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Ankara ES/HS

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The Parent, Teacher, Student Organization (PTSO) is a volunteer organization made up of parents, teachers, students, and staff. Together, these members support school activities and enhance the students academic involvement. There is no fee to join the PTSO. We ask instead that you volunteer for at least one activity throughout the year. 

PTSO contributes to Ankara School by organizing school pictures, providing funds for various initiatives and activities not funded by DoDEA, coordinating book fairs and showing appreciation in a variety of ways to our teachers and staff. 

Who We Are

We are parents, teachers, and students, working closely with the school administration.


Our Mission

To enhance academic programs and to coordinate special events that promote academic study, school spirit, and student life.


Our Values

We value our school’s diverse student body. We value the unique global perspectives at our school, sharing traditions, cultures, and stories with each other. We value learning from each other. We value good citizenship. We value academic rigor. We encourage curiosity, creativity, innovation, diligence, perseverance, and achievement. We ask ourselves to do our best. We encourage each other in every endeavor. We celebrate excellence.



PTSO supports enhanced academic programs and special events, like these:


*             Back-to-School Welcome Picnic

*             Polar Express Event

*             Spelling Bee

*             Straight A Cafe

*             Book Fair and Passport to Reading

*             International Day

*             Geography Bee

*             Teacher Appreciation Week

*             Night of the Arts

*             Field Day


Numerous requests from teachers for volunteers and funding, including fees for student competitions, teacher conferences, travel, special materials, special guests, and other special programs throughout the year that enhance academic study and student life.



PTSO raises its funds through these:

Membership Dues


Literacy Walk-a-Thon

PTSO Cafe (selling food and beverages during Parent-Teacher Conferences) Spirit Ware Scholastic Book Fair Other occasional fundraisers



We welcome your help with our many events and programs. Contact us to volunteer. Monetary donations also accepted all year (front office). Thank you for supporting enhanced academics and special events at AEHS through PTSO!



We meet the second Wednesday of the month, after school, in the Library.  

Membership forms available here or by email

PTSO Membership Form



What is SAC?
In accordance with DoD Instruction 1342.15 and USAREUR Regulation 15-21, The School Advisory Council (SAC) is a team of people representing various segments of the community-parents, teachers, students, administrators, support staff, business/ industry people and other interested community members. The main goals of the School Advisory Council are to participate in and encourage strategic planning, develop and define policy, and serve as a public relations source. The SAC operates in the policy-making process by formulating and adopting, but never enacting, policy. As the title states, the Council is advisory in nature.

Meetings: Please look at the school calendar for SAC Meeting dates. SAC meetings are open to the public. You may contact the school's principal to place an item on the agenda.

SAC Elections: Elections are held at the beginning of the school year, typically during Open House. SAC Officers are elected by the committee. The SAC president is also the representative to the Installation Advisory Committee (IAC).

School Deployment Support Information and Contact Info

Deployments, Redeployment and Permanent Change of Station are transition stages that can cause stress within the family environment. Many of you have experienced these transitions numerous times and are aware of the dynamics involved. The return or departure of the spouse alters the routines of the home bringing new adjustments and challenges. Children can be affected by these changes and problems can develop. Instability of mood, anxiety, irritability,sadness, rebelliousness and risk taking behaviors can emerge that may affect relationships and school functioning.

To a degree, it is important to view school functioning as a barometer of children adjustment. Sudden changes in behavior and/or persistent underachievement may be the way they communicate that things are not well.

At our school, we have different ways of supporting students during difficult transition times. It is critical that you share your concerns with us. Throughout the year we conduct surveys to identify students with deployed or redeployed parents. Our teachers are knowledgeable and sensitive about these issues. The guidance counselors and school psychologist can provide direct assistance or guide you to additional community resources. Our school counselors are also conducting deployment groups so that students can be of support to one another and share their concerns and common experiences. Please feel free to contact your child's counselor or school psychologist with any concerns.

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