School Council Minutes December 2018
Hilltop Elementary School
December 5, 2018
The Hilltop Elementary School Council met in regular session on
December 5, 2018, at 7:30 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
Sabrina Jones, Teacher
Brian Fleming, Parent
Brian Herrington, Parent
Jayden Jackson, Student Council Member
Kylie Cox, Student Council Member
Parker Boone, Student Council Member
Leslie Hall, Student Council Member
Tahlor Glover, Student Council Member
Analea Harper, Student Council Member
Call to Order
Dr. Glover made motion to call meeting to order at 7:33 a.m.
Shannon Grieshop seconded.
Dr. Glover welcomed everyone to our second School Council
meeting this year. She announced that a special club, the student
council, was meeting our school council.
Pledge was led by Analea Harper.
Kylie Cox welcomed school council and expressed appreciation
from school council.
Jayden Jackson explained school council's purpose. These
students learn valuable skills in school council to help make them
Parker Boone talked about school and the SOAR program. He
explained that both teachers and students respect each other. He
talked about clubs and DOJO celebrations. He said, "It is great to
be a Hilltop Hawk."
Dr. Glover mentioned Jayden Jackson went to the board office to
represent the school. In March, the School Council will be
traveling to Tifton to a Step Up and Lead conference.
School Data Report
CCRPI School Climate Rating - We were given a handout with our
CCRPI School Climate Rating. Mr. Herrington represented us for
data. A survey was administered in which all parents are encouraged
to take. The student survey must have at least 80% of it completed
by March 5th. We have begun preparations for the
survey. There is also a link sent to parents. The highest a
school can score is 5 stars. We are very excited about the survey.
We anticipate positive and honest feedback about the school.
We have increased our scores over the last three years. Next
year, we would like a 5 Star. FY18 we had a 4 star. FY17 we had a 3
star. FY16 we had a 3 star.
CCRPI School Score - This is a report card for the school based
on GA Milestones data. Attendance also plays a big part. Tardies
and truancy hurts the school. In Grades 3, 4, and 5 the curriculum
includes reading, writing, math, science, and social studies. We
scored 82.5 in 2018 on the School CCRPI score, 2017- 79.8, 2016-
84.4, and 2015- 80.7. Our scores decreased in 2017, but the
calculations changed. We have to be flexible with the number of
students who took the test. 82.5 is very good. We are very
competitive and want to be at the top. We are more than a number.
Our test scores were 2nd highest in the district this
year all due to the best teachers, best faculty and staff, best
parents, and best community. 87 was the highest score.
We want to complete the following school projects:
1. Playground equipment -
this is number one priority.
2. Digital Marquee - Mrs.
Story does a great job changing the sign, but it is safer to have a
digital marquee. The lowest price is around $17,000.
3. A projector and screen
for HES cafeteria.
4. Outdoor Learning Station
5. Portable Performance
Stage - we have been borrowing a stage from Lake Joy. We need our
Student Council needs your help. We would love to have a sign
for safety. Ex. "Please Slow Down" sponsored by student
Last Tuesday, Student Council went to other schools and looked
at their facilities. It will take $25-$50,000 for a nice
playground. All fundraising monies will go towards a new playground
for next year.
On December 14th, the Drama Club will be performing
Lights, Camera, Christmas at 7:00 p.m. They will raise this money
to help fund the stage for next year. Drama Club will be presenting
another show in the spring.
School-Wide Fundraisers -
- November/December - Just Give - parents can donate any amount.
BMS SPOTS program does this every year. It runs through December
- December - Parent's Night Out - parents can shop while we watch
their children, 30 kids on the list so far. There will be popcorn,
a movie, dancing, karaoke, and a sock hop.
- February - HES Hearts at the Top Dance - Mrs. Sawyer
coordinates this with Mrs.Coticchio. It will be during the school
day so all have an opportunity to attend. All students means all
students and some can't come back to school for the dance. This
suggestion was part of the survey. We will be selling pizza,
corsages, and pictures. We plan to ask for donations with help
getting boys' bow ties and girls' tutus.
- March - HES Boosterthon
- May - HES 5K Run/Walk - Fleming and Thomas are taking over the
5K. Flyers are going home this week.
PBIS / SOAR Plan
Our first state walkthrough was awesome. We have incentives in
place for students and we have received verbal feedback. Four
teachers and Dr. Wynn are at a conference in Atlanta, December 5-6.
We are following Safety First practice on a daily basis.
Dr. Glover made motion to close and Amber Haslett seconded