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I. Welcome, Call to Order - members introduced themselves
Thanks for volunteering!
II. Approval of minutes from last meeting – we will add this to our agenda
III. Public Comments – no one signed up
IV. Celebrations -
· 6th grade HUGE class has started off well!! Dr. Mitchell is open to new ideas for presentation ideas.
· Enrollment is up 80 students this year compared to last. We have hired an additional ELA, Science, and Social Studies teachers. We are working on their schedules and will move students asap.
· Cross country!!
· 8th grade will be 1:1 by the end of September!!!!!! Then we will roll down the extra equipment to the other grade levels J
· New Staff – awesome group
V. Roles and Responsibilities: Member selection and roles: co-chairs: Bonnie Reedy and Tom Cook (thank you Bonnie and Tom!!)
Note Taker: Emily Mazac
VI. New Dress Code Discussion – we agreed as a CAC to have the School written code for GMS. Differences b/t ours and the district – no torso showing, no undergarments showing, no hats
BYOD changes – seems to be working well –clear to parents and students alike – fewer issues for sure!
VII. New Accountability for GMS – we maintained our Exemplary status!
STAAR Scores are rated as: Approaching, Meeting , Masters
Based on STAAR scores: if they do not improve their STAAR scores, they drop in the growth measures. At GMS, we had surprising lack of growth in Reading and Math. Categories: Limited growth, meeting growth, exceeding growth. 15% of our total population did not show growth.
We have identified the students in Math and Reading who have limited growth and will work on (as a staff) on the students.
We need to change the messaging about STAAR – it’s not that you passed, but that you show growth.
VIII. Vaping/Use of e-Cigarettes – Major concern - we’ve seen headlines. Perhaps the nurses can become involved with prevention education for our kids. Intervention is also necessary. New law that all tobacco products can only be purchased by those over 21.
We need to continue the conversation on this campus – we need to inform the students about the harmful effects!
IX. CIP Professional Development Plan update
Identifying kids who have not met growth will be a part of the CIP. The CIP is different this year. It looks at different data. It should be ready by the next CAC meeting.
X. Principal's Report - CIP and growth factors addressed
XI. PTA Report – Melissa Lamm is new PTA rep.
· No more school supplies from PTA – works just fine without it
· Wednesday 9/18 PTA general meeting – Cyberbullying topic
· Technology Drive is currently happening – ends September 20th.
· Glow Dance Sept 17th – 6th grade
XII. Adjorn 4:57 p.m.
ACTION TAKEN BY:
|Calendar Review||Food service week; Bus driver week; CAC= 10/21; concerts, PTA luncheon = 10/24; Red Ribbon Week; Acanthosis Screening all 7th grade during EXCEL 10/28, PAWS for Fun 11-4-6, Only One Gorzycki 11/4, Friday, Nov. 15th field trip to Belton - Advanced Guitar||Only one Gorzycki - every elective will attend, as well as at least one content area teacher from 6th grade - more math teachers :)|
|How do we find time for our PLC? When do we meet now? What questions are we answering when we meet?||7th ELA - 7:45 on Fridays, between classes, text messages. 6th Science - 2 teachers have a common period, hard to meet together, rely on staff planning days. 8th Science -2 have planning together, working lunch (didn't work well) 6th grade math meets after school 2-3 times a week.|
|How do we know if our PLC is working? Is it that all lessons look alike? Is it that all 4 questions are answered?||authentic professional conversations by people who know what needs to be done||teachers can still take 1/2 day for planning or can be paid to plan after school|
|As an admin, how will I know if there should be PLC times next year?||lots of discussion about how we plan/when we plan/what the PLC actually does|
|copies of 6 weeks test- TEKS||concerns - we are giving district tests AND subject tests every 6 weeks That's a lot of testing...|
|MOYs||Tuesday 12/3 - 8th science and 7th writing, Wednesday 12/4 - 6, 7, 8 Math Thursday 12/5 - 6, 7,8 Reading||stagger afternoon class, SS will be done later, all computers needed for wrtg|
|blocking ELA next year -||Dr. Mitchell reviewed ELA feedback - it would require 9 ELA teachers and we would lose extra teachers for that - so no.|
|Moving EXCEL||concerns for having it 1st period - no homework, or students may save homework for morning and then not get it done. Some like the end of the day better. Effect on athletics -will totally change how they have their athletes practice!|