Community Council Meeting

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Welcome:  Julie Morgan

Minutes from February 14, 2017 were read and approved.

New Boundary:  Kirt

  • RHS will get about 50 new students for the next 3 years – about 150 total.
  • We have about 12 new boundary exceptions that will be coming to Roy High next year.

Grade Distribution – Kirt

  • Grade comparisons were shown.

Trustlands Plan

  • Goal 1
    • o Decrease F’s to less than 5% for each quarter.
    • o After school math tutoring.
    • o Purchase batteries for math calculators.
    • o Lower class size for the Math II classes.
    • o Buy outs for 3 math teachers prep periods  to help reduce class size
    • o Technology – access points in classrooms.
    • o Chrome Books – Teachers need to become google certified, then they can get a set of Chrome Books in their room.
    • o New Projectors purchased as old ones burn out.
  • Goal 2
    • o Increase the overall ACT composite by one percent.
    • o Align curriculum.  Develop big picture.
    • o Ongoing Professional Development
    • o Literary Coaches
    • o Mini Lessons in math given before and after school.  Night course for students and parents.
    • o Increase the number of students taking AP and Concurrent courses.
    • o Aide associated with AP and Concurrent Courses
  • Goal 3
    • o 88% of juniors will be on track with their academic credits by the start of their senior year.
    • o APEX offered
    • o Part Time Advocates
    • o Options class
    • o APEX used as credit recovery

Total for Trustlands - $159,000.  Spent all but $414.00

Trustlands Report was voted on and approved.

Roy High Current happenings – Ben Prall

  • Alex Lamb and Josie Williams were chosen as Northern Utah Player of the Week
  • Debate  took 1st Place at the Wasatch Invitational and 3rd in State (beating Sky View)
  • Choir, Band and Orchestra will be participating in their Cone Concerts
  • Prom is being held this Saturday. 
  • Region Drama will be held on March 24th and 25th.
  • Baseball, Tennis, Track and Softball has just started their games. 
  • Next year we will be in the 5A Region with Box Elder, Viewmont, Woods Cross, Bountiful, and the following year the new Farmington High will join us.

Next month’s meeting will be held on April 11. 

Jen Bessinger will move from co-chair to chairperson next year.  Nomination of open leadership positions will be voted on.

Attending:  Rick and Julie Morgan, Cordale and Stefanie Lamb, Lee Yeagley, Jen Bessinger, Kirt Swalberg, Casey Roche, Lynette Atkinson, Darlene Sangiorgio, Ben Prall, Rae Ann Christensen.

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.

RHS/Administrative Business

  • 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

More information coming soon!

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