

Come join us to celebrate a wonderful year! We are also going to thank all the PTSA volunteers for their amazing generosity and dedication. In addition, the members will vote on the 2022-2023 slate of PTSA executive officers.

Past General Membership Meetings

Wednesday, March 16th

Guest Speaker: Jennifer Beach, McLean High School Assessment Coach discussed effective test-preparation tips and strategies.

Wednesday, January 12th

Click this link to hear the MHS PTSA  membership meeting recording with school board updates and Q&A with Special Guest Elaine Tholen. Elaine Tholen is the FCPS School Board Member representing Dranesville District in Virginia.

Date: October 27th

Hear what our Special Guest Speakers had to say via this link!

  • Paul Stansbery, Director of Students Services, McLean High School
  • Gregory (Greg) Olcott, School Counselor, McLean High School
  • Olivia Zhang, President, McLean High School Student Government Association (SGA)
  • Arman Nikmorad, McLean High School SGA Officer
  • Rowan Frew, McLean High School SGA Officer

Date: September 22nd

Topics: We shared our mission and values, our budget for the upcoming year, and our plans across all our activities. If you want to review the meeting materials, you can access them here.

Special Guest Speakers: All McLean High School Assistant Principals are invited to address members and answer any questions that you may have for them. If you have any questions, please send them to Sandra P. Buteau, the PTSA President at

Date: November 12th

The PTSA held a panel discussion on Mental health trends among students during COVID-19. Listen to the recording here.

Archived Minutes

Other Meetings

October 5, 2020 Understanding PSAT Scores: A Roadmap for the SAT and College Admission in the Years of COVID and Beyond

College applications, beginning with PSAT testing, is a confusing gauntlet that stresses out high school parents every year. Add in a global pandemic and rapidly changing requirements, and it’s nearly impossible to know what your child truly needs to do–until now. Join our upcoming webinar to hear Ann Dolin, M.Ed. shed light on this confusing process and reveal: 

✓ What PSAT scores really mean and how to interpret the data

✓ Navigating the standardized testing process beginning with the PSAT

✓ Why the PSAT is not as predictive as it once was and what scores mean for your child

 With clear next steps and updated advice, you’ll feel confident in the best way to support your high schooler throughout this year—and beyond.

Podcast Listen here to the first McLean Parent Podcast for parents of Freshmen, hosted by Ashley Lowry featuring Paul Stansbery, Director of Student Services, and Kathleen O’Tal, school counselor.