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

  1. PTSA Report – Lindsay Butrum

PTSA website: https://sites.google.com/view/midvaleptsa/home

Appreciation Week

  • gifts and food for teachers and staff

Finalizing yearbook sales – This week $15.

https://link.entourageyearbooks.com/my/midvale

Next week is the last week to purchase a yearbook.

  1. Community School Facilitator Report – Jessica Olmos

We are Midvale- Multicultural night

April 14th

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

  1. MYP (Middle Years Programme) Update – Shelley Allen

TOP BRICCCK Focus:

Reflective Open-minded

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.

  1. 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.

  1. Portrait of a Graduate Update – Mindy Robison

PILOT Group discussing

  • Citizenship

-Respect and effort

– Awards for next year 6th, 7th and 8th

April – Feedback from stakeholders on plans

May – PILOT groups finalize Phase 1 implementation

  1. TSI Update (Targeted School for Improvement) – Mindy Robison

African American (Blacks)

Economically Disadvantaged

Hispanic

Multilingual Learners

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:

  1. Support teachers implementing small group instruction, to provide more focused instruction
  2. Provide the data for students, teachers, and parents on RI and MI with expected growth
  3. Provide Intervention Courses (Math 180/Read 180)
  4. Provide interventionists to support classroom instruction, small group instructions, & individualized supports
  5. Focus on the mindset of learning
  6. Provide a study skills course to help students with basic skills for academic success
  7. Provide high-quality after school programming focused on academic growth and enrichment
  8. Ensure a positive climate focused on rewarding students for growth

Multilingual learners:

  1. Provide students access to System 44
  2. Provide Newcomer classes to support students new to the country
  3. Provide peer support by combing newcomer and Latinos in Action students
  4. 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.

  1. 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.

PBIS Goals

  • 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:

Goal: READING

75% of students will meet or exceed expected growth rates on the Reading Inventory (RI) in the 2022-2023 school year.

Goal: MATH

60% of students will meet or exceed expected growth rates on the Mathematics  Inventory (MI) in the 2022-2023 school year.

Goals: PBIS

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.

Math

  1. Provide real-world experience through field trips that support

interdisciplinary connections in mathematics at a cost of $7,000.

Reading

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. Adjourn Pamela Brown

Motion to adjourn: Jeanette Dummer

Second: Mac McCann

Final Meeting is May 4 @5:30