CSC Minutes 10/2/2017

CSC Minutes 10/2/2017
November 6, 2017 GWHS


Shahad Mohieldin, Isabelle Maestas, Scott Lessard, Kevin Vicente, Jennifer Harkness- Quintana, Juliana Evans, Michael Wylde, Mary Jo Minogue, Jay Clapper, Adam Haynes, Ron Sherman, and Eric Sherman.





Parent Satisfaction Survey

  • Overall positive trend
  • From 2015 the overall satisfaction of academics moved
  • District:
    • 2015- 82%
    • 2016- 83%
    • 2017- 84%
  • School
    • 2015- 66%
    • 2016- 73%
    • 2017- 72%
  • There are 5 response options
    • Strongly Agree
    • Agree
    • Disagree
    • Strongly Disagree
  • They only account for agree and strongly disagree
  • District average only secondary
  • Mailed out in Spanish and English
  • Met the 20% threshold
  • This means that it will be counted
  • Thanks to P3 for the help with growth in the school
  • Lessard’s focus
  • 79% was the average for the school
  • 80% is the benchmark

Student Satisfaction Survey 

  • Response rate went from the 64% to 35%
  • Overall positive trend
  • Growth of 2% in “I am getting a good education at my school”
  • A goal is using Infinite Campus to show families what their students are doing in class
  • There was a jump in the atmosphere
  • Peer tutoring has helped a lot
  • 96% on “my school encourages me to go to college”


Student Satisfaction Survey

  • Students take it during school
  • GW is about the district in its average on family
  • We need to continue to work on everything


Communication has greatly increased

  • There are opportunities to increase communication on teacher level
  • Teachers can use I.C. to communicate with families
  • Sending weekly emails letting families know what their students are working on in class

How many families have access to internet at home?

How can we increasing the amount of parent participation in Back to School Night?

  • Some families can only come certain times
  • Investigating where we see lack of participation

We are collecting data on the area and languages spoken in the GW community

  • There are 60 different languages spoken
  • P3 is making every possible effort to bring in families
  • We could host a presentation in native languages
  • Arabic and Spanish are the most spoken
  • We should have Multicultural Day/Night
  • Some historic problems are safety and security issues
  • We want to continue to build the academic environment


Introductions to new students

State of the school

  • October count: 1237
  • The district is feeling good
  • They used the number in September for October count
  • The cooling project should almost be done
  • There will be some cold rooms

The Bond Project is in the mist

Number 1 priority is the windows,

  • they will cost around $2 million
  • they are going to be double paned

Number 2 is the locker rooms

Number 3 is the student’s bathroom

  • will cost around $800,000

Number 4 is the library

  • Want it to be fully staffed

We filled the French teacher spot

(5:24 )

SPF did great in some areas

  • The school won’t be green
  • Equity indicator is 45
  • We are 50.17 for academics but need to be 50.5
  • Great growth in 9th grade English
  • Teachers are collaborating once a week
  • We recently won the safety award

GW Speech and Debate are currently first in the state and ninth in country

The voter registration drive went well

We have more work to do as a school

  • The district will continue to reach in and support us

Last year there were only 18 suspensions

Going to try and reduce the opportunity gap


How do we give them the skills they need?

  • All three pathways are legitimate

Random facts

  • GW Athletics had the largest G.P.A
  • 94% pass rate went down to 80%
  • Made more students pass
  • Make sure they have college credit in
  • Students will need to take standardized test to graduate starting with this years freshmen

Big Focus

  • PSAT in every content area
  • All students should be able to write an argumentative essay


Next Step

  • Giving students the steps to do well on the PSAT
  • Advisors
  • Senior advisors
  • SAT/ACT prep for juniors
  • Every sophomore is meeting with a college advisor/ parent interest inventory
  • Required to graduate
  • We have put more resources in the classroom for 9th graders
  • At least 2 adults in the classroom

How do we do a better job of supporting our students?

  • PSAT for 9th, 10th, and 11th grade is very helpful
  • State decided to use the PSAT