Community Council

 

2015-2016 Rose Springs Elementary Community Council

Chair-Steven Blake swayneblake@gmail.com

Vice Chair-Becky Bouvang Mecham bbouvang@tooeleschools.org

Secretary-Nichole Skousen felicity229000@yahoo.com

Council Members:

Amy Berry

Karee Atkinson

Rikki Fries

Paul Bryan

Heather Wilson

 Lori Buhr

 

 

Meeting Schedule for 2015-2016 

All meetings are at 6:00 PM in the school library. All meetings are open to the public.

September 8, 2016

October 13, 2016

November 10, 2016

January 12, 2017

February 9, 2017

March 16, 2017

April 13, 2017

There will be no meeting in December or April. 

 

Final Report 2015-2016 - Rose Springs Elementary

 

Goal #1

Goal

Our primary goal is to provide teachers with collaborative time so that each grade level can become a true Professional Learning Community that serves the instructional needs of students. Teachers work together to identify essential learning skills for students in every grade level, share strategies to teach concepts effectively and create common assessments in math, reading and writing to determine which students are mastering essential concepts and which students need more time or different instruction to master what is essential in each grade level. To create time for teacher collaboration students will receive Physical Education and Art instruction from aides that are made possible by the use of Trust Lands funding. This goal will be accomplished by the spring of the 2015-2016 school year

Academic Areas

  • Reading
  • Mathematics
  • Writing
  • Fine Arts
  • Health

Measurements

This is the measurement identified in the plan to determine if the goal was reached.
DIBELS reports, Power Week Reading Data collection, Power Week Math Data, LEA Math Benchmarks, Common formative Writing Prompts, District Writing Benchmarks
Please show the before and after measurements and how academic performance was improved.
Dibels Kindergarten BOY 71%-EOY 75%, First Grade BOY 64%-EOY 94%, Second Grade BOY 77%-EOY 82%, Third Grade BOY 68%-EOY 77%, Fourth Grade BOY 73%-EOY 87%,Fifth Grade BOY 73%- EOY 80%, Sixth Grade BOY 88%-EOY 84%.
Power week reading data collection and Power week math data collection available on request. This is individual teacher data and is many pages long. 
Grade Level CF Writing Prompt Scores (Utah Compose): Scores improved from BOY to EOY: Third Grade 3.4, 1.6, 2.1. Fourth Grade 2.7, 4.9, 3.0, 2.9. Fifth Grade 1.7, 1.0, 2.3. Sixth Grade 1.8, 1.0, 3.5, 2.2. 
LEA Math Benchmarks and District Writing Benchmarks showed similar results.

Action Plan Steps

This is the Action Plan Steps identified in the plan to reach the goal.
Teachers will meet in grade level teams at least one hour weekly in addition to the time given by the district to further PLC plans. They will work together to identify essential skills, share effective strategies and create common assessments to determine which students need intervention and which may be ready for enrichment. The PLC model outlined by the DuFours will be implemented. Data Team Meetings based on data collected during our Math and Reading Power Weeks will be held every three weeks with the principal to review student progress.
Please explain how the action plan was implemented to reach this goal.
We followed our Action Plan Steps. We met in PLC's weekly to discuss various data. Paper and computer data analysis were used. Interventions were planned. Students were retested.
Salaries and Employee Benefits (100 and 200)
One aide assisting with PE instruction to provide comprehensive instruction for students and to free up teachers for collaborative time. One aide assisting with Art instruction to provide comprehensive instruction for students and to free up teachers for collaborative time. Each aides' pay is based off of their years of service and experience.
 

Goal #2

Goal

Our most important instructional goal is improving literacy instruction which includes reading fluency and comprehension, writing, spelling and a host of other skills. Literacy is "King" of the curriculum and students must be on grade level when leaving 3rd grade. The Trust Lands Grant has allowed us to hire six instructional aides to work with our Instructional Coach to provide additional support to students who need it. Research shows that twenty minutes extra intervention daily with students can make a significant difference.

Academic Areas

  • Reading
  • Writing

Measurements

This is the measurement identified in the plan to determine if the goal was reached.
DIBELS reports, SPIRE Assessments, Common Formative Assessments.
Please show the before and after measurements and how academic performance was improved.
Dibels Kindergarten BOY 71%-EOY 75%, First Grade BOY 64%-EOY 94%, Second Grade BOY 77%-EOY 82%, Third Grade BOY 68%-EOY 77%, Fourth Grade BOY 73%-EOY 87%,Fifth Grade BOY 73%- EOY 80%, Sixth Grade BOY 88%-EOY 84%.
Power week reading data collection and S.P.I.R.E. data is available on request.This is individual teacher data and is many pages long.

Action Plan Steps

This is the Action Plan Steps identified in the plan to reach the goal.
Through the use of small group instruction that includes, SPIRE instruction, fluency work, computer time using Imagine Learning and RAZ Kids, these six individuals provide one-on-one or small group intervention instruction with students struggling with reading, fluency, sight word identification, writing, and comprehension. The aides will manage our Read Naturally Fluency Lab which includes students in grades 2-6. These individuals will assist school leadership with periodic assessments. With funds from our 2014-2015 Trust Lands, RSE Community Council approved the purchase of S.P.I.R.E. ® levels up to and including level five. S.P.I.R.E. ® is a comprehensive and multisensory reading intervention program. It is designed to prevent reading failure and to build reading success through an intensive, structured, and spiraling curriculum. Having these six aides trained to give 1:1 and small group instruction will assist teachers to implement intervention strategies for student success. Implementation will align with the beginning of the school year and come to completion in May of 2016
Please explain how the action plan was implemented to reach this goal.
All steps of this action plan were completed.

 

Salaries and Employee Benefits (100 and 200)
Six instructional/Literacy aides to work with students 1:1 and in small groups in developing literacy skills and to help promote literacy instruction throughout the school.
 

Goal #3

Goal

Test scores in mathematics are very low throughout the school district and at Rose Springs Elementary as well. We will have some very large classes in the 4th, 5th, and 6th grades in the 2015-2016 school year. This goal will allow for extra help in the classroom during math instruction and aid our teachers to use small group instruction to target students who are struggling with newly introduced concepts.

Academic Areas

  • Mathematics

Measurements

This is the measurement identified in the plan to determine if the goal was reached.
Common Formative Assessments, District Math Benchmarks, Envisions Math Assessments, Front Row math completion.
Please show the before and after measurements and how academic performance was improved.
At the time of this report I am unable to access last year's assessment data, except the SAGE scores. The purpose for all these measurements was to ultimately increase our SAGE scores. Our math SAGE scores were:
2014 scores compared to 2015: Third Grade 57-57, Fourth Grade 53-56, Fifth Grade 37-52, Sixth Grade 43-48.

Action Plan Steps

This is the Action Plan Steps identified in the plan to reach the goal.
These three aides will work with students who need 1:1 practice and review, lead math challenge games with small groups, and work with accelerated students allowing the teacher to work with small groups using remedial instruction and intervention techniques. These individuals will assist school leadership with periodic assessments. Baseline data will be collected through the district math benchmarks, interim SAGE math assessments and the end of year summative SAGE results. We will continue working to implement the Utah Core Standards for math and help students with the processes and math practices that support problem solving, computation, mastery of basic math facts. Students' needs will be determined by analysis of common formative assessments as well as the use of our district math benchmark assessments.
Please explain how the action plan was implemented to reach this goal.
These action plan steps were followed as outlined.

 

Three Mathematics aides to work with students in 4th, 5th, and 6th grades in 1:1 and small group instruction developing mathematics skills and to help promote
 

Goal #4

Goal

Two Instructional Aides - These two aides will be used to free up teachers for short periods of time to receive coaching/professional development instruction sessions from school leadership, our Instructional Coach, and the designated Math Coach. The discussions will be based on observations made during classroom visits and data from assessments. The research on school turnaround models shows that a teacher coaching component is essential to the turnaround model and using data driven instruction.

Academic Areas

  • Reading
  • Mathematics
  • Writing
  • Science
  • Social Studies

Measurements

This is the measurement identified in the plan to determine if the goal was reached.
Observer Tab and the district benchmark/interim assessment data will be the foundational tools used to initiate discussions about tier one instruction, tier one engagement and student achievement. These data points will be used to measure progress in the areas of student engagement and achievement. End of year summative testing will also be used as a measurement tool in regards to this goal.
Please show the before and after measurements and how academic performance was improved.
After having teachers complete a self assessment and a set of initial observations, teachers were placed on an observation/coaching and feedback cycle. Some were seen weekly, others bi-weekly, and others monthly. We also had a set of grade level data days in January were entire grade levels met with the administration and the coaches to assess progress on individual teacher goals and grade level goals.

Action Plan Steps

This is the Action Plan Steps identified in the plan to reach the goal.
This goal was included in our 2013-2014 amended plan and it has been very successful. Discussions have taken place with all faculty members concerning the coaching model. The third through sixth grade teachers have been participating in pre and post data protocol meetings with the math instructional coach and Principal. School administration has set up an Observer Tab account for each teacher. Teachers have become familiar with this observation tool and know how the rubrics are used.
Please explain how the action plan was implemented to reach this goal.
Teachers have been observed and coached according to the Observer Tab criteria and the Utah Teacher Effectiveness Standards. Efforts have been made to establish what the four categories look like in practice.

 

Salaries and Employee Benefits (100 and 200)
The two individuals hired for this goal will work an average of 5 hours each in a coaching week cycle. Their hours will be determined by school leadership.
 

Increased Distribution

The school plan describes how additional funds exceeding the estimated distribution would be spent. This is the description.
If additional funds become available through an increased distribution, Rose Springs Elementary Community Counci will meet and decide on how to spend the extra funds. The decision would be based on the academic areas of most critical need as identified with analysis of assessment scores and staff input.
Description of how any additional funds exceeding the estimated distribution were actually spent.
Council voted to spend 341. to purchase the level 5 SPIRE program for reading intervention. We typically have added one grade level per year.

Publicity

The following items are the proposed methods of how the Plan would be publicized to the community:
  • Letters to policy makers and/or administrators of trust lands and trust funds.
  • Sticker and stamps that identify purchases made with School LAND Trust funds.
  • School newsletter
  • School website
The school plan was actually publicized to the community in the following way(s):
  • School website
  • Other: Please explain.
    • Discussed at Community Council Meetings

Summary Posting Date

A summary of this Final Report was provided to parents and posted on the school website on 2016-10-20

Council Plan Approvals

Number Approved Number Not Approved Number Absent Vote Date
11 0 0 2015-03-05
11 0 5 2015-03-05

Plan Amendments

Approved Amendment #1

Submitted By
Lori Buhr
Submit Date
2015-10-28
Admin Reviewer
Karen Rupp
Admin Review Date
2015-11-03
District Reviewer
Jackie Gallegos
District Approval Date
2016-03-09
Board Approval Date
2016-03-08
Number Approved
9
Number Not Approved
0
Absent
1
Vote Date
2015-09-22
Explanation for Amendment
Plan wording was that we would have one aide to teach P. E. This school year we have two employees teaching P. E.

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2014-15 Rose Springs Elementary Community Council

 

Chair
JaLyn Christensen  lynjatheninja@gmail.com                          
Vice Chair
Marnie Woodruff      mwoodruff@tooeleschools.org                833-9015
Secretary
Emily Syphus           emilygibby@gmail.com

 
Principal
Lori Buhr                 lbuhr@tooeleschools.org                         833-9015

 
School Employees

 
Heather Wilson        hwilson@tooeleschools.org 
Marnie Woodruff      mwoodruff@tooeleschools.org

 
Parent Members
Steve Blake              swayneblake@gmail.com
Amy Berry                amyruthberry@hotmail.com 
Cameron Thorpe      camthorpe@gmail.com 
Emily Syphus           emilygibby@gmail.com  
Karee Atkinson        kakaree1@gmail.com
Rikki Fries                rikki.fries@adp.com
Pamela Massey       masseyapr@yahoo.com
JaLyn Christensen   lynjatheninja@gmail.com
                                                                                                                                                                                                


 

 
 Rules of Order for RSE Community Council Meetings
1.       Agenda order to be voted on by motion and approved by majority
2.       Minutes from last meeting to be approved by motion and approved by majority
3.       Any agenda items to be added after approval of agenda needs to be amended by motion and approved by the majority
4.       After the chair gives the floor to a presenter/speaker, all comments and questions should be held until after the presentation.  Additional comments, questions, or discussion will be done by chair recognition.   (i.e. “Chair, I have a question.”  “The Chair recognizes …….”) Time may be limited by the chair or the members by vote.  Additional time may be approved by chair or member vote.  Chair may allow for free flow discussion under time limit restraints.
5.       All motions for action must be called and with a second.  All motions for action will have a debate order:
a.        Person moving on an action will speak first in the approval
b.       Any person wishing to speak against the motion will speak next
c.       Additional discussion will alternate between for and against speakers up to a total of 3 for and 3 against.  Can be amended by motion.
6.       An amendment to a motion may be made during discussion after a speaker (Chair, I wish to amend the motion…Chair recognizes ______ for an amendment to the current motion)
a.       A “friendly” amendment can replace the motion without vote if the person moving on an action and the Chair agrees the amendment is “friendly”.
b.      All amendments to a motion will be debated and voted in turn.
 

  

Meeting Dates
 
 November 17, 2015
 
 December 15, 2015
 
 January 19, 2016
 
 February 9, 2016
 
 March 15, 2016
 
 April 19, 2016
 
 May 17, 2016
 
  
Rose Springs Elementary
 
Community Council Meeting Agenda
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

 Agendas

 
  
  
2016-2017 student handbook.docx
  
Apr 24 Agenda.pdf
  
Feb 2016 Newsletter.pdf
  
Feb 28 Agenda.pdf
  
Jan 2016 Newsletter.pdf
  
PTA NOV NEWSLETTER.pdf
  
Rose Springs Elementary Community Council agenda 1020.docx
  
Rose Springs Elementary Community Council agenda 9-22.docx
  
Rose Springs Elementary Community Council Meeting Agenda 01-22-13.pdf
  
Rose Springs Elementary Community Council Meeting Agenda 03-21-13.pdf
  
Rose Springs Elementary Community Council Meeting Agenda 05-09-13.pdf
  
Rose Springs Elementary Community Council Meeting Agenda 11-27-12.pdf
  
updated student handbook.docx
  
updated student handbook.pdf
  
 
2012-2013 History
 
The Council meets on the 4th Tuesday, generally  every other month, at 7:00 pm in the Rose Springs Elementary Library as follows:
 

Rose Springs Elementary Community Council Meeting Minutes 9-13-12.pdfRose Springs Elementary Community Council Meeting Minutes 9-13-12.pdf 

 
 
 
 

 RSE Trust Lands Grant 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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