Chariho Middle School
School Improvement Team (SIT)
January 8, 2014
The SIT met in the CMS library.. Facilitator Thad Ayazides called the meeting to order at 4:30 PM.
Minutes of the December meeting were approved by consensus.
A new parent joined the team-Brenda Medina will forward her letter and we can celebrate at the February meeting.
Greg shared the new procedure to get into the building which is handicap accessible.
January 24th last day of quarter
January 10th missing work deadline
January 27th second semester begins
Scheduling for next year has started based on budget recommendations
5th/6th grade teacher
Dean of Students-1
Retirements are not being replaced
Steve shared the concept of Hour of Code and the interest in Computer Science
School Improvement Plan (SIP)
2.4 Devleop orrvise formative an summative assessments so they are aligned to CCSS
Clarify the difference between teachers/faculty
QCA-summative-develop knowledge of formative assessments
Ongoing-no changes until PARCC
Instruction-see paper copy-change word “lessons”
Do all 3 in February
March do all 4 and send with agenda to review in advance
Color code SIP(This needs more detail)
Have prepared for stamp of approval in March. Need for Superintendent and State in May
We have one parent volunteer from Open House and she will write a letter.
Look into promoting at 4th grade promotion nights and give personal invitations
Family Engagement Committee:
Permission to do again next year-attempt to do in early December
Present to PTO
Approx. 60 people attended with 20 kids. Overall a success for first time and cancellations
Calibration Activity-Staff uses a piece of writing with a rubric and all score and go through a process of discussing the grading process
Top section-resources-continueing at content meetings
CMS is using Instagram to promote school activities and celebrations.
Culture Climate-A CORE values meeting is taken place to identify and develop CORE values for our school. It is to promote and highlight a positive school culture.
Step 1 converstation
Step 2 meet again-identify and develop 3-5 ideas
Step 3 Promote within school
January 27th 2:25 5/6 cafeteria Monday
Present at February Meeting
Career Day-looking at dates/need volunteers
Student Council received requests for Career Day-Dress up in career choice-suggestion
Public Forum: No report
The next meeting of the CMS SIT will be held Wednesday, March 5, 2014,4:30 PM, in the CMS media center. The meeting adjourned at 6:00 PM.
Mission: CMS will teach, target and transform our school community.