Vision

“Empowering dreamers to achieve excellence in all facets of life.” Mission: Tichenor Middle School shall provide a quality, accountability-based education in academics, arts, and athletics; producing responsible citizens by equipping all students with global skills, knowledge, understanding, and dispositions required for the 21st Century College to Career.
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*For a full school schedule, please check the district website

http://www.erlanger.kyschools.us/calendar/15-16final.pdf


 

SBDM (Site Based Decision Making Council)

Tichenor’s SBDM consists of the school principal, three teachers, and two parents/guardians.  The teachers and parents/guardians are elected in the spring for a one-year term.  The council will meet once a month. Once dates are set for the 2011-12 school year, they will be posted online or you can call the main office for updates, 727-2255

MINUTES

JAMES I. TICHENOR MIDDLE SCHOOL

August 22, 2016

 

    1. Open Meeting: The Tichenor Middle School SBDM meeting was called to order at 3:51 p.m.   Present were Mac Cooley, Diane Seiter, Ryan Neaves, Jackie Butts, Tammy Crawford, and Merlyn Mabrey.
    2. Pledge of Allegiance
    3. The Agenda for the August 22, 2016, SBDM meeting was approved.
    4. The Minutes of the July 26, 2016, SBDM meeting were approved.
    5. News Items: First Day of School– Administration and teachers reported a smooth start of school year as expectations were taught. Discipline is in control due to positive behavior expectations and procedures. All involved concluded consistency is the key to our success. Twenty-one less referrals thus far than last year. Open house was well attended with a steady flow of families. Camp Tichenor- Ninety-eight 6th graders were in attendance. Block Party– Friday, August 26, 2016- There is anticipation of a large crowd along with the scheduled football game.
    6. Student Achievement: Mr. Cooley reviewed KPREP data for quality assurance, for example: demographic information. Further information regarding KPREP should be available in the next two weeks. Fall MAP testing begins after Labor Day. Mrs. Gleason has sent information to teachers through email.
  • No one wished to address the SBDM Council.
  • Budget reports: Mr. Cooley reported updates to the conference room, teacher lounge, and classrooms as needed, all funded through general fund. Money was spent for teacher book study. ESS expenditure for this school year will include funds for summer school. Discussion will continue for possibly purchasing age appropriate outdoor equipment for the courtyard.
  • Comprehensive School Improvement Plan: Backward Design Unit Planning continued with lesson planning and unit planning on the PD day before the start of school. Book Study started on August 11, 2016 with an introduction to Engaging Students with Poverty in Mind by Eric Jensen. Each member of the faculty received a copy. Focused instruction for student engagement will continue. Fall Athletes Parent Meeting to be held tonight, August 22, with a discussion of parent/fan expectations and athlete expectations.
  • Program Review Updates: Writing Plan for September 2nd PLC Day will include On-Demand writing and writing throughout the curriculum. Writing Policy Committee has drafted a schoolwide writing policy with requirements that vary per grade level.
  • Policy Review: A Review of School Safety and Emergency Plan will be shared at SBDM on September 12, 2016. A Review of the Parent Involvement Policy occurred in order to make revisions as needed. Revisions are in progress.
  • New Business: Establish a Regular Meeting Schedule for 2016/2017 School Year- SBDM will take place on the second Monday of each month at 3:45pm with the September meeting to be held on Monday the 12th. Due to fall break, the October meeting will be held on Monday, October 17, 2016 at 3:45pm in the Tichenor Middle School conference room.
  • The Tichenor Middle School SBDM meeting was adjourned at 5:40 p.m.

 

 

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MINUTES

JAMES I. TICHENOR MIDDLE SCHOOL

July 26, 2016

 

    1. Open Meeting: The Tichenor Middle School SBDM meeting was called to order at 1:05 p.m.   Present were Mac Cooley, Diane Seiter, Ryan Neaves, Jackie Butts, and Tammy Crawford.
    2. Pledge of Allegiance
    3. The Agenda for the July 26, 2016, SBDM meeting was approved.
    4. The Minutes of the June 13, 2016, SBDM meeting were approved.
    5. News Items: Student schedules for the 2016-2017 school year are loaded in Infinite Campus as of last week. Schedule pick up is set for August 11th and 12th.   Room assignments are complete; sixth-grade science classes will be in room 201 and 202 with a lab included. Sixth Grade Camp Tichenor agendas for students and parents were reviewed.
    6. Important dates through August were shared. Courtyard and room clean-up and painting have taken place over the past few weeks. SBDM Council training took place this month. Teacher members shared their training on parent engagement and discussed incorporating guidelines and protocols for parent meetings; possibly revising the Parent Involvement Policy. A Family Friendly Checklist was shared with Council. The Grading Policy will remain as is at this time.  Ms. Butts and Mr. Neaves shared their enthusiasm about their attended Professional Development this summer, Laying the Foundation.
    7. Tichenor Middle School new teacher orientation was held last week with several breakout sessions.
    8. Student Achievement: All but one student was promoted from summer school; due to no show. According to teacher feedback, the projects were successful and the field trips were engaging. Guidelines for accountability and participation will be looked into for next summer. The fall sports season is in progress with cross county, volleyball, football, and cheerleading all practicing.
  • No one wished to address the SBDM Council.
  • Budget reports: Mr. Cooley proposed to transfer Textbook Funds to Instructional Funds once available. Jackie Butts motioned; and Diane Seiter seconded. The counseling team requested purchasing the Be Cool Series for the Comprehensive Counseling Program. The curriculum was brought before Council and reviewed. The SBDM Council approved and signed off on the proposal. Account spending and balances for 2015-2016 year-end were reviewed.

 

    1. There was discussion of purchases for materials and supplies for the start of the 2016-2017 school year.
  • Comprehensive School Improvement Plan: Focused instruction for student engagement will continue. Professional Development for Learning Targets, Instructional Rounds feedback, and breakout sessions will take place on August 1st. Possible PD will be available August 11th. And the PLC day, August 15th, will focus on the book study. The PBIS Committee has met throughout the summer

 

    1. Mr. Cooley introduced G.R.I.T., which will be a conscious mindset for faculty; Growth, Relationships, Intentional, Tenacity.
  • Program Reviews: Mr. Cooley shared that scoring has been changed; explanation no longer needed. The Writing Policy Committee is in the process of revising this policy.
  • Future Business: SBDM Council Training should be completed for all members by next month. Council will begin reviewing SBDM Policies. Council agreed to set the second Monday of each month at 3:45 p.m. for the Tichenor SBDM Council Meeting. However, the next meeting is scheduled for August 15th at 3:30 p.m.
  • The Tichenor Middle School SBDM meeting was adjourned at 2:50 p.m.

 

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TMS SBDM mtg will be held August 22nd 3:30

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MINUTES

JAMES I. TICHENOR MIDDLE SCHOOL

June 13, 2016

 

    1. Open Meeting: The Tichenor Middle School SBDM meeting was called to order at 12:30 p.m.   Present were Mac Cooley, Bob Durstock, Jackie Butts, Delashea Daniels, and Tammy Crawford.
    2. Pledge of Allegiance
    3. The Agenda for the June 13, 2016, SBDM meeting was approved.
    4. The Minutes of the May 9, 2016, SBDM meeting were approved.
    5. News Items: A copy of the tentative 2016-2017 Master Schedule was reviewed, discussed, and approved by the SBDM Council. Mr. Cooley announced new hires. Updated room assignments were shared.
  • Student Achievement: Students are in their second week of Summer School. The rotation schedule along with field trips planned has students engaged. Spring testing ran smoothly; preliminary data should be available in September. The TMS Track Team won the regional meet and went to state on June 4th; TMS teams and individuals placed extremely well. TMS administration met with elementary principals in early June to plan for incoming sixth graders. Attendance, discipline, and grades have also been examined for student placement at all grade levels.
  • No one wished to address the SBDM Council.
  • Budget reports: Year-end purchases were discussed. Mr. Cooley would like to purchase some professional development books for the faculty. ESS money will be depleted by the end of summer school. Council approved the budget.
  • Comprehensive School Improvement Plan: Summer professional development dates were shared with Council and discussed. Mrs. Gleason and Mr. Cooley have met with John Winslow about our Response to Intervention. Data was reviewed and Mr. Winslow suggested an official committee be formed.
  • Program Reviews were submitted June 1st. The writing policy is now being revised.
  • Future Business: New SBDM members will have training complete by August and experienced members should be trained by October. SBDM Policies will be reviewed and updated.
  • The Tichenor Middle School SBDM meeting was adjourned at 1:45p.m.

 

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MINUTES

JAMES I. TICHENOR MIDDLE SCHOOL

May 9, 2016

 

    1. Open Meeting: The Tichenor Middle School SBDM meeting was called to order at 3:45 p.m.   Present were Mac Cooley, Diane Seiter, Bob Durstock, Jackie Butts, Delashea Daniels, and Tammy Crawford.
    2. Pledge of Allegiance
    3. The Agenda for the May 9, 2016, SBDM meeting was approved.
    4. The Minutes of the April 18, 2016, SBDM meeting were approved.
    5. News Items: Tichenor students celebrated a school-wide testing kick-off May 6th.   Tichenor had only one student ineligible for athletics under the Athletic Eligibility Policy with others focusing on tutoring. Several Tichenor students had art displayed at the Contemporary Art Center’s SCRIPPS Student Art Show May 4-6, 2016. Tichenor Middle School’s Energy Club received a Leadership Award in energy education from the NEED Program.
  • Student Achievement: MAP data was reviewed. K-Prep testing began May 9th.
  • No one wished to address the SBDM Council.
  • Budget reports were reviewed. A middle school financial curriculum was purchased along with field trip payments. Ideas for purchase were discussed. The budget was approved by Council.
  • Comprehensive School Improvement Plan: Best dates and times were discussed for summer professional development, possible flexible in June and mandatory in August. Summer school will run from June 6th-24th. Grade-level teams have submitted about forty candidates that will benefit. An enrichment group may also be offered.
  • Program Reviews are ready for approval; due June 1st to KDE.
  • Future Business: SBDM Council election laws were reviewed. Revisions will be necessary for the parent election policy, as Tichenor Middle School no longer has a Parent Teacher Organization. A parent election will take place May 18th; the teacher election will be May 25th. Mr. Cooley announced schedules, room assignments, and hires are all in the works; Council will be updated. A possible change of media clerk to instructional assistant was discussed. The SBDM Council approved the change.

 

Council was all in favor of scheduling the next SBDM meeting for Monday, June 13th at noon.  The Tichenor Middle School SBDM meeting was adjourned at 4:45p.m.

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MINUTES

JAMES I. TICHENOR MIDDLE SCHOOL

April 18, 2016

Open Meeting: The Tichenor Middle School SBDM meeting was called to order at 3:45 p.m.   Present were Mac Cooley, Diane Seiter, Bob Durstock, Jackie Butts, Tammy Crawford, and Delashea Daniels.

    1. Pledge of Allegiance
    2. The Agenda for the April 18, 2016, SBDM meeting was approved.
    3. The Minutes of the March 14, 2016, SBDM meeting were approved.
    4. News Items: Mr. Cooley reported on average, referrals have been down from about nineteen per day prior to winter break compared to about nine per day during the second semester.
  • Student Achievement: Students are preparing for K-Prep testing; the most up-date schedule and location assignments were shared. Mr. Cooley addressed questions about training and proctoring. Students seem to be motivated during MAP Testing with the growth incentive program and goal setting in place.

 

    1. Mr. Cooley shared the Fifth-Grade Parent Transition flyer with the SBDM Council. Meetings have been very positive with only one elementary visit remaining.
  • No one wished to address the SBDM Council. A Northern Kentucky University student was present to observe the SBDM meeting.
  • Budget reports: The SBDM Council reviewed Mr. Pilgram’s proposal for fifty health textbooks to be purchased through the PEP Grant. The Council signed off and approved the committee’s textbook choice.Professional Development funds will be specified once the post-instructional rounds meeting takes place, vertical alignment plans are set, and book studies are determined.A working 2016-2017 Schedule was presented to Council. With no educational budget changes at this point, a copy of the current pending schedule was shared with Council and discussed.

 

    1. The Summer School Committee has been meeting with a vision. A tentative schedule of three weeks, beginning June 6th, with alternate days for Language Arts/Social Studies group days and Math/Science group days was discussed. Curriculum would involve project-based learning. Ideas were shared; materials and field trips are hopeful possibilities. Accountability was discussed. Decisions for summer students will be made through team input, grades, tutoring and work ethic, attendance and behavior reports. Communication with faculty, students, and parents is taking place.
    2. Current budget funds were reviewed. Desks were purchased for the Life Skills classroom. Ideas for remaining funds were discussed; conference room updates, storage for testing tables, tarps for the gym floor were mentioned.
  • Comprehensive School Improvement Plan: An Instructional Rounds follow-up meeting will take place next week. Summer school and scheduling are mentioned above.
  • Program Reviews: Melanie Gleason will be submitting Program Reviews to other coaches, analyzing data.
  • The Tichenor Middle School SBDM meeting was adjourned at 5:00p.m.

 

 

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MINUTES

JAMES I. TICHENOR MIDDLE SCHOOL

March 14, 2016

 

    1. Open Meeting: The Tichenor Middle School SBDM meeting was called to order at 3:50 p.m.   Present were Mac Cooley, Diane Seiter, Bob Durstock, Jackie Butts, Delashea Daniels, and Tammy Crawford.
    2. Pledge of Allegiance
    3. The Agenda for the March 14, 2016, SBDM meeting was approved.
    4. The Minutes of the February 8, 2016, SBDM meeting were approved.
    5. News Items: Boys Track Team won state, students enjoyed the Sweetheart and Go Green Dances, our Special Olympics Basketball team won their tournament for the first time ever, the two-day K-Prep practice testing went well, TMS’ school play was a hit, and the band and chorus concert was a success. The quarter ended with a student recognition assembly. Instructional rounds will take place at Tichenor Middle School March 15th. Mr. Cooley has upcoming dates scheduled in March to speak with fifth graders. Fifth-grade parent meetings will be set in April.
  • Student Achievement: K-Prep testing practice took place in Tichenor’s gymnasium March 7th & 8th. Results will be examined at the faculty PLC March 18th . The agenda for the PLC meeting was shared by Mr. Cooley. MAP testing is scheduled upon return from spring break.
  • No one wished to address the SBDM Council.
  • Budget reports: A tentative 2016-2017 School Allocation was reviewed. Council activity funds were discussed. An estimate of expenses for the remaining school year was shared as well as ideas for other needs, i.e. a wheeled computer/projector, a Swivel, and conference room updates. Council approved the Budget Report. A working copy of the 2016-2017 School Budget was discussed and approved by council. Council was also in agreement to help fund Band operating expenses for the 2016-2017 schoolyear. Mrs. Daniels expressed concern for the Chorus program, too. Science scales requested by the Science department through instructional funds were approved for purchase and signed for by Council.
  • Comprehensive School Improvement Plan: Council was presented and approved The FRYSC Program Plan for the 2016-2017 schoolyear; Mr. Cooley signed the agreement. Mr. John Winslow with the Co-op shared his observations over the past month with Mr. Cooley. Plans for programs and intervention strategies are in progress. Instructional Rounds will be hosted by Tichenor tomorrow, March 15th, concentrating on student engagement. Mr. Cooley shared the presentation; discussion followed. The K-Prep Assessment Schedule 4.0 was presented; most testing finished by noon, arena-style in four large groups with some smaller groups as needed.
  • Program Reviews: Tichenor Middle School has had a busy month of arts-related activities including the Drama Club’s presentation of Manor of Death, the Band and Chorus Concert, traveling storyteller from Playhouse in the Park, Reality Store, and dance classes.
  • Council was all in favor of scheduling the next SBDM meeting for Monday, April 18th. The Tichenor Middle School SBDM meeting was adjourned at 5:25p.m.

June meeting is June 13 at noon.

 

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Next S.B.D.M is scheduled for April 18th at 3:45

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MINUTES

JAMES I. TICHENOR MIDDLE SCHOOL

February 8, 2016

 

    1. Open Meeting: The Tichenor Middle School SBDM meeting was called to order at 3:50 p.m.   Present were Mac Cooley, Bob Durstock, Jackie Butts, Delashea Daniels, and Tammy Crawford.
    2. Pledge of Allegiance
    3. The Agenda for the February 8, 2016, SBDM meeting was approved.
    4. The Minutes of the January 11, 2016, SBDM meeting were approved.
    5. News Items: Chromebooks are in and ready for student use. The administrative team has worked an on-going monthly calendar as well as arena-style practice and K-Prep testing schedules. The purchase of testing tables was discussed. The January PLC day department and team meetings were productive, lots of staff-shared ideas.
  • Student Achievement: Data sources were examined focusing on groups for discipline and struggling academics. One-on-one mentors will meet with fifty-two Tichenor Middle School students. A copy of the weekly checklist was shared with Council. The Athletic Eligibility Policy is in place and was discussed, and a copy was shared with Council. Tammy Crawford proposed that an Extracurricular Eligibility Policy be created. Council agreed.
  • No one wished to address the SBDM Council.
  • Budget reports were reviewed and discussed. Possibilities for spending remaining monies were brought up. The projector requested by Mr. McClamrock through instructional funds was approved and signed for by Council for purchase.
  • Comprehensive School Improvement Plan was updated from the fall. Tichenor Middle School is part of the Northern Kentucky Cooperative Services Grant for novice reduction. As part of the grant, John Winslow will be at TMS every Wednesday working with novice students.
  • Program Reviews: Each specials teacher has filled out and submitted a rubric. Visits to other schools to observe have been completed as well.
  • The Tichenor Middle School SBDM meeting was adjourned at 4:50p.m.

 

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MINUTES

JAMES I. TICHENOR MIDDLE SCHOOL

January 11, 2016

Open Meeting: The Tichenor Middle School SBDM meeting was called to order at 3:45 p.m.   Present were Mac Cooley, Diane Seiter, Bob Durstock, Jackie Butts, Tammy Crawford and Delashea Daniels.

    1. Pledge of Allegiance
    2. The Agenda for the January 11, 2016, SBDM meeting was approved.
    3. The Minutes of the December 14, 2015, SBDM meeting were read and approved.
    4. News Items: Mr. Cooley reported there were zero referrals for the first day back from break. Faculty changes include Mr. Griffin moving to a new classroom added at Bartlett Education School. Special Education teacher, Rachel Beal, began January 4th in room 105. And Bethany Armentor is leading a Life Skills classroom in room 301 beginning this semester. A group faculty trip was taken to Crayons to Computers January 4th reaping over $10,000 in school supplies. A school-wide assembly was held January 11th to recognize student for first-semester accomplishments. The PLC agenda for this Friday, January 15th, was shared with Council. Arena testing and other ideas to be pro-active with student needs were discussed. Mrs. Daniels expressed concern about the all-call communication at some point being utilized again. There was also discussion of the status of the PT3 Committee.
    5. Student Achievement: Faculty is using student data-based results to meet the needs of students. There was discussion of summer options and enrichment ideas. Several groups are in place at this time for student support.
  • No one wished to address the SBDM Council.
  • Budgets reports were reviewed and approved by Council. Instructional funds that were proposed by the special education, social studies, language arts, technology, and math departments were reviewed, discussed, and approved with signatures by Council.
  • Monthly updates of the CSIP will be directed to Council. A summary was given to Council outlining the plan which focuses on student achievement, proficiency in program reviews, support of teachers as professionals, and novice reduction.
  • Each specials teacher has submitted their Program Reviews. Times are being set for them to observe other teachers.
  • The Tichenor Middle School SBDM meeting was adjourned at 5:05 p.m.

 

 

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MINUTES

JAMES I. TICHENOR MIDDLE SCHOOL

December 14, 2015

Open Meeting: The Tichenor Middle School SBDM meeting was called to order at 3:45 p.m.   Present were Mac Cooley, Diane Seiter, Bob Durstock, Jackie Butts, Tammy Crawford, and Delashea Daniels.

    1. Pledge of Allegiance
    2. The Agenda for the December 14, 2015, SBDM meeting was approved by Council.
    3. The Minutes of the November 9, 2015, SBDM meeting were approved.
    4. News Items: Mr. Cooley reported that new hire, Bethany Armentor, will begin the Practical Living/Life Skills class January 4, 2016. Students have been very engaged with MAP testing these past couple of weeks. Mr. Durstock stated that the MAP goal sheet was extremely beneficial. Mr. Cooley was pleased to announce that Tichenor Middle School has a large National Junior Honor Society group this year.
  • No one wished to address the SBDM Council. Tichenor Middle School Athletic Director, Mr. Bill Pilgram, was in attendance.
  • The Budget Reports were reviewed and approved by Council. Instructional funds that were proposed by the language arts and social studies departments were approved by Council. There was also discussion of novels and computers possibly being purchased soon.
  • The second reading of The Athletic Eligibility Policy was given. With the addition of student signature and change of 4 out of 6 passing classes Council approved the policy.
  • CSIP: Mr. Cooley will be meeting with assistant superintendent, Mr. Molley, this week to discuss novice reduction for the Comprehensive School Improvement Plan.
  • Program Reviews: Mr. Cooley, Mrs. Gleason, and school counselors met with the Tichenor Middle School specials teachers to instruct them on the criteria for Program Reviews. Specials teachers also attended a district-wide PLC.
  • The Tichenor Middle School SBDM meeting was adjourned at 4:20 p.m.

 

 

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MINUTES

JAMES I. TICHENOR MIDDLE SCHOOL

November 9, 2015

I. Open Meeting: The Tichenor Middle School SBDM meeting was called to order at 3:50 p.m.   Present were Mac Cooley, Diane Seiter, Bob Durstock, Jackie Butts, and Tammy Crawford.

  1. Pledge of Allegiance

III. The Agenda for the November 9, 2015, SBDM meeting was approved.

  1. The Minutes of the October 19, 2015, SBDM meeting were approved.
  2. News Items: A school-wide assembly was held for first quarter student recognition.  Two Parent Academies were scheduled for November 9th.  Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on November 12th by appointment.  There was discussion of the most effective way to communicate information to parents on activities and events – Remind 101 and phone apps. were mentioned.
  3. No one wished to address the SBDM Council.  Tichenor Middle School Athletic Director, Mr. Bill Pilgram, was in attendance.

VII. Individual Budgets were explained.  Council reviewed and approved the budget.

VIII. Mr. Cooley announced that Tichenor Middle School received one-hundred percent on their K-Prep Program Review Analysis.

  1. Comprehensive School Improvement Plan: Target gaps were discussed and will be added to the CSIP.
  2. Mr. Pilgram presented the first reading of the Athletic Eligibility Policy.  Procedures were explained.  A policy should be in effect beginning second semester.  The SBDM Council approved of the policy reading.
  3. Future Business: The CSIP will be complete by January.  The 2015-2016 Program Reviews will be examined by specials staff.  The second reading of the Athletic Eligibility Policy will be given.

The Tichenor Middle School SBDM meeting was adjourned at 4:42 p.m.

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MINUTES

JAMES I. TICHENOR MIDDLE SCHOOL

September 14, 2015

Open Meeting: The Tichenor Middle School SBDM meeting was called to order at 3:50 p.m.   Present were Mac Cooley, Jackie Butts, Diane Seiter, Bob Durstock, Tammy Crawford, and Delashea Daniels.

    1. The Minutes of the August 12, 2015, special SBDM meeting were approved.
  • No one wished to address the SBDM Council. PT3 parent, Mr. Bill Riley, attended the meeting sharing information about All-Pro Dads. Assistant principal, Mr. Bob Noll, was also present.
  • Accounts for the Budget were explained and discussed. Council approved the budget.
  • Student Achievement: MAP testing will begin September 15th running through September 25th. Data will be utilized for intervention and enrichment opportunities. Flex classes began September 9th; sixth-grade intervention is working well and seventh and eighth-grades are focusing on targeted small groups. ESS funds will be used to open up after-school library time, including tutoring. The Boys and Girls Club program began September 9th.
  • Mr. Cooley motioned and Diane Seiter seconded for a closed session to discuss the School Emergency Plan. Motion approved.
  • Mr. Cooley motioned and Jackie Butts seconded to open the SBDM Council session. Motion approved.
  • Mr. Cooley motioned and Diane Seiter seconded to approve the School Emergency Plan presented by Mr. Noll. All were in favor; motion passed.
  • Future Business: Scores from K-PREP data will be discussed and used for CSIP and GAP analysis reviews.
  • The next SBDM meeting is scheduled for October 12, 2015. The Tichenor Middle School SBDM meeting was adjourned at 4:40 p.m.

 

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MINUTES

JAMES I. TICHENOR MIDDLE SCHOOL

August 12, 2015

Special Meeting

Open Meeting: The Tichenor Middle School Special SBDM meeting was called to order at 3:40 p.m.   Present were Mac Cooley, Delashea Daniels, Tammy Crawford, Bob Durstock, Diane Seiter, and Jackie Butts.

  1. The Minutes of the August 11, 2015, special meeting were approved.
  2. Mr. Cooley reported the SBDM Council’s first reading for Measuring and Reporting Student Progress to the Tichenor Middle School faculty. Ms. Butts and Mr. Durstock stated that there was no opposition.
  3. The second reading of the Measuring and Reporting Student Progress policy was approved by the SBDM Council.
  4. Mr. Cooley communicated that professional development, curriculum alignment and standards-based teaching, communication with parents along with parent academies will all take place for optimum understanding of student progress.
  5. The Tichenor Middle School SBDM meeting adjourned at 3:50 p.m.

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MINUTES

JAMES I. TICHENOR MIDDLE SCHOOL

August 11, 2015

Special Meeting

  1. Open Meeting: The Tichenor Middle School Special SBDM meeting was called to order at 3:35 p.m.   Present were Mac Cooley, Delashea Daniels, Tammy Crawford, Bob Durstock, Diane Seiter, and Jackie Butts. Department leaders, Jenny Clark, Stephen Neace, Laura Gessner, and Steven McNabb were also in attendance.
  2. The Minutes of the August 4, 2015, meeting were approved.
  3. The Faculty Grade-Reporting Survey results along with the PT3 feedback on grading from the January, 2015, meeting was shared and discussed.
  4. The first draft of Measuring and Reporting Student Progress Policy was submitted. Discussion followed.
  5. The SBDM Council resolved to continue with standards-based teaching with summative assessment (culminating tasks) weighing 75% of grading and formative assessment (practice) weighing 25% of grading. At this final grade reporting will reflect a percentage. A percentage below sixty-nine point five would indicate the student is not meeting standards.
  6. The Tichenor Middle School SBDM meeting adjourned at 6:20 p.m. ________________________________________________

TO: Parents and Staff
FROM: Bryant Gillis, Principal
SUBJECT: SBDM June Agenda
Meeting Date: June 8, 2015 at1:00 p.m. in the Tichenor Conference Room
DATE: June 1, 2015

I. Opening the Meeting
II. Minutes Read to Approval
III. Open to Persons Wishing to Address the Council
IV. Budget Report Presented for Approval
V. Good News Items
VI. Student Progress (Final Schedule, High School Placement, TELL Survey if available)
VII. Cell Phone 2nd Reading for Approval (Mr. Ashley)
VIII. Final Room Assignments Discussed (Mrs. McGuire)
IX. Vacancies and Time Table set for Interviews (Mr. Ashley/Mr. Cooley)
X. Back to School Activities Discussed (Dates have been issued)
XI. Summer SBDM Schedule
XII. SBDM Training Dates
XIII. Meeting Adjourned

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MINUTES
JAMES I. TICHENOR MIDDLE SCHOOL
April 13, 2015
I. Open Meeting: The Tichenor Middle School SBDM meeting was called to order at 5:15 p.m. Present were Bryant Gillis, Diane Seiter, Delashea Daniels, and Bob Durstock.
II. The Minutes of the March 9, 2015, meeting were approved.
III. Budget Reports: Expenditures were discussed; Council approved the budget.
IV. Good News: The Space Camp trip was a success. The 2015-2016 school year schedule is complete.
V. Student Achievement: There are no current changes to the CSIP. MAP assessments will begin this week. K-Prep scheduling is being finalized by grade levels. Data and performance are being assessed for summer school referrals. Elementary transition dates are set in April. The high school transition date is to be announced.
VI. Program Review scores will not count toward school scores next year but will be completed.
VII. Tichenor ESS funds will support summer school in June. Data is currently being looked over for intervention.
VIII. The 2015-2016 Schedule and RTI structure were reviewed and approved by Council.
IX. 2015-2016 Allocations were reviewed and discussed. Council approved the allocations and budget for the 2015-2016 school year.
X. Professional Learning dates that have been set for August were reviewed and approved by Council.
XI. There are no SBDM Policy Updates at this time.
XII. The SBDM Parent Election dates were discussed, possibly Honors Night, at the band concert, and during the school day May 21st.
XIII. Back-to-School Celebration dates were discussed. The Block Party is scheduled for August 14, 2015.
XIV. Items for the May agenda include finalizing of schedule, room and teacher assignments.
XV. The Tichenor Middle School SBDM meeting was adjourned at 6:05 p.m.

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TO: Parents/Staff
FROM: Bryant Gillis, Principal
SUBJECT: SBDM May Agenda 2015
Meeting Date: May 11, 2015 at 5:15 p.m. in the Tichenor Conference Room
DATE: May 1, 2015

I. Opening the Meeting
II. Minutes Read for Approval
III. Open to Persons Wishing to Address the Council
IV. Budget Reports Presented for Approval
V. Good News Items
VI. Student Achievement: (MAP Up-date; CSIP Up-dates, Program Review Up-dates, Scheduling)
VII. Parent/Teacher SBDM Elections Up-date/Training/Transition
VIII. ESS Reports
IX. Professional Learning for the Summer
X. Report on Room Changes
XI. Ad Hoc Committee Reports
XII. Important Summer Dates for Calendar
XIII. Items for June Agenda Discussed

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MINUTES
JAMES I. TICHENOR MIDDLE SCHOOL
March 9, 2015
I. Open Meeting: The Tichenor Middle School SBDM meeting was called to order at 5:20 p.m. Present were Bryant Gillis, Diane Seiter, Delashea Daniels, and Bob Durstock.
II. The Minutes of the January 12, 2015, meeting were approved.
III. Budget Reports: The library will be purchasing eBooks and Kindle Fires for check out. Student tablets will be purchased for each grade level. Council approved the budget.
IV. Good News: The basketball season came to an end; teams were respectful and played well. Grace Herrmann received a silver certificate in the Scholastic Competition. The PT3 meeting was positive with good information and feedback.
V. CSIP updates were reviewed and approved by Council.
VI. Student Achievement: The MAP schedule has been sent to faculty, scheduled to begin April 14th. NAEP is complete. Students and faculty are preparing for K-Prep testing.
VII. Program Review training was completed by Mrs. Cottingham.
VIII. The 2015-2016 Youth Service Center Grant was presented to Council and signed by Mr. Gillis.
IX. Tichenor ESS: Council approved $4000 to be transferred to the elementary schools. Remaining money will accommodate ESS for the remainder of the school year and a three- to four-week summer program.
X. The Scheduling Committee: Middle and high school principals will meet March 10th to discuss options for the 2015-2016 school year. The possibility of using the library for research and check out is being looked into as well as team planning versus grade-level planning.
XI. The current Tichenor Middle School Vision and Mission Statement were reviewed. No changes will be made at this time.
XII. Transition dates for elementary visits and eighth grade visits to Lloyd are being discussed. Mix it Up will be rescheduled.
XIII. The Tichenor Middle School SBDM meeting was adjourned at 6:15 p.m.

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TO:                         Parents/Staff

FROM:                  Bryant Gillis, Principal

SUBJECT:              SBDM April 2015 Meeting

Meeting Date:                   April 13, 2015 in the Tichenor Conference Room at 5:15 p.m.

DATE:                    March 30, 2015

 

  1. Opening the Meeting
  2. Minutes Read/Discussed for Approval
  3. Open to Persons Wishing to Address the Council
  4. Budget Reports Presented/Discussed for Approval
  5. Good News Items
  6. Student Achievement:  (CSIP Up-dates Reported, MAP Assessment, K-PREP Schedule, Summer School(Students not Performing, Efforts to Intervene), Elementary/High School Transitions)
  7. Program Reviews (Mrs. Cottingham’ s Report)
  8. ESS Up-date (Summer Interventions)
  9. 2015-2016 Schedule Revisions Discussed
  10. 2015-2016 Allocation Discussion for Approval
  11. Professional Learning for 2015-2016 Discussed (Home Visits, Standards-based grading, PLC Revisited)
  12. SBDM Policy Up-dates
  13. SBDM Parent Election Discussion
  14. Parent Involvement (“Back to School Celebrations” and Block Party)
  15. Items for May Agenda
  16. Meeting Adjourned

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MINUTES

JAMES I. TICHENOR MIDDLE SCHOOL

                                                         January 12, 2015

  1. I.                   Open Meeting:  The Tichenor Middle School SBDM meeting was called to order at 5:15 p.m.   Present were Bryant Gillis, Diane Seiter, Delashea Daniels, Amy Sutter Tina Wehrle, and Bob Durstock.
  2. II.                 The Minutes of the December 8, 2014, meeting were approved.
  3. III.              Mr. Gillis announced that a Language Arts position is open due to a teacher resignation.
  4. IV.              Good News:  Mr. Gillis announced that Jackie Butts received the C3 Teacher Award.  Funds will be available for computer upgrades.
  5. V.                Budget Reports:  There was discussion of various events and supplies for fee money to be used on.  The budget was reviewed and approved by Council.
  6. VI.              Student Achievement:  Ms. Sutter reported the Data Team’s timeline for student writing blocks and ESS possibilities.  Mr. Gillis reported administration and counselors were working to address students not meeting benchmark and having attendance or other issues.
  7. VII.           There are no Program Review updates at this time.
  8. VIII.         CSIP:  no changes this month.
  9. IX.              The Scheduling  Committee is working on five models for the 2015-2016 school year.  Areas of focus were discussed.  Mr. Durstock gave an update on PT3.  PBIS changes and expectations have been reinforced upon the return of the break.  Writing will continue to be a target for ESS.
  10. X.                Reward and donation possibilities for students and teachers were discussed.
  11. XI.              Parent and Teacher SBDM Election procedures were reviewed.  No changes were made.  Council approved current procedures.
  12. XII.           Use of Instructional Resource Funds was submitted by each Tichenor Middle School department leaderCouncil reviewed all department proposals and approved the completed plan.
  13. XIII.         The Tichenor Middle School SBDM meeting was adjourned at 6:25 p.m.________________________________________________________

TO:                         Parents/Staff

FROM:                  Bryant Gillis, Principal

SUBJECT:              SBDM March 2015 Meeting

Meeting Date:                   March 9, 2015 at 5:15 p.m. in the Tichenor Conference Room

Date:                     March 2, 2015

 

  1. Opening the Meeting
  2. Minutes Read for Approval
  3. Open to Persons Wishing to Address the Council
  4. Budget Reports Presented for Approval/Review
  5. Good New Items
  6. CSIP Up-dates Discussed
  7. Student Achievement (MAP Schedule, NAEP Report, KPREP)
  8. Program Review Up-dates from Mrs. Cottingham
  9. Discuss Remaining Allocations (Student Tablets)
  10. 2015-2016 YSC Grant (Karen Hughes)
  11. ESS Up-date (Summer School for students needing RTI)
  12. Review Current 2015-2016 Schedule (Schedule Committee)
  13. Review/Discuss Mission Statement and Vision
  14. Elementary Transition Up-dates and Eighth Grade Transitions
  15. Items for April Agenda
  16. Meeting Adjourned

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TO:                         Parents/Staff

FROM:                  Bryant Gillis, Principal

SUBJECT:              SBDM February Agenda

Meeting Date:                   February 20, 2015 at 3:15 p.m. in the Tichenor Conference Room

DATE:                    February 12, 2015

 

  1. Opening the Meeting
  2. Minutes Read from January Meetings for Approval
  3. Good News Items
  4. Open to Persons Wishing to Address Council
  5. Budget Report Presented/Discussed for Approval
  6. Student Achievement (ESS Up-date, CSIP Up-date, KPREP Scheduling, Writing Project, NAEP)
  7. Discussion of CSIP Up-dates (LDC/MDC)
  8. Karen Hughes 2015-2016 Grant Report
  9. Scheduling Up-date for 2015-2016
  10. Final Plan for Student Money
  11. Items Discussed for March Agenda
  12. Meeting Adjourned

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TO:                         Parents/Staff

FROM:                  Bryant Gillis, Principal

SUBJECT:             SBDM February Agenda

Meeting Date:                   February 9, 2015 at 5:15 p.m. in the Tichenor Conference Room

DATE:                    February 2, 2015

 

  1. Opening the Meeting
  2. Minutes Read from January Meetings for Approval
  3. Good News Items
  4. Open to Persons Wishing to Address Council
  5. Budget Report Presented/Discussed for Approval
  6. Student Achievement (ESS Up-date, CSIP Up-date, KPREP Scheduling, Writing Project, NAEP)
  7. Students at Risk/Intervention
  8. Discussion of CSIP Up-dates (LDC/MDC)
  9. Elementary Transition Meetings Up-date
  10. PT3 Meeting Report
  11. Program Review Up-date
  12. Karen Hughes 2015-2016 Grant Report
  13. Review/Discuss Mission Statement and Vision
  14. Scheduling Up-date for 2015-2016
  15. Items Discussed for March Agenda
  16. Meeting Adjourned

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MINUTES

JAMES I. TICHENOR MIDDLE SCHOOL

                                                         December 8, 2014

I.                   Open Meeting:  The Tichenor Middle School SBDM meeting was called to order at 5:20 p.m.   Present were Bryant Gillis, Diane Seiter, Delashea Daniels, Tina Wehrle, Bob Durstock, and Amy Sutter.

  1. II.                 The Minutes of the November 10, 2014, meeting were approved.
  2. III.              Good News:  Tichenor Middle School hosted the Sixth-grade Academic Showcase; this went smoothly with the help of many volunteers.  Erlanger Baptist Church has a program underway in which twenty-five percent of donations will be presented to the Tichenor Youth Service Center.  The National Honor Society-sponsored can food drive went well.
  3. IV.              Budget Reports:  There was discussion of utilizing student fee money.  The instructional fund was also discussed with Council approving the social studies department requests.  Council was presented with the plan for instructional fund spending to be utilized by departments.  The social studies, math, and fine arts departments’ plans were approved by Council.  Council approved the budget.
  4. V.                Program Reviews:  There was discussion on how Program Reviews will be used in K-Prep calculations.
  5. VI.              Student Achievement:  CSIP revisions were reviewed.  MAP testing was not required this month, however many teachers have scheduled.  The ESS Program is up and running.  The Gallup Poll was administered last month with good participation.  Science scores for the K-Prep were discussed.
  6. VII.           CSIP progress notes were discussed.  Council approved revisions.
  7. VIII.         The Explore Parent Night was well attended.
  8. IX.              The 2014-2015 Scheduling Committee was presented to Council and approved.  There was discussion of the timeline.
  9. X.                 The Parent Academy will be set for January.
  10. XI.              January items; approval for remaining instructional funds and Parent Academy.
  11. XII.            The Tichenor Middle School SBDM meeting was adjourned at 6:05 p.m.

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TO:                         Parents and Staff

FROM:                  Bryant Gillis, Principal

SUBJECT:              January SBDM Agenda

Meeting Date:                   January 12, 2015 at 5:15 p.m. in the Tichenor Conference Room

DATE:                    January 5, 2015

 

  1. Open the Meeting
  2. Minutes Read
  3. Open to Persons Wishing to Address the Council
  4. Good New Items
  5. Budget Reports Presented for Approval
  6. Student Achievement:  (Data Team Update for Writing, Principal’s Report on Students not Making Benchmark)
  7. Program Review Updates (Mrs. Cottingham)
  8. CSIP Monthly Update (Mr. Gillis)
  9. Committee Reports:  (Scheduling, Data, PT3, PBIS, and ESS)
  10. Discussion:  Teacher/Student Rewards
  11. Election Procedures for Parent Election Reviewed/Up-dated
  12. Textbook Plan Review for Approval
  13. February Items for Agenda
  14. Meeting Adjourned

 

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MINUTES

JAMES I. TICHENOR MIDDLE SCHOOL

                                                         November 10, 2014

 

 

  1. I.                   Open Meeting:  The Tichenor Middle School SBDM meeting was called to order at 6:05 p.m.   Present were Bryant Gillis, Diane Seiter, Delashea Daniels, and Amy Sutter.
  2. II.                 The Minutes of the October 13, 2014, meeting were approved.
  3. III.              Good News:  One Tichenor Middle School student won and another received honorable mention for the 2015 Why I Love America Contest.
  4. IV.              Delashea Daniels addressed Council about the possibility of moving SBDM meetings to an earlier time; discussion followed.  Two NKU practicum students attended the meeting.
  5. V.                Budget Reports:  There was discussion of technology and other areas that monies may be spent.  The budget was reviewed and approved.
  6. VI.              Student Achievement:  EXPLORE test results showed student improvement in all four content areas, with eleven students above the benchmark in all areas.  A parent night is set for November 19th.  Tichenor Middle School faculty was given a breakdown of K-Prep results by the Data Team.  There was also discussion of the Data Team focusing on reading and writing targeted areas of assistance.
  7. VII.           There are no Program Review updates at this time.
  8. VIII.         ESS days and times have been set for Tuesdays through Thursdays before and after school.
  9. IX.              The first draft of the CSIP was reviewed and approved by Council.
  10. X.                The Data Team will be meeting with parents Tuesday, November 18, 2014, on K-Prep results.  The PT3 Committee will be meeting in January; dates are being finalized.
  11. XI.              A Parent Academy date will be set in November.
  12. XII.           Tichenor Middle School counselors will be conducting the Gallup Poll during the month of November.
  13. XIII.         PBIS data was discussed; discipline referrals have been down.
  14. XIV.        The Tichenor Middle School SBDM meeting was adjourned at 7:15pm

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TO:                         Parents/Staff

FROM:                  Bryant Gillis, Principal

SUBJECT:             December SBDM Agenda

Meeting Date:   December 8, 2014 at 5:15 p.m. in the Tichenor Conference Room

DATE:                    November 26, 2014

 

  1. Open the Meeting
  2. Minutes Read for Approval
  3. Open to Persons Wishing to Address the Council
  4. Good News Items
  5. Budget Reports Presented for Approval
  6. Program Review Up-dates
  7. Student Achievement: Discuss Final Revision of CSIP, MAP Up-date, Discuss ESS, Gall-up Poll Up-date, and Science for KPREP
  8. CSIP for Approval
  9. Report from EXPLORE Parents’ Night
  10. 2015-2016 Scheduling Committee Presented (Discuss Timeline with New Council)
  11. Parent Academy Dates Set
  12. Items for January SBDM Agenda
  13. Meeting Adjourned

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TO:                         Parents/Staff

FROM:                  Bryant Gillis, Principal

SUBJECT:             December SBDM Agenda

Meeting Date:   December 8, 2014 at 5:15 p.m. in the Tichenor Conference Room

DATE:                    November 26, 2014

 

  1. Open the Meeting
  2. Minutes Read for Approval
  3. Open to Persons Wishing to Address the Council
  4. Good News Items
  5. Budget Reports Presented for Approval
  6. Program Review Up-dates
  7. Student Achievement: Discuss Final Revision of CSIP, MAP Up-date, Discuss ESS, Gall-up Poll Up-date, and Science for KPREP
  8. CSIP for Approval
  9. Report from EXPLORE Parents’ Night
  10. 2015-2016 Scheduling Committee Presented (Discuss Timeline with New Council)
  11. Parent Academy Dates Set
  12. Items for January SBDM Agenda
  13. Meeting Adjourned

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MINUTES

JAMES I. TICHENOR MIDDLE SCHOOL

                                                         October 13, 2014

 

 

  1. I.                   Open Meeting:  The Tichenor Middle School SBDM meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m.   Present were Bryant Gillis, Tina Wehrle, Diane Seiter, Delashea Daniels, Amy Sutter, and Bob Durstock .
  2. II.                 The Minutes of the September 8, 2014, meeting were approved.
  3. III.              Good News:  Tichenor Middle School showed slight improvement on state testing.  The Trojan football team remains undefeated, scheduled to play the championship game October 18th.  Our volleyball team just finished the season with only one loss.  The P.A.S.S. Butter Braid fundraiser is coming to an end with money to be used for student planners next year.
  4. IV.              No one wished to address Council.  Several NKU practicum students attended the meeting.
  5. V.                Budget Reports:  The budget was reviewed and approved.
  6. VI.              KDE Textbook funds were discussed by Council.  A copy of the purchase plan was reviewed.  Council voted to open the funds to teachers for ideas.
  7. VII.           The Data Team will be looking at K-Prep data.  Tichenor Middle School remains an improving focus school.  A timeline will be set this week by the Data Team as well as a Parent Night date for input.  The team will also report to the ESS Committee.  Differentiation will also take place during Flex Period.  A Parent Academy will be set to review policies, grading, and scores.
  8. VIII.         The PT3 Teacher Chairperson is Bob Durstock and parent chairperson is Delashea Daniels.
  9. IX.              CSIP update:  A working document is in place; this is the third year as an improving school.  The plan will be updated to address KDE requirements for focus schools.
  10. X.                 A breakdown summary of the Program Reviews was given and explained by Mr. Gillis.
  11. XI.              Emergency Plan revisions continue by all stakeholders.  The SBDM Council has already approved the current plan.  Until a new one is finalized, the current plan will be followed.
  12. XII.            A calendar for various deadlines was provided to and reviewed with Council.
  13. XIII.         Mr. Chad Molley is working on AdvancED updates.  Language Arts teachers will be meeting in the near future to align curriculum with departments as well as Lloyd High School.
  14. XIV.         The SBDM Council approved Asha Clark as the ESS chairperson along with four committee members.
  15. XV.           The Data Team report will be discussed in November.
  16. XVI.         The Tichenor Middle School SBDM meeting was adjourned at 6:50 p.m.

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MINUTES

JAMES I. TICHENOR MIDDLE SCHOOL

                                                         September 8, 2014

 

 

  1. I.                   Open Meeting:  The Tichenor Middle School SBDM meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m.   Present were Bryant Gillis, Diane Seiter, Delashea Daniels, Bob Durstock and Amy Sutter.
  2. II.                 The Minutes of the August 11, 2014, meeting were approved.
  3. III.              No one wished to address Council.
  4. IV.              Budget Reports were discussed; instructional resources have been allocated.  The Council approved the budget.
  5. V.                Good News: Common core, sixth-grade practice skills are proving positive reported by Ms. J. Clark.  The Block Party was a success again this year.
  6. VI.              CSIP updates and revisions were presented and approved by Council.
  7. VII.           Student Achievement:  Updates were given by Mr. Gillis.  Tichenor Middle School MAP testing will finish up this week.  The Bartlett Education/TMS Pilot meeting is this week, seeing great results with the program.  The Leadership Team has completed the Gap Achievement Report for the 2014-2015 school year.  A copy was discussed with Council.  The Data Retreat went well.  Eighth-grade students will be Explore testing September 23rd.  NAEP has been scheduled for February 17, 2015.
  8. VIII.         The PBIS Committee reported through Mr. Gillis that the PBIS survey showed good feedback, consistent with write ups.
  9. IX.              The Program Review Committee will be meeting to discuss revisions this week.
  10. X.                 The Emergency Plan was explained and discussed with the SBDM Council.  No changes have been made at this time.  Council approved.
  11. XI.              Bob Durstock suggested that Tichenor Middle School host a PT3 Saturday meeting to re-evaluate where the group stands, future plans.
  12. XII.            A timeline for upcoming K-PREP Data Analysis was discussed.
  13. XIII.         Amy Sutter presented the Data Ad Hoc Committee to Council; the SBDM Council approved.
  14. XIV.         Mango Languages will be ready for implementation in the Language Lab after MAP testing is complete.
  15. XV.           Assessment data will be discussed in October.
  16. XVI.         The Tichenor Middle School SBDM meeting was adjourned at 7:00 p.m.

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TO:                         Staff/Parents

FROM:                  Bryant Gillis, Principal

SUBJECT:              SBDM October Agenda

Meeting Date:                   October 13, 2014

DATE:                    September 24, 2014

 

  1. Opening  the Meeting
  2. Minutes Read for Discussion/Approval
  3. Good News Items\
  4. Open to Persons Wishing to Address the Council
  5. Budget Reports for Discussion/Approval
  6. Develop Plan for KDE Textbook Funds
  7. Student Achievement:  (K-PREP Report from Data Team, Student Performance, GAP Report, Data Analysis Time Table Developed, FOCUS Areas, and Next Steps)
  8. Parent Academy and PT3 Committees Discussed
  9. CSIP Up-dates
  10. Program Review Up-dates
  11. Emergency Plan Discussion Reviewed/Up-date
  12. Review SBDM Deadlines/Calendar Provided
  13. On-going Learning: (Advanced Ed Up-date and Timeline Discussed and Curriculum Alignment w/High School)
  14. ESS Report:  Discuss Plan/Approve ESS Committee Recommendation
  15. Finalize SBDM November Agenda
  16. Meeting Adjourned

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MINUTES

JAMES I. TICHENOR MIDDLE SCHOOL

                                                         August 11, 2014

 

 

  1. I.                   Open Meeting:  The Tichenor Middle School SBDM meeting was called to order at 6:35 p.m.   Present were Bryant Gillis, Tina Wehrle, Diane Seiter, Delashea Daniels, Bob Durstock and Amy Sutter.
  2. II.                 The Minutes of the June 9, 2014, meeting were approved.
  3. III.              No one wished to address Council.
  4. IV.              Budget Reports:  The budget was discussed and approved.  Mango Languages was explained and discussed by Council.  All were in favor of the program.
  5. V.                New members were introduced and welcomed to the Council.
  6. VI.              Meeting times were discussed by the SBDM Council for the 2014-2015 school year.  It was agreed, meetings will be held the second Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m.
  7. VII.           The SBDM Council voted Diane Seiter as vice-chairperson.
  8. VIII.         Student Achievement:  The 2-14-2015 class schedule is complete.  Tichenor Middle School has been chosen for the NAEP Assessment which will take place on February 17, 2015.  All summer school participants were promoted.  The CSIP was updated last week to reflect work from the Data Retreat.  The MAP Assessment window is scheduled to begin September 1st.  Discussion on the assessment window followed.
  9. IX.              Ad Hoc Committees will be discussed by the SBDM Council as needed.
  10. X.                The PBIS Committee report was given by Mr. Durstock, stating that the procedures have been simplified and are much easier to comprehend and follow.  Mr. Kimberlin and Mr. Cammack will be working together on a newly created program for differentiating.  The SBDM Council approved the PBIS Committee updates.
  11. XI.              There are no Policy and Procedures updates at this time.
  12. XII.           The Emergency Plan will be discussed with faculty on opening day.  The Crisis Plan was discussed and approved by Council.
  13. XIII.         The TMS Block Party will be August 15, 2014.  The SBDM Council will have a flyer available for community information.
  14. XIV.        September meeting will be held on the eighth at 6:00 p.m.
  15. XV.           The Tichenor Middle School SBDM meeting was adjourned at 7:25 p.m.

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TO:                         Parents/Staff

FROM:                  Bryant Gillis, Principal

SUBJECT:             SBDM September Agenda 2014

Meeting Date:                   September 8, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. in the Tichenor Conference Room

DATE:                    August 29, 2014

 

  1. Opening the Meeting
  2. Minutes Read for Approval
  3. Open to Persons Wishing to Address the Council
  4. Budget Reports Presented for Approval
  5. Good News Items
  6. CSIP Updates and Revisions Presented
  7. Report Student Achievement:  (Science Updates/Revisions, MAP Update, Tichenor/Bartlett Pilot, and Data Retreat)
  8. PBIS Committee Report from Mr. Ashley
  9. Program Review Committee Report from Mrs. Cottingham
  10. Update Emergency Plan for Approval by Mr. Ashley
  11. Discuss Hosting a PT3 Saturday
  12. Discuss Timeline for KPREP Data Analysis
  13. Data Ad Hoc Committee Presented by Amy Sutter for Approval
  14. Update on World Languages
  15. Discuss SBDM October Agenda
  16. Meeting Adjourned

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TO:  Parents/Staff

FROM:  Bryant Gillis, Principal

SUBJECT: SBDM August Agenda

Meeting Date:  August 11, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. in the Tichenor Conference Room

 

DATE:  July 28, 2014

 

I. Opening the Meeting

II. Minutes Read for Discussion/Approval

III. Open to Persons Wishing to Address the Council

IV. Budget Reports Presented for Discussion/Approval

V. Welcoming of New Members

VI. Discuss SBDM Regular Meeting Schedule for 2014-2015

VII. Elect a Vice-chairperson

VIII. Student Achievement:  (Scheduling Revisions, NAEP Assessment for February, Summer School Data, CSIP and Program Review Up-dates, and MAP Assessment Data)

IX. Ad Hoc Committees Discussed/Committee Changes

X. PBIS Up-dates for Approval

XI. Required Policy and Procedures Revisions Up-date Discussed

XII. Emergency Plan Reviewed/Discussed

XIII. Tichenor Block Party/SBDM Table

XIV. September Agenda

XV. Meeting Adjourned

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MINUTES

JAMES I. TICHENOR MIDDLE SCHOOL

                                                         May 12, 2014

 

 

I.                   Open Meeting:  The Tichenor Middle School SBDM meeting was called to order at 5:30 p.m.   Present were Bryant Gillis, Tina Wehrle, Scott Houp, Tyler Teke, and Jonathan Livingood. 

II.                 The Minutes of the April 14, 2014, meeting were approved.

III.              No one wished to address Council. 

IV.              Budget Reports:  Accounts were reviewed and discussed.  A meeting will be set up with Mr. Sweasy on technology needs.  The SBDM Council approved the budget report.

V.                 Good News:  On Saturday, May 3rd, a few advisory groups had a fantastic fishing trip at Camp Ernst.

VI.              Student Achievement:  The Tichenor Middle School MAP data is up to date showing good growth.  There are no CSIP updates at this time.  Professional learning relating to the standards will be addressed.  Program Reviews were submitted on April 30, 2014 by Mrs. Cottingham.  K-Prep testing got off to a good start beginning today, May 12th. 

VII.            SBDM Elections for parents were held on May 9, 2014.  Mr. Teke announced that the teacher election should be held within the next week.

VIII.         Summer ESS will be held for students not meeting standards.  There is approximately a $2500 budget remaining.

IX.               The SBDM Council discussed putting the Dress Code Policy up for revisions.  All were in favor.

X.                 The 2014-2015 Schedule revisions were made.  Math, Science, and Spanish high school enrichment classes were added and some planning periods were adjusted.

XI.               Several Professional Learning dates have been set for the summer months.

XII.            SBDM Council Allocations for the 2014-2015 school year were reviewed and approved by the council.  Mr. Gillis signed off on the allocations.

XIII.          Instructional openings and changes: A Language Arts position has been posted, band and choral directors have been hired, and there’s a possibility of positions to assist with game management and paperwork.

XIV.           Room assignments for the 2014-2015 school year were discussed. 

XV.            Topics for the June meeting were discussed.

XVI.          The Tichenor Middle School SBDM meeting was adjourned at 6:20 p.m.

 

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TO:                         Parents and Staff

FROM:                  Bryant Gillis, Principal

SUBJECT:             SBDM June Agenda

Meeting Date:                   June 9, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. in the Tichenor Conference Room

DATE:                    June 2, 2014

I.                    Opening the Meeting

II.                  Minutes Read for Approval

III.                Open to Persons Wishing to Address the Council

IV.                Budget Reports Presented for Approval

V.                  Good New Items

VI.                Student Progress:  (Final Classroom Scheduling, High School Placement, EXPLORE)

VII.              Calculator Policy Presented to Council

VIII.            Revised Dress Code Presented for Approval

IX.                CSIP Up-dates Reported for Approval

X.                  Program Review (Final Up-date)

XI.                Classroom Assignments for Approval

XII.              Teacher Assignments for Approval

XIII.            Vacancies:  Up-dated Report

XIV.            Summarize Year in Review

XV.              Back to School Activities

XVI.            Summer SBDM Schedule

XVII.          SBDM Training Dates

XVIII.        Meeting Adjourned

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MINUTES

JAMES I. TICHENOR MIDDLE SCHOOL

                                                         April 14, 2014

 

 

  1. I.                   Open Meeting:  The Tichenor Middle School SBDM meeting was called to order at 5:30 p.m.   Present were Bryant Gillis, Tina Wehrle, Scott Houp, Tyler Teke, and Stacey Carter.
  2. II.                 The Minutes of the March 10, 2014, meeting were approved.
  3. III.              No one wished to address Council.  Two NKU practicum students attended the meeting.
  4. IV.              Budget Reports:  The need for document cameras and Accelerated Math scanners were discussed.  Mr. Gillis will meet with department heads to discuss final expenditures.  The budget was approved by Council
  5. V.                 Good News:  Instructional Rounds and the AdvancED Audit were completed in March.  Planning for Back to School Night, Home Visits, and the Block Party have been scheduled.  The eighth grade Washington D.C. trip was a success.
  6. VI.              Student Achievement:  There are no CSIP updates at this time.  MAP testing begins April 15, 2014.  K-Prep assessment will be May 12th-16th.  Students not performing to standards will be attending ESS.  Tichenor Middle School students will have high school enrichment opportunities next school year.
  7. VII.            Planning:  Discussion for expenditures, see above under “budget”.  Parents are still discussing a meeting date for PT3.  Summer activities were discussed under “good news” above.
  8. VIII.         Data is being entered for the updated Program Review.  Mr. Gillis reported for Mrs. Cottingham on documentation that has been gathered.
  9. IX.               Summer ESS will be conducted for students not completing standards.
  10. X.                 Professional Learning:   The Tichenor Middle School Science Department will host a PD June 10-12, 2014, with several districts scheduled to attend.  Home visits are scheduled for August 1, 2014.  PLCs, Learning Leaders will participate in a book study.  PGES will be piloted next school year.
  11. XI.               The 2014-2015 Schedule revisions were made.  Math, Science, and Spanish high school enrichment classes were added and some planning periods were adjusted.
  12. XII.            2014-2015 Teacher Assignments:  Tentatively, a Language Arts teacher will be hired; the SUCCESS Program will be dissolved.
  13. XIII.          There are no SBDM Policy updates at this time.
  14. XIV.           SBDM Parent Elections will take place in May 9, 2014.  Mr. Gillis informed Council of legislative changes recently made.  Nomination letters will be sent to fifth-grade parents this week announcing election opportunities.
  15. XV.             Parent Involvement:  Back to School Nights are scheduled for August 5th, sixth graders and August 6th, seventh and eighth graders.  Dates for Home Visits (August 1st) and the Block Party (August 15th)  have also been set.  Fifth-grade students are scheduled to tour Tichenor Middle School and Lloyd High School at 7:00 p.m. the evening of April 24, 2014.
  16. XVI.          Final room assignments should be announced in May.
  17. XVII.       The Tichenor Middle School SBDM meeting was adjourned at 6:30 p.m.

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MINUTES

JAMES I. TICHENOR MIDDLE SCHOOL

                                                         March 10, 2014

 

 

  1. I.                   Open Meeting:  The Tichenor Middle School SBDM meeting was called to order at 5:30 p.m.   Present were Bryant Gillis, Tina Wehrle, Tyler Teke, Scott Houp,  Jonathan Livingood, and Stacey Carter.
  2. II.                 The Minutes of the February 10, 2014, meeting were approved.
  3. III.              No one wished to address Council.
  4. IV.              The Budget:  The budget was presented.  There was discussion about end-of-the-year purchases.  Council approved the budget.
  5. V.                Good News:  Tichenor Middle School received a certificate of recognition from the Kentucky Department of Education for being a high-progress school; in the top ten percent of improvement in the state.  Tichenor raised $462 for the American Cancer Society.  The Sweetheart Dance, sponsored by the National Junior Honor Society, had an excellent turnout.
  6. VI.              CSIP updates were reviewed.
  7. VII.           Program Reviews continue with Mrs. Cottingham meeting with departments.  Mr. Molley will meet for final updates.
  8. VIII.         A working copy of the 2014-2015 School Budget was discussed.
  9. IX.              A tentative 2014-2015 School Allocation was presented to council.  Final allocations will be given May 1st.
  10. X.                 Student Achievement:   Students attending the morning and afternoon ESS Program are working on standards and progressing.  Retentions should be extremely minimal.
  11. XI.              MAP testing will begin April 14th through May 2nd.  K-Prep testing will run from May 12th through May 16th.
  12. XII.            The current 2014-2015 Schedule draft allows for sixth and seventh grades to have teams.  Flex and star classes were explained.  Students will begin filling out their schedules early next week.  Mrs. Madden met with the elementary counselors in February regarding incoming sixth graders.  The Council approved.
  13. XIII.         The AdvancED Audit interviews and observations will be conducted March 11th and 12th.
  14. XIV.         April agenda:  Mr. Teke mentioned SBDM elections coming up.  The Band will have a concert.  The Planning Committee was tabled for next discussion.
  15. XV.           The Tichenor Middle School SBDM meeting was adjourned at 6:35 p.m.

 

___________________________________________________________

TO:                         Parents/Staff

FROM:                  Bryant Gillis, Principal

SUBJECT:             SBDM April 2014 Meeting

Meeting Date:                   April 14, 2014

DATE:                    March 29, 2014

 

  1. Opening the Meeting
  2. Minutes Read for Approval
  3. Open to Persons Wishing to Address the Council
  4. Budget Reports Presented for Approval
  5. Good News Items
  6. Student Achievement:  (CSIP Up-dates, MAP Assessment, K-Prep Schedule, Students not Performing School-wide, and Enrichment at High School)
  7. Planning:  (Expenditures for 2013-2014, PT3 Meeting, Spring/Summer Activities)
  8. Program Review Report
  9. ESS Report (Summer Report)
  10. Professional Learning Discussed (Science Conference, PLCs, PGES, June 2nd, and Home Visits)
  11. Up-date/Revisions on 2014-2015 Schedule
  12. Teacher Tentative Assignments
  13. SBDM Policy Up-dates
  14. SBDM Parent Elections
  15. Parent Involvement (“Back to School Celebrations” and Block Party Discussion)
  16. Items for May Agenda
  17. Meeting Adjourned

__________________________________________________________________

TO:                         Parents/Staff

FROM:                  Bryant Gillis, Principal

SUBJECT:              SBDM March 2014 Meeting

Meeting Date:                   March 10, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. in the Tichenor Conference Room

DATE:                    March 2, 2014

 

  1. Opening the Meeting
  2. Minutes Read for Approval
  3. Open to Persons Wishing to Address the Council
  4. Budget Reports Presented for Approval/Review Expenditures
  5. Good News Items
  6. CSIP Up-dates Discussed
  7. Program Review Up-dates Discussed
  8. Discuss 2014-2015 Proposed Allocations/Budget Development
  9. Discuss Remaining 2013-2014 Allocations
  10. Discuss Possible Student Detentions/ESS Program
  11. Discuss MAP and K-Prep Assessment and Timeline
  12. Review Current Schedule Changes and Staffing
  13. Discuss AdvancED Audit on March 11th and March 12th
  14. Items for April  14th Agenda
  15. Meeting Adjourned

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MINUTES

JAMES I. TICHENOR MIDDLE SCHOOL

                                                         February 10, 2014

I.                   Open Meeting:  The Tichenor Middle School SBDM meeting was called to order at 5:30 p.m.   Present were Bryant Gillis, Tina Wehrle, Scott Houp, Jonathan Livingood, and Stacey Carter.

  1. II.                 The Minutes of the January 13, 2014, meeting were approved.
  2. III.              Good News:  Tichenor has been awarded the 21st Century Grant, focusing on after-school programs.  Office construction should be completed this week.  The Tichenor Middle School Energy Team will be recognized at the February 13th District Board Meeting for receiving the Jefferson Award, improving the community through community service opportunity. The Tichenor Counseling Program will also be recognized for their RAMP designation.
  3. IV.              The Budget:  The budget was presented and discussed.   The SBDM Council approved the budget.
  4. V.                Student Achievement:  The ESS update was given along with Mr. Palmore’s summer allocation report.  The AdvancED Report was completed today, February 10th.  Audit is scheduled for March 11 and 12, 2014.
  5. VI.              Gap Populations:  Groups have met and created diverse interventions for students.  The Science Department will be hosting a conference June 10-12, 2014 at Tichenor Middle School.  Teachers will be deconstructing and aligning the new standards.
  6. VII.           No new updates to the CSIP were discussed.
  7. VIII.         Policies and Procedures:  There are no updates at this time; the Standards-Based Grading Policy will be reviewed for updates.
  8. IX.              Elementary Transition Meetings took place earlier this month for two elementary schools; the other two will visit February 12, 2014.
  9. X.                 The PT3 Committee will be meeting (TBA) to go over the AdvancED Survey and discuss summer plans.
  10. XI.              The AdvancED Audit survey results were reviewed and discussed.
  11. XII.            Ms. Cottingham’s Program Reviews update was submitted to Council.
  12. XIII.         The FRYSC Program Plan for the 2014-2015 school year was presented to the Tichenor SBDM Council.  All were in favor and approved; Mr. Gillis signed the agreement.
  13. XIV.         There was brief discussion on Common Core Standards.
  14. XV.           The Mission and Vision Statements were reviewed.  The possibility of revision and more visibility were discussed.
  15. XVI.         The Scheduling Committee met with all faculty groups for scheduling feedback, including a meeting with parents to be held February 11th.  Several drafts were drawn with last model presented to the SBDM Council.  Council approved of Draft #5.
  16. XVII.      Mr. Livingood shared that about one half of the PEP Grant equipment has been delivered.  Jamie Bowlin, coordinator, has been assessing for classes and promoting throughout the community.  Mr. Carr, nutritionist, will be at Tichenor on Tuesdays.
  17. XVIII.    The Tichenor Middle School SBDM meeting was adjourned at 6:35 p.m.

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MINUTES

JAMES I. TICHENOR MIDDLE SCHOOL

                                                         January 13, 2014

 

 

  1. I.                   Open Meeting:  The Tichenor Middle School SBDM meeting was called to order at 5:45 p.m.   Present were Bryant Gillis, Tina Wehrle, Stacey Carter, Tyler Teke, Jonathan Livingood.
  2. II.                 The Minutes of the December 9, 2013, meeting were approved.
  3. III.              Good News:  Mr. Palmore addressed the Tichenor Middle School faculty January 13, 2014, regarding student improvement.  The PEP Grant for P.E. and Health began January 7, 2014.
  4. IV.              The Budget:  The budget was discussed along with technology possibilities later in the year.  The SBDM Council approved the budget.
  5. V.                Student Achievement:  The Data Team reported that 21 students needing extra assistance with instruction are also students that are at school between 7 and 7:30 a.m.  These students may now work with teachers through the ESS Program.  Winter MAP testing is complete; departments are breaking down their data looking for growth.  Principal’s report shows between 21 and 40 students struggling academically, many with discipline issues.  Teachers are analyzing data, looking for change, meeting with behavior specialists on how to move forward.
  6. VI.              A report on Program Reviews was given to the SBDM Council.  Teacher leaders are meeting regularly with Ms. Cottingham and Mr. Molley.
  7. VII.           There are no updates to the CSIP at this time.
  8. VIII.         Results from the AdvancEd Survey were discussed.  There was positive data from parents and teachers.
  9. IX.              Committee Reports:  The ESS Program will be focusing on working with students before and after school versus waiting until summer.  The Scheduling Committee was reviewed, discussed, and given final approval by the SBDM Council.  The committee will be meeting with each department for input.  The PT3 Committee will be working with the Planning Committee for future events.  PBIS, Mr. Hutton will be assisting Tichenor in the areas of student focus and discipline.  Council discussed all reports.
  10. X.                There are no Policy and Procedures updates at this time.
  11. XI.              A copy of the allowable and non-allowable expenses from Redbook was shared with Council.  Discussion followed.
  12. XII.           Planning for Parent Elections was discussed; looking at Honors Night.
  13. XIII.         February:  Planning Committee to be named and approved, mid-year budget adjustments, 2014-2015 budget discussion, Scheduling Committee report, AdvancEd Audit update.
  14. XIV.        The Tichenor Middle School SBDM meeting was adjourned at 6:45 p.m.

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MINUTES

JAMES I. TICHENOR MIDDLE SCHOOL

                                                         December 9, 2013

 

 

  1. I.                  Open Meeting:  The Tichenor Middle School SBDM meeting was called to order at 5:40 p.m.   Present were Bryant Gillis, Jonathan Livingood, Scott Houp, Stacey Carter, Tina Wehrle, and Tyler Teke.
  2. II.               The Minutes of the November 11, 2013, meeting were approved.
  3. III.            Mr. Livingood addressed the SBDM Council for approval of Tichenor students participating in a Lloyd High School Soccer Club.  Registration and funds would be taken care of through the high school.  All were in favor; council approved.  Also, Mr. Livingood would like to explore student motivation and rewards.
  4. IV.            Good News:  The Erlanger Elsmere School District was awarded a PEP Grant offering equipment and nutrition consulting for Tichenor students through the Physical Education program beginning January 7, 2014.
  5. V.               The Budget:  Surface Computers have been purchased along with additional Accelerated Math subscriptions.  The budget was approved by council.
  6. VI.            Program Reviews were discussed.  Scores were released December 5, 2013.  The Committee has assessed all areas, targeting the weakest.
  7. VII.         Student Achievement:  The CSIP has been updated after parent and staff meetings.  Review and discussion followed.  Winter MAP Testing is currently underway.  The ESS Assessment Team discussed morning sessions as well as teacher planning periods to target student gaps.
  8. VIII.      Parent Explore Night is scheduled for December 9, 2013.
  9. IX.            The 2014-2015 Scheduling Committee was presented and approved by the SBDM Council.  The Scheduling Committee will meet to start designing the 2014-2015 schdule.
  10. X.               The Tichenor Middle School SBDM meeting was adjourned at 6:40 p.m.

_______________________________________________________

TO:                         Parents and Staff

FROM:                  Bryant Gillis, Principal

SUBJECT:             January SBDM Agenda

Meeting Date:                   January 13, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. in the Tichenor Conference Room

DATE:                    December 31, 2013

 

  1. Open the Meeting
  2. Minutes Read
  3. Open to Persons Wishing to Address the Council
  4. Good News Items
  5. Budget Reports Presented (Up-date final expenditures based on current data)
  6. Student Achievement:  (Data Team Report on Student Needs, MAP Up-date/Revisions, Principal’s Report on students not making benchmark, Teacher Analysis of Data)
  7. Program Reviews:  Up-date
  8. Discuss AdvancED Surveys; Report on Data
  9. Committee Reports:  (ESS, Scheduling Committee Approval, PT3, PBIS-Mr. Ashley)
  10. Policy and Procedures Up-date from KASC
  11. Discussion from Teachers on Rewards for Students
  12. Election Procedures for Parent Elections Discussed
  13. February Agenda:  Mid-year Budget Adjustments, Planning Committee Named/Approved, 2014-2015 Budget Discussions, Scheduling Committee Report, AdvancEd Audit Up-date
  14. Meeting Adjourned

_______________________________________________________

To:                   Parents/Staff

FROM:             Bryant Gillis, Principal

SUBJECT:         December SBDM Agenda

Meeting Date:            December 9, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. in the Tichenor Conference Room

DATE:              December 2, 2013

 

  1. Open the Meeting
  2. Minutes Read/Approved
  3. Open to Persons Wishing to Address the Council
  4. Good News Items
  5. Budget Reports Presented/Discussed/Approved
  6. Program Review Up-dates
  7. Student Achievement:  (Discuss New CSIP/Update, MAP Up-date, Discuss ESS as related to Gaps)
  8. Up-date on Parents’ Night for EXPLORE results
  9. 2014-2015 Scheduling Committee Presented (Scheduling Timeline Discussed)
  10. Items for January Agenda
  11. Meeting Adjourned

____________________________________________________

MINUTES

JAMES I. TICHENOR MIDDLE SCHOOL

                                                         October 14, 2013

 

 

  1. I.                  Open Meeting:  The Tichenor Middle School SBDM meeting was called to order at 5:45 p.m.   Present were Bryant Gillis, Jonathan Livingood, Scott Houp, Tyler Teke and Tina Wehrle.
  2. II.               The Minutes of the September 9, 2013, meeting were approved.
  3. III.            Good News:  The Tichenor Middle School Volleyball Team had a fantastic 16-1 season.  The Trojan Football Team will compete in the championship game this Saturday, October 19th.  Ten Surface Computers were purchased for student use.
  4. IV.            No one wished to address the council.  NKU practicum student, Katlyn Whitaker joined the meeting.  Mr. Gillis shared that the Board approved the extra service position of Girls Basketball Scorekeeper – Away for $750 be transferred to Archery Team – Coach.
  5. V.               The Budget was discussed and approved by council.
  6. VI.            Student Achievement:  Assessment results in core areas were reviewed and discussed.  Tichenor Middle School has been identified as a progress school being in the top ten percent in Kentucky for growth.
  7. VII.         CSIP progress monthly updates were discussed.  Monthly revisions will continue; Executive Summary will be updated.  Final revisions of the CSIP will be on the November agenda for upload to ASSIST.
  8. VIII.      Final updates on Program Reviews will be delivered by Mrs. Cottingham by the end of October.  AdvancED Audit is scheduled for March 11th and 12th, 2014.
  9. IX.            K-Prep Assessment and AdvancED Audit Teams were discussed and selected.  The SBDM Council approved.  Mr. Dwayne Roberts will serve as Tichenor’s Lead Evaluator.
  10. X.               Mr. Gillis presented Mrs. Wedekind’s first-term ESS report.
  11. XI.            Final approval by the SBDM Council was given for the Program Reviews, School Emergency Plan, and Parent Involvement revisions.
  12. XII.         CSIP and Program Reviews will be discussed in November.
  13. XIII.      The Tichenor Middle School SBDM meeting was adjourned at 6:30 p.m.

__________________________________________________________________________

TO:                         Staff and Parents

FROM:                  Bryant Gillis, Principal

SUBJECT:             SBDM November 2013

Meeting Date:                   November 11, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. in the Tichenor Conference Room

DATE:                    November 3, 2013

 

  1. Opening the Meeting
  2. Minutes Read/Approved
  3. Good News Report
  4. Open to Persons Wishing to Address the Council
  5. Budget Reports Discussed/Approved
  6. Student Achievement:  a) EXPLORE Assessment Report, b) Continued K-Prep Up-date, c) Assessment Committee Report
  7. Program Review Up-date/Revision Plans (Mrs. Cottingham)
  8. CSIP Final Reading/Revisions
  9. Review TELL Survey Report/Action Plans Discussed
  10. PBIS Committee Report/Discipline Stats Presented (Mr. Ashley)
  11. Finalize December Agenda
  12. Meeting Adjourned

__________________________________________________________________________

MINUTES

JAMES I. TICHENOR MIDDLE SCHOOL

                                                            September 9, 2013

 

 

  1. I.                  Open Meeting:  The Tichenor Middle School SBDM meeting was called to order at 5:35 p.m.   Present were Bryant Gillis, Tina Wehrle, Tyler Teke, and Scott Houp.
  2. II.               The Minutes of the August 5, 2013, meeting were amended and approved.
  3. III.            No one wished to address the council.
  4. IV.            The Budget was presented and discussed.  The SBDM Council approved the budget.
  5. V.               Good News:  Students are working hard during MAP testing.  The Trojan football team remains undefeated.  The volleyball team is doing well.  A bike rack is being installed near the front entrance.
  6. VI.            CSIP:  Counselors, Instructional Coach, and Department Heads will be meeting monthly to discuss revisions.
  7. VII.         Student Achievement:  MAP testing is going well.  Testing is scheduled September 3rd through 12th.
  8. VIII.      K-Prep report is due mid-September, early October.
  9. IX.            The first reading for policy revisions to Program Reviews, School Emergency Plan, and Parent Involvement were given.  The SBDM Council approved.
  10. X.               The Vision Plan will be discussed once K-Prep scores are available.
  11. XI.            SUCCESS update:  Staff has received training, and students have been identified.
  12. XII.         The Tichenor Middle School Counselors will be submitting an application for Tichenor to become a RAMP (Recognized ASCA Model Program) school.
  13. XIII.      The Gap Analysis will be discussed in October once K-Prep scores are available.
  14. XIV.      The Tichenor Middle School SBDM meeting was adjourned at 6:15 p.m.

 

________________________________________

 

 

________________________________________________

TO:                         Staff/Parents

FROM:                  Bryant Gillis, Principal

SUBJECT:              SBDM October Agenda

Meeting Date:                   October 14, 2013

Date:                     October 3, 2013

 

  1. Opening the Meeting
  2. Minutes Read/Approved
  3. Good News Items
  4. Open to Persons Wishing to Address the Council
  5. Budget Reports Discussed/Approved
  6. Student Achievement Report:  (K-Prep Report:  Student Performance, Gap Analysis, Next Steps, and Celebration)
  7. CSIP Up-dates and Revisions Presentation/Discussion  (Discuss Plan for ASSIST)
  8. Program Reviews Discussion/Up-date:  September/October Revisions Presented
  9. Assessment/Data Team Approved
  10. AdvancED Audit Discussion/Team Approved
  11. ESS Annual Report
  12. Finalize November Agenda
  13. Meeting Adjourned

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MINUTES

JAMES I. TICHENOR MIDDLE SCHOOL

                                                            August 5, 2013

 

 

I.                   Open Meeting:  The Tichenor Middle School SBDM meeting was called to order at 5:35 p.m.   Present were Bryant Gillis, Jon Livingood, Tina Werhle, Stacey Carter, Tyler Teke, and Scott Houp. 

II.                 The Minutes of the June 10, 2013, meeting were approved.

III.              There was no one wishing to address the council.

IV.              The Budget was presented and discussed. The SBDM Council approved the budget.

V.                Good News:  Summer School Success Discussed; new parent and teacher representatives welcomed to the council.

VI.              COMMITTEE REPORTS:  SBDM Council approved instructional revisions and room assignments for the 2013-2014 school year.

VII.           Student Achievement:  Timeline for K-Prep Data reporting was discussed, Summer school up-date on standards, CSIP/Program Reviews up-dated and discussed, presented additions and deletions to CSIP.

VIII.         COMMITTEES-Ad Hoc:  Council approved continuing ad hoc committees.

IX.              PBIS Up-dates:  PBIS Committee reported to council on revisions and plans for the 2013-2014 school year.  The committee met with teacher representatives to revise the plan; staff is committed to the plan according to the PBIS chair.  Plan was approved by council.

X.                 SUCCES:  The SUCCESS Program was discussed.  Program approved by council.

XI.              Policies and Procedures:  Council discussed required changes; program review policy.  Council approved the current Emergency Plan; emergency plan revision will be addressed at the September SBDM meeting.

XII.            Council Dates/Times:  The council approved the regular monthly SBDM meeting time for the second Monday of the month at 5:30 p.m. for the 2013-2014 school year.

XIII.         Vice chairperson: SBDM Council approved Tyler Teke to be the 2013-2014 vice chairperson.

XIV.         September Agenda:  Council discussed items for September which included SBDM policies and emergency plan.

XV.           Meeting Adjourned.

 

____________________________________________________________

 

 

TO:                         Parents/Staff

FROM:                  Bryant Gillis, Principal

SUBJECT:              SBDM AUGUST AGENDA

Meeting Date:                   August 5, 2013

DATE:                    July 22, 2013

I.        Opening the Meeting

II.      Minutes Read/Approved

III.    Open to Persons Wishing to Address the Council

IV.    Budget Reports Presented/Approved

V.      Welcoming of New Council Members

VI.    Report to Council on Instructional Revisions

VII.  Report to Council on Room Revisions

VIII.            Student Achievement:  (Scheduling, Assessment Dates, TELL Survey Addressed, Summer School Data, CSIP and Program Review Up-dates, and MAP Data)

IX.    Ad Hoc Committees Discussed/Committee Changes

X.      PBIS Up-dates/Approval

XI.    Required Policy and Procedures Revisions Up-date (Program Reviews/Emergency Plan)

XII.  Set SBDM Regular Meeting Schedule for 2013-2014 school year

XIII.            Elect a Vice-chairperson

XIV.            September Agenda

XV.  Meeting Adjourned

_______________________________________________________

 

 

MINUTES

JAMES I. TICHENOR MIDDLE SCHOOL

                                                            June 10, 2013

I.        Opening the Meeting

The Tichenor Middle School SBDM meeting was called to order at 5:30 p.m. Present were Bryant Gillis, Jessica Wedekind, Scott Houp, and Stacey Carter.

II.      Minutes Read/Approved

The May 13 2013 minutes were approved.

III.    Open to Persons Wishing to Address the Council

There was no one wishing to address the council.

IV.    Budget Reports Presented/Discussed/Approved

The budget was presented and discussed.  The SBDM Council approved the budget.

V.      Good News Items

-A new counseling position was created through grant money

-Staff was trained on home visits and will implement the information in the Fall.

VI.    Student Progress:  Scheduling up-date, K-Prep, Algebra Placement, MAP Data

-The schedule was completed and approved which includes common planning for teachers.

-Algebra placement was finalized with the High School.

VII.  Program Reviews (Next Steps Discussion)

-Our instructional coach will be meeting to look at CSIP and Program Reviews to ensure all areas of concern are addressed with CSIP.  Everything was turned in and approved by the state.

VIII.            Tell Survey Discussed

Areas of attention include communication between the school and the community.  Other areas scored higher than other schools in our area.

IX.    Classroom Assignments Discussed

Assignments were reviewed and approved- see attached

X.      Teacher Assignments Discussed

Assignments reviewed, discussed and approved.

XI.    Vacancies:  SBDM Interview Schedule Discussed

There is a Librarian Position open, and an Assistant Principal Position Open

XII.  Advice to New Council:  (Achievements, Challenges, Hopes, Changes)

We have training coming up for the next Site Base members

This year we saw growth on MAP scores, our CSIP was recognized as one of the best, and our new counseling program is off to a great start.

We continue to have challenges and will work on student apathy.

We hope for every student to be successful through the programs we have in place.

Changes for next include the schedule, dress code, counseling program, and focused advisory time.

XIII.            SBDM Training Dates

July for new members and August for previous members.  Letters will be sent.

XIV.            PT3 Back to School Plans from Committee

Next meeting June 11

XV.  Summer Council Schedule/July Agenda

We will meet for interviews and special meetings will be called if needed.

XVI.            Meeting Adjourned

 

_____________________________________________________________

TO:                         Parents and Staff

FROM:                  Bryant Gillis, Principal

SUBJECT:              SBDM June Agenda

Meeting Date:                   June 10, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. in the Tichenor Conference Room

DATE:                    June 3, 2013

 

  1. Opening the Meeting
  2. Minutes Read/Approved
  3. Open to Persons Wishing to Address the Council
  4. Budget Reports Presented/Discussed/Approved
  5. Good News Items
  6. Student Progress:  Scheduling up-date, K-Prep, Algebra Placement, MAP Data
  7. Program Reviews (Next Steps Discussion)
  8. Tell Survey Discussed
  9. Classroom Assignments Discussed
  10. Teacher Assignments Discussed
  11. Vacancies:  SBDM Interview Schedule Discussed
  12. Advice to New Council:  (Achievements, Challenges, Hopes, Changes)
  13. SBDM Training Dates
  14. PT3 Back to School Plans from Committee
  15. Summer Council Schedule/July Agenda
  16. Meeting Adjourned

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MINUTES

JAMES I. TICHENOR MIDDLE SCHOOL

                                                            May 13, 2013

 

 

  1. I.                  Open Meeting:  The Tichenor Middle School SBDM meeting was called to order at 5:30 p.m.   Present were Bryant Gillis, Jessica Wedekind, Michael Neidhardt, Tyler Teke, and Scott Houp.
  2. II.               The Minutes of the April 8, 2013, meeting were approved.
  3. III.            There was no one wishing to address the council.  Board members, Tom Luken and David Bird joined the meeting.
  4. IV.            The Budget was presented and discussed.  Teacher allocations will be administered by departments.  The SBDM Council approved the budget.
  5. V.               Good News:  Students are working hard during K-Prep testing.  The Good Faith Rubric looks to be a good guide for students working toward many donated incentives.   There has been an observed positive atmosphere with both students and faculty during testing.

The SREB recognized the Tichenor Math Department as an Elite Math Team.  Mr. Fangman, Ms. J. Clark, Mr. Teke, and Ms. Rose will all be presenting at the National Conference in Charlotte.

The Tichenor Middle School Energy Club won first in the state for Most Outstanding Jr. Level Project in the KY NEED Youth Awards and has been invited to Washington D.C.

  1. VI.            Results of MAP Testing showed growth in content areas.

Each area of the Program Reviews has been evaluated.  Needs and improvements will be added to the CSIP.  The financial impact to Tichenor with budget cuts was discussed.  A math position will not be replaced and the Springboard program will not be renewed for 2013-2014.

  1. VII.         Program Reviews, discussed above, was approved by the SBDM Council and will be reviewed every two months.
  2. VIII.      The Annual Budget Committee met and discussed Professional Learning, how to be creative and utilize our own staff with learning teams spreading leadership abilities. The SBDM Council approved the budget.
  3. IX.            The Annual Writing Committee met and revised the writing plan.
  4. X.               Faculty SBDM Council Elections were May 13th, 2013.  Elected were Tyler Teke and Jonathan Livingood.  Parent Elections will be held May 16th, 2013.
  5. XI.            The ESS Summer Program will have thirty to forty students enrolled working on targeted subject areas and success skills along with NKU interns.  Letters will go out on May 15th.  The plan was approved by The SBDM Council.
  6. XII.         Dress Code Update:  The Dress Code Committee met to annually review the dress code.  The committee discussed the following changes; adding jeans, stop hoodies, and change distractions.  The committee reached consensus except for the wear of hoodies.  The opposition was presented to the council.  After discussion, the SBDM Council approved the wearing of jeans that follow code, hoodies will still be permitted following guidelines, and distractions will be determined by the discretion of the administration.
  7. XIII.      Professional Learning strategies were discussed.  Faculty strengths will be shared and utilized.  The Professional Learning Committee and plan were approved by the SBDM Council.
  8. XIV.      The Scheduling Committee is revising the schedule after budget revision information.  They have met with Lloyd High School to have a similar working schedule that will work for our transit students.
  9. XV.         SBDM Allocations were discussed earlier.  The SBDM Council approved final Board allocations.
  10. XVI.      Instructional Changes:  Trina Jolly and Diane Coholich will be retiring.
  11. XVII.   Room assignments may occur after instructional changes are finalized.
  12. XVIII.   June Agenda:  The two policies for Program Reviews will be set in place.
  13. XIX.      The Tichenor Middle School SBDM meeting was adjourned at 6:30 p.m.

 

______________________________________________________________

TO:                         Parents and Staff

FROM:                  Bryant Gillis, Principal

SUBJECT:              SBDM May Agenda 2013

Meeting Date:                   May 13, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. in the Tichenor Conference Room

DATE:                    May 5, 2013

 

  1. Opening the Meeting
  2. Minutes Read/Approved
  3. Open to Persons Wishing to Address the Council
  4. Budget Reports Presented/Approved
  5. Good New Items
  6. Student Achievement (MAP Up-date, SBDM Up-date on Program Reviews, District Financial Decision/Impact; K-Prep Scheduling)
  7. Program Review Committee Reports/Revision Dates Set for 2013-2014. (Jackie Alexander)
  8. Annual Budget Committee Report (Committee Designee)
  9. Annual Writing Committee Report (Committee Designee)
  10. Council Elections Report (Parent/Teacher) (Transition Awareness)
  11. ESS Summer School Report (Jessica Wedekind)
  12. Annual Dress Code Committee Up-date/Revisions for Approval
  13. Professional Learning Follow-up for 2013-2014
  14. Scheduling Committee Report/Up-date
  15. SBDM Allocations/Budget Finalized
  16. Report to Council on Instructional Changes
  17. Report to Council on Room Changes
  18. Items for June Agenda Discussed
  19. Meeting Adjourned

____________________________________________________________________________________________

MINUTES

JAMES I. TICHENOR MIDDLE SCHOOL

                                                            April 8, 2013

 

 

  1. I.                  Open Meeting:  The Tichenor Middle School SBDM meeting was called to order at 5:35 p.m.   Present were Bryant Gillis, Jessica Wedekind, Scott Houp, and Stacey Carter.
  2. II.               The Minutes of the March 11, 2013, meeting were approved.
  3. III.            There was no on wishing to address the council.
  4. IV.            The Budget was presented and approved by council.
  5. V.               Good News:  Tichenor Goes to College took place the week of March 25th.  The District Rounds also occurred in March with ideas for improvement.  Both had positive feedback and were very successful.
  6. VI.            Spring MAP Testing begins April 10th.  K-Prep Assessment begins May 9th.  Updates and directions have been administered to faculty.
  7. VII.         Planning was discussed for Tichenor Middle School’s 2013-2014  individual account budgets.  A vision committee will be established.
  8. VIII.      There have been no changes with the Program Review at this time.  Final copy is due in June.
  9. IX.             The ESS Summer School Committee has finalized plans.  The program will begin June 3rd through June 20th, Monday through Thursday.  Referrals will go out this week.
  10. X.               The SBDM Council approved these Professional Learning dates.  June 7th and August 2nd will be used for Home Visits.  August 9th will be a district-wide meeting.
  11. XI.            The Scheduling Committee has met several times.  A revised schedule was presented to council and approved.
  12. XII.         The Program Review Policy will be placed on the May agenda.
  13. XIII.      Stacey Carter presented updates from the PT3 Meeting. They are forming sub-committees to utilize resources and skills to assist students.
  14. XIV.      The Tichenor Middle School SBDM meeting was adjourned at 6:30 p.m.

 

_____________________________________________________________________________________________

MINUTES

JAMES I. TICHENOR MIDDLE SCHOOL

March 11, 2013

 

 

  1. I.                  Open Meeting:  The Tichenor Middle School SBDM meeting was called to order at 5:45 p.m.   Present were Bryant Gillis, Jessica Wedekind, Scott Houp, and Stacey Carter.
  2. II.               The Minutes of the February 25, 2013, special meeting were approved.
  3. III.            There was no on wishing to address the council.
  4. IV.            The Budget was discussed and approved by council.
  5. V.               Good News:  The March 7th Staff versus the Students event was enjoyed by many with a Harlem Shake halftime.  On March 9th the Tichenor Middle School Cheerleaders placed first place at the Bardstown Competition and the PT3 meeting had a nice turnout with positive discussion by parents and teachers.
  6. VI.            There are no changes to the CSIP at this time.
  7. VII.         2013-2014 Budget Allocations were discussed.  Council was in agreement of the proposed budget.
  8. VIII.      Sixth-grade teachers have been focusing on students in jeopardy of retention.  Summer ESS is an option for students needing extra help.
  9. IX.            SBDM Policy Reviews:  The Council Elections and Terms Policy was reviewed and discussed.  The first reading will take place in April.
  10. X.               Allocations for certified and classified personnel were discussed for the 2013-2014 school year.
  11. XI.            The ESS program has over one-hundred students attending at this time to foster growth in reading and math areas.  Mrs. Alexander submitted updates for the Program Reviews.
  12. XII.         The SBDM Council will share their Vision for Tichenor Middle School.
  13. XIII.      The TELL Survey is now open for teacher input.  Data will be utilized by the district.
  14. XIV.      The SBDM Council will continue to look at Policy Reviews in April.
  15. XV.         The Tichenor Middle School SBDM meeting was adjourned at 7:00 p.m.

_______________________________________________________________________________________________

TO:                         Parents/Staff

FROM:                  Bryant Gillis, Principal

SUBJECT:              SBDM March 2013

Meeting Date:                   March 11, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. in Conference Room

DATE:                    March 3, 2013

 

  1. Opening the Meeting
  2. Minutes Read/Approved
  3. Open to Persons Wishing to Address the Council
  4. Budget Reports Presented/Approved
  5. Good News Items
  6. CSIP Reviewed (Review Improvement Plan)
  7. Discuss 2013-2014 Proposed Allocations/Budget Development
  8. Discuss Student Retention/ESS Summer Program
  9. SBDM Policies for Review (Program Review Policy Discussion)
  10. Discuss Remaining SBDM Funds, Staff Allocations, and Budget
  11. Report from ESS, Program Reviews, Arts Humanities, and Writing Leader
  12. Discussion:  SBDM Council’s Vision for Tichenor
  13. TELL Survey Discussion/Use of Data
  14. Discuss Items for April Agenda
  15. Meeting Adjourned

 

_________________________________________________________________________________________________

MINUTES

JAMES I. TICHENOR MIDDLE SCHOOL

         February 25, 2013

Special Meeting

 

 

  1. I.                   Open Meeting:  The Tichenor Middle School SBDM special meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m.   Present were Bryant Gillis, Jessica Wedekind, Tyler Teke, Scott Houp and Stacey Carter.
  2. II.                 The Minutes of the January 14, 2013, SBDM meeting were approved.
  3. III.              Good News:  PT3 letters were sent out February 25th.  Seventh graders taking the Explore Test showed improvement over last year’s eighth grade scores. Forty-seven percent show college readiness.  The NAEP testing was February 22nd.  Tichenor eighth graders did a spectacular job.  The Tichenor Middle School Staff versus the Students event will take place March 7th at 7:00 p.m.  The Tichenor Middle School Counseling Program will be applying for RAMP designation in the fall.  RAMP stands for Recognized ASCA Model Program.
  4. IV.             No one wished to address the council.  Angela Fletcher from Northern Kentucky University attended the meeting.
  5. V.                The Budget Reports were presented.  Discussion followed including ESS funds for the remainder of the year.  The SBDM council approved the budget.
  6. VI.             MAP assessment data was discussed and will be used to determine scheduling.
  7. VII.           CSIP:  There are no changes in the CSIP at this time.
  8. VIII.        The SBDM Council will update review policies in March.
  9. IX.              Tichenor Middle School’s sixth-grade language arts teacher, Jenna Siemer, began instruction February 25th.  Asha Clark entered the new position with the Success Program.  Discussion followed.
  10. X.                Elementary School transition dates have been set.  Lindeman and Miles schools had successful meetings while Arnett and Howell will be meeting February 26th and March 5th.
  11. XI.              Schedule Up-date:  A teacher survey and several scheduling meetings have occurred.  Three scheduling templates have been presented and reviewed.   Completion is expected in March.
  12. XII.           A PT3 meeting is scheduled  March 9th.
  13. XIII.         The Tichenor Middle School SBDM meeting was adjourned at 7:00 p.m.

 

_______________________________________________________________________________________________

TO:                         Parents and Staff

FROM:                  Bryant Gillis, Principal

SUBJECT:              SBDM Special Called Meeting for February Agenda

Meeting Date:                   February 25, 2013

DATE:                    February 21, 2013

 

  1. Opening the Meeting
  2. Minutes Read/Approved
  3. Good News Items
  4. Open to Persons Wishing to Address the Council
  5. Budget Reports Presented/Discussed/Approved
  6. Student Achievement (MAP Data)
  7. CSIP Review
  8. SBDM Policy Report/Review
  9. Language Arts Position
  10. Elementary School Transition Dates
  11. PT3 Meeting Schedule for March
  12. 2012-2013 Scheduling Up-date/Teacher Survey
  13. Items for March Agenda
  14. Meeting Adjourned

_____________________________________________________________________________________________

TO:                         Parents and Staff

FROM:                  Bryant Gillis, Principal

SUBJECT:              SBDM Special Called Meeting for February Agenda

Meeting Date:                   February 19, 2013 at 5:30 p.m.

DATE:                    February 12, 2013

 

  1. Opening the Meeting
  2. Minutes Read/Approved
  3. Good News Items
  4. Open to Persons Wishing to Address the Council
  5. Budget Reports Presented/Discussed/Approved
  6. Student Achievement (MAP Data)
  7. CSIP Review
  8. SBDM Policy Report/Review
  9. Language Arts Position
  10. Elementary School Transition Dates
  11. PT3 Meeting Schedule for March
  12. 2012-2013 Scheduling Up-date/Teacher Survey
  13. Items for March Agenda
  14. Meeting Adjourned

________________________________________________________________________________________________

TO:                         Parents and Staff

FROM:                  Bryant Gillis, Principal

SUBJECT:              SBDM February Agenda

Meeting Date:   February 11, 2013 at 5:30 p.m.

DATE:                    February 2, 2013

 

  1. Opening the Meeting
  2. Minutes Read/Approved
  3. Good News Items
  4. Open to Persons Wishing to Address the Council
  5. Budget Reports Presented/Discussed/Approved
  6. Student Achievement (MAP Data, K-Prep, TELL Survey, On-going learning)
  7. Monitoring/Analysis of GAPs
  8. CSIP Review/Up-dated
  9. SBDM Policies Report (Areas for Revision Discussed)
  10. Language Arts Position (Set times for Interviews)
  11. Professional School Counseling Program Up-date
  12. Elementary School Transition Meetings/Up-date
  13. PT3 Meeting Scheduled for March 9th
  14. 2012-2013 Scheduling Up-date/Discuss Teacher Survey
  15. Program Reviews/Needs Assessment
  16. Review/Discuss Mission Statement
  17. Items Discussed for March Agenda
  18. Meeting Adjourned

 

 

Notes for Discussion:

When discussing/analyzing our school data we need to ask the following five questions:

1)      What does the data tell us?

2)      What does the data not tell us?

3)      What are the causes for celebration (analysis of data)?

4)      What are the opportunities for improvement (analysis of data) include contributing factors and root cause?

5)      What are our next steps (prioritization of needs)?

Just a Thought: 

“Listening to kids teaches us more than talking to kids.”  Dale Lumpa

________________________________________________________________________________________________

MINUTES

JAMES I. TICHENOR MIDDLE SCHOOL

         January 14, 2013

I.  Open Meeting:  The Tichenor Middle School SBDM meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m.   Present were Bryant Gillis, Stacey Carter, Scott Houp, and Tyler Teke.

II.  The Minutes of the December 10, 2012, meeting were approved.

III. No one wished to address the council.

IV.  The Budget was presented to council and approved.

V. The second reading of The 2013 CSIP was discussed and approved by council.

VI.  The MAP Assessment Report showed overall school improvement.  Assessment and student achievement were discussed.

VII. Needs assessments for the 2013-2014 school year are being compiled.

VIII.  An update of the Program Reviews was submitted by Mrs. Alexander.

IX.  The Scheduling Committee is working with Lloyd High School to utilize high school classes more effectively.  PBIS is being revised into seven levels.  The Tichenor Middle School counselors are working with challenging behavior groups to provide lacking skills.

X. Areas of Policies and Procedures being updated are SBDM Voting, Standards-Based Grading, and Homework Policy.  Discussion followed.

XI.  The Parent/Teacher Committee will be meeting to discuss improved involvement.

XII. Scheduled for the February agenda is the Mid-year Budget adjustments, Improvement Plan Committee named, 2013-2014 Budget discussions, and Policy Reviews.

XIII. The Tichenor Middle School SBDM meeting was adjourned at 6:35 p.m.

 

______________________________________________________________________________________________

TO:                         Parents and Staff

FROM:                  Bryant Gillis, Principal

SUBJECT:              January SBDM Agenda

Meeting Date:                   January 14, 2013 at 5:30 p.m.

DATE:                    January 6, 2013

 

  1. Open the Meeting
  2. Minutes Read/Approved
  3. Open to Persons Wishing to Address the Council
  4. Good News Items
  5. Budget Reports Presented/Approved
  6. Second Reading of 2013 CSIP/Discussion
  7. MAP Assessment Report from Winter Assessment/Student Achievement
  8. Needs Assessment for 2013-2014 School Year
  9. Program Reviews Discussed/Presented by Mrs. Alexander
  10. Committee Report:  Scheduling and PBIS  (Counselors/Ms. Stappenbeck)
  11. Policies and Procedures Up-date Review
  12. Parent Committee Report for Improved Involvement
  13. February Agenda:  Mid-year Budget Adjustments, Improvement Plan Committee Named, 2013-2014 Budget Discussions, Continue Policy Reviews

_____________________________________________________________________________________________

 

MINUTES

JAMES I. TICHENOR MIDDLE SCHOOL

December 10, 2012

 

  1. I.                  Open Meeting:  The Tichenor Middle School SBDM meeting was called to order at 5:40 p.m.   Present were Bryant Gillis, Jessica Wedekind, Scott Houp, and Michael Neidhardt.
  2. II.               The Minutes of the November 12, 2012, meeting were approved.
  3. III.            No one wished to address the council.  Board of Education council member, David Bird, joined the meeting.
  4. IV.            The final day of MAP testing at Tichenor is scheduled for December 11, 2012.  Excitement and positive attitudes have been apparent throughout the building.  Kendilynn Madden has joined our school counseling team.
  5. V.               The Budget was presented to council and approved.
  6. VI.            The Program Reviews audit and review are complete.  Instructional coach, Jacki Alexander, is uploading changes.
  7. VII.         The first draft of the CSIP was provided to council.  Mr. Gillis stated that the committee along with Mr. Molley wrote out goals, strategies, and activities to be implemented at Tichenor Middle School.  The Scheduling Committee was presented to the SBDM Council.  Council approved Karen Hughes to lead the parent committee revising the Tichenor Middle School CSIP.  Areas of activity were discussed, including Special Education barriers to learning and strategies.  The SBDM Council reviewed the draft and approved it.
  8. VIII.      Joyce Harris and Mary Marshall have been assigned to Tichenor Middle School to assist as a Focus School.
  9. IX.            The Explore Parent Night took place December 10, 2012.   Parent nights were discussed for K-Prep, ILPs, Explore, and Parent Academy.
  10. X.               The K-Prep Parent Night will be held in January.  We will also have the final CSIP reading and address the Crisis Protocol.
  11. XI.            The Tichenor Middle School SBDM meeting was adjourned at 6:45 p.m

___________________________________________________________________________________________

 

MINUTES

JAMES I. TICHENOR MIDDLE SCHOOL

                                                         November 12, 2012

 

 

  1. I.                  Open Meeting:  The Tichenor Middle School SBDM meeting was called to order at 5:35 p.m.   Present were Bryant Gillis, Jessica Wedekind, Scott Houp, Stacey Carter, and Tyler Teke.
  2. II.               The Minutes of the October 15, 2012, meeting were approved.
  3. III.            Good News:  The Tichenor Trojans football team was recognized at the Board meeting this month for their undefeated season along with the district championship win.  Basketball games begin tomorrow.  The Chamber of Commerce Business visit was a success.  Contact with participating businesses is ongoing.  Mr. Gillis was recognized at the NAACP 12th Annual Freedom Fund Gala.
  4. IV.            No one wished to address the council.  Board of Education council member, David Bird, joined the meeting.
  5. V.               The Budget:  There was discussion about past and upcoming expenditures.  Section VI and student fee monies were deposited into the Tichenor account in October.  The budget was approved by council.
  6. VI.            Student Achievement:  The School Report Card was discussed.  Tichenor Middle School scored 37.5% and was identified as a focus school.  There was discussion about the importance of students understanding data translation.  Tichenor eighth graders scored 13.4% proficient on the Explore Test. The breakdown of K-Prep sub groups was discussed.  K-Prep and Explore data was discussed and next steps were considered.
  7. VII.         CSIP Revisions were discussed.
  8. VIII.      Focus School: Areas of focus were discussed.  The submission of significant achievement gap targets and timelines were discussed and approved.  The focus will be students with disabilities in reading.
  9. IX.            Update Program Reviews:  The Program Review Team has been meeting to address needs areas.
  10. X.               Professional School Counseling Program Grant: Tichenor Middle School was awarded a federal grant for the three-year hire of a guidance counselor and to implement the program.
  11. XI.            The Tichenor Middle School SBDM meeting was adjourned at 6:30 p.m.

 

________________________________________________________________________________________________

TO:                         Staff and Parents

FROM:                  Bryant Gillis, Principal

SUBJECT:              SBDM November 2012

Meeting Date:                   November 12, 2012

DATE:                    November 5, 2012

 

  1. Opening the Meeting
  2. Minutes Read/Approved
  3. Good News Report
  4. Open to Persons Wishing to Address the Council
  5. Budget Reports Discussed/Approved
  6. Student Achievement:  a) Academic Up-date, b) K-Prep Results, c) Explore
  7. CSIP Revisions:  a) Organizational Diagram, b) Timeline
  8. Discuss Focus School:  Area of Focus
  9. Up-date Program Reviews
  10. Professional School Counseling Program Grant
  11. Meeting Adjourned

___________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

MINUTES

JAMES I. TICHENOR MIDDLE SCHOOL

October 15, 2012

 

I. Open Meeting:  The Tichenor Middle School SBDM meeting was called to order at 5:35 p.m.   Present were Bryant Gillis, Jessica Wedekind, Michael Neidhardt, Tyler Teke, Scott Houp, and Stacey Carter.

  1. II.                 The Minutes of the September 10, 2012, SBDM meeting were approved.
  2. III.              Good News:  The undefeated Tichenor Trojans Football team will compete this weekend in the championship game.  Tichenor Middle School was awarded a grant which will allow for another counselor this school year.  We will be hosting a Science PD October 16th.
  3. IV.              Present to address the council were Robyn Burke and Karen Ramsey.  They motioned for approval of a girl’s club soccer team.  They’ve already acquired sponsorship.  All were in favor for one year.  Asha Clark and Jeff Miller attended the SBDM meeting.
  4. V.                The Budget was discussed and approved.
  5. VI.              Student Achievement:  K-Prep data will be available shortly.  Dr. Burkhardt will be meeting with faculty October 19th to discuss MAP data.  GAP scores have not yet been released.  SBDM members discussed new K-Prep terms and what it means for schools and SBDM councils.
  6. VII.           CSIP:  Component Managers were named and approved.
  7. VIII.         Data Teams: Teachers were appointed and approved for the 2012-2013 Data Teams.
  8. IX.              The Second Reading of KASC Updates for Teacher Election Policy was given.  Council approved.
  9. X.                 Mrs. Wedekind reported that the ESS Program utilized remaining 2011-2012 funds for a successful month in September.  Teacher referrals are currently being taken for the program.
  10. XI.              Students have done a great job observing the dress code and discipline the first term.  The Dress Code Committee was approved.  Issues with holes in jeans still need to be addressed.  Discussion followed.
  11. XII.            November agenda:  SBDM Council will address assessment and CSIP revisions.
  12. XIII.         The Tichenor SBDM meeting was adjourned at 6:40 p.m.

________________________________________________________________________________________________

MINUTES

JAMES I. TICHENOR MIDDLE SCHOOL

September 10, 2012

 

I. Open Meeting:  The Tichenor Middle School SBDM meeting was called to order at 5:30 p.m.   Present were Bryant Gillis, Jessica Wedekind, Michael Neidhardt, Tyler Teke, Scott Houp, and Stacey Carter.

  1.  The Minutes of the August 16, 2012, SBDM special meeting were approved.
  2. Jessica Wedekind addressed council about parent volunteer possibilities.  Wireless hook up is complete on the copier.
  3. The Budget was reviewed by Council.  There was discussion of duplicator use and expense justification.  The budget was approved.
  4. Student Achievement:  MAP testing continues this week.
  5. State Assessment:  Gap report will be revised once scores are released.  The timeline for new data release was discussed.
  6. MAP testing for most of 7th and 8th grade was completed last week.  Testing continues this week.
  7. Changes will be made to CSIP and the Achievement Gap with the release of new data.
  8. Mr. Fairchild and the Program Review Committee are working on the Program Review Update.  Ms. Jackie Butts will serve as the writing coordinator.
  9. The Crisis Management Plan is up to date.  Council approved  the plan.
  10. The First Reading of KASC Updates for the SBDM By-laws and Policies was given.  Discussion followed.
  11. The Three Year Plan was discussed.  Mr. Gillis announced that a team of teachers as well as a team of parents is desired.  The committee will begin work as soon as K-Prep data is released.
  12. The Second Reading of KASC Updates will be on the October agenda.
  13. The Tichenor SBDM meeting was adjourned at 6:30 p.m.

 

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

TO:                         Parents/Staff

FROM:                  Bryant Gillis, Principal

SUBJECT:              SBDM September Agenda

Meeting Date:  September 10, 2012

DATE:                    September 3, 2012

 

 

  1. Opening The Meeting
  2. Minutes Read/Approved
  3. Open to Persons Wishing to Address the Council
  4. Budget Reports Presented/Approved
  5. Report to Council on Student Achievement
  6. Up-date on State Assessment
  7. Set time-line for assessment data (K-Prep) review
  8. Review CSIP/Achievement Gap
  9. Program Review Up-date
  10. Up-dated Crisis Management Plan from Mrs. Stappenbeck
  11. First Reading of KASC Up-dates for SBDM By-laws and Policies
  12. Discuss the continued development of a three year plan
  13. Discuss SBDM October Agenda
  14. Meeting Adjourned
  15. ________________________________________________________________________________

 

MINUTES

JAMES I. TICHENOR MIDDLE SCHOOL

August 16, 2012

Special Meeting

  1. I. Open Meeting: The Tichenor Middle School SBDM meeting was called to order at 5:40 p.m.   Present were Bryant Gillis, Stacey Carter, Jessica Wedekind, Scott Houp and Tyler Teke.
  2. II. The Minutes of the July 17, 2012, special meeting were approved.
  3. III. No one wished to address the council.  Board member, Tom Luken and Lloyd senior, Joe Luken attended the meeting.
  4. IV. Initial expenditures for the new school year were discussed.  The Budget reports were presented and approved by council.
  5. V. Final teaching assignments and new hires were reviewed with council.
  6. VI. Final room assignments were reported to council.
  7. VII. Student assessment timelines were discussed.  MAP testing will begin September 4th and run for three weeks.  Explore testing will take place September 25th and 26th in Scheben Gym.  Gallup Poll data indicated that students’ hope for their future and engagement in learning was rising.  Council will work on a rough draft for CSIP in September and the final copy will be due by October 1st.
  8. VIII. Council discussed July 1st KASC revisions.  A timeline was approved.
  9. IX. The Tichenor Middle School SBDM meeting was adjourned at 6:30 p.m.

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________

TO:                         Parents/Staff

FROM:                  Bryant Gillis, Principal

SUBJECT:              SBDM AUGUST AGENDA

Meeting Date:                   August 13, 2012

DATE:                    August 5, 2012

  1. Opening the Meeting
  2. Minutes Read/Approved
  3. Open to Persons Wishing to Address the Council
  4. Budget Reports Presented/Approved
  5. Welcoming of New Council
  6. Report to Council on Instructional Revisions

VII.  Report to Council on Room Revisions

  1. Student Achievement:  MAP Assessment/Explore Dates; Review Gall-up Poll Data; High School Classes Offered, CSIP Revisions by October/Committee Reports for Sept. Agenda
  2. Student Assessment Report and Achievement Report Timeline Developed
  3. Technology Plan Discussed
  4. Program Reviews:  ASSIST Reporting, Steps to Implement Recommendations for Improvements.

XII.  School Safety Up-date from Mrs. Stappenbeck.

  1. Discuss PBIS Up-dates
  2. Discuss SBDM Policies and By-laws Revisions Needed for 2012-2013 School Year.

XV.  Finalize September’s Agenda

  1. Meeting Adjourned

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________

TO:                         Parents/Staff

FROM:                  Bryant Gillis, Principal

SUBJECT:              SBDM July Special-called Meeting

Meeting Time:                  July 17, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. in the Tichenor Conference Room

DATE:                    July 13, 2012

  1. Opening the Meeting
  2. Minutes Read/Approved
  3. Budget Reports Presented/Approved
  4. Second Reading of Revised Attendance Policy
  5. Approve Revised Room Assignments/New Hires
  6. Setting Dates and Times for the 2012-2013 SBDM Meetings

VII.  SBDM By-laws/Policies 2012-2013 Up-date Review

  1. SBDM Council Members Up-dated information (Contact Information, Email Contact Approved for 2012-2013)

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

TO:                         Parents and Staff

FROM:                  Bryant Gillis, Principal

SUBJECT:              SBDM June Agenda

Meeting Date:                   June 11, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. in the Tichenor Conference Room

DATE:                    June 4, 2012

  1. Opening the Meeting
  2. Minutes Read/Approved
  3. Open to Persons Wishing to Address the Council
  4. Budget Reports Presented/Approved
  5. Good New Items
  6. Student Progress/MAP Assessment Data Discussed

VII.  Program Reviews (Two-year Plan Discussed)

  1. New Staff Members Announced
  2. SBDM Policy Revisions For July 1st
  3. Advise for New Council (Achievements, Challenges, Hopes, Changes)
  4. SBDM Training Dates

XII.  On-going Learning

  1. Meeting Adjourned

________________________________________________________________________________________________________

MINUTES

JAMES I. TICHENOR MIDDLE SCHOOL

May 14, 2012

I. Open Meeting: The Tichenor Middle School SBDM meeting was called to order at 5:35 p.m.   Present were Bryant Gillis, Michael Neidhardt, Asha Clark, and Laura Gessner.

  1. II. The Minutes of the May 1, 2012, meeting were approved.
  2. III. No one wished to address the council.
  3. IV. The Budget was discussed and approved by council.
  4. V. K-PREP testing was completed the week of May 7th-11th.
  5. VI. Student Progress, Assessment Reports, and CSIP have all been completed.
  6. VII. The Program Reviews Committee Reports have been submitted.  Mr. Gillis reported that the audit went well, and Mrs. Dierig did a fantastic job presenting.
  7. VIII. SBDM Council Elections for the 2012-2013 school year will take place on May 17th for parents and May 21st for teachers.
  8. IX. The Three-year Planning Committee will meet this summer for their initial meeting.
  9. X. ESS letters were sent home for students to attend summer school.  The session will run for three weeks, Monday thru Thursday.  Discussion followed.
  10. XI. The second reading of the Tichenor SBDM Policies Revision was given.  The council approved with no changes.
  11. XII. Professional Development dates are now set for May 29th and 30th along with two days prior to school beginning.
  12. XIII. A copy of the 1012-2013 Schedule was reviewed.  An advisory period will take place the first 25 minutes of each day.  Council was in agreement with the schedule and approved.
  13. XIV. A report of instructional changes was given.  Discussion followed and council approved the report.
  14. XV. Classroom assignments were discussed.  Council approved.
  15. XVI. The Tichenor Middle School SBDM meeting was adjourned at 6:30 p.m.

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To:                          Fifth Grade Parents/Guardians

FROM:                  Bryant Gillis, Principal

SUBJECT:              SBDM Parent Elections

DATE:                    May 4, 2012

The Tichenor Site-based  Decision Making Council will hold elections on May 17, 2012 for the 2012-2013 school year.  Voting will take place at Tichenor Middle School in the attendance office during the following hours:  7:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. also during the Honors Night Celebration on May 17th.

If you wish to run for the Tichenor SBDM Council please contact Mr. Gillis or Mrs. Johnson at Tichenor Middle School; phone number 727-2255.  Nominations must be made by May 11, 2012.  If you have any questions please give us a call.

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TO:                         Parents and Staff

FROM:                  Bryant Gillis, Principal

SUBJECT:              SBDM May Agenda

Meeting Date:                  May 14, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. in Tichenor Conference Room

DATE:                    April 27, 2012

  1. Opening the Meeting
  2. Minutes Read/Approved
  3. Open to Persons Wishing to Address the Council
  4. Budget Reports Presented/Approved
  5. Good News Items
  6. Student Progress/Assessment Reports/CSIP
  7. Program Reviews-Committee Reports
  8. Council Elections (Parent/Teachers)
  9. Three-year Planning Committee Discussed
  10. ESS Summer Report-Jessica Wedekind
  11. Second Reading of the Tichenor SBDM Policies Revision
  12. Professional Development Follow-up
  13. Tichenor 2012-2013 Schedule Up-dates from Committee
  14. Report to Council on Instructional Changes
  15. Report to Council on Room Changes
  16. Executive Session to Discuss Personnel  Issues
  17. Meeting Adjourned

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TO:                         Parents/Staff

FROM:                  Bryant Gillis, Principal

SUBJECT:              SBDM May Special Called Meeting 2012

Meeting Date:                  May 1, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. in the Conference Room

DATE:                    April 27, 2012

  1. Open Meeting
  2. Minutes Read/Approved
  3. Open to Persons Wishing to Address the Council
  4. The First Reading of the Tichenor SBDM Policies Revision from Committee
  5. Discussion of Professional Development Plans
  6. Up-date on 2012-2013 Tichenor Schedule

VII.  Meeting Adjourned

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MINUTES

JAMES I. TICHENOR MIDDLE SCHOOL

April 9, 2012

I. Open Meeting: The Tichenor Middle School SBDM meeting was called to order at 5:40 p.m.   Present were Bryant Gillis, Asha Clark, and Stacey Carter.

II. The Minutes of the March 12, 2012, SBDM meeting were approved.

III. There was no one wishing to address the Council.

IV. The Budget was reviewed by Council.  Mr. Gillis explained that the Board Office paid 50% of SpringBoard funds for the 2012-13 school year.  The budget was approved.

V. Good News Items: Many Tichenor students are participating in varsity sports.

VI. Student Progress/Assessment: MAP testing began today using a new set up for scheduling.  May 7th through 11th will be K-Prep testing.

VII. The Budget Up-dates and Three-Year Planning Committee were reviewed and approved by Council.

VIII. Program Reviews are due by April 23rd.  Two of the three curriculum areas are complete.  May 3rd will be the district audit.

IX. The first reading of the Tichenor SBDM Policies Revision was given.  The Council approved.

X. Mr. Gillis read and explained the ESS Summer Plans given by Mrs. Wedekind.  Discussion followed.

XI. Professional Development is scheduled at this time for four days in June and approved. Discussion followed about possibly splitting the PD into two sessions (one immediately after school and one before the start date of school). There will also be training for SpringBoard June 7th, 8th, and 9th .

XII. Ms. Ramsey, Ms. Molitor, Ms. Viox, Ms. Crawford and Ms. Wehrle are working hard to revitalize the Tichenor PTSO.  The By-laws are now on the website and they have their own email address.  SBDM voting will be held at the Band Concert in May.

XIII. The Scheduling Committee has been working on the 2012-13 school schedules.  Discussion of possible elective classes, math and science needs, and different scheduling scenarios followed.  The committee members were announced by Mr. Gillis.  The rough draft of the schedule was approved.

XIV. The Tichenor SBDM meeting adjourned at 6:55 p.m.

 

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TO:                         Parents/Staff

FROM:                  Bryant Gillis, Principal

SUBJECT:              SBDM April 2012

Meeting Date:  April 9, 2012 at 5:30 p.m.

DATE:                    March 25, 2012

I.        Open the Meeting

II.      Minutes Read/Approved

III.    Open to Persons Wishing to Address the Council

IV.    Budget Reports Presented/Approved

V.      Good News Items

VI.    Student Progress/Assessment Reports

VII.  Planning:  Budget Up-dates, Planning Committee Announced

VIII.            Program Reviews-Committee Reports

IX.    First Reading of Tichenor SBDM Policies Revision from Committee

X.      ESS Summer Plans

XI.    Discussion of Professional Development Plans

XII.  Revitalization of the Tichenor PTSO

XIII.            Up-date on 2012-2013 School Schedule

XIV.            Meeting Adjourned

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MINUTES

JAMES I. TICHENOR MIDDLE SCHOOL

March 12, 2012

I. Open Meeting: The Tichenor Middle School SBDM meeting was called to order at 5:30 p.m.   Present were Bryant Gillis, Michael Neidhardt, Asha Clark, Laura Gessner and Stacey Carter.

II. The Minutes of the February 13, 2012, meeting were approved.

III. School board member, Robin Cooper, was welcomed by Mr. Gillis.  Mrs. Carter inquired about after school student-engaged activities.  Mr. Gillis shared that discussion has taken place with General Electric, Children’s Inc., and Brighton Center about student-involved activities.  Parent involvement would be welcomed.  Utilizing the library outside of school hours would also be desired.  Implementing a virtual language class was mentioned.  Discussion followed.

IV. The Budget was discussed and approved by council.

V. Good News: Mr. Gillis thanked Mrs. Clark along with Jeremy Marquardt for representing Tichenor Middle School at the State Governor’s Cup Competition today.  Miles Elementary teacher, Justin Kennedy, will be our new track coach.

VI. The Tichenor Middle School CSIP was reviewed and discussed.

VII. The Second Reading of the CSIP was approved and signed by council.

VIII. Budget Allocations: Mr. Gillis explained projected expenditures for the 2012-2013 budget.  Discussion followed.  Mrs. Carter suggested looking into a business sponsor for planners.  All were in agreement of the budget.

IX. The ESS Committee is looking at a four-week summer school for students to gain skills in areas lacking.  A March 22nd meeting is scheduled with Lloyd High School for transitioning eighth graders.

X. The SBDM Policies were discussed for revision.  A sixth-grade wellness policy will be explored.  Attendance will be more uniform across the district.  Mrs. Dierig has the Writing/Literacy Policy complete.  Discussion of additional changes and additions followed.

XI. Remaining Section 6 Funds will be utilized SpringBoard, Student Planners, and novels for the English department.

XII. Committees including ESS, Program Reviews, Arts Humanities, and Writing will begin reporting to SBDM Council at scheduled meetings.

XIII. Program Reviews will be audited inside district in May.

XIV. Mr. Gillis expressed the importance of gaining volunteers for

developing a 3/5 Year Planning Committee.

The revised Dress Code Policy was presented to council and approved.

XV. The Tichenor Middle School SBDM meeting was adjourned at 7:10 p.m.

TO:                         Parents/Staff

FROM:                  Bryant Gillis, Principal

SUBJECT:              SBDM March 2012

Meeting Date: March 12, 2012 at 5:30 p.m.

DATE:                    March 1, 2012

I.        Opening the Meeting

II.      Minutes Read/Approved

III.    Open to Persons Wishing to Address the Council

IV.    Budget Reports Presented/Approved

V.      Good New Items

VI.    Review 2012-2013 CSIP

VII.  Second Reading:  CSIP 2012-2013 for Approval

VIII.  Discuss Proposal of 2012-2013 Allocations/2012-2013 Budget Development

IX.    Discuss Student Retention

X.      SBDM Policies Report for Revision

XI.    Discuss Remaining Section 6 Funds

XII.  Reports from ESS, Program Reviews, Arts Humanities, and Writing Communities

XIII.  Discuss SBDM Timeline for Program Review Reports

XIV.  Discuss Developing a 3/5 Year Planning Committee

XV.  Meeting Adjourned

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MINUTES

JAMES I. TICHENOR MIDDLE SCHOOL

February 13, 2012

I. Open Meeting: The Tichenor Middle School SBDM meeting was called to order at 5:30 p.m.   Present were Bryant Gillis,  Asha Clark, Laura Gessner, Stacey Carter, and Michael Neidhardt.

II. The Minutes of the January 25, 2012, Special SBDM meeting were approved.

III. Mr. Gay and Mr. Gillis will be attending The Underachieving Black Male Conference in early March.

Tichenor Middle School, led by Asha Clark and Krista Morrison, successfully hosted the Regional Governor’s Cup Competition February 4th.   Jeremy Marquardt will represent TMS at the State Governor’s Cup Competition in March.

Crime Watch and Student Advisory Clubs sponsored a Valentine Dance February 10th with a spectacular turnout.

IV. Mr. Gillis welcomed school board member Rick Ernst.  Karen Hughes, FRC, was also present. The Tichenor Middle School SBDM Council Principal Agreement was presented and signed for the 2013 and 2014 school years.

V. The Budget was reviewed and approved by council.

VI. Student Achievement: Ms. Butts and Ms. Clark have made revisions for student placement according to winter MAP data.

VII. Mrs. Bielecki and the administration team are looking at Fast ForWord and intervention data.  Remediation possibilities are being discussed among departments.

VIII. First reading of CSIP: Committees of each department have been working since December; department chairs have been sharing with members.  All committee reports were added to CSIP.  Parent groups have been reviewing and have one more scheduled meeting.  Discussion of revised mission/vision statement followed.  The final CSIP reading will be on March 12, 2012.

IX. SBDM Policies have been reviewed over the past two weeks for revision.

X. The Gap Report for Math and Reading were presented by Mr. Gillis.  The SBDM Council approved and signed.

XI. The final reading of the Tichenor Middle School SBDM By-laws was approved.

XII. The Dress Code Committee has been working to update the dress code.  The committee, composed of teachers and students, has been discussing ways to cut down on dress code violations.  Explanation followed on changes coming up in future committee reports.

XIII. Money and allocations are being discussed for the 2012-2013 Schedule. Mr. Gillis would like to meet with grade levels 5-7 for transitioning. Discussion followed.

XIV. The Tichenor Middle School’s Arts and Humanities Vision Statement was discussed and approved.

XV. Program Reviews are near completion for all departments.

XVI. The Tichenor Middle School SBDM meeting was adjourned at 6:55 p.m.

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TO:                         Parents and Staff

FROM:                  Bryant Gillis, Principal

SUBJECT:              SBDM February Agenda

Meeting Date:   February 13, 2012 at 5:30 p.m.

 

Date:                     February 5, 2012

I.        Opening the Meeting

II.      Minutes Read/Approved

III.    Good News Items

IV.    Open to Persons Wishing to Address the Council

V.      Budget Reports Presented/Discussed/Approved

VI.    Student Achievement (MAP Reports, CSIP)

VII.  Monitoring of Students w/Gaps (FFW, Interventions, Parent Conferences, ATM Meetings, Teacher Referrals)

VIII.            CSIP Committee Reviewed (First Reading of 2012-2013 CSIP School Plan)

IX.    SBDM Policies Report (KASC policy kit discussed; policies revision plan)

X.      GAP Report Signed/Approved

XI.    Final Reading of the SBDM By-laws

XII.  Dress Code Committee Revision Report

XIII.            2012-2013 Scheduling Discussed/Timeline

XIV.            Program Reviews Discussed/Audit

XV.  Meeting Adjourned

This meeting is being called because we did not have a quorum on January 9, 2012.  Since it is a special meeting only the three items will be discussed.  We need to meet in order that the CSIP and By-laws can have proper readings in February.  Our next regular scheduled meeting is February 13, 2012.

TO:                         Parents/Staff

FROM:                  Bryant Gillis, Principal

SUBJECT:              January SBDM Special Meeting

Meeting Date:   January 25, 2012

Date:                     January 22, 2012

I.        Open the Meeting

II.      First Reading of the New Revised Tichenor SBDM By-Laws

III.    First Draft Copy of CSIP from Committees discussed; First Reading in February

IV.    Standards-based grading/Traditional Grading Approval from Committee

V.      Meeting Adjourned

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TO:                         Parents and Staff

FROM:                  Bryant Gillis, Principal

SUBJECT:              January SBDM Agenda

Meeting Date:  January 9, 2012 at 5:30 p.m.

DATE:               January 2, 2012

I.        Open the Meeting

II.      Minutes Read/Approved

III.    Open to Persons Wishing to Address the Council

IV.    Good New Items

V.      Budget Reports Presented/Approved

VI.    CSIP Up-date; Reports from Committees

VII.  MAP Assessment Report

VIII.  By-laws Revision Open for First Reading

IX.    SBDM Policies Timeline Discussion

X.      Discussion on Parent Involvement

XI.    Scheduling Up-date; Committee Discussed/Approved

XII.  Meeting Adjourned

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