Hilltop Elementary School
March 6, 2019
The Hilltop Elementary School Council met in regular session on
March 6, 2019, at 7:37 a.m. in the media center at the school.
School Council Members Present:
Dr. Ovedia Glover, Principal
Dr. Ruth Bennett, Assistant Principal of Instruction
Shannon Grieshop, Teacher
Brian Fleming, Parent
Call to Order
Dr. Glover made motion to call meeting to order at 7:37 a.m.
Shannon Grieshop seconded.
School - Wide Projects
We have the money collected through fundraising throughout this
year in a reserve account and it is not being touched so that it
will be used for playground and digital marquis.
Business Partner Meeting
Last Thursday, Dr. Glover and Dr. Bennett met with Tidal Wave,
Dr. Lomboy, Dr. Baggett, and Kimbrow with Investments to discuss
the need for the community and how we can move forward with
sponsors and fundraisers.
Some possible ideas that they brought back and shared with staff
Canvas - hand print that says last elementary year to be sold for
about $25 each.
5th grade collage of all students names where the kids
sign and parents bid on this and one parent wins in the
Wave manager is going to come and discuss a car wash fundraiser.
The tickets are $10 for a $20 wash and we get 50% ($5.00) for each
Boosterthon Fun Run - We get 40% of the proceeds that students
collect for running in the Fun Run. Last year we earned about
$8,000. Some schools do as much as $20,000.
We are having a 5K in May. We are going to try to get a business
to sponsor the shirts and charge $25 registration fee.
We need $50,000 for playground equipment.
We are considering doing a Family Fun Day on the playground with
family competitions after the 5K on May 18th. We would
have a poster of our new playground for people to see. We would
sell concessions and charge admission.
We must have our order in by April 1st to get
scheduled to have the playground built. Since this is a large
purchase we must get a bid.
Drama is going to perform another play in May which go towards
funding the stage.
Playground and digital marquis is the priority. Some schools
have been able to advertise on their marquis. She will check on
Georgia Milestones are in April from the 8th to the
29th. 5th grade will take ELA and Math the
first week of April. 3rd grade will take ELA and Math
from the 15th to the 19th. 4th
grade will take ELA and Math the following week. The last week,
5th will take Science and Social Studies.
They are trying to keep primary hall as normal as possible
during the testing weeks. They need proctors for the testing. They
will complete the testing in the mornings. We are in a good place
with technology and student use because they can test in the
mornings while they are at their best.
Projections - Last year we added 1 additional slot for teachers
due to population. This year we see no changes thus far.
Job Fair - Some teachers are staying and some are leaving. Some
have requested to go to other grade levels. They had over 120
candidates come through Hilltop at the Job Fair. 50 or more were
very good applicants. Dr. Glover and Dr. Bennett interviewed
teachers on Monday with the top scores. They hope to get final word
on hiring them tomorrow. We can see an increase coming due to the
building in the community. As of now we may move teacher slots in
house but we are not losing any to another school.
August, 2020 - the new elementary school on Thompson Mill Road
will open. We aren't expecting that to pull from Hilltop. They will
be pulling more from Matt Arthur and Bonaire Elementary.
Mrs. Grieshop made motion to close. Dr. Glover seconded