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Emma Hutchinson Elementary School

Atlanta Public Schools

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    1.  Call to Order/Meeting Norms

    A WORK SESSION of the GO TEAM for Hutchinson Elementary was held at Hutchinson Elementary School’s Auditorium on Tuesday, August 30, 2016.

    Attendees

    Attendees included [GO TEAM members present].

    Dr. J. Beliard

     

    R. Butler

    (Chair)

    D. Felton

    (Vice Chair)

    J. Johnston

    (Secretary)

    K. Amos

     

    Dr. S. Broadway

    (Principal)

    T. Cole

     

    Members not in attendance

    Members not in attendance included [GO TEAM members not present].

    C. Jones

    M. Rivera

     

     

     

    2.  Strategic Plan Work Session

    • Motion made to begin work on the Hutchinson Strategic Plan
    1. So moved – Mrs. Johnston
    2. Seconded – Mr. Butler

     

    • Strategic Planning Session
    1. The Hutchinson Strategic Plan is due mid-September
    2. FOUR focus areas
      1. Attendance (Goal: 96% of the student body with fewer than 10 days)
        1. The attendance section of the Strategic Plan has been solidified thanks in large part to the GO TEAM and their list of Innovative Ideas to support student attendance
        2. There is a need for parent incentives

     

    • ELA (Goal: At the end of each quarter, students will achieve 75% mastery on Benchmarks per grade level, not classroom)
    1. Increasing LEXILE scores will be the focus for ELA
    2. Unit Guides and Pacing Calendars must be closely followed and monitored
    3. Real Men Read will support the ELA goal of improving LEXILE scores, while promoting the importance of reading
    4. Innovative Idea: Grade Level AR (Accelerated Reader) Assessment based on student ability (low, medium, high) all focusing on the SAME text
    5. Study Island (studyisland.com) is going to be repurchased to support content area instruction
    6. Lesson plan feedback and a Coach’s Checklist will be created to monitor pacing guide instruction
    7. There has been no review of the STAR student data as of yet

     

    • Mathematics Goal: At the end of each quarter, students will achieve 75% mastery on Benchmarks per grade level, not classroom
      1. The Unit Plans require additional supplies and materials; Is there funding available for these items as they are required for lesson plan implementation? Yes
      2. Unit Guides and Pacing Calendars must be closely followed and monitored
      3. Olivia Walker Hall will work closely to conduct on-going PD during collaborative planning time focusing on Math strategies that work
      4. Study Island (studyisland.com) is going to be repurchased to support content area instruction
      5. Innovative Idea: Parent Math Night (to occur monthly)
      6. Lesson plan feedback and a Coach’s Checklist will be created to monitor pacing guide instruction

     

    • School Climate/Behavior
    1. SEL will be added to the plan
      1. In addition, there must be something in place to acknowledge each other around the school building
    2. WINGS (after school program) will be added to the plan
    3. Innovative Idea: Mandatory team building will be put into place (outside of school)
    4. One objective of this goal is to promote better communication
    5. School volunteers are to be utilized around the school
    6. SURVEYS to be forthcoming via SurveyMonkey to identify School Climate needs/concerns
      1. A survey of teacher needs
      2. Climate Surveys for: Parents, Teachers, Administration                                                                                                         

    3.  Q & A/Other Information

    1. Partners
      1. There needs to be a push ASAP for Hutchinson Partners to get involved
      2. Letters need to go out immediately for support of new businesses
    2. A suggestion box has been ordered and placed in the small hallway, off of the main hallway, directly across from the GO TEAM bulletin board
    3. On September 13th the GO TEAM will present to the faculty, the 4 goals being integrated in the Strategic Plan
    4. The last week of September, Hutchinson will host its FIRST Parent Math Night (activities, food, and giveaways)

     

    4.  Motion to adjourn the meeting

    1. So moved – Ms. Amos
    2. Seconded – Dr. Beliard

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Joni Johnston

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    August 31, 2016

    Secretary

                                       

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