Dec. 7, 2016 Department Meeting

Dec. 7, 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

See norms at Meeting Norms 



  1. Review Dept. Head meeting notes
  2. PLC goal sheets
  3. Upcoming meetings:
    • PBIS – Tuesday – Library
    • Tech Committee – Tuesday – Library – who represents CTE?
    • Lakefair Princess presentations – Dec. 7 at 2:30 (location?)
  4. Staff Holiday Gathering/Ugly Sweater Contest – Dec. 14. Plan to be back to your room/collaboration by 8:40.


  1. Monday’s optional staff meeting cancelled – Lakefair princess presentations will be held Dec. 7 at 2:30 and are optional.
  2. PLC's
    • Please be sure I have your group’s goal sheet
    • Jan. staff meeting – each department will present current status, good work, etc. 2-3 minutes by one department member.
  3. Club time discussion
    • Almost half of clubs have 0-10 kids. Curtis noted that 2 staff members emailed to say they had significantly more than allowed in survey.
    • No rush – Curtis wants something that works.
    • Current plan: temporary fix to end of year; new plan in place for next fall
    • Noted: Dan Lundberg expressed concern that the culture of the students will make it hard to change club time to mandatory class/option time.
    • Plan: PBIS will discuss how to tell students via 2 nd period classes about norms for club time
    • Noted: loss of instructional time; offset by possibilities to make up work during this time
    • Should include norms for Wed. morning time.
    • Possible surveys:
      • What teachers are willing to do during that time
      • What students are interested in
    • Students need info about clubs and academic opportunities
  4. Civil rights assembly Jan. 17
    • Stands as previously planned.
  5. Laptop replacement
    • Please respond to survey. Current plan is to allow teachers to keep both for a couple weeks to transition.