Educational Excellence
School Advisory Council

6611 Country Club Middle School

Verified EESAC Meeting Minutes for:    10/18/2016  08:10 AM

Please contact the school for a formatted hard copy of these minutes.

Recording Secretary:    Josmeen Stephen

Location of meeting:    Room 64 (Country Club Middle School)

Was a quorum established?    Yes

Was the meeting advertised?    Yes,  09/14/2016


Members Present:

Prado, Cynthia (Principal)
Heras, Alejandro (Union Steward)
Cannon, Claudette (Teacher)
Karan-Miyar, Duysevi (Teacher)
Leon, Michelle (Teacher)
Stephen, Josmeen (Teacher)
Javed, Elba (Educational Support Employee)
Certain, Jason (Student)
Garcia, Maria (Business/Community Representative)

Members Absent (Excused):

Villazon, Jacqueline (Alternate Principal)
Martin, Myra (Teacher)
Coffee Curry, Nicole (Alternate Teacher/Paraprofessional)
Pino, Marisol (Alternate Educational Support)
Blanco, Caridad (Parent)
Brown, Latasha (Parent)
DeLeon de Cardenas, Maria (Parent)
Hernandez, Deniret (Parent)
Jabali, Tumaini (Parent)
Rodriguez, Jorge (Parent)
Rodriguez, Lizbet (Parent)
Gonzalez, Natalie (Alternate Parent)
Aviles, Miya (Alternate Student)
Boudreaux, Tessa (Business/Community Representative)
Rodriguez, Evelyn (Business/Community Representative)

Members Absent (Unexcused):

No one had an unexcused absence.

Others Present:

No one else was present.

Topics Covered:

ESSAC Meeting Minutes
October 18, 2016

Cynthia Prado – Principal
Alejandro Heras – Union Representative
Duysevi Miyar - Teacher
Michelle Leon - Teacher
Claudette Cannon - Teacher
Josmeen Stephen - Teacher
Maria Garcia – YMCA Membership Director
Vicky Javed - School Support Representative
Jason Certain - Student

Meeting was called to order at 8:09 a.m.

Prado welcomes Community Business Leaders and the student leader Jason Certain.

Principal's update - Ms. Prado

CCMS magnet Fair Tuesday, November 1st at 7 p.m.

Shomari Johnson was nominated for the Do the Right Thing award and will be honored Thursday, October 20th for mediating a situation between peers.

Y-fit with PE classes

Juega program ( University of Miami) - to reduce teen pregnancy

CCMS hydroponic garden Mrs. Spicer was awarded a grant through UTD for it.

Miami Dade College partnership
Anti-bullying program
Adopt a classroom for Christmas - Special Education class
Work with Garden
Microsoft partnership
Dual enrollment - have more students take high school credits in the summer.
Algebra I
Physical Science

Proposal for EESAC meeting dates for 2016 - 2017 school year

October 20th
November 17th
December 15th
December 22nd
January 26th
February 23rd
March 23rd
April 20th
May 25th

Heras motioned to remove October 20th and December 22nd from the proposed dates.
Leon motioned to remove April 20th due to FSA. Proposed date replacement date April 6th. Unanimous vote in favor. Heras motioned to move the meeting to a morning at 8 am. Miyar second unanimous vote. Motion passed.

Heras motioned Miyar as EESAC chair Cannon second. The motion carried unanimously.

Heras motioned Stephen as secretary. Cannon second. The motion carried unanimously.

School Improvement plan
It has been posted by deadline
barrier lack of standards-based planning - Common planning was introduced this school year to eliminate this barrier
Action steps
Unwrapping the standards
Differentiated instruction through i-Ready
Common planning
Creative writing for all 8th-grade students
ESOL struggle with creative writing
great feedback on creative writing from 8th grade

Heras motioned that we vote on School Improvement Plan. Cannon second. Unanimous motion carried.

Parent Involvement Plan

Goal to meet with parents around Christmas. Possible meal.
Great Community Support Specialist - Ms. Perez
We need Parental Involvement.
We have to build PTSA back up.

CCMS is a Title One school - 84% free or reduced lunch

Differentiated Instruction to increase I-Ready usage
First topic assessment Algebra 1 performed above District average.
PSAT tomorrow (10/19/16) for 50 eighth graders - Algebra 1 students plus five additional kids. Mrs. Isla proctoring. Exposure to high-stakes testing for college-bound students

CCMS recruitment today - Articulation with 300 fifth graders from Spanish Lakes Elementary
meet in the cafeteria
student leaders will take them on a tour
Articulation schedule
Wednesday - Joella C. Goode Elementary
Thursday - Palm Springs North Elementary
Friday - Charles E. Wyche Elementary

Student updates
Jason declined.
Prado probed about uniform-permissible jackets and how students are responding.
Some students don't have the school logo on their jackets.
Prado expanded the uniform policy to include black hoodies.
Last year, only Red Jackets were permitted.

Prado gives Jason suggestions on what things he can talk about next meeting.

EESAC chair updates (Miyar)
Close up tour in Washington, D.C. for ESOL levels 2, 3 & 4
ESOL students going to Tallahassee, Florida Figueredo is working on that all expenses being paid
possibly February 25, 2017
Prado wants field trip pack it in before Christmas break

Teach a thon - we are approved to participate Espinal’s classroom will be the site.

EESAC stakeholder conference in November Heras, Miyar and administration have to attend.

EESAC committee member update - Cannon
World Stride trip to Washington, D.C. at the end of the year for 7th graders
similar to Close Up
financial assistance available for students.
Prado and Cannon will collaborate

School website discussion (Miyar)
$4,000 for website
Prado wants a unique website
another company is more affordable $2500
Heras motioned for$ 2,500 budget for the website. Leon second. Unanimous vote. Motion passed.

8:48 am - Miyar motioned for the close of the meeting.