Abridged PAC Meeting Minutes – 19 Nov, 2013
H-B Woodlawn Secondary Program
Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) Meeting
Nov 19, 2013 7:30 PM
Summary: HB science departmentpresentation, PAC business/introductions, Treasurer’s Report and Principal’sReport.
Attendees/Introductions: Mary McBride, Laura McCarty, MelissaMcCracken, Joyce Kyle, Jim Alpi, Donna Alpi, Erik Maskelony, Sylvia Whitman,Mohamed Ben Jemana, Pamela Stedman-Edwards, Julie Rosenberg, Jan Gronemeyer,Patty Healy, Anne Hammer, Meryl Corshew, Shawn Teter, Kelly Kabiri, CeliaBoddington, Cynthia Hoftiezer, Christina Rogers, Paul Fergusen, KarolinaWalkin, Lori Klein Schachter, Ann-Marie Bolton, Fran Wolfson, Sheila McGlynn,Laura Saul Edwards, Betsy Cody Cindi Charles, Frank Myers, and DebbieSpiliotopoulos
Science DepartmentPresentation: The meeting began with apresentation by HB’s science department. They provided an overview of the department’s goals, curriculum, as wellas high school science course options and science graduation requirements. The presentation concluded with aninteractive discussion about how the science department could best spark aninterest within our students, and prepare them for the 21st centuryissues they’d face over their lifetimes.
Principal’s Report: (1) Mary mentioned the Turkey, Chicken and Pigeon Bowls will beheld next Tues, 11/26 at HB. Thefall formal will be held that evening. Administrators are reminding students to make smart choices. There will be lots of adult and police presenceduring the formal. (2) The HBlottery season is underway, with both the 6th and 9thgrade lotteries occurring in January. (3) As part of the staff management plan, teachers and administrators areworking on the collaborative culture of teaching and learning this year. Staff members continue to meet anddiscuss how to most successfully accomplish this collaboration. (4)ParentVUE/StudentVUE-parents were issued logins over the summer. Students are now being issued passwordsas well. (5) HB administrators aretrying to organize interventions for students struggling academically (thoseearning Ds or Es). The idea is tohelp them turn the boat around mid-stream before it’s too late. Administratorshave talked to parents, resource teachers, and students, and especially for certainmath classes (Algebra I, II, and to a lesser extent pre-calculus), strugglingstudents will be offered help either during a free block or otherwise. (6) On-line language courses—the county continues to work veryhard to make this teaching method work, and is trying to increase the face toface time offered in this scenario. (7) HB’s Fall Ultimate Frisbee season just wrapped up. (8) The MS Halloween dance went verywell. Tenth graders helped host itas a fund raiser, and ensured it was a big success. (9) Practices for Les Miserables are underway, with over 60 students participating. (10) Don’t forget to check out thebasement mural designed by HB students to honor our custodians. (11) New teachers welcomed into the HBcommunity this year are adjusting well. (12) Upcoming events:
12/16 --Holiday Instrumental Concert
12/19 –Holiday Choral ConcertTo get information about PAC business and the Treasurer’s Report, go toHBs Website, click the Parents tab, then click on PAC Meeting Minutes and checkout the unabridged minutes!