Community Council
March 2, 2017 at 7:00am
Hillcrest Conference Room

Attendees

  • Sara Doutre
  • Jason Pond
  • Debbie Brough
  • Shelli FIeld
  • Deandra Harps
  • Kate Twohig
  • Spencer Holmgren
  • Kim Kelley
  • Jeanna Williams

Welcome (Sara)

  • WElcome to Debbie and Shelli, they are here to observe today and the possibility is there that they can be added to the council.

Hillcrest Mission

  • To ensure all students at Hillcrest are learners with skills to reach their dreams and succeed- Learn, Dream, Succeed!

DLI

  • Is the commitee set for the DLI discussion?
  • Yes, we aren't sure of the venue, but the first meeting is March 16th at 3:30 p.m.
  • Jason and Sara will give an update to the council after eachof these meetings.
  • The first meeting will be orientation and logistics

Approval of February Minutes

  • Kim motioned
  • Jason 2nd
  • All in favor

Bylaws

  • A paragraph in section 10 adds that we can vote by email.
  • Ogibe was an option, but it was decided that everything needed to be in writing.
  • No discussion was put forwad.
    • Kate motioned
    • Jason 2nd
    • All in favor

Budget Update

  • We are on target to spend our allotment.
  • Most is for instructional assistance.
  • Te teacher line item is for science specialists.
  • Our science specialist is now teaching science to the whole school population.

STEM

  • Discussion has been moved to the next meeting SIP is due to district by march 23rd.
  • Our purposed today is to build understanding iwth everyone so as things are sent out we can all know what is happening.
  • First we'll look at the report of the current plan.
  • Timeline was discussed
  • Spencer will present to school board on March 28th
  • Board will approve plans on April 25th and it will be sent to the state by May 1.
  • You will see conservative figures today that have been approved by Jeff Barben.
  • Amendments can be made throughout the year with approval of the school board.

Reviw of current plan

  • Some of the tools we have used are a little difficult to truly diagnose student needs.
  • As we propose new goals I'm going to try ato steer us away from some of that bolatility.
  • Goal #1
    • 90% of studentw will grow at least one year in their reading comprehension.
    • Has each child grown by .6 up until this point?
    • We are very average for growth and achievement at 52.
    • Schoolwide target we are on track with 51% of the students to meet this goal.
    • This isn't due to lack of monitoring because we talk about it every month.
    • There is growth scale that shows whether high kids grow as well as low kids.
    • The volatility is due to the tool rather than the teaching.
    • SGP is compared to other students aroudn the country, GE is grade equivalent.
    • The national is 50 for SGP

    • Reporting
    • K-NA
    • 1st- NA
    • 2nd- SGP 48, GE 47%
    • 3rd- SGP 54, GE 48%
    • 4th- SGP 52, GE 57%
    • 5th- SGP 56, GE 54%
    • ESL: Median SGP 33%, GE 35%

    • K-NA
    • 1st- NA
    • 2nd- SGP 28, GE 16%
    • 3rd- SGP 25, GE 28%
    • 4th- SGP 26, GE 47%
    • 5th- SGP 51, GE 50%
    • Resource: Median SGP 47%, GE 35%

    • K-NA
    • 1st- NA
    • 2nd- SGP 48, GE 47%
    • 3rd- SGP 54, GE 48%
    • 4th- SGP 52, GE 57%
    • 5th- SGP 56, GE 54%

    • Socio-economic status will be coming out because we need a little more datat to be able to put it together.
    • Maybe we need not to focus so much on the 90% but rather focus on the process of learning.
    • Student all have different needs, but we need to see them grow or move to the right based on where they are at.
    • They will look like a big hairy audacious goal (BHAD)
  • Goal #2
    • 90% of our student will master 80% of the essential standards (waht we guarantee that all students in each class will learn) or show at least one year growth.
    • Test is common formative assessments, benchmark assessments on Mastery Connect

    • Hillcrest overall: 70%
    • K- 87%
    • 1st- 63%
    • 2nd- 78%
    • 3rd- 58%
    • 4th- 65%
    • 5th- 68%
  • Goal #3
    • 90% of our studentw ill master 80% of the standards or show at least one year;s groiwth in science.
    • Measure will be teacher-created formative assessments (not essential, but all standards)
    • Hillcrest- Not enough data (NED).
    • The teacher weren't instructed to put it into Mastery Connect so that data wasn't available.
    • Spencer will get it and send it out to the council.

    • K- NED
    • 1st- NED
    • 2nd- NED
    • 3rd- NED
    • 4th- 63%
    • 5th- 73%
  • Sara-It was really good to look at goals at other elementary schools around the district and in the district.
  • When we know actually how they are compared to others then we can know better how to spend the money wisely.
  • Equality vs. Equity
    • Sometimes equity isn't equality.
    • In order to get everyone to a goal sometimes one group needs more resources tha another group.
  • Possible goals for consideration: Building student Growth mindset
    • Goal LA- All students will achieve two or more of their individualized DIBELS progress goals. Measure: DIBELS pathways to progress goals
    • Goal Math- ALl students will meet their individulaized growth goals as set by the classroom teacher. Measure: formative growth checks as set and monitored by the teacher.
    • Goal Math/LA/Science- All studetnw ill progress toward mastery or beyond on essential standards. Measure: essential standards checks as set by grade level teams and presented to community council in October meeting of 2017.
  • Each student will have an individual goal that they can reach.
    • It may not be a benchmark goal.
    • Some kids may have a goal to grow 2 years within 1 year while some may be ½ year in the 1 year time.
  • We need to dagnose roadblacks to growth, but we need to continue to push kids to reach the highest.
  • It is impossible for all students to reach goals, but we want the goal to be that we will work to get all to that level.
  • We will continue to use Husky trackers so kids know their individual goals and how they are moving forward to accomplish them.
  • What are the parameters within which those individualized goals are set?
  • One of the things I think we can add benchmark tests beause that way we can say that the teacher isn't just making an easy test that all can reach.
  • Some kids will have more probes than other kids because they need greater intervention.
  • Discussion on setting individual goals will happen with the teachers on March 10th

other items for consideration

  • Next year each grade level will have three assigned teachers only
  • 5th grade will only have one class of DLI, numberin around 36 students
  • 4th grade Non-DLI will have one class numbering around 32
  • All classes will have class sizes staffed at around 1 to 27
  • Continuation of Learder in Me, Beverly Taylor Sorenson Arts Dance and Science Prep will cost the school around: $31,000 or $25,000 BTSA: $7,000, Leader in Me: $11,000 with training for principal and new staff or $5,000 for program without training, Science Prep: $13,000
  • Average classroom aide salary: Full day=$11,300, ½ day= $7,200
  • Average classroom set Chromebooks= $14,000
  • Next years allocations as expected from LCSD = $57,300
  • There isn't a large impact on studetns with the Leader in Me, but it builds leadership skills.
  • The #1 impact on studetn learning is teacher advocacy (setting individual goals for kids, owning those goals,k not making those goals superfluous-they can set hard goals and work toward them).
  • Another impact is that students are responsible for their own learning.
  • They know what is expected and whether or not they have achieved them.
  • Get kids to reflect on goals.
    • What are you learning? Where are you at? What comes next?
  • Spencer would like to take the money that is now spent on BTSA and pool with other principals to hire a teacher to coordinate gifted-talented activities for students in all elementary schools. Some teachers don't have the skill-set to differentiate to higher students.
  • Spencer will send out goals after talking to teachers and we can vote by e-mail about funding.
  • Reed Olsen was our teacher of the year and was recoginized in school board meting last Tuesday.

Adjourn

  • Kate motioned
  • Dandra 2nd
  • All in favor