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Saint George, Utah 84790
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Community Council

Community Council meets the first Thursday of each month at 12:00 in Mrs. North’s office.  This is an open meeting.  

2018-2019 Meetings

October 18, 2018 February 7, 2019
November 1,2018 March 7, 2019
December 6, 2018 (canceled, no meeting needed)  
January 10, 2019  

We would like to encourage parents to participate in Community Council either by serving a 2 year position on the Council (elections are held yearly in the fall) or by attending the monthly meetings.

2018-2019 School Land Trust Distribution $60,158

Click here to see school plan

Purpose

  • To build consistent and effective communication among parents, employees, and administrators
  • To allow parents an opportunity to be actively involved with the school in the education of their children
  • To make good schools great

Council Responsibilities

  • Review school U-PASS data. U-PASS is a series of student tests.  Councils should review group results but individual data should not be shared. Other assessments may also be reviewed
  • Develop a School Improvement Plan
  • Develop a School LAND Trust Plan
  • Participate in the development of the Professional Development Plan
  • Develop a Child Access Routing Plan
  • Advise the school administration on local school issues
  • Provide an opportunity for issues of concern in the community to be presented to the school administration
  • Develop a Reading Achievement Plan

BHE Final Report School Land Trust 2017-2018

BHE Final Report School Land Trust 2016-2017

BHE Final Report School Land Trust 2015-2016

BHE Final Report School Land Trust 2014-2015

Rules and Procedures

BHE School Land Trust Funding History

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November 1, 2018

Community Council Minutes

November 1, 2018

12:00 p.m. in Mrs. North’s Office
In Attendance:
Michelle North
Angela Lewis
Jera Gunther
Jamian Allen

  1. School Land Trust Report and information updated on School Webpage: bhes.washk12.org

Everyone should have gotten an email with a link to view the final report, but if not you can go to our webpage and read it there.

  1.  Reminder to turn in mail in ballot before Nov. 6th.
  1.  InfiniD Lab Presentation in the Computer Lab.  Took a tour of the computer lab and worked on the InfiniD lab.  We learned that the upper grades are great, educational, and it seemed to be alot of fun.  The younger grades will need to be challenged more for the program to be beneficial.  
  1. Concerns or Other.  Talked about the problem with the parking lot, and discussed finding a way to make more parking possibly in the grassy area or along the sidewalk coming in from the stoplight.  

October 18, 2018

Community Council Minutes
Mrs. North's Office 12:00 p.m.
October 18, 2018

1. Welcome council members: Elections for Chair Angela Lewis and Vice-Chair Jera Gunther
   a. Parents: Angela Lewis, Wanda Florian, Jera Gunther, and Jamian Allen
   b. Faculty: Aarron Bradbury
2. Training opportunities for council flyer or training videos
  3. Internet/Digital Safety Training for students is a requirement of the council.
 http://www.schoollandtrust.org/
  Will be one week this year, last week of October 29-Nov 2, talked about having monthly trainings throughout the year.
   a. Computer Lab Training this month during Red Ribbon Safety Week and State Training date pending
   4. SAGE/State testing news:
https://datagateway.schools.utah.gov/

a. Language Arts: 54% District: 48% State: 45%
b.  Math: 64% District: 49% State: 46%
c. Science: 62% District: 53% State: 47%
d.  Dibels: 72% District: 70%

   e. CSIP Username: 105cc Password: community   https://csip.washk12.org/ 
5. Approved School Land Trust Budget for 2018-2019

a.  Budget Amount $60,158
b. Carry-over $6
c. Total Available $60,164
d. 2 Part-time Reading Paraprofessionals $13,977
e.  Take-Home Librarian $5,342
f. 2 Part-time Kindergarten Paras $12,206
g Art and Music Teachers $24,904
h. Total $56,429
i.  Carry-Over $3,735

6. To provide our students with more hands-on experiences with science, technology, engineering, and math.  To help us meet that goal, any additional funds will be used to purchase STEM supplies and activities for the students.
Infinity lab-$3,750 funds, Accomplish a Mission program going really well.  Talked about other ideas for STEM projects, Jamie mentioned getting projects that are already put together from a teacher at Crimson Elementary that she is willing to share.  
7. Concerns/Other:
Next meeting Nov 1st 

March 6, 2018

Community Council Meeting 
March 6, 2018
12:00 Mrs. North's Office

Attendance:
Shauntae Lenhart
Celeste Tolman
Michelle North
Jera Gunther

1. Last year's budget amount $56,506
2. Proposed School Land Trust Budget for 2018-2019

Budget Amount $56,476
Carry-over 0
Total Available $56,476
2 Part-time Reading Paraprofessionals $13,977.03
Take-Home Librarian $5,341.74
Music Specialist $10,186.05
Art Specialist $14,718.10
2 Part-time Kindergarten Paras $12,206.17
Total $56,429.09

District will be paying for the special education Bobcat Den.

3. Additional funds would be used for STEM Activities and technology to support new STEM activities in classrooms and textbooks for reading program (new textbooks for reading program are $86,000.00--EEK!  Program should last 10 years.
Going to try out InfiniD program: Mrs. North figuring out how to do this for one grade in the fall.  Program goes with core, kids go on "Missions" to solve problems: may be an after school program?  Erin Rogers working on applying for STEM Action Grant-cost is $3,500.00: maybe use Dixie Direct money for this next year?
4. Approve budget? YES or NO
Proposed by: Celeste Tolman: seconded by Shauntae Lenhart: Jera Gunther also voted yes.  Mrs. North will email other members not present to get their vote.
5. Council Member Signature Page Signed  Members present signed page.
6. Elections for next year....members not returning to council?  
7. Other issues   Mrs. North will write letters to Governor, etc. thanking them for trust fund $$, will send us copies.

February, 6, 2018

Community Council Meeting
February 6, 2018
12:00 Mrs. North's Office

1.  BHE was accepted as a Model PLC Program School-Yeah us!  You can find us at http://www.allthingsplc.info under the evidence tab and our school.  Great honor and an exciting way to celebrate all the good things happening.  1st elementary in St George....2nd in the state.
Great job teachers and Mrs. North!
2.  Mid-year Dibels Testing Jan 22-Last year MOY up 10% from BOY this year up 9%.
3.  Discuss new School Land Trust plan and needs for 2018-19
                      Estimated funds $56,476
                     a. Music/Art Specialists-Choir will be performing with Alex Boye at DSU
                     b. Para Support-which areas?
                                 i. Reading-level literacy, take home library, Jr. Great Books
                                ii. Behavior-the Bobcat Den-may possibly get $$ from the District for this since it has been so effective
                               iii. Kindergarten
                     c. Technology needs-Use money from Dixie Direct and Starving Student for technology this year.  8440.00 not sure our portion.  Will be an ongoing need-there will always be costs for replacemnt and repair.
                     d. New ideas/programs?-STEM person
                          If we have extra $$ may try to do quarterly STEM activities: can't afford something more regular but this would be a great start.
                          Other suggestions: Jr Engineering and State Science kits
4. Other         We have a great school!

Next meetings- March 6
                             April 3
                             Other: PTA doing blood drive on February 26th
                                          SEP's Feb 27-Mar 2

January 9, 2018 Minutes

Community Council Meeting
January 9, 2018
12:00 Mrs. North’s Office
  1. Welcome back
In Attendance:
Michelle North
Angela Lewis
Deanna Iverson
Wanda Florian
Derek Larson
Celeste Tolman
Shauntae Lenhart
Jera Gunther

FYI:  BHE applying to be a model PLC Program School - Yeah us!

  1.   New Reading Program: National Geographic “Reach for Reading”
  2. District Adoption for 2018-19
  3. Piloting beginning in Feb. Sara Jones-Kindergarten
  4. Deanna explain program
  5. Questions

 

This has been an 8-month process.  The Reach for Reading program replaces the Treasures program.  It’s comprehensive.  Integrates science and social studies.  Gives teachers what they need to teach.  We have been trying to make Treasures fit the core, and this program is written to go along with the core.  There will be lots of training and support for teachers.

  1.   Mid-year Dibels Testing begins Jan. 22-Last year MOY up 10% from BOY

DHMS students have been coming to help test and tutor in fluency.  Has worked great both for BHE students and the middle school students.

  1.  School growing 15 new students in past month-next 18 months?
  2. 54 new units across the street
  3. 96 new units on River Road-Fossil Hills Townhomes

The year was planned with a projected 520 students.  Already have 565 at BHE.  Lots of new housing coming in.  Need to figure out teachers, space, etc.

     5. Discuss new School Land Trust plan and needs for 2018-19

  1. Music/Art Specialists - BHE uses a lot of $$ on this but it is worth it!
  2. Para Support-which areas?
    1. Reading - level literacy, take home library, Jr. Great Books
    2. Behavior - the Bobcat Den; teaches skills of social behavior, conversation, etc.  It is a proactive and preventive “program”.  Appears to be helping greatly
    3. Kindergarten
  1.  Technology needs - Use $$ from Dixie Direct for technology this year.  Will be an ongoing need - there will always be costs for replacement and repair
  2. New ideas/programs? - STEM person
  3. Other

Next meetings - Feb 6

Mar 6

April 3 (might change….)

November 7, 2017 Minutes

Community Council Agenda
November 7, 2017
1. School Land Trust Report and information updated on School Webpage: bhes.washk12.org
Everyone should have gotten an email with a link to view the final report, but if not you can go to our webpage and read it there.

Revised budget actual amount 2017-2018 School Land Trust Distribution $51,993.  There was a difference in the amount from March until now, so the Kinergarten Para total was reduced by $1000 from $11,200 to $10,200.

2. Our Schools Now-Voting is not until November of 2018.  Discussed the new bond for next election in June.  District is asking for all needs to be listed so we can put them into the bond.  We are asking for the remodel of the faculty room and library addition.  Celeste suggested we add a stage to our list of priorities so we will send that information to the district.  

3. Review Digital Citizenship Training for students/parents in October and safety week.  Mrs. Rogers was very successful in training and sharing information with students and parents during the month.  We all agreed it needed to be ongoing training by the teachers in their classes as well.  Mrs. Rogers will continue to train and remind students what they learned throughout the year.  

4. Safety Issues and Concerns:
Kindergarten Classroom outside door locked not able to get in to go to the bathrom or in an emergency.....check with district to see if we can put a FOB lock on that door so door can be opened quickly, but not left open to avoid safety issues.  
Rocks on sidewalk from preschool cause students to walk in the road to avoid them,....change them out to cement borders.  Add to list of priorities.

5. Other:  Resources available from SEDC form Internet Safgety training assemblies and Break-Out Boxes from EDU

6. Next Meeting January 9, 2018

October 3, 2017

Community Council Agenda

Mrs. North’s Office 12:00 p.m.

Oct. 3, 2017

In Attendance: Michelle North, Celeste Tolman, Shauntae Lenhart, Wanda Florian, Aaron Randall, Angela Lewis, Jera Gunther
1. Welcome new council members: Elections for Chair and Vice-Chair
       a. Parents: Derek Larson, Wanda Florian, Aaron Randall, Jera Gunther, Angela Lewis (Approve them as being appointed to the council)
       b. Faculty: Celeste Tolman, Shauntae Lenhart
Montion for Chair-Jera Gunther nominated Angela Lewis
Seconded: Wanda Florian
Mothion ofr Vice-Chair: Angela Lewis nominated Jera Gunther
Seconded: Wanda Florian
2. Training opportunities for council flyer or training videos @ http://www.schoolandtrust.org/training/
3. Internet/Digital Safety Training for students is now on issue for councils.  We will be having a Internet Safety Month at school and sharing the information with parents at home the month of October.
         Discussion: digital safety includes social media, apps, etc.;helps to get news to the parents
4. SAGE/State testing news: 3rd grade 1st in math again for the 2nd year.  4th grae top 3 in all 3 areas.  Top 6 schools for Dibles.
5. Top https://datagateway.schools,utah.gov/
Language Arts: 58% District : 48% State: 44%
Math: 59% District: 49% State: 46%
Science: 59% District: 55% State: 48%
Dibels: 77% District: 70%
  1.    Approved School Land Trust Budget for 2017-2018
  1. Proposed School Land Trust Budget for 2017-2018

 

Budget Amount $52,587  
Carry-over $4,513
Total Available $57,100

  

2 Part-time Reading Paraprofessionals $12,550
Take-Home Librarian $4,300
Music Specialist $9,800
Art Specialist $13,776
2 Kindergarten Paras $11,200
At-Risk Skills Para $5,600
Christmas Bonuses ?
Total $57,226

 Extra Money allotted would go toward technology such as Chromebooks, increased para support for Kindergarten, or other para support such as Skills.

  1. Safety Crossing on Bloomington Hills Drive-Partially Blind Student using the crosswalk                                                                                                                         Discussion: Possibly getting a crossing guard for this area; would be helpful for all walking students going that way to cross at the same point.

March 28, 2017

Community Council Meeting

March 28, 2017

12:00 Mrs. North’s Office



  1.   Last Year's budget amount $52,450.02
  2. Proposed School Land Trust Budget for 2017-2018
Budget Amount $57,226
Carry-over ?
Total Available $57,226
      
 
2 Part-time Reading Paraprofessional $12,550
Take-Home Librarian $4,300
Music Specialist $9,800
Art Specialist $13,776
2 Kindergarten Paras $11,200
At-Risk Skills Para $5,600
Christmas Bonuses ?
Total $57,226
  
   2.  Additional funds would be used for technology to complete Chromebook purchasing
   3.  Approve Budget?  Yes or No
   4.  Council Member Signature Page Signed
   5.  Elections for next year...members not returning to council
   6.  Other issues
 

 

February 7, 2017

Community Council Meeting Agenda
Feb 7, 2017

1. Mid-year Dibels Testing Results-up from 68%-78% schoolwide.  Last year we ended at 78%.  Contributing factors for improvement:

a. Help from DHMS/DHHS tutors
b. LLI Aides-small group reading instruction
c. Classroom instruction and Progress Monitoring

2. Chromebooks in the process-waiting for district approval

a. 125 new Chromebooks with money from PTA and School Land Trust funds

Land Trust funds
3. Progress on Reunification Cards and Drill

a. Almost all cards are collected
b. Process for collecting cards for new students and updating cards for current students
c. Drill postponed for now

4. Discussion of School Land Trust plan for the 2017-18 school year.

a. Continue funding Music and Art Specialists, Take-home Librarian and LLI Paraprofessionals?
b. Funding Bonuses
c. Technology Needs

d. New ideas or needs

5. Concerns and other business

November 1, 2016

Community Council Agenda

November 1, 2016

12:00 p.m. in Mrs. North’s Office

  1. School Land Trust Report and information updated on School Webpage: bhes.washk12.org
  2. Amendment B: Increase School Land Trust distributions for schools from 2% to 4%-Dividends to revenue
  3.  District Community Council Training:

            a. Aaron Randall, Chairman
      4.  Purchasing 60 Chromebooks with carry-over money from 15-16.
      5.  Safety Reunification Drill: Joyce Cottam
            a. Things we learned from last year
            b. Cards
            c. Date and grade levels

      6.  Other:
      7.  Next Meeting January 10, 2017

October 4, 2016

Community Council Minutes

Mrs. North's Office 12:00 p.m.

Oct 4, 2016
In Attendance: Michelle North, Aaron Randall, Derek Larson, Breckan Gifford, Michelle Hartshorn, Wanda Florian

1. Welcome council members: Elections for Chair and Vice-Chair
a. Parents: Derek Larson, Wanda Florian, Breckan Gifford, Michelle Hartshorn, and Aaron Randall
b. Faculty: Sherri Kesterson, Shauntae Lenhart

2. Training opportunities for council flyer or training videos @ http://www.schoollandtrust.org/fall-training/

3. Internet/Digital Safety Training for students is now an issue for councils.
a. Computer Lab Training this month and State Training date pending
b. Discussed Software efficiencies.

4. SAGE/State testing news:
BHE Part of Top 3  Schools in the District, with overall "B" Grade

https://datagateway.schools.utah.gov/

a.  Language Arts:59% District: 49% State: 44%
b.  Math: 65% District: 49% State: 47%
c.  Science: 66% District: 57% State: 49%
d.  Dibels: 78% District: 70%

5. Approved School Land Trust Budget for 2016-2017

a.  Budget Amount $36,204
b.  Carry-over $839
c.  Total Available $37,043
d.  2 Part-time Reading Paraprofessionals $12,550
e. Take-Home Librarian $4,300
f. DSU SEE Student $2,000
g.  Art and Music Teachers $18,800
Total $37,650

6. Amend School Land Trust Plan: Did not get a DSU SEE student this year.  12 teachers 17 slots.  Did not find a match.
a. Proposal extra money will go toward technology for classrooms; ie. More chromebooks.
b. Review other teacher needs. SUECON and USET training discussed.

7. Reunification Drill review: will discuss in November, and invite school secretary Joyce Cottam.

Everyone Teaches, Everyone Learns and Everyone Cares-TLC