7852 Pioneer Street, Midvale, UT 84047

Midvale Middle School 

School Community Council Minutes

December 7, 2022 – 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Online Meeting: https://meet.google.com/xrq-yvsw-sck


Parent Members: Pamela Brown, Kathy Anderson, Alicia Woodward, Alyssa Powers, Andrea Andersen, Benjamin Wood, Janette Pasaye, Jessica Dalton, Mac McCann, Mandy Yu, Stephanie Liu and Rachel Pena. Alternate: Minh Thu Liew Parents in attendance: Pamela Brown, Kathy Anderson,  Alyssa Powers, Benjamin Wood, Jessica Dalton, Stephanie Liu, Mandy Yu,  Alicia Woodward,  Rachel Pena, Andrea Andersen.

Parents not present: Minh Thu Liew, Janette Pasaye, Mac McCann

Board Member Present: Mont Millerberg


Faculty members in attendance: Mindy Robison, ConnieTrue Simons, Amy Skelton, Jessica Olmos, Jordan Cloward, and Shelley Allen. 


  1. Welcome ~ Pamela Brown   


      2. Action Item: Approve November Minutes 

Motion to approve: Alicia Woodward

Second: Kathy Anderson

Passed unanimously

       3. Community School Facilitator Report ~ Jessica Olmos

            Thank you to everyone who volunteered for Reality Town

We are about finished taking applications from Families for Holiday Support, we will be helping over 100 students at our school. 

            Our school community is amazing. Most of our donations are coming from our school  

            staff and local community members.

  1. Community member: Hygiene kits 
  2. RPT: 250 food bags 


             Attendance Update:

             Our goal for the year is to run an awareness campaign to parents and students on why  

             school attendance is important.


Parent Square posts twice a month with data for parents on the importance of attendance. 

Announcements will have short videos of our students giving their best tips for getting to    school on time.


Article about chronic absenteeism 



      4.Portrait of a Graduate Update ~  Shelley Allen

          RISE UP Lessons on School Website

               Upcoming RISE UP Lessons:

PILOT Reflection 

Problem Solver


Logical Thinker

Open-minded Communicator

Team Player 

Service – Grade Level Projects


  1. Counselors Report  ~ Amy Skelton

8th grade– scheduling Plan for College and Career Readiness (PCCR) meetings with 

            parents.  Focus on high school transition 

Working with students individually and small groups-emotional regulation and support

7th grade- Lifelines Suicide Prevention lessons in Health


  1. Action Item: Identify Top Safety Concern ~ Pamela Brown / Mindy Robison

 Previous ideas: 

  • Attendance
  • Social emotional
  • Behaviors (disrespect, defiance, fighting, language)

             Discussion about how attendance, social emotional and behaviors are all connected.  

             Comments about how if students are not in school we can not help with social emotional  

             concerns.  If we focus on attendance, it should help with social emotional and behavior 

             concerns. When students are not in the building, we are very concerned about their 

             safety and well being.


              Action Item: Identify Top Safety Concern

              Motion to approve attendance as our top safety concern: Benjamin Wood 

  Second: Alicia Woodward

  Passed unanimously


             Safety Concern Plan

 #1 Safety Concern: Attendance.  We are currently at 82% attendance based on the # of  periods offered and the # of students present.  When students are not at school, they are much more at-risk of engaging in dangerous behaviors.  Students who regularly attend have higher test scores, better grades, and higher graduation rates.


Other concerns considered: We also discussed social emotional health, but decided that it is being addressed through our TSSP, and that attendance will positively impact social emotional well being as well.


Action Plan: 

  • We have created an attendance committee who is regularly looking at our attendance data.
  • Increase social media and ParentSquare messaging around attendance to help educate parents about the importance of regular attendance.  
  • Have hired a behavior interventionist whose primary focus is on attendance and getting students to school.
  • Scheduling meetings between administrators and parents whose students are missing over 10% of school to offer supports.
  • After winter break, the attendance committee is going to roll out an attendance competition to encourage increased daily attendance in a positive way.  
  • Hired a full-time, licensed educator to run in-school suspension in order to minimize the need for out-of-school suspension, thereby keeping more students in school.


              Motion to approve  top safety concern plan: Alicia Woodward

  Second: Jessica Dalton

  Passed unanimously


  1.   2021-2022 TSSA Final Report ~ Mindy Robison

            Many students are making expected growth on the MI, math inventory.

            We are seeing the highest growth we have seen in some time on the RI, reading 



  1. Teacher Student Success Plan ~ Mindy Robison
    • 75% of students will meet or exceed expected growth on the Reading Inventory (RI) during the current school year.  
  • 60% of students will meet or exceed expected growth on the Math Inventory (MI) during the current school year.    
  • On a monthly basis, at least 95% of students will be recognized through our school-wide positive behavior intervention system.
    • 100% of students were recognized every month
  • 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.


  1. TSSA/LAND Trust Budgets ~ Mindy Robison


  1. Recent hires: Veronica Gordon, Cassie Vultaggio
  2. Recent purchases: math manipulatives, social studies map, atlases, geography 

                   puzzles, materials for Portrait of a Graduate


  1. Parent Data Report / Questions ~ Kathy Andersen

           link to slides presented 


          Motion to have our next meeting in February: Andrea Andersen

          Second Benjamin Wood 

          Passed unanimously

    12. Adjourn Pamela Brown

Motion to adjourn: Benjamin Wood

Second: Kathy Andersen

Passed unanimously

Our next meeting will be online on February 1, 2023

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