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School Community Council

School Community Council
Falcon Ridge Elementary
May 10, 2018
Media Center
5:30-6:30 pm



School Community Council Members

 School Community Council Members 2017-2018
Laura McKee Chair
Michelle Peterson Principal
Melina Huntsman Vice Chair
Karen Beebe Secretary karenbeebe@msncom
Michelle Leary Parent
Ben Jameson Parent/District 3jameson@gmail.comLicensed Employee

Oscar Mena Parent
Misty Mena Parent
Jayme Haight Parent
Chelsea McGee Parent
Cody Rindlisbacher School Employee
Emelie Harbin School Employee

If you have any questions or concerns that need to be addressed in the School Community Council please call the school or contact the principal.

 School Community Council Meeting Dates

The Falcon Ridge School Community Council meets a minimum of four times a
year. Our first meeting was held September 21, 2017. Our meeting schedule for the rest of the year is as follows:

Thurs.  January 11th, 2018, in the Media Center
Thurs. February 1, 2018, in the Media Center
Thurs., May 10, 2018, in the Media Center (If needed)

School Community Council meetings are open to anyone. Only school
community council members may vote. We follow Robert’s Rules of Order as the rules
of order and procedure to conduct the community council meetings. If you have
questions regarding the Falcon Ridge School Community Council please contact a member of the community council.

2017-2018 School Land Trust Plan


The most critical academic need at Falcon Ridge is language arts, specifically reading and writing. Land Trust funds will be spent to improve student academic performance. The goal is to increase 10% of the students who are below grade level in language arts at the beginning of the year to on grade level by the end of the year. Paraprofessionals, SPIRE phonics program, teacher training, professional learning communities, Culture and Climate (Fieldtrips tied to curriculum and data notebooks/ planners) will help with meeting this goal.


The Trust Lands money will be used to hire and pay the salaries for ten 17-hour literacy paraprofessionals who will provide remediation intervention for students who are below grade level in reading and writing. Assistants may also be used to provide enrichment to students who are above grade level while teachers work with the struggling students to provide remediation intervention. SPIRE phonics program will be purchased and implemented in grades Kindergarten through Third grades along with other scientifically based research strategies for successful interventions in reading and writing as outlined in the Falcon Ridge School Improvement Plan. A pull out/push in model will be used to intervene with the identified students in grades k-6. Paraprofessionals will work with targeted students three days each week for 30 minutes. The paraprofessionals will use My Sidewalks, SPIRE, Imagine Learning and Lexia or Iready reading interventions with struggling students. With the help of paraprofessionals, the instruction will be diverse in meeting the needs, skill levels, and interests of all students.

Funds will also be used to support Professional Learning Communities (PLC's). Teachers will meet in PLCs weekly to review and analyze student data, collaborate to meet the needs of all students, and to participate in ongoing job-embedded professional development. Student interventions will be based on the data discussed in PLCs, which includes ongoing monitoring of student progress.

Funds will also be used to pay for classroom substitutes so teachers can attend Professional Development opportunities, and meet as grade level teams for curriculum mapping and lesson study.   Falcon Ridge will use Trust Land funds to provide Professional Development opportunities and Technical Services to support teachers and improve Tier 1 instruction. Trust Land money will be used to support teachers at Falcon Ridge so they can attend conferences to improve instruction, intervention, enrichment, and classroom climate for all students. Culture and climate will be addressed with one classroom fieldtrip tied to curriculum and student data notebooks and/or planners for student accountability.

These funds will also provide teachers the opportunity to become ESL endorsed, which provides support for students who are English Language Learners.