Meetings are held six times per year and last approximately one hour.
Next School Site Council Meeting
Tuesday, December 11
2:45 pm - SLVMS Conference Room
Thank you to all who voted for our school site council representatives.
SLVMS welcomes Gina Noble and Debbie Notari as our new parent representatives for the 2012-13 school year.
2012-13 SLVMS School Site Council Roster
Jeff Calden: Principal, Debbie Kiel: Teacher, Cathy Herbert: Teacher
Rob Horn: Teacher, Patty Hayes: Teacher, Cheryl Morris: Librarian,
Anne Brown: Parent, Gina Noble: Parent, Debbie Notari: Parent,
Erin Anderson: Student, Charles Futch: Student, Caitlyn Wade: Student
There will be SIX School Site Council Meetings this school year.
Each meeting will be held from 2:45 - 3:45 in the SLVMS Conference Room
on the following Tuesday afternoons:
October 30, November 13, December 11, February 12, March 19, May 7
School Site Council Minutes
October 30, 2012
I. Jeff Calden called the meeting to order at 2:47 pm and welcomed all members.
II. Those in attendance: Jeff Calden, principal, Erin Anderson, student, Caitlyn Wade, student, Anne Brown, parent, Patty Hayes, teacher, Debbie Notari, parent, Gina Noble, parent, Cathy Herbert, teacher, Charles Futch, student, Rob Horn, teacher and Debbie Kiel, teacher.
III. The attendees had no minute to approve. We heard from our student representatives, Erin, Caitlyn and Charles. The student leadership team is planning a Mix-it-up activity at lunch to help students get to know new people and to build camaraderie on campus. WEB will also be conducting an Amazing Race at lunchtime, and this week there will be Mock Elections this Friday.
IV. Our action item was to elect Site Council officers who must be parent representatives. The new officers are as follows: Anne Brown, president, Gina Noble, vice president, Debbie Notari, secretary
V. Jeff Calden then presented a power point presentation explaining and clarifying the roles of Site Council members. This was followed by the Principal’s Summit power point which included not only our motto, “Working Together to Insure all Students Learn,” but a review of CST data and an outline of the school Site Council Plan This outline will be sent to all School Site Council members before our November 13th meeting, as the hope is to approve the plan in time for Jeff to deliver it to the Julie Haff by mid-November.
A. API scores continued to rise steadily from 2007-2012.
B. AYP fell within the Safe Harbor requirements.
C. Certain subjects such as Social Studies are only tested in eighth grade, and students must retain copious amounts of knowledge from all three years. This is very difficult, and scores can be lower.
D. 146 out of 150 eighth grade students advanced last year.
E. Our ELL population includes 10-13 students and the population is slowly increasing each year..
F. SPED students are improving on the CST; the MS Pyramid of intervention designed to help all students has been effective and will continue to grow and change to meet demands of students.
G. The middle school staff and administration are beginning to look at and plan for the new Common Core Standards.
H. The Academic Support class helped 8th graders to lower their number of Fs and to meet promotion standards.
VI. School Site Council will meet on the following dates this year: November 13th, December 11th, February 12th, March 19th and May 7th.
VII. Meeting ended at 3:47 pm
School Site Council Minutes
November 13, 2012
1. Call to order: 2:48
2. Approval of minutes with minor changes. Some names were misspelled! (My apologies!)
3. In Attendance: Jeff Calden, Anne Brown, Erin Anderson, Charles Futch, Debbie Kiel, Gina Noble, Cathy Herbert, Cheryl Morris and Debbie Notari.
4. After discussion and clarification, we voted to approve the School Site Plan with a few minor adjustments due to typos and incorrect dates.
a. The first report came from our student representatives! Current fun events are Mix-it-up Wednesday and Crazy Shoe Day Friday. Also, the Mock Elections went very well with students first presenting arguments from both sides.
b. Jeff shared that he has applied to Schools to Watch, and that SLVMS is in the second stage of the approval process. If awarded, our school would be considered a model for other schools, a high honor, as STW evaluates holistically, and not just by test scores. STW representatives will visit our school on December 7th, observing and interviewing teachers, parents and students. Jeff is inviting a varied group of parents for this interview which will take place after a staff meeting, at 3:30.
6. Jeff discussed Hattie strategies, a compilation of an Australian professor of best educational practices. He will bring this list to our next meeting, as we were all interested in learning more.
7. The meeting was adjourned.
For a copy of the
current SLVMS School Site Plan
Click on the link below