Community Council Minutes

November 14, 2017

Attending:  Trina Favero, Jen Bessinger, Kirt Swalberg, Rae Ann Christensen, Casey Roche, Alicia Mitchell, Rob Lake, April Murray, Cordale Lamb, Stefane Lamb, Lee Yeagley, Denzil Remington, Julie Morgan, Kim Sparrow, Trina Favero.

Welcome:  Jen Bessinger

  • Next Meeting – January 9, 2018
  • Minutes reviewed and approved.

College Week.  

  • FAFSA open right now.  FAFSA Frenzy night on Parent Teacher Conference.  This week we send transcripts for free.  Snow, Dixie, SUU, OWATC waving registration fee this week.
  • Open houses will waive fee.  Take transcript with you.
  • Deadline for scholarships is December 1.  

Kirt – Jan – Digital Literacy piece.  

ACT Workshop –

  • First workshop was held.
  • Stephanie Lamb – workshop was really good.  Index score and how it works.  Pointers on testing.  Taking it multiple times is important.  Take once in fall of senior year or take math their senior year.  
  • Mr. Brown had done a great job.  Well worth the hour to come.
  • Next one will be Nov. 28, from 6 to 7 in the writing lab.  Will go over websites.  Encourage sophomores to come. 
  • We will have certified teachers – English and Math teach a class in the mornings – details still being worked out. They will start in January. 
  • February 27, is when our Juniors take the test for free. 
  • Any ideas on how to get kids to commit to coming.  Extra credit or attendance credit.
  • Dec. 9 is the ACT test to get you in concurrent enrollment classes.  Encourage students to come to Nov. 28 class.
  • Time management is part of learning how to take the test effectively.

Community that Cares

  • More buy-in from the community.  Meeting with business and church leaders to come together to help students at Roy.
  • Dec. 7 at the RHS Library will be a meeting.  Will look at Sharp Survey and other data to help students.  Janae Terry is our coordinator here at Roy.  
  • Christmas Tree Jubilee – right before Thanksgiving.  Janae is putting together a tree for that.
  • Community that Cares has been working great in Bonneville area.  Stickers are advertised on the back of business trucks regarding underage drinking.  

Grade distribution comparison.  

  • Trying to reduce F’s.  Math has been hard for kids and usually fail more than other classes.  Out of 150 students April Murray had 6 fail her class.  We are at 6.2% overall.  
  • April has her students come in after failing a test and learn the material and then take the test again.  
  • 806 total F’s.  We have 15 students that we have not ever seen.  Once you are at a junior high and quit coming to school they will count on Roy High’s graduation.  We have been working hard to get those students to school.  It is more about the kids gaining knowledge than numbers.
  • No R & R the first two weeks of quarter – teachers have more class time there.

Extra Curricular activities update - Alicia Mitchell 

  • Football l- 2nd in region and made it to state playoffs
  • Cross Country – Boys 2nd in region   8th in state
  • Cross Country  - Curt Crossley took 1st in Region 8th in State
  • Girls Soccer -   In Region playoffs – first time in years.
  • Tennis – Their numbers grew.  Every team made it to region.  
  • Volleyball – in a very tough region
  • Golf – 20 come out to Golf.  1 qualified for state
  • Swim  - we finished 1 and 2 in almost every event.  Roy put up new score board and new starting blocks
  • Girls BB – Starting this month
  • Boys BB – Starting this month
  • Wrestling – starts with Turkey Brawl
  • Play begins this weekend.  They will perform “Sister Act.”
  • Concerts have all been excellent.
  • Veterans Assembly – amazing.  Powerful music, drama groups involved, speaker.
  • Curt Crossley – scholarship to Weber State
  • Josie Williams signed with UVU

 Wednesday – Senior Citizen Dinner

  • Begins at 5:00 pm.  The play will begin at 6:00pm.  
Roy High School, 2150 West 4800 South, Roy, Utah 84067 801-476-3600