Cougar Council, PTSO

  • We plan together, we work together and our children will succeed together

    The Cougar Council is Central Academy's Parent-Teacher-Student Organization (PTSO) and was founded in October 2007. The PTSO works to support the teachers, administrators and students. We provide teacher appreciation luncheons and celebrate their birthdays monthly, recognize student achievements, offer scholarships to seniors, and recognize our bus drivers, custodial, and lunch staff.  Please join us!

    Do you have interests or a special talent that you are willing to share with us?  Come join us and let’s make great strides for the future of our CATA cougars!


    Online Invest in Excellence Donation Website

    NEW Performing Arts Website

    This year we have partnered with

    -Harris Teeter Together in Education (link to CATA using code 3612)

    -Amazon Smile (

    Please consider supporting CATA by linking to these companies when you are shopping next time! 

    We encourage all parents or guardians to join the PTSO.  Membership will place you on an active mailing list/Sign Up Genius to receive up to date information on monthly events and sign ups! We have a great time working together to help make CATA the best school in the county!

    Annual membership costs are:

    • Family Membership $10.00 (student membership is included in the family membership).
    • Student membership is $5.00 (for students whose family have not joined but they would like to).

    Seniors whose family have become a member may apply for 1 of 6, $500 scholarships offered by the PTSO for our students.

    Calendar of events:


    Monday, Sept. 9, 5:30 pm

    Monday, October 7, 5:30 pm

    Monday, November 4, 5:30 pm

    Monday, December 2, 5:30 pm

    Monday, January 6, 5:30 pm

    Monday, February 3, 5:30 pm

    Monday, March 2, 5:30 pm


    Teacher birthday cake days! 


    Other Events

    Halloween Sweet Treats 10/25/2019

    Fall Teacher Luncheon 11/15/2019




    President: Nicole D’Amico

    Vice President: 

    Secretary: Sabrina Clontz,

    Treasurer: Ann Helms,

    Staff Advisor/Liaison- Deb Christensen


    Carol Taldo

    Megan Huffman

    Monica Griffin

    Dee Swanson



    Performing Arts:
    Renee Stainback

    Sarah Fazzino

    Senior Activities:
    Patricia Kowalski




    School Contact: Deb Christensen 704-296-3088




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