Community Council Meeting

Tuesday, October 10, 2017


October 10, 2017

Welcome - Alicia Mitchell

Council Business - Jennifer Bessinger

  • Members were introduced:  Jen Bessinger, Trina Favero, Denzil Remington, Kim Sparrow, April Murray, Anthony Dick, Alicia Mitchell, Rob Lake, Lynette Atkinson, Rae Ann Christensen, Casey Roche, Cynthia Morgan, Stefane Lamb, Lee Yeagley, Julie Morgan.
  • Meetings held the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 am in the Royal Conference Room.

School Land Trust review - Alicia Mitchell

  • Goal 1 - Roy High will decrease its number of F grades given to less than 5% at the end of each quarter.
    • Expenditures include Math buyouts and tutoring,
    • Buyouts for teachers with large number of students in classrooms
    • Textbooks for new curriculum.
  • Goal 2 - Roy High will increase the overall ACT composite score by one percent
    • Stipends for summer PLC planning sessions.
    • Professional Development Conferences.   10 Teachers/Administrators attended PLC Conference this past month.  Excellent information given.  Faculty has already started receiving information given at conference.
    • Concerns to approach and help with students taking ACT Test:
      • Those who mark any answer.
      • Test anxiety
      • Teachers to continue to give pointers for taking test
      • Students encouraged to take test multiple times
      • ACT Prep class requested
  • Goal 3 - 88% of Juniors will be on track with academic credit by the start of their Senior year.
    • Student Advocates are a big part of the success.
    • APEX - Options class taught during the day as a buyout.  Kids pay small fee which goes to the company.  They can pass off multiple credits during the quarter if they apply themselves.  

Safe Technology and Digital Citizenship will be discussed next meeting.

Council Members job description:

  • Found on
    • Click on Laws and rules
  • Trustland Management video was shown.
    • Determine needs
    • Create improvement plan
    • Create school land trusts
    • Prepare digital citizenship plan

Roy Cone Community  Awareness/Dinner Night.

  • Mayor declared it as Family Night
  • Prepared for 400 - ran out of dinners.  Around 500 in attendance.
  • Many groups involved:  Communities That Care, LIA, Boys and Girls Club, and others.

Grade Distribution data comparisons.

  • Collaboration of Leadership Team - Focus to help middle kids - push teachers to notice improvement

AP & Concurrent Enrollment Courses - Lynette Atkinson

  • Goal in 2014 was to get students in AP classes.  Concurrent Enrollment and huge gains in classes that were offered.
  • Concurrent Enrollment  numbers were down last year because of technical issues, but are back on track this year.  
  • WSU offering a course for those gone from school a couple of years to brush up on their math before taking the placement test.
  • Suggestions were made to have a Concurrent and AP Open house.

Extracurricular teams/groups updates - Alicia Mitchell

  • Orchestra has a concert tonight.
  • Choir had a great concert last week
  • Golf team grew a lot this year.  20 boys participated.  
  • Girls Soccer is going to state playoffs for the first time in 19 years.  They will play at Corner Canyon.
  • Football made the playoffs.
  • Volleyball is improving each year.
  • Debate had their first meet
  • Cross Country doing great.  Girls took 5th.  Boys took 2nd place with Kirt Crossley taking 1st in individuals.

Senior Citizen Dinner will be held on Nov. 15, 2017 at 5:00pm.  Bar J Wranglers Concert will be held on Dec. 14, 2017 at 7:00 pm


Next Meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 14 at 7:00 am.


Roy High School, 2150 West 4800 South, Roy, Utah 84067 (801) 476-3600