The Joint Operating Committee
of the Fulton County AVTS will meet at
At the December TIU 11
Superintendents’ Advisory Council meeting scheduled for this Thursday, a
representative from PDE will present the state’s Keystone Awards to the
individual schools which had made AYP for two years in a row.
Each building will put its latest Keystone Award on display in its main entrance lobby.
We have had none to date.
Students were given an informational letter for their parents to explain the calls they will receive via AlertNow. In addition to the calling system, the District will continue its practice of notifying the media of any cancellations, delays, or unscheduled early dismissals.
Policy Updates/Job Descriptions
The administration will continue to propose and present policy updates/revisions to the Board in an effort to have the policy handbooks completely up-to-date and “clean” before June 29. The several remaining job descriptions will also be completed and in electronic format.
Meetings with New Board Members
New Board members are asked to schedule orientation meetings with the Administration.
Hannah Williams will be attending the Hugh O’Brian Leadership Conference to represent Southern Fulton High School. SFEA will be paying for her to attend the conference.
Founded in 1958, HOBY’s
mission is to inspire and develop our global community of youth and volunteers
to a life dedicated to leadership, service and innovation. HOBY programs are
conducted annually throughout the
Semper Fi Fundraising Efforts
On November 7, Angie Booth
worked alongside the Center and
National Honor Society
National Honor Society has been busy with several activities for
the months of November and December. One
of their goals this year is to establish positive student relationships
On November 23, they hosted a Thanksgiving Dinner for the Life Skills class. NHS helped the Life Skills students make a holiday craft and then shared a Thanksgiving meal with them. In December, they are planning an activity with the kindergarten classes called Letters to Santa. The kindergarteners will write letters to Santa and they will be delivered to NHS members to reply to the student. NHS will go into the kindergarten classes dressed as elves to deliver and help the students read their letters from Santa. They also treat them to some Christmas carols and a small Christmas gift.
Building Usage Requests
January 23 – Homecoming Dance; HS Cafeteria
Parent Teacher Conferences
On Tuesday, November 24 from 4:00 – 7:30 p.m. and on Wednesday, November 25 from 8 – 11:30 a.m. we had Parent Teacher Conferences at the Southern Fulton High School. We had a total of 33 conferences scheduled, most of which occurred in Grades 7th & 8th. Teachers were receptive of the timeframes and indicated they would like to continue this in the future.
· December 15 – NJHS to Senior Center 10:30 – 12:30
· December 18 – Safety Committee Meeting 8:00 a.m.
· December 22 – Grade 8 Vision Screenings
· December 23 – a.m. Schoolwide Activity p.m. Act 80 Day
· December 24-January 3 – No School
· January 18 – No school; possible make-up day
· January 20 – Financial Aid Presentation @ 2:00 p.m.
· January 23 – Homecoming
· January 27-30 – PMEA District Chorus @ SFHS
· February 12 – No School; possible make-up day
· February 15 – No School
Tom Knox and Kathy Cutchall
attended a free workshop at the IU on Friday, December 4, 2009, entitled,
“Assisting Struggling Students with
Lori Hansroth, County Extension Director and 4-H Youth Development Coordinator, has requested the use of a classroom on Tuesday, December 22, from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. for the purpose of a 4-H meeting.
A shuttle service will be provided for the Christmas concerts on December 14 and 15. Parents, family, and friends may park at the high school and then catch a shuttle to the high school to help reduce parking issues at the elementary school.
Elaina Buterbaugh will serve
as a pre-practicum student in second-grade with Mrs. Terry Shade. This will
take place one day per week from January 25 through April 30, 2010. Miss
Buterbaugh is a student at
Larry Knutson, owner of
Penntrails, held a training for our crew members as well as the PCC crew at
Work is continuing on the kiosk and the amphitheatre.
Parent Teacher Conferences
Approximately 300 parent/teacher conferences were held at the elementary school.
A parent luncheon was held on November 20 – once again, the luncheon was well attended.
Accountability Block Grant
I will be working on completing a mid-year report that is due very soon.
14 7:00 p.m. Christmas Concert for grades K-3
15 7:00 p.m. Christmas Concert for grades 4-6
16 7:00 p.m. Make-up date for grades K-3
17 7:00 p.m. Make-up date for graded 4-6
24-31 No School
Federal Programs Report
Reports for the ARRA (stimulus funding) are due very soon.
There is a meeting scheduled with Miller Flooring concerning the HS gym floor on Wednesday, December 9.
I will be attending a maintenance supervisor’s meeting at the IU on Friday, December 11.
Business Manager Report
I have contacted Gordon Walker and am in the process of setting up a meeting to go over and review our finances.
I’m working on our eRate application for the 09-10 school year. This application allows us to receive rebates for certain services we pay for. Normally, this includes the following:
We also receive a discount on our telecommunications (fiber line connecting the ES and HS) and Internet (wireless connection) via TIU#11.
I will be researching the approved services list to see if there is anything else we may qualify for.
The annual Pennsylvania
Technology Inventory is due shortly. I
will complete the technology phase of this which is due in January. After that, faculty will complete a technology
survey as well. This is required by the