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. Please join us! 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.

We raise funds to supplement educational needs at the school. In 2014 we added a committee to support the specific needs of the Performing Arts Academy. One goal of this committee was to raise enough funds to purchase a new piano and they met this goal!

We also held the first Invest In Excellence Campaign - a write a check fund raiser that donated funds and resources to each Academy in the school. The 2016 Invest In Excellence Campaign has begun! Look for information to come home with your student or print the form that's in the Cougar Chronicle. 

We encourage all parents/guardians to join the PTSO. The donation for membership is $10.00 per year. Your donation supports the work we do throughout the year. Membership will place you on an active mailing list/sign up genius to receive up to date information on how you can help at the school. We have a great time working together to help make CATA the best school in the county!

Join us whenever you are free, there is always something fun to do! Email to learn more and get involved!

Our next meeting dates are:  
April 3rd at 6:30 pm

If you are interested in participating, please complete the information/membership application and return it to the school. Click on the link below. This group can only be as great as the participation of the parents.

PTSO Information Sheet/Application Form

Officers -

President - Teraisa Tucker

Vice-President - Nicole D'Amico

Secretary- DaleAnn Plyer

Treasurer - Ann Helms

Staff Advisor/Liaison- Deb Christensen

Committees -

Membership - Vacant

Hospitality - Kim McNair, Chair

Fundraising - Myra Ledbetter

Performing Arts - Liz Branca, Chair

To contact the PTSO, please email us at You may also call the school at 704-296-3088 and ask for Deb Christensen.

We are always looking for volunteers for the various committees (Performing Arts, Fundraising, Hospitality, Volunteers, and Teacher Appreciation).

  • A Family Membership in Cougar Council is $10.00 per year.
  • A student membership is only $5.00.*membership in the PTSO before the end of the first semester is mandatory for any senior to apply for one of the senior scholarships offered by the PTSO.

The Cougar Council Board, which consists of elected officers and Committee Chairs, meets at 6:30 in the Media Center or other times as needed and scheduled by the President.

Up to date information on PTSO activities will be in the Cougar Chronicle, so be sure to read the Chronicle each week. There will be information on how you can help celebrate staff birthdays, join the PTSO, support the Invest In Excellence Campaign, and other ways you can get involved in your child’s school. 

Proposed By-laws with changes 
Summary of changes - remove vice-presidents, plural, and replace it with vice-president and change meetings from meeting the 1st Tuesday of every month to meeting throughout the year.  


2015-2016 Minutes
2014-2015 Minutes

Minutes from March 10, 2015

Minutes from February 10, 2015

Minutes from January 13, 2015

Minutes from November 18, 2014

Minutes from October 14, 2014

Minutes from September 14, 2014

2013-2014 Minutes

Minutes from April 8, 2014

Minutes from March 11, 2014

Minutes from January 14, 2014

Minutes from December 10, 2013

Minutes from November 12, 2013

Minutes from October 8, 2013

2012-2013 Minutes

Minutes from April 9, 2013

Minutes from March 13, 2013

Minutes from February 12, 2013

Minutes from January 8, 2013

Minutes from December 11, 2012

Minutes from November 13, 2012

Minutes from October 9, 2012

Minutes from August 30, 2012

2011-2012 Minutes

Minutes from May 8, 2012

Minutes from March 13, 2012

Minutes from January 10, 2012

Minutes from the December 13, 3011 Meeting

Minutes from the November 8, 2011 Meeting

Minutes from the October 11, 2011 Meeting

Minutes from the September 13, 2011 Meeting

2010-2011 Minutes

Minutes from the April 12, 2011 Meeting

Minutes from the March 8, 2011 Meeting

Minutes from the March 1, 2011 Meeting

Minutes from the November 16, 2010 Meeting

Minutes from the October 12, 2010 Meeting

Minutes from the September 14, 2010 Meeting

2009-2010 Minutes

Minutes from the May 11, 2010 Meeting

Minutes from the January 12, 2010 Meeting

Minutes from the December 8, 2009 Meeting

Minutes from the November 10, 2009 Meeting

Office Depot 5% Back to Schools Program

Help our school earn free supplies! Every time you show at Office Depot, remember to give our school ID# - 70061892.

Cell Phone Collection

Please recycle your old cell phones to benefit CATA Cougar Council - PTSO. Bring in your old cell phones and batteries.

DIRECTV4Schools Fundraising Program

Call 1-888-388-4724 and use our school code A1425 and sign up for DIRECTV today. Our school will receive $100 for each new customer who orders and activates DIRECTV service and $50 for exisiting or returning customers who extend their current committment to DIRECTV for one year.