School Council Presentation 12-14


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School Council Presentation 12-14

  1. 1. Mr. Keith L. Ball, Principal EHS Mission Statement:Etowah High School’s mission shall be graduating life-long learners and productive community & global citizens
  2. 2. Etowah High School Belief Statements1. We believe that all members of the Etowah community are responsible for the intellectual and social development of our students.2. We believe that all students can learn regardless of different learning styles and abilities.3. We believe in working with all students to identify each student’s needs and capacity for learning.4. We believe that regardless of differences in abilities, all students should recognize learning as a life-long endeavor and should continue their education in an ever-changing world.5. We believe that students should come to understand that individual differences, strengths, and weaknesses, help to make us both unique and important.6. We believe that both student performance and teacher performance are crucial components of academic growth and that we must continue to develop both.7. We believe that we must recognize an ever-increasing student population and must continue to use our resources and facilities wisely and efficiently to meet student needs.8. We believe that we must continue to develop methods of instruction that maximize opportunities for learning.9. We believe that character development is a critical component in the development of responsible citizens.10. We believe that all members of the Etowah community are responsible for providing a safe environment for all students and teachers.11. We believe that instructional time is sacred and will be used to provide meaningful and engaging learning activities at all times, without exception.
  3. 3.  TheGeneral Assembly of Georgia created councils to “bring communities and schools closer together in a spirit of cooperation to solve difficult education problems, improve academic achievement, provide support for teachers and administrators, and bring parents into the school-based decision- making process.”
  4. 4.  SchoolCouncils shall provide advice, recommendations, and assistance and represent the community of parents and business.
  5. 5.  Members of the School Council will serve for a term of two years. The council will have a minimum of seven members. Parents must make up the majority of the council and at least two of them being from the business community. A parent member must serve as the chair.
  6. 6. Parent/Business Members: - vacant, Parent - vacant, Parent - vacant, Parent - Mrs. Michelle Angalet, Parent - Mrs. Kim Overy, Parent - Mrs. Gina Forbes, Parent - Mrs. Kelly Gilbert, Parent - Mrs. June Pollack, Parent - Mrs. Vivianna Morrison, PTSA President - Mrs. Bonny Blackmon, Business Partner - Mrs. Debi Ratcliff, Business Partner - Ms. Ahila Manivannan, Senior SAB Student Rep.- Mr. Rushay Amarath, Sophomore SAB Student Rep. Faculty/Staff Members: - Mr. Keith L. Ball, Principal - Dr. Vijay Purugulla, Teacher - vacant, Teacher - vacant, Teacher
  7. 7.  The electing body for parent members shall consist of all parents and guardians eligible to serve as a parent member. The electing body for the teacher members shall consist of all certified personnel eligible to serve as a teacher member.
  8. 8.  Nominations are accepted by the Principal from within the electing body prior to the voting meeting. Nominations must be submitted in writing (email, fax, letter are all acceptable) by 8/30 Deadline for all parent nominations. One vote shall take place with the highest vote recipient(s) being elected to serve on the school council for a 2-year term. You must be present to vote. A person does not have to be present at the time of the vote to be elected to the council.
  9. 9. Etowah School Council 2012-14 Nomination FormName:__________________________________________________________________________Phone:__________________________________________________________________________Email Address:____________________________________________________________________Grades of children attending Etowah High School in 2012-13:______________________________Previous volunteer experiences related to your child(ren)’s education:_______________________________________________________________________________________________________In 75 words or less, please explain why you would like to serve on the Etowah School Council: Please submit to Mr. Keith Ball, Principal, no later than Thursday, August 30, 2012. Nominations may be submitted electronically to, or may be dropped off in the Administration/Attendance Office. Nominations must be in writing. Please see expectations for School Council participation on the back of this form.
  10. 10. TBD All nominations must be in writing and are due to the Principal on or before Thursday, 8/30/2012
  11. 11. 1st Meeting: Wednesday, September 12, 2012 4:00-6:00, EHS Front Office Conference Room (Officer Elections)2nd Meeting: Wednesday, October 10, 2012 4:00-6:00, EHS Front Office Conference Room3rd Meeting: Wednesday, November14, 2012 4:00-6:00, EHS Front Office Conference Room4th Meeting: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 4:00-6:00, EHS Front Office Conference Room5th Meeting: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 4:00-6:00, EHS Front Office Conference Room6th Meeting: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 4:00-6:00, EHS Front Office Conference Room7th Meeting: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 4:00-6:00, EHS Front Office Conference Room8th Meeting: Wednesday, May 8, 2013 4:00-6:00, EHS Front Office Conference Room
  12. 12. Officers will be elected by the School Council at the first meeting following the election of the School Council Members. 1st Meeting: Wednesday, September 12, 2012 4:00-6:00, EHS Conference Room Chairperson – Michelle Angalet Vice-Chairperson – vacant Secretary – Kim Overy
  13. 13.  Maintain a school-wide perspective on issues Participate in council meetings Participate in information and training programs Act as a link between the school council and the community Encourage the participation of parents and others within the school community Work to improve student achievement Provide advice and recommendations to the school principal and local board of education
  14. 14.  According to Article IV of the Etowah School Council bylaws (see below), members must be in attendance for at least five meetings.“After two absences by a certified staff member of the school council, that member will becontacted by the principal to ascertain his/her level of commitment going forward. After twoabsences by a parent, student, or business partner representative of the school council, thatmember will be contacted by the chair of the council to ascertain their level of commitmentgoing forward. While the nature of the absences will be considered in determining a member’sability and commitment to ongoing council participation, meeting attendance is imperative tothe work of the council. If any member of the council accumulates three absences in a singleschool-year, that member will be removed from the roster. The principal will appoint areplacement for a certified staff member and student member. A parent representative will bereplaced with the parent who received the highest number of votes during that year’s election,but who was not elected to the council. Business partner representatives will be replaced by abusiness partner appointed by the principal and the council chair.” Etowah School CouncilBylaws, Article IV, School Council Membership, School Council Bylaws Defining Active Status Members are expected to promote a spirit of cooperation and support between the Etowah Administration, student body and all other stakeholders. Thank you for your interest and your willingness to serve Etowah High School!
  15. 15.  To promote effective communication and foster team-work, the Student Advisory Board and PTSA at EHS will be represented at each School Council Meeting. Student & PTSA representation is not required by the State Legislature in regards to council membership but necessary to overall effective school leadership. The School Council, PTSA, SAB, and all stakeholders will work together in graduating life-long learners and productive community & global citizens.
  16. 16.  You can vote for multiple nominees on one ballot. Only one ballot can be cast per person on 9/4 from 6:15-8:30. You must be present to vote. Nominees do not have to be present to win. Winners will be notified by the Principal by 9/7.2012-2014 School Council Nominees: please place a check next to your nominee selection(s)TBD – ParentTBD – ParentTBD – ParentTBD – Business Representative