Thursday, February 1, 2018

January 2018 OHMS PTSA Meeting Minutes

OHMS PTSA - Minutes
January 11, 2018

Called to order: Shannon Smith
Meeting commenced at: 12:42 PM
Pledge: Shannon Smith
Attendance: Shannon Smith, Maxine Conrad, Emily Stout, Beth Kunz, Andrea Hogan, Denise Heninger, Steve Cherry, Mike Glenn, Tressa Spigarelli, Stephanie Hansen, Jill Smith

President's Report – Shannon Smith
·  Volunteer hours:  OquirrhFest – Please log your hours on the volunteers sheet. Next President’s report is due February 1st.
·  Minutes from December 2017 PTSA Meeting approved.
·  Cone meeting
·  SCC Meeting tonight if anyone wants to attend.
·  Year at a glance and meeting times – decided to leave meeting at 12:30 pm the 1st Thursday of each month.
·  Board members next year: Still need to fill a few positions
o    President – Maxine Conrad
o    Pres. Elect –
o    Secretary – Denise Heninger
o    Treasurer – Amy Powell
o    Legislative –
o    Volunteer Coordinator - 
o    Membership –
o    Red Ribbon -
o    Blue Ribbon – Beth Kunz
o    White Ribbon -
o    Reflections –
o    Teacher Appreciation/Birthdays/PTC Dinners –
o    Book fair Chair – Tressa Spigarelli
o    Webpage Coordinator –
o    Eagle of the Quarter –
o    Memory Book Co Chairs – Beth Kunz / Amy Powell
·         February is PTA Membership Drive month – We will send out an announcement to all parents that we will be putting everyone’s name in a drawing for JetBlue tickets if they join the PTSA.  Jill will get a list of what PTA does for you to send out on the announcement.
·         WHY – We Help You

Book Fair – Mar 13th and 15th - Tressa is working on it. We need to get volunteers to sign up to help.

Parent / Teacher Conference – Mar 13th and 15th
·         One day will be Hawaiian Feast
·         Second day still figuring out – possibly a Food Truck
·         (Lots of options were thrown out: Rumby, CafĂ© Rio, Jim’s, Olive Garden, Sizzlers, Kneaders, Costa Vida, Salsaleedos, Marco’s Pizza, Texas Roadhouse, Midvale Mining

March White Ribbon Week – Mar 19 – 22 - Wendy Osborn is in charge. She can contact Mr. Cherry if she needs any help.  In the past we have had different activities on each day. Some examples are: White Out (everyone wears all white), 500 white flags with signatures on each side, hand out cookies or donuts at lunch, Video clip during TA, etc

Treasurer’s Report and Budget - Stephanie Hansen

Reflections - Noelle

Eagle of the Quarter 9-11- Emily

PTA Day at the Capitol – Beth Kunz and Rebecca VanSkyHawk
·         They are deciding between getting a bus ($250) or renting suburbans
·         PTSA students will go and are considering asking the SBO’s to attend this year
·         Contacting Lt Gov Cox to see if we can get in to see him.
·         February 22nd is the date planned
·         Budget is $350.00 this year to cover transportation and lunch at the Capitol
·         Last year we spent $282.30

PTSA – Ms. Hogan
·         Thank you for all the help during OquirrhFest!
·         One PTSA Student has moved (Penelope) and they will be using the Alternate to take her place.
·         Book Fair Volunteers from PTSA – They will get one student per per shift to help.
·         They are working on getting hoodies for PTSA students. The cost is $17.29 each. Usually the students pay $5.00 and the school covers the rest.

Principal’s Report – Mr. Glenn
·         IB Programs at High Schools – all schools have to apply to be an IB School and the Board will select which school
·         The School Board will fund the program
·         All schools  have to have similar classes
·         Hillcrest does it now.
·         State changes to Middle School class offerings
·         Graduation Requirements are changing
·         New Class is Digital Literacy that will be offered in 7th or 8th in place of keyboarding

Counseling Center – Mr. Cherry
·         Rah Rah January 25 for incoming Seventh Grade Students
·         Meeting about Seventh Grade Registration for Parents and Students January 25 at 6:00 PM
·         Study Skills Update

Other business:  JetBlue Travel Certificates – Jill
·         We discussed when would be the best time to have the ticket valid for. We decided as a group to have them good from June 1, 2018 – May 31, 2019. Jill will get them ordered and then we will decide how to distribute them between parents and teachers for the Membership drive in February.

Next Meeting – Thursday, February 1st, 2018 at 12:30 pm (first Thursday of each month)

Meeting adjourned: 

OHMS PTSA Board Nominations for 2018-2019 School Year

The Nominating Committee has proposed the following people to fill these positions–These officers are to be elected in March – So far this is our list:
1.      President – Maxine Conrad
2.      Pres Elect –
3.      Legislative – Rebecca Van Sky Hawk
4.      Treasurer – Amy Powell
5.      Secretary – Denise Heninger

Sunday, December 31, 2017

December 2017 OHMS PTSA Meeting Minutes

OHMS PTSA - Minutes
December 7, 2017

Call to order/ Pledge: Shannon Smith
Meeting commenced at: 12:45 PM
Attendance: Shannon Smith, Maxine Conrad, Brittany Maxfield, Mike Glenn, Jill Smith, Stephanie Hansen, Denise Heninger, Tressa Spigarelli, Rebecca, VanSkyHawk, Beth Kunz, Steve Cherry

Approval of Minutes:

Food – Please grab some food!!

President's Report – Shannon Smith
·  Volunteers for Oquirrh Fest – Need volunteers in the morning and at both lunches.  Sent list around for sign ups.
·  Council Meeting – Reflections
Treasurer’s Report and Budget - Stephanie Hansen
·         $15, 115.82 – Starting Balance
·         $394.66 -  Health/Safety
·         $75.82 – Eagle of the Quarter
·         221.08 – Reflections
·         $43.12 – Reality Town
·         $206.12 – PTC dinners
·         $14,175.02 – Ending Balance
Reflections – There will changes on how to submit artwork
                        The awards breakfast was a good thing
                        The “Principal’s Award” should continue

Eagle of the Quarter – January – Things are in control! There was a suggestion to offer fruit at the breakfast as another option.

 Webpage – We need to post Meeting Minutes and Reminders

PTSA – Ms. Hogan

Principal’s Report – Mr. Glenn
·         Oquirrh Fest is going well. We have $7,000 so far but it usually goes up the last week. The jail is going great! There is so much positive energy!  Healing Hearts, Riverton Holiday Heroes. Gordman’s is matching up $2,500 to buy clothes for teens that need clothes. That should help about 250 kids.
·         Some of the different groups that came up with the ideas for Oquirrh Fest: PTSA, Stage Crew, SBO’s, Lit Magazine, Science Olympiad, Soar.
·         Next year they want to focus on a Service-a-thon at the Elementary

·         Voting on change for graduation requirements:
1.      Computer Tech – a mandatory 8th grade class was proposed. Currently, it is required in 7th or 8th. It will be called Digital Literacy – it is a 1 semester class.
2.      PE may only be required in 8th or 9th
·         Every teacher has a computer lab
·         Math is on video so they can watch it over if they need it.
·         Using Tech to make our classes more engaging
·         Kids are cheating – taking pictures and sending to friends.
·         More quizzes
·         Blended learning – learning technology to help with learning
·         Standard Based Grading – we are moving towards this in all classes.

Counseling Center – Mr. Cherry
·  Reality Town – Thank you for Reality Town!!
·  End of Year testing – usually 5 weeks and SAGE will be 1 essay instead of 2.
·  It will start May 7th and be in a 2-block schedule – different departments will test each day.
·  7-8th grade test
·  9th grade – no test
·  10th grade Inspire – ACT Prep test
·  11th ACT
·  BYU Credit Recovery Program – needs hours of work from Mr. Cherry. We will need to set it all up. We can pick standards we want to focus on. Our goal is to launch mid-way 3rd Quarter
·  Testing – May 18th
·  AP Test Geography will be at Oquirrh
·  Utah Scholars – not doing it this year.
·  Regents – there are changes in the program. It will be based more on need.
·  PTA Day at the Capital – Mr. Glenn must get a drug test. Andrea Hogan will be the other driver. Rebecca VanSkyHawk will be going this year.

New Business: 

Next Meeting – Thursday, January 11th at 12:30 pm (2nd Thursday next month)

January Meeting Date

Our OHMS January PTSA Meeting will be held on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 12:30 PM. All are invited to attend.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

November 2017 OHMS PTSA Meeting Minutes

OHMS PTSA Meeting Minutes
November 2, 2017

Called to order: Shannon Smith
Meeting commenced at: 12:35 PM
Pledge/Thought:  Shannon
Attendance:  Shannon Smith, Stephanie Hansen, Beth Kunz, Emily Stout, Maxine Conrad, Rebecca VanSkyHawk, Tressa Spigarelli, Jennie Maestri, Jill Smith, Denise Heninger, Steve Cherry, Mike Glenn

President's Report – Shannon Smith
·         Cone meeting/volunteer hours – This is a meeting between all school for questions, concerns and updates. *Required 4 times/year
·         Includes Riverton, South Hills, OHMS and Feeder Elementary Schools
·         1st Hour – Counselors *R277-717 Law trying to pass for credit recovery.
·         2nd Hour – Counselors, Admin, PTA, CTE, Community Partner (RPT)
·         Talked about Credit Recovery, BYU, 27 credits to graduate, Mastery Grading

Treasurer’s Report and Budget – Stephanie Hansen
·         Budget
·         Starting Balance $16,265.54
·         Spent $2,177.48
·         Ending Balance $15,115.76 for October 2017
·         Plug for Membership

PTC Dinners
·         Dinners were great! There are a few leftovers for next month PTA Meeting.
·         Budget for Teacher’s Bdays is $200.00

Book Fair – Tressa
·         We made $1,300 Scholastic Dollars
·         $400 for Language Arts Teachers
·         $900 for the school
·         We got an extra $100 this time because we put it in the newsletter

Reflections – Oct 11th – Noel/Jennie reported
·         Breakfast Nov 9th during TA for winners
·         We had about 50 entries
·         Principal’s Award

Red Ribbon Week November 6-10 - Beth Kunz
·         We need volunteers Wed and Friday during both lunches to help with games and handing out donuts
·         Our theme is Real Heroes Don’t Do Drugs
·         Monday - Who’s your hero?
·         Tuesday – 1St Responders
·         Wednesday – Don’t Do Drugs – Military Camo/Red
·         Thursday – Teacher Hero – Wear Teacher favorite color/crazy hair day
·         Friday – Superheroes are Drug Free

Principal’s Report – Mr. Glenn
·         Mr. Glenn thanked the PTSA for: Blue Ribbon Week, Red Ribbon Week, Parent/Teacher Conference Dinners, Book Fair
·         Technology Update: We got a grant for 9 more Chromebook computers, 3 more mobile labs, 2 more Ed Tech $$
·         Every teacher has a mobile lab
·         Canvas/Google Classroom
·         Nov 15th – Fine Arts Field Trip to Riverton for Play

Counseling Center – Mr. Cherry
·         Reality Town – Nov 7th from 8:00 – 9:45 and 10:00 - 11:45
·         Job based on GPA from 7th & 8th grade
·         Standard Based Grading – starting next semester in Language Arts for Grades 7, 8 and 9 (Grades are 4, 3, 2, 1)
·         BYU Credit Recovery – Trying to get launched before Christmas

Update:  PTSA bought 300 beanies - $7.00, trucker hats and baseball caps - $10.00 and socks for Student of the Month.

Next Meeting – Thursday, December 7nd at 12:30 pm (first Thursday of each month)