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CLI Meeting

October 20, 2017

 AGENDA

Present: Deb Freeman, Jamie Bowman, Andrea Anderson, Jim Fischer, Darrin McComas, Jon Iverson, Gregg Hare, Jennifer Garcia, Drew Piper, Jaime Stacy, Erin Joyce, Carrie Webbenhurst, Rick Plumbo

Minutes:          Minutes approved and passed

2nd Access Time Update: Lauren Lafferty had a survey that she had kids take.  One idea kids had was to have the second access time divided by grade. Question was asked if Lauren understands the time it takes for a change like to happen? Yes she does. This most likely wouldn’t happen this year. Discussion about how changes like this happen and when.

SIP Finalizing: We can cut it down to ELA English, Math and Climate.

  ELA:     Added “LOW for ELA, SS, Science”

            Added “Close reading strategies and Professional development implemented

                        in all content areas.”

            Added “Communication with parents regarding students’ growth”

  Math:  Clarified a few of the action steps.

            MAP – will analyze strengths and weaknesses

            Added “Communication with parents regarding students’ growth”

            Added “Implement close reading strategies within math content”

            Added “Cross Curricular of Math and Science in 8th grade”

 Climate:

            Gregg and Jon will work with the “We are Mountainside” piece

            Looking at more ways to get parents involved in the school

 Discussion: The half-day meeting was nice to get the SIP done. Can we add “Cultural Awareness” to school climate? Jaime will meet with Erin Joyce to discuss ideas. Jon talked about “Cultural Awareness” fair once a year – booths, food, dances, etc.

Goals: Awareness and celebrating diversity. Jaime Bowman talked about something we did a few years ago – “What if there were only 100 people in the world?” Gregg talked about instead of MLK assembly, we have a cultural awareness fair? Celebration of all cultures?

 Deb:    Examining of the Student Handbook? Should we put together a task force from this group? We should start working on it this fall and try to finish up in March. Gregg volunteered to head up the task force.  He will send out an email invitation to the school to be on the task force.

 Next meeting: November 17, 2017, 7:00-8:00 AM

 Respectfully submitted,

Carrie Webbenhurst

 

 

 

CLI MINUTES

September 8, 2017

Present: Jon Iverson, Jamie Bowman, Jennifer Garcia, Rick Plumbo, Darin McComas, Drew Piper, Andrea Silver, Jim Fischer, Gregg Hare, Carrie Webbenhurst, Erin Joyce, Deb Freeman

AGENDA

1:         Approval of minutes – moved and approved.

2:         Meeting dates – today we talked about goal sheets for departments. Next meeting is Thursday, September 28, 11:45-2:30. Regular meetings 3rd Friday of each month, 7:00 AM-8:00 AM.

3:         Review SIP. Looked at the plan that we presented to the school board. Required: Math, ELA, school climate, professional development, parent involvement

            Question: do we want every department included?

            Discussion: We already talk about all departments some, why not include them?

            Math: We could do one goal for all kids or should we break it down per class? With MAP’s score, we could break it down. Percentage of growth. Average vs all kids?

            Special Ed: Should we do a math goal and English goal? Or should be do them together? Discussion: imbed the goal into the bigger math and English goals.

            3 action steps are what we need. If we are doing AWOL, those can be an action step.

            School culture and parent involvement – how are we going to gather information about that? We should all be watching and bring goals forth.

            Culture: We are Mountainside, Character Counts, etc How will we measure the impact and the growth? As we go over all the things we do, we talk about what we’ve heard from kids and parents. Survey should go out. “School needs to be fun” is one thing we’ve heard. What does “fun” mean?

 

            Goals: We look to see if 50% of kids made the goal, if so – we made the goal.   Should we take SBA out? Kids made the MAPS goal, but not the SBA goal. Be mindful of the SBA data, but not build it into the goal.

            Go back through goals and ask ourselves: What did we do and did it work? RIT scores show a lot of growth with one point. Maybe we use RIT scores as well.

Look at the data at the end of the year and write the new goal from there.

 

            Parent Involvement: Maybe ask Lisa how many volunteers we had. We need to brainstorm all the ways parents help. We need to document them. Are we involving the parents with the academics?

            What is our goal? Grow a PTO, sit down and chat with parents, is there a group the parents can go back to and discuss things? Parent forum? Need to have answers for parents about the bond, 3rd middle school, 6-7-8 model, boundary issues, etc. We need to have a 2-year plan.

 

School Climate: go through student handbook and update. Student, staff, parent surveys. Electives could add in a goal here.

 

Electives: Are the classes we offer meeting the needs of the students? Plug in individual growth goals and action steps to achieve them.

 

To do: each member goes back to their department and gets goals. Bring to the next meeting. Departments can combine 7th and 8th or make separate goals. Will use MAPS goals.

 

Will we be getting a parent volunteer on CLI? Yes, Gregg has some ideas.

Next meeting: September 28, 11:45-2:30

Respectfully submitted,

Carrie Webbenhurst

 

 

CLI MEETING

August 31, 2018

 Present:

Deb Freeman, Jim Fischer, Drew Piper, Rick Plumbo, Jon Iverson, Gregg Hare, Carrie Webbenhurst, Andrea Silver, Jennifer Garcia.

AGENDA

Norms:

All members read through the Norms to use in the CLI meetings. Question: Will we have a parent member? Yes we will. They have not been identified yet.

Motion to approve the norms, seconded, passed.

Roles on the committee:

Facilitator, note taker, timekeeper. Note taker will be Carrie Webbenhurst. Timekeeper will be Drew Piper. Facilitator will be Jennifer Garcia.

Purpose of this committee:

There is a need to separate what this group does from what department facilitators

do.

CLI Purpose and Responsibilities:

  • School Improvement Plan (SIP) – develop and monitor progress
  • Data – collection and analysis
  • Surveys
  • School-wide changes
  • Department goals – updates, monitor progress
  • Identify task forces as needed

Discussion

This group consists of liaisons between department facilitators and the school. We should have regular reports from departments. This group needs to get things done – when we hear about problems in the school, this group should be able to accomplish things and make changes. Analyze data. SIP. Surveys. School wide changes. Monitor goals.

Why for CLI? Not a nuts and bolts group. Improve learning in our school? It’s a good way for good things to grow in our school. Yes this will be a decision making group.

One thing this committee needs to do is review the student handbook.

Idea: On the agenda – always list what this group is here for.

SIP – have goals from all departments, not just the ones required by the district.

 Meeting dates:

In the past – 3rd Friday of each month, 7:00-8:00 AM

(We will need to meet more often early in the school year to establish SIP, which is due October 1, 2017).

Options: same as before, meet less often for longer time.

Ideas: half day over after school (because of coaching, etc.). Half day would allow the committee to accomplish the SIP by October 1. Most of the work for the SIP will be accomplished by department heads. Question: Will we send out a survey to staff and ask for suggestions for CLI? Yes, we will.

Next steps:

Include CLI purpose/responsibilities on agendas

Jon will be sending out last years SIP plan to CLI members.

CLI members to work in departments to write goals - send goals to Jon by September 27, 2017.

Next meetings: Friday, September 8, 7:00-8:00 AM and then half day, Thursday, September 28 – 11:45-2:30.

Meetings: 3rd Friday of each month, 7:00-8:00 AM.   Can schedule extra time if needed. Will be on the building calendar.

Respectfully submitted,

Carrie Webbenhurst

 

 

CLI MEETING June 9, 2017

 

Present: Craig Busch, Ryan Henderson, Joel Martin, Ben Hunter, Jim Fischer, Carrie Webbenhurst, Yukon Degenhart, Andrea Silver

 Minutes:        Accepted and Passed

 AGENDA

 New members:        Andrea Silver, PE

 Committee members for 2017-18 school year: Joel Martin, Drew Piper, Shannon Stiles, Jim Fischer, Erin Joyce, Kim Baldaree, Deb Freeman, Jon Iverson, Gregg Hare, Carrie Webbenhurst

 Brainstorm ideas for next year:

  •  Would a book study on helping kids be successful in school?
  •  It was great knowing which kids have trauma in their lives. We need to know more on how we can help them through those traumatic things. We need the tools to make strong interventions.
  •  Would an Options type of program be good again?
  •  Craig went over some history of what we used to do in the past. Kids used to be able to go see teachers in the morning. Access time schedule came out of the brainstorming for how kids can get in to see teachers for extra help.
  •  The committee will bring ideas to the table. Need 75% buy-in by staff to pass a new program.
  •  Might need to change the 75% to 65% to pass new programs.
  •  Need to address the racism problem.
  •  Maybe more assemblies or a multi cultural night?
  •  More activities that staff could do more together?
  •  Bonding as a team needs to happen.
  •  We need to bring the community in.
  •  Community Fair – Welcome to Mountainside?
  •  More staff volleyball, football, softball, games, etc. Maybe challenge Northwood staff?
  •  Principal Half Day in the fall is when the “goals” will be set for departments, etc.
  •  Department facilitator meetings happen – this is when department heads come together to discuss ideas. Perhaps CLI could change to become “school climate” committee – what can we do to bring the staff together as a team.
  •  CLI doesn’t need to meet monthly.
  • This is an opportunity to redefine CLI.
  •  Maybe meet in July and discuss what the committee will do. It needs to be a decision making group.

 

Facilitator nomination: Joel Martin – will consider. Ben Hunter – will consider.

 Next meeting: ??

 Respectfully submitted, Carrie Webbenhurst

 
 
CLI MEETING November 18, 2016
Present: Joel Martin (SS), Ben Hunter (Sci), Jim Fischer (Math), Kim Balderree (Spec Svcs), Erin Joyce, (St Svcs), Cindy Kissinger (Class), Yukon Degenhart (PE), Deb Freeman (Asst Prin), Craig Busch (Prin)
Minutes It was moved by Joel Martin, seconded and approved that the October 21st meeting minutes be approved as written.
School Improvement Plan The SIP is complete. We present to the School Board on February 13th and will work on our presentation at our next CLI meeting (January 20th).
Surveys Parent survey – The parent survey is ready. Parents will be notified via School Messenger that the survey is on our website. Staff survey – The staff survey will be done via email this month. Student survey – Student surveys will be taken in Social Studies and Life Skills classes the week of 11/21 and again in the spring.
Data Review First quarter data is being compiled and should be ready to discuss at our next meeting, along with results from our surveys. Teams should report progress toward goals after the first semester ends, as well as to CLI quarterly. Departments will take turns sharing data at staff meetings, beginning at December 6th meeting.
Job Shadow Feedback on the job shadow experience from parents, students and job supervisors has been positive overall. The ELL group trip was a success. There will be more information shared at the staff meeting 12/6.
What Have You Joel expressed a concern shared by other teachers that disruptive students are severely impacting the learning environment. Craig noted that secondary principals are aware of this issue and are already working on it at the district level.
Next Meeting 1/20, 7:00 am.
Respectfully submitted, Cindy Kissinger 
 
 
CLI MEETING October 21, 2016
Present: Joel Martin (SS), Ben Hunter (Sci), Jim Fischer (Math), Kim Balderree (Spec Svcs), Erin Joyce, (St Svcs), Cindy Kissinger (Class), Yukon Degenhart (PE), Deb Freeman (Asst Prin)
Minutes It was moved by Joel Martin, seconded and approved that the September 23rd meeting minutes be approved as written.
School Improvement Plan We worked on the School Improvement Plan, specifically the Evaluation of the 2015-16 SIP. The English and Math sections require input from those departments. Jim and Ryan will get this information for CLI. Suggestions for the School Climate section were given. Each department should report what they did during 2015-16 re: college and career readiness and send it to Jon. Jon will finalize the SIP with the information reported to him. It was noted that we should be evaluating SIP goals using data throughout the year.
Surveys Parent, student and staff surveys were discussed. The goal is to create surveys with meaningful, nonrepetitive question that can be used from year to year with minor adjustments as needed. Surveys would be given October 1 and again May 1 of each year.
Parent survey – Please review the Google Survey shared by Craig, respond with feedback by 11/4/16. We would like this survey to be given mid-November and early May.
Staff survey – Would like to do this survey end of November and again in May.
Student survey – We will use the Health Youth or Harassment, Intimidation & Bullying survey for this year and work on a new survey for next year.
Next Meeting 11/18, 7:00 am.
Respectfully submitted, Cindy Kissinger
 
 
CLI MEETING September 23, 2016
Present: Joel Martin (SS), Ryan Henderson (Eng), Ben Hunter (Sci), Jim Fischer (Math), Kim Balderree (Spec Svcs), Erin Joyce, (St Svcs), Craig Busch (Prin), Yukon Degenhart (PE), Jon Iverson (Asst Prin)
Minutes It was moved by Joel Martin, seconded and approved that the September 9th meeting minutes be approved as written.
Job Shadow Review Kids who don’t go on a job shadow will possibly have a guest speaker or go to Northwood to observe construction.
School Improvement Plan Reviewed/put finishing touches on 2016/17 School Improvement Plan
Climate Survey  Viewed examples of possible student/parent surveys  Student survey- Administer in Oct. in social studies classes o Possibly add a question about school start time o Possibly add a question about teaming o Leave #7b and 7c off of spring survey- add it to the fall survey o Possibly add a short mid-year survey  Parent Survey o Delete #14 o Rephrase questions to reflect what students tell parents o Add questions like: “are you able to log on to PowerSchool” “My student knows how to log in to MyMead” “I check my student’s grades weekly/monthly”  Staff Survey o Will look at during next meeting, 10/21.
Next Meeting 10/21, 7:00 am. 
Respectfully submitted, Cindy Kissinger
 
 
CLI MEETING September 1, 2016
Present: Joel Martin (SS), Ryan Henderson (Eng), Ben Hunter (Sci), Jim Fischer (Math), Cindy Kissinger (Class), Craig Busch (Prin), Yukon Degenhart (PE), Deb Freeman (Asst Prin)
New Members We are in need of an Electives representative and a Parent representative.
Minutes It was moved by Joel Martin, seconded and approved that the June 3rd meeting minutes be approved as written.
Meeting Dates All meetings are on Fridays beginning at 7:00 am – 9/9/16 (SIP), 9/16/16 (SIP), 10/21/16, 11/18/16, 1/20/17 (prepare for Board presentation), 2/17/17 (tentative), 3/17/17, 4/21/17, 5/19/17, 6/9/17.
School Board Presentation We will present our SIP to the School Board on Monday, 2/13/17, at 6:00 pm. The meeting will be in the Mountainside Library and all CLI members are asked to be present.
Norms CLI approved the Norms for the 2016-17 year. They are the same as 2015-16, with one addition. Guests are welcome to participate in discussions, but anything discussed must be on the agenda. This allows us to manage our time.
Data Review This will be a standing item for all CLI meetings. CLI is essentially a data review team and will track progress on SIP goals throughout the year. • CLI members were asked for team members’ reactions to the Building Goals presented during to staff earlier this week. To clarify, the goals are focused on student growth and will not reflect on the teacher. Students measured will be our current population, with a goal of 6% growth in Math and ELA. • All agreed that goals should be realistic, achievable and also a bit of a stretch. We all want our students to be as successful as possible and are committed to doing everything we can to help them. • The School Climate and Safety Goal was discussed, and will probably include fall and spring surveys of students, parents and staff. • Teachers should be able to access student test scores through Tide next week. Ryan will coordinate with the English teachers to provide training, possibly at a staff meeting, to all teachers on how to access and interpret the data.
Next Meeting 9/9, 7:00 am. • Yukon will find sample surveys and share with CLI members; please review and be ready to discuss at the meeting. • Jon and Craig will create a draft of our SIP plan to use as a starting point. We will discuss on 9/9 and need to have it finished by 10/1/16. Cindy will share the 2015-16 SIP with CLI members via Google Drive.
Respectfully submitted, Cindy Kissinger
 
 
CLI MEETING June 3, 2016
 
Present: Joel Martin (SS), Ryan Henderson (Eng), Ben Hunter (Sci), Cindy Kissinger, (Class), Craig Busch (Prin), Yukon Degenhart (PE)
Minutes It was moved by Joel Martin and seconded that the April 15th meeting minutes be approved as written.
Data Report What do we want to work on next year? What will our focus be as a building? After much discussion, it was decided that our focus will be teams and interventions. The hope is that we can find ways to motivate and support all students, but especially those struggling. Luanne’s pilot program this year is a springboard. There will be materials over the summer for staff to read, and time at the August meetings to discuss and plan. We also need to find ways to identify students with the most need and provide support for them.
Job Shadowing This was strongly supported at the last staff meeting. Darrin and science teachers will take the lead. Please send any ideas to Darrin.
Next Meeting 8/31, 1:30-2:30 tentative CLI meeting
Respectfully submitted, Cindy Kissinger
 
 
CLI MEETING May 20, 2016
 
Present: Joel Martin (SS), Ryan Henderson (Eng), Ben Hunter (Sci), Erin Joyce (Stu Svc), Cindy Kissinger, (Class), Kim Balderree (Spec Svc), Craig Busch (Prin), Deb Freeman (Asst Prin), Jen Young (Parent), Jon Iverson (Asst Prin), Luanne Williams, Darrin McComas, Tyler Hauschild (Math), Ken Russell (District Office)
Minutes It was moved by Cindy Kissinger and seconded that the April 15th meeting minutes be approved as written.
Job Shadowing Darrin McComas gave a presentation on a job shadowing program for Mountainside to consider for our 8th graders next year. Northwood has done this for years, and Darrin shared information on the Northwood model (see attached PowerPoint presentation). He asked for feedback from CLI, which included the following: • Connect the program with our 7th graders (displays / posters around the school, start talking about the program to 7th graders) • Utilize all core classes (presentations, thank you notes) • Teach presentation skills • Invite staff and parents to help connect students with job shadow opportunities (sign-up at open house?) • A fall date would be preferable CLI members should talk to their teams. A decision will be made at the May 31st staff meeting.
Achievement Gap Luanne and Craig reported on the work of the Support Class Task Force, which is working to provide support for our underachieving students. A survey that was sent to staff indicates strong teacher support for this. The challenge is finding a way to identify students and provide the staffing that is needed. Ken Russell appreciated the caring staff who are trying hard to reach all students. In order to provide funding for the staffing, the district would be interested in our comprehensive multi-tiered approach and would want to look at the overall staffing to see if we could reduce in a different area. Title and LAP funds (and other resources) are possibilities as well. The task force will meet again next week.
Miscellaneous Thank you to Joel for serving as Facilitator today in Yukon’s absence.
Respectfully submitted, Cindy Kissinger
 
 
CLI MEETING April 15, 2016
 
Present: Joel Martin (SS), Ryan Henderson (Eng), Ben Hunter (Sci), Erin Joyce (Stu Svc), Yukon Degenhart (PE), Cindy Kissinger, (Class), Kim Balderree (Spec Svc), Craig Busch (Prin), Deb Freeman (Asst Prin), Jen Young (Parent), Jon Iverson (Asst Prin)
Minutes It was moved by Joel Martin and seconded that the March 18th meeting minutes be approved as written.
Data Review Data on the D and Fs is not yet ready, so Jon will present it at the next CLI meeting.
Job Shadowing Craig asked if CLI members thought it was worth examining some sort of job shadowing for our 8th graders. Northwood has been doing this for several years. Jon will find out from them what the challenges are and what things have been working well. Our Science teachers are willing to take the lead on this, and Craig will also bring it up with the department facilitators. Concerns raised by CLI are: What is the purpose? What kind of experience do we want our students to have (eg job fair, or students in the community, or both)? How do we support students who may have a difficult time arranging a job shadow? CLI will review staff input at our next meeting to decide if we should pursue this further.
High- and Under-Achieving Students Jon and Craig talked about the work Luanne Williams is doing with a small group of students on her team who need guidance. Her mentoring and teaching have made a big difference in the students’ grades, attendance, confidence, attitude, etc. She will be presenting data on this at the next staff meeting. Craig would like to find a way to do this with more students, but the challenge is working it in to our staffing and scheduling constraints.
Miscellaneous Craig announced that Mountainside has been named a 2015 Washington Achievement Award Winner for the third time. Congratulations to all staff who work so hard for our students, and especially to bridge the achievement gap.
Next Year CLI Those who have been on CLI for two years and are ready to rotate off, please bring your replacement to the May 20 CLI meeting.
Respectfully submitted, Cindy Kissinger
Next meeting: May 20, 2016, at 7:00 am. 
 
 
 
CLI MEETING March 18, 2016
 
Present: Joel Martin (SS), Ryan Henderson (Eng), Ben Hunter (Sci), Jim Fischer (Math), Erin Joyce (Stu Svc), Yukon Degenhart (PE), Cindy Kissinger, (Class), Kim Balderree (Spec Svc), Craig Busch (Prin), Jen Young (Parent), Jon Iverson (Asst Prin)
 
Minutes It was moved by Jon Iverson and seconded that the February 19th meeting minutes be approved as written.
 
Meeting Norms/Protocols Yukon noted that staff are welcome to present at CLI, but they must contact Yukon in advance so they can be added to the agenda.
 
Electives 8th grade electives will be semester-long next year. This will allow us to be better able to fulfill students’ choices as well as to be in compliance with our STEM curriculum, which is designed to be taught over a semester.
 
Master Schedule Erin Joyce gave a brief explanation of the challenges and complexity of creating a master schedule. Craig pointed out that we are constrained by enrollment, staffing and facilities.
 
Data Review Jon shared information on a certificated staff survey. The questions were fairly general and reflected that staff is generally satisfied with our schedule and access time. There were several suggestions about electives. Any feedback regarding survey questions is welcome; please let Craig or Jon know of any suggestions.
 
Next Year CLI Those who have been on CLI for two years and are ready to rotate off, please start finding your replacement and bring them to the May 20 CLI meeting.
 
Respectfully submitted, Cindy Kissinger
 
Next meeting: April 20, 2016, at 7:00 am.
 
 
 
 
 
CLI MEETING February 19, 2016
 
Present: Drew Piper (Eng), Ben Hunter (Sci) Jim Fischer (Math), Erin Joyce (St Svc), Yukon Degenhart (PE), Cindy Kissinger (Class), Kim Balderree (Spec Svcs), Craig Busch (Prin), Deb Freeman (Asst Prin), Jon Iverson (Asst Prin)
 
Minutes It was moved by Deb Freeman and seconded that the January 22nd meeting minutes be approved as written.
 
Thought Exchange Thought Exchange is a survey that was conducted throughout the district earlier this year as a means of getting feedback from parents and staff. Craig distributed results from the Mountainside portion of the survey. CLI members should share with their departments and bring feedback to the next CLI meeting. Jon will make sure all staff are provided with a link to the results.
 
Testing Schedule Deb presented a draft of our May testing schedule. The main change is that the Science MSP will be online this year. Feedback from last year’s testing was taken into account when creating this year’s schedule.
 
Screenagers Erin Joyce showed a trailer for a movie the counselors would like to present to our students and/or parents. It addresses issues related to online games, cell phones and other devices. Administrators and counselors will pursue possibilities for showing it.
 
Data Review Jon shared information on a student survey. They are being conducted out of Science classes, and there are 66 responses so far. Most results are positive. The survey takes no more than 10 minutes and Science teachers are asked to encourage their students to take the survey.
 
Community Service Mountainside does a lot of community service projects, all of which are wonderful. Staff should remember to bring all community service projects to CLI for approval, so that we can coordinate efforts and make sure we don’t ask for too many donations and request too much of our families. Staff are also encouraged to consider projects that involve hands-on service out in the community. Yukon suggested that we put a list of these projects on our website.
 
Electives Dave Neale brought up his concerns about electives next year. There are several issues including student placement, course offerings and course length. Dave will meet with Jon and Erin to outline the issues and bring their findings to the next CLI meeting.
 
Respectfully submitted, Cindy Kissinger
 
Next meeting: March 18, 2016, at 7:00 am.
 
 
 
CLI MEETING January 22, 2016
 
Present: Joel Martin (SS), Ryan Henderson (Eng), Ben Hunter (Sci) Jim Fischer (Math), Erin Joyce (St Svc), Yukon Degenhart (PE), Cindy Kissinger (Class), Deb Freeman (Asst Prin), Jen Young (Parent), Jon Iverson (Asst Prin)
 
Minutes It was moved by Jon Iverson and seconded that the December 11th meeting minutes be approved as written.
 
AVID Drew Piper, Shawn Schuler and three AVID students presented their intention to conduct a food drive at Mountainside April 13 – 25. The benefits are to help our community, and to provide students with community service experience that they can put on a college application. It will be out of 2nd period, with money and food collected to benefit the Mead Food Bank. It will be run similar to the pet food drive, with minimal disruption to class time.
 
CLI members should communicate this information to their departments and email Yukon with any questions or concerns. Electives Dave Neale presented concerns about our elective offerings. He has concerns related to
 
STEM classes, as well as electives in general, including length of class (quarter long), prerequisite, student choice of elective, etc. There was discussion acknowledging challenges with our current system as well as challenges in making changes. Large scale changes have a procedure involved, which Deb will email to CLI members. Dave will meet with Deb and Erin to discuss his STEM-specific concerns.
 
Data Review Jon presented attendance, discipline, grades and PRIDE data from first quarter 2014-15 and 2015-16. CLI members reviewed the data and made some observations. The data has already been reviewed with classified staff and will be presented to certificated staff at a future staff meeting.
 
Respectfully submitted, Cindy Kissinger
 
Next meeting: February 19, 2016, at 7:00 am.
 
CLI MEETING December 11, 2015
Present: Joel Martin (SS), Ryan Henderson (Eng), Jim Fischer (Math), Erin Joyce (St Svc), Yukon Degenhart (PE), Cindy Kissinger (Class), Craig Busch (Prin), Deb Freeman (Asst Prin), Jon Iverson (Asst Prin), Jen Young (Parent)
 
Minutes It was moved by Jim Fischer and seconded that the November 6th meeting minutes be approved as written.
 
School Improvement Plan (SIP) • The School Improvement Plan was finalized. Jon and Craig will fine tune it and send it to District Office.
 
Respectfully submitted, Cindy Kissinger
 
Next meeting: January 22, 2016, at 7:00 am.
 
 
 
CLI MEETING October 16, 2015
Present: Joel Martin (SS), Ryan Henderson (Eng), Ben Hunter (Sci), Jim Fischer (Math), Erin Joyce (St Svc), Yukon Degenhart (PE), Cindy Kissinger (Class), Kim Balderree (Sp Svc), Craig Busch (Prin), Deb Freeman (Asst Prin), Jon Iverson (Asst Prin)
 
Minutes The September 25th meeting minutes were accepted as written.
 
School Improvement Plan (SIP) Craig and Jon have started entering information into the SIP. CLI will suggest changes and members will take those to their departments for further input. Cindy will share the SIP document with CLI members on Google Drive. Today, CLI worked on the school’s strengths and challenges.
 
Respectfully submitted, Cindy Kissinger
 
Next meeting: November 6, 2015, at 7:00 am.
 
 
 
CLI MEETING September 25, 2015
Present: Joel Martin (SS), Ryan Henderson (Eng), Ben Hunter (Sci), Jim Fischer (Math), Erin Joyce (St Svc), Yukon Degenhart (PE), Cindy Kissinger (Class), Kim Balderree (Sp Svc), Craig Busch (Prin), Deb Freeman (Asst Prin), Jen Young (Parent), Jon Iverson (Asst Prin)
 
Minutes It was moved by Yukon Degenhart, seconded and approved that the September 3rd meeting minutes be accepted as written. Introduction of new member Jen Young was welcomed as our new parent representative.
 
Staff Survey The fall staff survey was taken by all certificated staff at the meeting on September 2nd. Craig reviewed the results. Overall, the response was positive and it worked well to have staff take the survey during a staff meeting. Craig noted that our average teacher experience is 17 years.
 
Data Info/PLCs (Professional Learning Communities) Jon will continue to work with departments on gathering, reporting and interpreting data. Department goals should fit together with district, school (LIP) and individual teacher (TPEP) goals in order to maximize efforts and results.
 
Timeline/Plan of Action We will work on our LIP goals, which will be focused on literacy and data, at the October 16th CLI meeting. Craig noted that this is a learning year as we focus more on data collection and the collaborative process.
 
October 9 LID Plan Staff will learn about the new Illuminate program, a tool for data and assessments. Current student data for each teacher will be loaded, along with demographics and SBA test results. Teachers will stay in our building and have time with the whole group as well as with their team and department. Deb is working on pulling together SBA and demographic data for each teacher on their students from last year.
 
Miscellaneous • Yukon will talk to Carrie about getting CLI minutes on our school website. • Craig described School Messenger, our new program for contacting parents via phone, text and/or email. • Room projectors are being replaced as they (or their bulbs) wear out. Lisa will keep two on hand as backup. • Building safety and security upgrades are in process. More details can be found on the district and school websites. • Please remember to follow the COW protocol as agreed to by staff. COW carts should be returned in the same condition they were received – put away properly, plugged in, etc.
 
Respectfully submitted, Cindy Kissinger
 
Next meeting: October 16, 2015, at 7:00 am.
 
 

CLI MEETING September 3, 2015
Present: Craig Busch, Deb Freeman, Jon Iverson, Yukon Degenhart, Ben Hunter, Jim Fischer, Joel Martin, Kim Balderree, Ryan Henderson, Cindy Kissinger
 
Minutes It was moved by Craig Busch, seconded and approved that the 05/29/15 meeting minutes be approved as written.
 
Introduction of CLI members for 2015-16 CLI members introduced themselves. PE – Yukon Degenhart, Special Education – Kim Balderree, Social Studies – Joel Martin, Student Services – Erin Joyce, Math – Jim Fischer, Science – Ben Hunter, English – Ryan Henderson, Administration – Craig Busch, Deb Freeman, Jon Iverson. Classified – Cindy Kissinger. Still to be determined are reps from Electives and parents. Yukon Degenhart will be the CLI facilitator this year.
 
CLI Norms CLI norms were reviewed, with the following highlights: assume positive intent; look for what is best for the whole; send alternate from your department if you will be absent from a meeting; and meetings should be a trusting, non-judgmental environment. Yukon will explore ideas for communicating with the community via our website. Kim will be the Timekeeper. Make an effort to include the parent volunteers in meeting discussions. The norms were approved as presented.
 
Staff Survey The fall staff survey was taken by all staff at the meeting on 9/2. Results will be shared via email and discussed at our next CLI meeting.
 
CLI Focus This Year CLI will have two presentations to make to the School Board this year, one being the SIP (with fewer goals this year than in the past) and the other a data presentation. The data presentation is a new item, focusing on gathering meaningful data, analyzing it and using it to improve student learning. We will use a DataWise book and Jon Iverson’s expertise to help us understand, implement and maximize benefits of the process. Articles of the Week were discussed. CLI members present were in favor of continuing this, as it seemed to benefit students. AOW will be discussed at the next staff meeting (9/15). English will take the first week (9/21) and will share resources, including how to write questions. This could be a good base for our data collection as well. Ryan, Kim and Jon will meet to develop an assessment.
 
CLI Meeting Dates All meetings are on Fridays and begin at 7:00 am: 9/25, 10/16, 11/6, 11/20, 1/22, 2/19, 3/18, 4/15, 5/20 and 6/3 (introducing new members for 2016-17).
 
Respectfully submitted, Cindy Kissinger
 
Next meeting: September 25, 2015, at 7:00 am