Educational Excellence
School Advisory Council

6611 Country Club Middle School

Verified EESAC Meeting Minutes for:    01/13/2017  08:10 AM

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

Recording Secretary:    Josmeen Stephen

Location of meeting:    Room 64

Was a quorum established?    Yes

Was the meeting advertised?    Yes,  11/16/2016


Members Present:

Prado, Cynthia (Principal)
Villazon, Jacqueline (Alternate Principal)
Heras, Alejandro (Union Steward)
Cannon, Claudette (Teacher)
Karan-Miyar, Duysevi (Teacher)
Leon, Michelle (Teacher)
Stephen, Josmeen (Teacher)
Coffee Curry, Nicole (Alternate Teacher/Paraprofessional)
Javed, Elba (Educational Support Employee)
Blanco, Caridad (Parent)
Brown, Latasha (Parent)
DeLeon de Cardenas, Maria (Parent)
Jabali, Tumaini (Parent)
Rodriguez, Jorge (Parent)
Garcia, Maria (Business/Community Representative)
Rodriguez, Evelyn (Business/Community Representative)

Members Absent (Excused):

Martin, Myra (Teacher)
Pino, Marisol (Alternate Educational Support)
Hernandez, Deniret (Parent)
Rodriguez, Lizbet (Parent)
Gonzalez, Natalie (Alternate Parent)
Certain, Jason (Student)
Aviles, Miya (Alternate Student)
Boudreaux, Tessa (Business/Community Representative)

Members Absent (Unexcused):

No one had an unexcused absence.

Others Present:

Joel E. Casaso - Parent
Cheryl Garo - Parent
B. Ruiz - Parent
Gina Garo - Student

Topics Covered:

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

Miyar begins by welcoming attendees and having everyone introduce themselves.

Review of the minutes - Heras motioned to approve the minutes. Rodriguez second the motion. The minutes were unanimously approved.

Principal updates - Ms. Prado

We need students to attend EESAC meetings.
Working diligently to expand the magnet program
Biomedical and Forensic Science will have two sections next school year.
As of today, we have received 189 magnet applications. Based on current trends, 20% of the applicants will attend the school in the following school year.
The Magnet Fair held yesterday was successful. We informed parents about the Dual Enrollment program, PSAT, High School courses that will be offered, and the Academies of culinary and dance.
The goal for next school year is to bring band back.
Weve been reaching out to elementary schools through the subject selection process.
Informing parents that if their child is performing below grade level, they must take intensive reading and/or intensive math.
Next Friday Roll over - M-DCPS identifies the students who will be transitioning into middle school the following school year. Historically, we roll over about 800 + students. Last year, we only got 153 incoming 6th graders. We will fight to get more incoming 6th graders until the first day of school.
Title 1 funds will be used to expand the technology in our computer labs. $20,000
EESAC funds will be used for incentive programs and NOT used for the website.
Student pick-up - We release students at 3:50 and we open up the school at 8 a.m.. We do not want students hanging out at the local businesses. It's a safety issue.
Next year, the supervision of children will be from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m..
Expanding Sports and clubs
Softball for girls, soccer, and track and field
This year, 247 8th graders are leaving at the end of the school year. We need at least 300 incoming sixth graders.
Because we went from a D to a C school, we will get recognition funds.
A committee has to be formed and a proposal must be presented to the EESAC.
Ms. Miyar asked Ms. Prado for the status of the website.
Ms. Prado responded that the goal is to roll it out next Thursday.

PTSA - Mrs. Villazon

Leadership within the PTSA organization has changed. Emails were sent to get leadership to help with the setup of the CCMS chapter.

Ms. Miyar - The EESAC meeting date for this meeting was changed due to mid year review. From January 26th to January 13, 2017

Student updates - Gina Garo

Clubs have not been able to fundraise.
National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) induction ceremony was not done.
Prado responded by saying they are having an induction ceremony at the end of the year to bring incoming seventh-graders into NJHS with a breakfast ceremony.
Prado suggested that after school would be a great time to fundraise. Clubs may want to utilize community partners to fundraise. Maria Garcia suggested a CCMS night at Panera Bread. She has connections with Panera bread.

School News

iReady pizza party in the works.
Mr. Merrick is sponsoring the Spelling Bee.

Mid-year Review of the School Improvement Plan - Mrs. Villazon

Minimal corrections were needed.
Page 9 - make sure everyone works here
Page 11 - delete what the district does and focus on what we do at CCMS
Page 12 - verify that everyone works here
Page 20 - the goals had to change to realistic goals for tested areas

Prado - Data needs to be compared to other schools. No more excuses (i.e. - we have too many ESOL and ESE students)
Data chats are necessary.
Math will bring in an interventionist for 7th grade math.

Prado motioned to accept the changes in the Mid year review of the SIP. Heras second the motion. Motion passed unanimously.

Prado will join the bylaws revision committee. Additional members discussed in an email.

EESAC meeting next Thursday to approve recognition money proposal January 20, 2017 at 8 a.m..

Ms. Garcia - YMCA

Suggested mediation teacher to help with testing anxiety.
Saturday event - Flyers with five day membership passes
Monday January 23rd - teacher workday - possible Zumba for teachers.

Meeting adjourned at 8:56 a.m.

Next major meeting February 23, 2017