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.


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

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