Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Real time reporting: School Committee - Sep 27, 2016

Present: O'Malley, Schultz, Douglas, Jewell, Scofield, Bilello, Bergen
Absent: none

1. Routine Business
Citizen’s Comments

Review of Agenda

Minutes: I recommend approval of the minutes from the September 13, 2016 School Committee Meeting.
motion to approve, seconded, passed 7-0

Payment of Bills Dr. O’Malley
Payroll Mrs. Douglas

FHS Student Representatives
1. Nicolas Gnaman 2. Alexander Chitarra
student reps both participating in sports and had away games so they couldn't get to the meeting tonight

Correspondence: none

2. Guests/Presentations
a. Summer Program Update – Dr. Pandora Carlucci

part 2 of the lifelong learning presentation to the School Committee on Tuesday
part 2 of the lifelong learning presentation to the School Committee on Tuesday

Pandora - They start now to prepare for next August. We get support from everyone from Central Office to the High School. It makes such a difference.

O'Malley-  I have said it before and I'll say it every time I can, this is a very impactful program for the high school.

Lifelong learning - part 2

approx 360 students enrolled in the programs after school
celebrated National Playdoh day, next month National Dictionary Day

Lifelong Music Academy

all the music programs consolidated in one program

  • strings, 130 enrolled, 62 are brand new players
  • band school, 67 students, 52 new
  • honors chorus, 25 students
  • private music lessons run out of the high school, 44 students enrolled

workshop offering on surviving adolescents
bus trips to shows at PPAC in Providence
expand and emphasize community and family

Note - work intervened and I was unable to continue reporting on the meeting. When the video is available for replay, I hope to catch up to it.

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