Would you like to serve on our School Community Council for the 2019-2020 school year?
We are seeking TWO parents for the School Community Council. The SCC is an important group of parents that collaborate with school personnel to help make our school safe and successful. The SCC meets about six times per year for one hour. Items of discussion include: Safe Walking Route, Safe Technology/Digital Citizenship initiatives, Bullying Policies and Procedures, and the review of school enrollment and achievement data to help guide the expenditure of Utah’s LAND Trust funds. Please fill out a Declaration of Candidacy (online or in the school office) if you are interested in joining this critical group.
Declaration of Candidacy 2019-2020 online fillable form. (Paper copies available in the front office and at registration.)
When: 1st Wednesday of each month, 4:30 PM (All are welcome to attend.)
Where: Room #119 (Collaboration Room)
School Data Reflecting LAND Trust Goals, Expenditures, and Progress:
In the 2018-19 school year, Diamond Ridge set a goal of assisting 80% of students to make typical or above typical growth in reading, as measured by the DIBELS assessment. We are pleased to report that 88% of Diamond Ridge students made typical or above typical growth. In addition, a secondary goal was set for all teachers to ensure students made at least a year’s growth in the subjects of English Language Arts, mathematics, and science. The growth calculated from end of year summative assessments will not be provided until fall 2019. We will post our progress towards this goal at a future date. Teachers and students are proud that Diamond Ridge achieves higher proficiency scores than other schools across the state in Language Arts, mathematics, and science and will continue to work towards increasing growth and proficiency.
$70,866.05 of the 2018-2019 state LAND Trust funds were spent on classroom aides to help teachers meet students’ needs with increased small group, individualized instruction, as well as provide substitute teachers so classroom teachers had weekly professional collaboration time. $10,330.02 of state LAND Trust funds were spent on the purchase of additional library books, digital resources, and the refreshment of outdated digital devices. Diamond Ridge achievement is shown in the graphs below.
The goals for the 2019-2020 school year are to assist at least 85% of students to make typical or above typical growth in reading as well as ensure all teachers are helping students achieve at least a year’s growth in English Language Arts, mathematics, and science with a calculated median growth percentile of >0.5. Statistically, a median growth percentile of >0.4 demonstrates a year’s growth. The School Community Council will be kept informed of progress made towards our goals in our monthly meetings. All community members are invited to attend SCC meetings.
This school year’s scheduled meetings and agendas and/or minutes:
- September 4, 2019
- October 2, 2019
- November 6, 2019
- January 8, 2020
- February 5, 2020
- March 4, 2020
- May 6, 2020
- September 5, 2018 Minutes
- October 3, 2018 (Cancelled)
- November 7, 2018 Minutes
- January 2, 2019 (Cancelled)
- February 6, 2019 (Meeting cancelled due to snow day.)
- March 6, 2019 Minutes
- April 3, 2019 (Cancelled – no agenda items)
- May 1, 2019 (Cancelled – no agenda items)
- September 6, 2017 Meeting Minutes
- October 4, 2017 Meeting Minutes
- November 1, 2017 Meeting Minutes
- January 3, 2018 – Meeting Cancelled (no agenda items)
- February 7, 2018 Meeting Minutes
- March 7, 2018 Meeting Minutes
- April 4. 2018 – Meeting Cancelled (no agenda items)
- May 2, 2018 Meeting Minutes
- September 7, 2016
- October 5, 2016
- November 2, 2016
- January 4, 2017 (cancelled)
- February 1, 2017
- March 1, 2017
- April 5, 2017 (cancelled)
- May 3, 2017 (no agenda items – cancelled)
- September 2, 2015
- October 7, 2015
- November 4, 2015
- January 6, 2016
- March 2, 2016
- March 11, 2016
- April 6, 2016
- May 4, 2016
- September 25, 2014
- October 2, 2014
- November 5, 2014
- February 5, 2015
- March 4, 2015
- April 9, 2015
- May 7, 2015
- 2014 LAND Trust Report
- October 3, 2013
- November 7, 2013
- January 9, 2014
- February 6, 2014
- March 6, 2014
- 2013 LAND Trust Report
What is the Community Council? A group of elected parents/guardians and school employee representatives that look at school facts/data and work together to make decisions for the school.
What is expected if you serve on the School Community Council? By taking a brief 1-3 hours per month of your valuable time, over a period of two years, you will participate in the present and future of how your school works on many levels. Some aspects covered are safety, communication, student achievement, and how LAND Trust fund monies are spent.
If this sounds exciting to you please attend meetings to offer your input, and consider submitting a declaration for candidacy in the fall to serve on the council.