School Council Minutes May 2017
Hilltop Elementary School
May 2, 2017
The Hilltop Elementary School Council met in regular session on
Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at 7:30 a.m. in the media center at the
School Council Members Present:
Abby Izor, Chairperson
Dr. Ovedia Glover, Principal
Shannon Grieshop, Teacher/Secretary
Sandy Sawyer, Teacher
Amber Haslett, Teacher
Candice Clair, Teacher
Shaun Parsons, Teacher
Jessica Story, Media Specialist
Sabrina Jones, Teacher
Valerie Barnwell, Teacher
School Council Members Absent:
Brian Wilkerson, Business Member
Katie Wilkerson, Parent Member
Call to Order
Chairperson, Abby Izor, called meeting to order at 7:30 a.m.
Reviewed last meeting's minutes. There is an error in the amount
of hours the students have to read for the Six Flags Reading Log.
It should read 6 hours not 36 hours per Mrs. Story. There are no
other errors in the titles. Motion to adopt the minutes from last
meeting was made by Jessica Story. Amber Haslett seconded the
Approval of Agenda
Agenda for today's meeting was passed out. Motion to accept
agenda of May 2, 2017, was made by Abby Izor and seconded by Amber
Dr. Glover thanked everyone for attending the last School
Council meeting of this year. We only had one or two meetings last
school year. This year we had four. Thank you to Mrs. Izor for
being an active member and part of the team. This is what School
Council is all about - Collaboration and getting parents involved.
We wish we had 100 but where 1 or 2 are gathered. Thanks to
teachers who came this morning. She likes to send surprise emails
inviting teachers. We will be celebrating teachers each day this
week for Teacher Appreciation Week. Thanks to all of our
Georgia Milestones Assessment and Results
The unofficial scores are coming in but they cannot be shared
with teachers or parents at this time. They have a window of the
Science and Social Studies results. No gate scores are here yet for
reading, writing, or math. Hopefully by Friday they will have some
Georgia Milestones Assessment Remediation
Remediation starts next week. It is isolated in that teachers
work one on one or with small groups. The 2nd assessment
is all multiple choice instead of writing out answers for reading.
Teachers are responsible for giving the remediation plan. When Dr.
Glover taught during remediation they did reading and math all day
instead of science and social studies. They will retest the third
week of May.
Summer Reading Plan
Reading ELA Workshop Team is giving away books for students to
take home. A mobile reading lab will be available. She is asking
teachers to put something together for students to read over
summer. Ice Cream celebration in the fall for summer reading logs.
Dr. Glover will have a box of books that students can choose to
borrow from in the school foyer. Dr. Glover will donate her time on
Wednesdays, from 8:00 a.m. to noon and students can read in the
foyer and borrow books. Teachers can sign up for various days and
times to open this up more often for children. Dr. Glover will get
another flyer to parents about donating books for this purpose.
HES 10 Year Anniversary
Some things we are planning are courtyard in back, tables
outside, touch up paint, painting walls, and make SOAR posters
visible. Dr. Glover made a motion to nominate Mrs. Sawyer to create
positive notes to students in restrooms. Mrs. Grieshop seconded.
Mrs. Haslett volunteered to help Mrs. Sawyer. Dr. Glover is meeting
with someone at the end of the week to discuss a large rug in the
foyer. She is going to have a concrete layered slab (due to
drainage it will probably be multiple smaller slabs) to place 6 to
8 tables - enough for 2 classes at time. Mrs. Izor will play a role
with either the ceremony, communicating with parents, food, or
décor. They will get together over the summer. The date for
the celebration will come from the board office. Dr. Glover would
like to have shirts for staff that have a 10 on the back.
End of Year Events:
Grade Level Class Celebration
Field Day - May 9 and may 10
2nd Grade Musical Performance - May 11, 2017 at
BST Meeting - May 16, 2017
Faculty Meeting - May 17, 2017
Fun-In-The-Sun Reading Celebration - May 18, 2017
School wide SOAR celebration - May 19, 2017
Fifth Grade Ceremony - Monday, May 22, 2017
Last Day of School - Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Dr. Glover has already received the calendar templates for next
school year from the board. Teachers have until May 12th
to resign or transfer to another school. Dr. Glover doesn't want to
move any teachers in the building if she doesn't have to. But she
will do what is best for the school. We are going to be a team. We
do have some people leaving, but that is Human Resources
department. Her role is to just hire.
Mrs. Izor said that she is on RAFB Wife's page and some moms
want to get together and help any way they can. Dr. Glover said she
will hold a Parent Collaboration meeting for parents the last week
after Field Day to see if any volunteers for PTO positions.
Field Day we will have dunking booth, face painting, colored
hair spray, corn hole, pickles, nacho cheese, candy, hot dogs,
slushy machine. Book fair will be open during field day.
With no further business to come before the school council, the
meeting was adjourned at 8:03 am. Abby Izor made a motion to close
the meeting and Candace Clair seconded the motion.