Community Council Meeting
Tuesday, November 08, 2016
Welcome and Council Business – Julie Morgan
- Minutes were read and approved.
- No Community Council meeting held in December.
Overview of School Land Trust
- Land Trust program is growing. Money used to help us be successful.
- Grade Distribution
- Last year we had 4.5% F’s. This year we have 5.7% F’s.
- Sophomores are more apathetic
- Sophomores have more F’s than seniors.
- Teachers are giving opportunities to earn passing grades. They are giving extra opportunities to retake tests, etc.
- 1st Trustland goal: Decrease failure rate by 3% by the end of the 4th quarter.
- R&R Component to help improve the outcome.
- Monies are used for: Math Tutoring, Calculators, Technology in classrooms
- 2nd Goal is to increase by 3% proficiency in Sage testing.
- 11th graders will not be taking the Sage Test except for Science classes.
- Benchmark Tests will be given 4 times a year.
- Teacher Coaches are helping with literacy.
- Professional Development money used for conferences. We would like to be able to have the presenter come to us to train us all instead of sending a few to them.
- 3rd Goal - Option Classes
- 2 classes and students doing APEX
- Many opportunities given to students to make up credit.
- 4th Goal – AP and Concurrent Enrollment Classes
- Lynette Atkinson and CTE doing a great job of increasing the number of students taking these courses.
- Students only pay $5.00 per credit for Concurrent Enrollment classes. There is a $35.00 application fee to enroll in the college before taking the course.
- An email will be sent out asking for Parents to take the survey to help with our Accreditation.
- Help to spread the word to parents. One third of the parents are needed to take the survey.
- Needs to be taken before the holiday break in December.
- Announce at extra-curricular activities.
- Teachers could announce to students to encourage their parents.
- Spread the word on Twitter or Facebook
- Use the District Notifier to encourage parents to take survey
RHS Extracurricular Activities
- Football – Season ended last week. Region Champs.
- At the football state playoff game KJZZ was broadcasting. Emme Corry, a Roy High Student, was honored and given a $500 scholarship by America First Credit Union.
- Swim Meets begin next Thursday
- Musical – The Wedding Singer will be performed on Wednesday, November 16, through Monday, November 21.
- Our Senior Citizen Dinner will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 5:00 and the Play will begin at 6:00.
- Tennis – Alyssa Keyes won Academic All-State
- College Awareness Week (this week)
- College Application Week (next week)
Roy Cone Project
- We asked for a Grant of $500,000. We received $458,000
- The numbers for chronic absenteeism went up in elementary, junior highs, and high schools. We need the community to work together in helping get kids in school.
Next Meeting: Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 7:00 am.
Council Meeting attended by: Rick and Julie Morgan, Lee Yeagley, Jennifer Bessinger, Kirt Swalberg, Clyde Moore, Casey Roch, Lynette Atkinson, Michele Kersey-Smith, Ron Koford, Rae Ann Christensen