Hilltop Elementary School
May 8, 2018
The Hilltop Elementary School Council met in regular session on
Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at 7:36 a.m. in the media center at the
School Council Members Present:
Dr. Ovedia Glover, Principal
Dr. Ruth Bennett, Assistant Principal of Instruction
Shannon Grieshop, Teacher
Amber Haslett, Teacher
Sandy Sawyer, Teacher
Bernice Whitehead, Teacher
Sabrina Jones, Teacher
Kim Stallworth, Teacher
Wendy Wood, Paraprofessional, PTO Secretary, Parent
Brian Fleming, Parent
Angela Burke, Parent
Call to Order
Shannon Grieshop called meeting to order at 7:36 a.m. Amber
Dr. Glover welcomed everyone to the last meeting of the year. We
have 4 in each year. The notes are public and can be found in
notebook in office or on the website.
Mrs. Stallworth - We are one of few schools who showed
tremendous growth from January to April. Even students on tiers are
Mrs. Jones - in Kindergarten we reduced the amount of students
on tiers significantly. The students find the program very engaging
and interesting. The students love it.
Dr. Glover - Kindergarten through 2nd grade
individual learning reading and math. The program costs $29,000.
The license expires between Oct. 18 and Dec. 18. We are going to
try to purchase it for the remainder of the school year.
Summer Program -
Kindergarten through 2nd grade flyer will go home for
Summer School, 4 days a week from 8 am to noon June 11th
to 28th. They will be working on the computer program
and individual reading stations at Lindsey Elementary School.
Hilltop teachers and students are invited. A bus will take students
that are interested. Therefore they won't be in daycare or on
sliding board going down. 4 Hilltop teachers will be hired to work.
Minimum of 4 of our teachers will commit. They will make $25 per
hour. Trying to decide if they can split 2 weeks and 2 weeks for
teachers. Dr. Glover asked Dr. Bennett if she could pilot grades 3
through 5 on I-Stations on Wednesdays during the summer. This
hasn't been approved yet. It would be priority students from 9 am
Mrs. Whitehead asked if special education students would be
allowed to use this program in the future. Dr. Glover responded
that the grant was for this fiscal school year. Therefore, after
July 4th special education students can be included.
GA Milestones Results
Grades 3, 4, and 5 are held accountable for reading, writing,
and math. In the fifth grade they add science and social
86% pass rate in math for 5th grade.
81% pass rate in reading for 5th grade.
75% pass rate in math for 3rd grade.
Mr. Hornyack will provide more data.
The students who did not pass the Milestones will get to retake
This is improvement from last year looking at both overall and
different sub pops.
We were able to purchase technology for McGhee and Moody's
classes because they learn in different ways.
3rd and 5th grades will remediate. No
remediation for 4th because they don't retake the test.
Results for 4th grade are not back yet. Teachers are
empowered to come up with a schedule of how they are remediating
math and reading.
Haslett - 3rd grade - 2 teachers are doing reading
remediation switching between them so that they get information
from different teachers each day. The other teachers are doing
enrichment activities such as stem and readers theater.
Whitehead - For 5th grade a teacher is remediating in
the morning for reading and Whitehead is doing a block for math.
They are concentrating effort on those 2 areas.
After remediation, Dr. Bennett is giving the test again May
15th - 17th with make up being May
18th. Teachers who are not in those grade levels need to
make big deposits to teachers and students with encouragements.
This will affect the culture of our school. We want big things and
are going to big places. We are change agenda for the school.
We need 4 parents that are active to commit to coming from 7:30
- 8:00 to help with school council. Dates for meetings will be
ready in June for next school year.
Mr. Gonder and Mr. Fleming were very active this year. Mrs. Izor
was active as well but she was military and moved.
Sabrina Jones nominated Ms. Burke. Ms. Burke accepted the
nomination. She is military. Her son, Ben, is in Mrs. Jones' class.
They have been in the area for 5 years this month. They hope to be
here another 2 years. She said that she loves this school. She
works full time but wants to be able to give more and volunteer
more at school.
Kim Stallworth nominated Brian Harrington. He has 3 children at
Thank you to Mr. Fleming and Mr. Gonder. Mr. Fleming put
together 2 sets of stairs for us with adjustable legs for our
Wendy and Jason Wood help making balloon arches.
We have banners we can use each year for ceremonies. They are
huge. They say "Congratulations, Hawks. Hilltop Elementary School;
Mrs. Sawyer thanks for bringing donuts.
We appreciate our teachers.
Sandy Sawyer made motion to close. Amber Haslett seconded