Community Council
March 1, 2018 @ 7am
Hillcrest Conference Room


  • Sara Doutre
  • Kate Twohig
  • Sheli Field
  • Spencer Holmgren
  • Kim Kelley
  • Madison Cloward
  • Jason Pond(excused)
  • Debbie Brough

Public Input

  • Share Table
    • We're going to have a share cart which has a chilled section.
    • It will hopefully happen in a couple of weeks.
  • Mayor Daines has created a neighborhood council
    • Captain Hooley is over our safety committee
      • We will invite him to our SNAP plan meeting.
    • Kent Field is the neighborhood council chair.
    • Herm Olsen is on teh city council and lives in our neighborhood.
      • We should invite him to a SCC meeting.
  • Legislative bill looking to have more government oversight of SCC
  • The bill looked to be dead, but it may be resurrected.

Hillcrest Mission

  • Review and Approve minutes from January meeting
    • Debbie motioned
    • Kim 2nd
    • All in favor
  • SCC Recruitment (Sara)
    • Try to recruit new member for April and May, so we can vote in the fall to add the to SCC before we vote for officers.
    • Looking for diversity in neighborhood, DLI/non-DLI, etc.
    • Look into how teacher are appointed to SCC.
  • Budget Update (Spencer)
    • Budget showw $33,000 remaining, but some of that is already spent.
    • There is a discrepancy in Stay Rice's Pay
    • Spencer has asked the district to clarify if there is $4,000 carryover.
    • There also may be some aide funding that will be unspent.
    • Jennifer Pinnock, Maddie Cloward, Rebecca Landa wrote grants to Logan Schools Foundation that were funded.
    • Grants will be matched by SCC or thorugh Spencer's funds.
  • Netsmartz Training for Cyber Security (Spencer)
    • May 16th
      • K-2nd- 1-1:40
      • 3rd-5th- 1:50-2:30
      • As many SCC member as can should attend this training.
  • Review progress on 2017-2018 School Improvement Plan
    • Goal #1- All students will achieve a years’ worth of growth or more in two DIBELS focus areas by the end of May 2018.
    • Goal #2- All students will make a years’ worth of growth in at least two of their targeted math needs areas by the end of May 2018.
    • Goal #3- All students will participate in Beverly Taylor Sorenson Arts Dance classes to integrate art study to enhance and enrich CORE content areas at each grade level by the end of May 2018.
    • Goal #4- All students will participate in a science specialist class each week. Students will have science experience that relate to CORE content at each grade level.
  • Results
    • Goal #1- As a whole school 89% have achieved this goal.
    • Goal #2- As a whole school 91% have achieved this goal. (This is not a standardized, but as chosen ‘essential’ elements at grade levels. We are going to try out DIBELS Math to see and measure math growth next year.)
    • Goal #3- Everyone is participating in dance.
    • Goal #4 Goal removed
  • Next Year Goal Discussion
    • #2-Math DIBELS is a new assessment. Maybe goal should say ‘meet two grade level standards.’ Spencer has asked the teachers to identify what is ‘essential.’ There is a STAR Math, but DIBELS Math is more user friendly and provides more useful information to teachers on how to provide intervention. Spencer is going to meet with all teachers to get their views on goals and measurable essentials.
    • #3-Stacy has shared curriculum map with Spencer and is implementing with adjustments based assignments. Struggle seems to be in losing Nov/Dec content areas because they are focusing on the Winter Program, and April/May because of International Night. As of right now, Stacy is spending every other month at Hillcrest. *Look at how we might adjust this to be more effective.

Ideas for Improvement

  • Continue to focus on and refine our use of essential learnings for all students.
  • Improve Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3 intervention through the use of PUSH-IN instruction.
  • Implement a math program that will help us identify a years’ worth of growth and our progress towards it.
  • Tighter schedules for all classes.
  • Monthly School Wide STEM Challenges, better curriculum scope and sequence mapping, integrate STEM Leadership team into professional development, Student Advisory Committee Feedback Box, Student Induction Process to the school and Student lead school expectations and implementation of school wide expectations.

Proposed Plan

  • Overall budget estimate: $57344
  • Paraprofessionals: $36000
  • Technology Software: $6672=1000/grade level
  • Technology Hardware: $6672=1000/grade level
  • Dance: $8000

In the next few weeks we will

  • Adopt goals for 2018-19 School Improvement Plan
  • Allocate resource based on 2018-19 goals

Next Steps Assignments

Proposed Discussion topics for April Meeting

  • Review SNAP plan and safety update
  • Discussion on Comprehensive Vision Screening

Next Meeting

  • April 12, 2018 @ 7 a.m.