Educational Excellence
School Advisory Council

6611 Country Club Middle School

Verified EESAC Meeting Minutes for:    04/11/2007  08:20 AM

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Recording Secretary:    Niesha Mack-Freeman

Location of meeting:    Country Club Middle School Media Center

Was a quorum established?    Yes

Was the meeting advertised?    Yes,  03/11/2007


Members Present:

Bueno, Jose (Principal)
Belkin, Linda (Teacher)
Covone, Gina (Teacher)
Hildenbrand, Susan (Teacher)
House, Karen (Teacher)
Mack-Freeman, Niesha (Teacher)
Riley, Sherry (Alternate Teacher/Paraprofessional)
Mesa, Ivonne (Educational Support Employee)
Hobson, Annmarie (Parent)
Cartwright, Judy (Parent)

Members Absent (Excused):

No one had an excused absence.

Members Absent (Unexcused):

No one had an unexcused absence.

Others Present:

No one else was present.

Topics Covered:

The meeting was opened at 8:30 am by Chairperson Belkin. The minutes were read and approved. The motion for approval was made by Sherry Riley and seconded by Susan Hildenbrand. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the School Improvement Plan.

Mr. Bueno and Mrs. Harris lead the discussion by discussing the following:

Reading-The reading/language arts department will be attending a writing workshop to prepare our students for the FCAT.

Math- A level one sequence will be established in order to better prepare our level one students for the FCAT.

Science- Our students are actively involved with several projects and hands on activities. This will lead to higher scores when they are tested in the eighth grade.

Parent Academy workshops- There are currently two left this school year. We are pre-selling yearbooks to help with parental involvement.

Discipline and Safety- Our strategies are working. We have a safe campus with an awesome security staff. the home room reps are also helping out.

Technology- We are setting trends . We are trying to become a state of the art school. Mr. Bueno is currently fighting to have every room equipped with a smartboard. This will take the instruction in the classrooms to another level. We are currently not ready because of electircal issues. It will be $500-800 to hook it up effectively. We are expectign the arrival of 100 computers any day now.

A 5 gallon water container and fresh coffee is prepared every morning for the parents in order to make the school more inviting. A flat screen will be placed in the main office with a DVD the will play a DVD of school activities. This will limit the amount of activity on the campus.

Physical Fitness- They informed the committe the the students are dressing out and the locker rooms are being utilized. There will be more equipment purchased for the weight room.

Electives-Special Areas Teachers and content area teachers are currently being interviewed. The band program will begin in the upcoming school year. Mr. Bueno exclaimed that our band program will be second to none.

Return on Investment- On the FCAT our percentage will not be given for 3 years. We will receive a school grade this year. We will receive the average of what the district scored.

May 2, 2007 is the next EESAC meeting.
May 3, 2007 the staff will be involved in a Corporate Run.