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Millcreek High School



April 17, 2012     3:00 P.M.       MHS Conference Room


COUNCIL MEMBERS INVITED: Angie Dawn Quayle, Carma Hiatt, Heidi Tasso, Kathleen Wagner, Kathy Hawkes, Lanae Anderson, Marilynn Wood, Melanee Higgins, Polli Schmutz, Rick Fabio, Shelly Johnson, Terry Ogborn

COUNCIL MEMBERS ATTENDING:  Carma Hiatt , Heidi Tasso, Kathleen Wagner, Lanae Anderson, Melanee Higgins, Rick Fabio, Shelly Johnson, Terry Ogborn

EXCUSED: Dawn Quayle, Marilynn Wood



  1. UPDATED School Community Council Handout was given.  All information was verified
  2. 2012-2013 Council Schedule was approved
    1. September 19, 2012
    2. November 28, 2012
    3. February 13, 2013
    4. April 24, 2013


  1. School LAND Trust Information
    1. Last year’s Plan-Final Report was reviewed.  Members indicated that are receiving this information via their email accounts
    2. Next year’s Plan was handed out and reviewed based on direction from the last meeting.  The focus continues to be on math.  The total anticipated budget amount is $20, 439
    3. Note from Margaret Bird was shared.  Updated address information was provided  for Senator Orrin Hatch and the letter from Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff was acknowledged
  2. Consolidated School Improvement Plan Progress (CSIP) –Kathleen Wagner reviewed the plan and indicated teachers and administrators will be finalizing progress on the plan before the end of the year.
  3. Testing: - –Kathleen Wagner provided information.  Brandon Murphy (Language Arts teacher) started his today.  It seemed to go well.  There was a concern that Kathleen shared with the District Office regarding test accommodations for Sp. Ed and ESL students.
  4. Survey Results from the ISQ: This is the 5th year that we have given the ISQ (Indicated for School Quality) survey.  It is provided at a cost of $1.00 per student by the Center for the School of the Future at Utah State University.  Four specific reports were reviewed:
    1. Normative Report
    2. Behavior Support
    3. Progress Report
    4. Status Report
      1. All survey results were very favorable with the exception of three questions regarding Extra-Curriculular Activities.  Millcreek does not have any extra-curricular activities AND there is not a NA option as an answer.
  5. Comprehensive Guidance-Heidi Tasso
    1. Yearly Calendar of Events handout was given and review
    2. Seniors/Graduation.  To date we have 17 graduates.  This year the ceremonies will be in the Burns Arena.  All members of the Council were invited to the dinner and ceremonies.  Invitations will be sent
  6. Community Partnerships-Heidi Tasso
    1. Elks Pantry Partners Grant
      1. It was reported that Millcreek has received $106,000 of in-kind donations from January through April.  The majority has come from the Utah Food Bank
    2. Medical & Dental Clinic
      1. This opportunity continues to be an excellent opportunity for our students
    3. Salvation Army
      1. Funds  have been used for Millcreek Sweatshirt Hoodies and bus passes
    4. Morning Side 7th Ward
      1. Many handmade items have been given to the school and students such as quilts, wooden blocks with bags for children, dolls, bunnies, balls and picture books
    5. Deseret Industries
      1. DI has become a very valuable partner.  Many items such as quilts, clothes vouchers , newborn baby kits and hygiene kits have been proved
  1. Professional Learning Community (PLC)-Jill Bridges
    1. TAG Team Meeting
      1. This is our second year of success regarding our efforts to address the specific needs of ALL students
    2. PLUS Time     
      1.  This is our first year of doing this and it has been a success based on the number of  credits earned (early grads)
    3. PLC Activities
      1. Friday we have a 4 hour Planning day for the 2012-13 school year.  We will be meeting at the Tonaquint Nature Center Education Building from 8:00 to 12.  We will be reviewing this past year , making recommendations for the coming year and setting new goals for our CSIP
  2. Emergency Preparedness Status Update information was provided by Heidi
    1. We just had an Earthquake and Fire drill with added smoke machine for real effects. 
    2. We have a great team and feel like we are fairly well prepared
    3. We have had several drills and several real emergencies this passed year



  1. The approval of the minutes from our February meeting was overlooked and not listed as an agenda item
    1. It was noted that they would be approved in our September meeting.

NEXT MEETING: September 19, 2012                                                                                        

Appreciation was expressed to the group for another great year.


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