Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Live reporting: School Committee - March 12, 2019

Present: Feeley, Douglas, Scofield, Linden, Bergen, Schultz, Zub, 
Absent: none

1. Routine Business
a. Review of Agenda
no adjustments

b. Citizen’s Comments
i. In the spirit of open communication, “the School Committee will hear public comment not related to an agenda item at the beginning of each regular School Committee Meeting. The Committee will listen to, but not respond to any comment made. A Committee member may add an agenda item to a future meeting as a result of a citizen comment” – from Policy BEDH
c. FHS Student Representative Comments

d. Superintendent’s Report
Education Commissioner Jeff Riley visited the district today

photos and updates posting Weds

lots of excitement at the high school
math team champs of southern MA

Mock trail team now in final 8

40 DECA students, 8 qualified for Nationals

Math Lab, STEM challenge, developed fitness tracker apps taking 1st and 2nd place

Shaken performed

MAEA emerging artist competition

Poetry Outloud

FHS Jazz festival, competing at States

MICA showcase tonight and Thursday
also had #1 jazz drummer in MA

Cheer 1st runner up

Girls basketball in OT and leading

2. Guests / Presentations
a. Elementary School Improvement Plan Updates
Kelty Kelley - ECDC update
learning through play
all the ECDC teachers are special educators
teachers have individual blogs at ECDC

(presentation to be added later - posted to Schools page on Weds (usually) so I can add it with the meeting summary later this week)

6 elementary schools represented by Principals (or Vice-Principals)

weekend backpack coordinated with Food Pantry for a number of students across the 6

highlights on SEL work across the schools

a view from the back of the room during the Elementary Schools presentation/discussion
a view from the back of the room during the Elementary Schools presentation/discussion
school specific initiatives
Parmenter - developing new modules with rigorous learning and student choice
Keller - argumentative writing and speaking

opportunities for students to enhance and reinforce their learning
increase in collaboration among teachers in common planning time

working on 2-way effective communications, how to incorporate feedback from the families into the process

genius hour - an educational and flexible version of the Google 20% time for passion projects

incorporated feedback into revised curriculum nights at the elementary schools

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