Midvale Middle School
School Community Council Minutes
April 13, 2021 – 5:30 pm
Virtual Conference https://meet.google.com/jta-mrfx-xex
Attendance: Alyssa Powers, Ben Wood, Rachel Pena, Jeanette Dummer, Pamela Brown, Mac McCann, Andrea Andersen, Lindsay Butrum, Alicia Woodward, Mindy Robison, Amy Skelton, Jessica Olmos, Tamara Taysom, Mont Millerberg, and Shelley Allen
- Welcome Pamela Brown
- Approval of March Minutes Pamela Brown
Motion to approve the minutes: Alicia Woodward
Second: Shelley Allen
- PTSA Report – Lindsay Butrum
PTSA website: https://sites.google.com/view/midvaleptsa/home
- gifts and food for teachers and staff
Finalizing yearbook sales – This week $15.
Next week is the last week to purchase a yearbook.
- Community School Facilitator Report – Jessica Olmos
We are Midvale- Multicultural night
6-7 pm Walk through our students’ culture booths and enjoy food trucks.
7-8 pm Cultural performances in the auditorium
6-8 pm Book fair open in the library
8-9 pm Gaze at the stairs and planets with Midvale’s science teachers. Telescopes outside – weather permitting
- MYP (Middle Years Programme) Update – Shelley Allen
TOP BRICCCK Focus:
Focus on gratitude
Service Goal: write a thank you note to a teacher
MYP Awards Night – May 19th
Last day for 8th graders to turn service reflections is Friday, April 15th.
- Counselors Report – Amy Skelton
Continuing to work on scheduling for 2022-23
Planning for next year
Counselors are working with students who are experiencing social emotional needs.
- Portrait of a Graduate Update – Mindy Robison
PILOT Group discussing
-Respect and effort
– Awards for next year 6th, 7th and 8th
April – Feedback from stakeholders on plans
May – PILOT groups finalize Phase 1 implementation
- TSI Update (Targeted School for Improvement) – Mindy Robison
African American (Blacks)
Students with Disabilities
*Goal is to increase growth and proficiency on the RISE test
*Action plan is being revised
*Focused on Reading Inventory (RI) and Math Inventory (MI) growth
*Intervention courses (Read 180 and Math 180)
*Small group instruction in all classes
Proposed Action Steps for all disaggregated populations:
- Support teachers implementing small group instruction, to provide more focused instruction
- Provide the data for students, teachers, and parents on RI and MI with expected growth
- Provide Intervention Courses (Math 180/Read 180)
- Provide interventionists to support classroom instruction, small group instructions, & individualized supports
- Focus on the mindset of learning
- Provide a study skills course to help students with basic skills for academic success
- Provide high-quality after school programming focused on academic growth and enrichment
- Ensure a positive climate focused on rewarding students for growth
- Provide students access to System 44
- Provide Newcomer classes to support students new to the country
- Provide peer support by combing newcomer and Latinos in Action students
- Provide co-teaching to reinforce vocabulary and language acquisition.
We are showing great growth with economically disadvantaged students.
Our multilingual learners are showing growth as well.
- TSSP – Mindy Robison
This is our current TSSP plan:
Literacy: Performance Goal
- 75% of students will meet or exceed expected growth on the Reading Inventory (RI) during the current school year.
Math: Performance Goals
- 60% of students will meet or exceed expected growth rates on the Mathematics Inventory (MI) during the current school year.
- 80% of the formal and informal observations during the current school year will have a positive to corrective feedback ratio of at least 3:1.
- By May of 2021, student connectivity and wellness will increase as measured by improved scores from the pre and post wellness survey through implementation of after school programming, counseling supports and the social emotional curriculum.
TSSP Plan for Next Year:
75% of students will meet or exceed expected growth rates on the Reading Inventory (RI) in the 2022-2023 school year.
60% of students will meet or exceed expected growth rates on the Mathematics Inventory (MI) in the 2022-2023 school year.
On a monthly basis, at least 95% of students will be recognized through our
school-wide positive system.
By May of 2023, student connectivity and wellness will increase as measured by improved scores from the pre and post wellness survey through the implementation of the after-school program, counseling supports, and lessons in homeroom on Portrait of a Graduate.
Double check the funding for field trips. Mindy will make sure the budget for
field trips are equal for both goals.
- Provide real-world experience through field trips that support
interdisciplinary connections in mathematics at a cost of $7,000.
- Provide real-world experience through field trips that support interdisciplinary connections to our literacy goal at a cost of $4,000.
Our TSSP plan has been submitted to the district.
- TSSA/LAND Trust Budgets – Mindy Robison
2021-2022 – $212,976.85
District is allowing more than 10% carryover.
LAND Trust – $149,999.85
State does not allow more than a 10% carryover.
- Business Items
The Teacher of the Year celebration was wonderful.
Discussion about early out vs. late start for collaboration.
- Late start seems to work best from the school perspective.
- Scheduling pick up and drop off students is difficult for some parents.
- Collaboration is helpful for teachers to plan and better meet the needs of students.
- Parent preference is for the late start or early out to be the same across the district.
- Adjourn Pamela Brown
Motion to adjourn: Jeanette Dummer
Second: Mac McCann
Final Meeting is May 4 @5:30