Aiken High School’s PTSO will return with the “My Aiken High Week” fundraiser Monday through Friday, providing a variety of activities for students, parents and the public.


The Parent-Teacher-School Organization did very well last year and “We’re having another weeklong celebration with events to raise money for our school,” said Teri Davis, the PTSO vice president and the “week” coordinator.


The celebration starts off Monday with shag at 5 p.m. and Zumba at 6:30 p.m. at the old gym.


On Tuesday, people are invited to visit the Wing Place from 6 to 9 p.m. for good food and trivia.


The high school will host on Thursday “A Taste of Italy” and silent auction, followed by a benefit talent show hosted by the Aiken High Serteen Club.


My Aiken High Week will conclude Friday with a “Junk in My Trunk” yard sale from 8 a.m. to noon in the school’s front parking lot. People are invited to rent a space for a minimum donation of $20. They can contact the PTSO at aikenhighptso@gmail.com.


The organization recently received a $5,000 grant from Lowe’s Foundation through the store in Aiken. Those funds will be contributed to the PTSO’s beautification efforts – including banners, new logos inside the main office and the gym, and much more, said Davis.


“Our fund-raising now is to help with technology,” said the PTSO president, Dr. Cindy Besson. “Most elementary and middle schools have the capability for video presentations in all the classrooms, but Aiken High does not. This could meet a lot of needs in communicating with students.”


Another PTSO member, Melissa Riley, is excited that parents of freshmen will have opportunities to take part in My Aiken High Week.


“We look forward to seeing new energy and new ideas from the freshman parents,” Riley said.