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Community Council Minutes (2018-02-13)

Community Council Meeting, February 13, 2018, 5:30-6:45

Present:

Tracy Sutton, Carlene Sommer, Mary Jo Williams, Julie Farr, Michelle Gerritsen, Ryan Gentry, Alisa Buchanan, Patrick Jolley, Brent Ludlow

Absent:

Jason Hyer, Dina Blue, Phyllis Vudivadhana, Shane Campbell

Minutes:

•Review & Ratify Minutes

*Alisa Buchanan, 1st.  Carlene Sommer, 2nd.  Motion passed unanimously.

•Project Lead-the-Way Presentation

*This will need to be rescheduled.

•Robotics Program 

*Parent arranged a meeting to discuss the option of an after school robotics program. The program presented was UTER. It is a lego based program and is available for 5th and 6th grade students. A teacher would be needed and a software volunteer would be provided.

*Questions: funding and how to choose participants.

*Mrs. Williams is in the process of investigating other robotics programs to see what would work for our school.

*Matt Patterson from the district will be invited to present on Project Lead The Way.

•Trustlands Plan (2017-2018)

*Reviewed expenditures up to this point.
*Budgeted $2000 for Professional Development, used $1200 for substitutes and $669 for conference fees. One teacher per grade has had the opportunity to attend The Professional Learning Communities Conference. Eight more teachers will attend a training in June in Las Vegas and remaining teachers will attend the training in SLC in October.
*PLC-Professional Learning Teams identify basic essential skills and teach them to mastery. They then create a Common Formative Assessment (CFA) for each skill and test students frequently to help drive instruction. Students who don’t pass receive extra instruction on those specific skills. Teachers confer with each other on specific teaching strategies. Our focus this year has been on math.
*Budgeted $4000 for chromebook lab, spent $3700.

•Trustlands Plan (2018-2019)

*Some attendance responsibilities will be shifted to the counselor next year which will decrease the amount spent on attendance. Keep aide calling on absent students who
have not been excused.
*Reviewed the DIBELS assessment scores for all grades and talked specifically about increase in 1st grade scores attributed to cross age tutoring.
*Cross-age tutoring was done with 1st and 4th grades partnering. It was done three days a week for 20 minutes and there was significant growth in first graders in the MOY DIBELS. We are looking at extending it to the full year with 5th and 6th grade help next
year.
*Upper grades have the FLYERS program. It helps 4-6 graders at the strategic level on comprehension and writing. Students who are intensive are usually in resource and get extra help there.
*Goal 1 change: “students read at or above benchmark”
*Trustland money will continue to pay $2300 for Chromebook lease. Lease another 40 Chromebooks with Trustland money would be another $2300 which only increase the budget by $600 if the cart and mice expenditures can come from school fundraiser.
Trustland money will pay for 2 leases for next year.
*Increase our FAME teachers 1.5 hours per week or hire an additional person in order to increase PLC times for upper grades.
*Continue to use funds to pay for math aides.
*Additional funds could be used for math aide, technology, STEM materials to be used during upper grade PLCs.
*Alisa proposed a motion to approve the 2018-2019 plan, Ryan Gentry 2nd. Vote was unanimous.

•Robotics

*Look into the “Maker Spaces” program. It could benefit all students and involves problem solving, engineering, math, etc.
*Use Quinn Henderson as a resource (district tech). Ask him to help direct us for training in design thinking.
*Project “Lead the Way” takes $8,000-$10,000 as an initial investment.
*Now is the time to do research into STEM, Maker-Spaces, and Project lead the way so we can look at funding for 2019-2020.

•Proposed Meeting Schedule for 2017-2018 school year

*April 17

Next meeting:

*March 13, 2018 @5:30 p.m. in the school library

Meetings

2017-2018
  OCTOBER 10
        (agenda) (minutes)
  NOVEMBER 14
        (agenda) (minutes)
  JANUARY 09
        (agenda) (minutes)
  FEBRUARY 13
        (agenda) (minutes)
  MARCH 13
        (agenda) (minutes)
 APRIL 17
        (agenda) (minutes)
  MEMBERS
       (2017-2018)

*meetings start at 5:30 p.m.
*meeting is in the library
*the public is welcome

2016-2017
  SEPTEMBER 27

        postponed to Oct. 11

  OCTOBER 11 @5:00 p.m.
        (agenda) (minutes)
  NOVEMBER 15
        (agenda) (minutes)
  JANUARY 10
        (agenda) (minutes)
  FEBRUARY 21
        (agenda) (minutes)
  MARCH 14
        (agenda) (minutes)
  MEMBERS
       (2016-2017)

*meetings start at 5:30 p.m.
*meeting is in the library
*the public is welcome

2015-2016
  SEPTEMBER 29
        (agenda) (minutes)
  OCTOBER 27
        (agenda) (minutes)
  DECEMBER 1
        (agenda) (minutes)
  JANUARY 12
        (agenda) (minutes)
  FEBRUARY 16
        (agenda) (minutes)
  MARCH 8
        (agenda) (minutes)
  MEMBERS
       (2015-2016)

*meetings start at 5:00 p.m.
*meeting is in the library
*the public is welcome

2014-2015
  SEPTEMBER 16 
        (agenda) (minutes)
  OCTOBER 28
        (agenda) (minutes)
  DECEMBER 9
        (agenda) (minutes)
  JANUARY 13
        (agenda) (minutes)
  FEBRUARY 17
        (agenda) (minutes)
  MARCH 24 (5:00 P.M.)
        (agenda) (minutes) 

*meetings start at 4:45 p.m.
*meeting is in the library
*the public is welcome 

 

2013-2014
  OCTOBER 3 
        (agenda) (minutes)
  NOVEMBER 7
        (agenda) (minutes)
  JANUARY 16
        (agenda) (minutes)
  FEBRUARY 20
        (agenda) (minutes)
  MARCH 20 
        (agenda) (minutes

*meetings start at 5:00 p.m.
*meeting is in the library
*the public is welcome

 

 

 

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