Oct. 19, 2016 Department Meeting

WHERE: CTE Staff Room
WHEN: 7:15 AM
PRESENT:  Amanda Beers, Steve Bellande, Angel Elam, Brenda Grabski, Scott Le Duc, Allison McFadden, William Murray, Kevin Wright, Kathy Watts

NOT PRESENT, BUT PRESENT IN SPIRIT: Kristina Cummins, Andres Lopez


  1.  All coordinators were given notebooks to keep a year-to-year collection to pass along to next coordinator. 
    1. Notebook includes budget information as well as minutes.
    2. Curtis will collect and keep over summer
  2. Finals schedule
    • Same as last spring.  
    • Next spring schedule will change which class period tests when, but overall schedule remains as decided last spring.
  3. Tracking action teams (PLCs): coordinator will keep track in notebook
  4. Ideas for sharing resources:
    1. Create a 'problem-based' list
      • Have staff pose questions / problems to a place in the staff room, web iste, or some other option
      • Then other staff could recommend, link, etc. potentional solutions
    2. Books in library to be shared – for book studies, other resources
    3. Digital portfolio – Google folder for all types of documents.  For documents created by teams to share with rest of staff
    4. CHS web site web page
    5. Twitter hashtags to share with CHS staff
    6. Have a quick few minute announcement about some awesome process happening with a staff member

Discussion: access by staff less familiar with the technology


  1. New item: Recognition/Celebration for staff and students
    1. Feedback: ideas on how many nominations, what they look like, by department or school
    2. Sample nomination form


  1. Civil Rights Legacy Tour Production – Tuesday, January 17: see handout
  2. Club schedule
    1. Too many students in Commons, not attending a club
    2. Alternative: OHS has Bear Time on Fridays – two half-hour sessions ALL students attend; some sessions are clubs, some to make up work, etc.
    3. Ideas and feedback: