Hanes Heroes
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    Hanes Heroes

    What could Hanes Magnet School do if the PTSA were fully funded?

    Last year Hanes was the only Project Lead the Way Distinguished School in the Triad. To continue to be a leader in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education, our school needs funding beyond that provided by the state and district. The BEST WAY TO MEET THE NEEDS OF OUR SCHOOL is to become a HANES HERO today!

    Where does my donation go?

    Because we don’t partner with an outside fundraising organization, all the money you donate goes to the school. Hanes PTSA is a nonprofit organization, so your donation is tax deductible.

     “If we had a 1 to 1 ratio of Chromebooks to students, we could reduce the need to generate worksheets.”
    - Patricia Prevette, 6th Grade Math Teacher

    How does the PTSA spend the money they raise?

    All the money that PTSA brings in from box tops, corporate partnerships, Hanes Heroes, and other sources is spent to support our students, teachers, and families.

    This year the Hanes PTSA aims to fund

    • Technology - Chromebooks, charging carts
    • Classroom Support - Money for classroom supplies - pencils, dry erase boards, calculators, books, etc.
    • Clubs - Help subsidize membership and registration fees, update equipment needs, fund coach training
    • Encore Support - art supplies, sheet music, PE equipment, library materials
    • STEM Enhancement Activities - Lunch and learn support, CanStruction
    • Staff Enrichment - mini grants to help subsidize licensing and accreditation
    • Student Recognition and Field Trip Grants

     “PTSA's contribution of 3D Printer technology has brought awe and wonder into the classroom. We have used the 3D printers for sixth grade design and modeling classes as well as after school clubs including Team America Rocketry Challenge, Rocket Club, TSA and Future Cities. Students love seeing their creations come to life one layer at a time right before their eyes. As a 21st Century tool for prototyping designs, our students understanding of concept to physical product is greatly enhanced.” 
    - David Draper, Project Lead the Way Teacher

    Employer Match

    Don't forget to complete your employer match forms. Here are a few for local employers:

    American Express
    Bank of America
    Duke Energy
    Home Depot
    Reynolds American

    Wells Fargo

    Do you have a link we missed?  Contact us so we can add it.


    Platinum Level

    Yana and Chuck Richards

    Jane and Perry Shen

    Scott and Valerie Berger

    Aaron and Cynthia Williams

    Natalie Vermitsky

    Peter Zhang and Iris Leng

    J.K. Curry

    Amy Hobbs

    Tony and Davina Romeo

    Bridget and Wells Reynolds

    Nikki Vogler

    Brian and Kristen Downs

    David and Stephanie Kennedy


    Gold Level

    Clifford and Dawn A Howard

    Donald and Kimber McCracken

    Carter and Sarah Smith

    Caryn Gardner

    Michael Montecalvo

    David and Holly Lee

    Deidre Irving

    Helena and Erik Summers

    Teresa Whittington

    Kelly Trenchard

    David and April Beason

    Gwen Parker

    Kip and Karen Copeland

    Lisa and Will Sutton

    Valerie Solomon

    Susan and Jon Larsen

    Leane and Ross Kuhner

    Sandra and J. Deane Irving

    William Summers

    Cressent Pressly

    Stephan Loftis

    Kelly and Brent Pridgen

    Helen and Gregg Karagiorgis

    Stephen and Melissa Batts

    Mary Hadley

    Milton Kerns

    Amy Yoder


    Silver Level

    Kelly Gunzenhauser

    Loraine Fuller

    Bonnie and Nevin Sheppard

    Julie Giljames

    Scott Tonindandel

    Cecilie Macosko

    Lori Starling

    Cynthia Van Horn

    Jan Wharton

    Tracie Farmer

    Jenny Turner

    Patricia Blankenbaker

    Robin Willard

    Matthew Britt

    Elizabeth Andresen

    Michael and Elizabeth Kehoe

    Mark Phelps

    Margaret Jackson

    Miyan Lim

    Brian and Megan Farrell

    Sebnem Sevgen

    Matthew Hazle and Kim Zander

    Mr. and Mrs. Markus Frishholz

    Narendra and Saritha Sagar

    Mandy O'Brien

    Gregg and Jackie Hundt

    Alisha Clinger

    Laura Waltonen

    Eugene Bornac

    Miaohua Jiang

    Conrad Chee

    Deborah Presnell

    Patrick and Margaret Beaudry

    Patricia Watson

    David and Danielle Wiebking

    Drema Riffe

    Hsiaofeng Pu

    Tanya March and Blane Sherman

    Burnadette Pegeuese

    Holly Hanes

    Shasta Lowther

    Anna Tefft


    Bronze Level

    Courtney Miller

    Brenda Frucht

    Dylan Wolff

    Sophia Vgenopoulos

    Isabel Prado

    Chase Thomas

    Chris Sheng

    Julie Wayne

    Amanda Yakos

    Liza Baron

    Greg and Laurie Russell

    Regina Johnson

    Patty Lazenby

    Annie Xiong

    Joe and Colleen Lopina

    Bunny and Peter Beilman

    Amanda Flanagan

    Rodalfo Sandoval

    April Martin

    Harita Katragadda

    Victoria Bernal

    Maureen Craig

    Tanja and Peter Ragonesi

    Jen Black

    Samuel Vargas

    Lucy Johnston

    Mei-Chuan Ko

    Jamie Piotroski

    Katherine Crumpton

    Zolee Riggs

    Isabel Sanchez

    Charlie and Chieko Nolan

    Arturo Lopez Abarca

    Kimberly Nelson

    LaKrista Page

    Ricky and Glenda Spaugh

    Colleen Lee

Money raised so far

Who is a Hanes Hero?

Hanes Heroes are parents, grandparents, neighbors, friends, and faculty who want to see the school bridge the gap between the basic levels of magnet school funding and the needs of a cutting-edge STEM middle school. If you know of someone who may be interested in helping our school, please email their name and mailing address to one of the fundraising chairs listed below.

How to Give

Please put a check in the gold envelope. You can mail it or return it to school with your student. Volunteers will be available in the morning at the bus line and in the mornings and afternoons at the car rider line to pick up envelopes. If you would prefer to donate online, click on one of the Donate buttons at the top and bottom of the page.

Donations will be accepted at any time. However, we would appreciate as many donations as possible by September 30 so we can fully fund all of our budget lines for this year.

For more information about this year’s direct donation campaign, visit our table at Curriculum Night/Club Expo or contact one of our fundraising chairs:

Kristen Downs

Sarah Smith

Caryn Gardner

Last Modified on November 11, 2018