Morris Community High School District #101 Board of Education met March 14
Morris Community High School District #101 Board of Education met March 14.
Here is the minutes as provided by the board:
I. Call to Order
Dr. Halloran called the meeting to order.
Board members present: Chris Danek, Judie Roth
Others present: Dr. Halloran, Mr. Hussey
Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag
II. Curriculum Committee Session
A. Digital Literacy
- waiting for feeder school Keyboard proficiency lists in order to complete
new course assignments and section numbers.
Mr. Hussey gave us an overview of how scheduling is being handled, and
approximately when he will know the exact number of sections between
Keyboarding and the new Digital Literacy course.
B. AP Goal to Increase AP offerings
- AP Physics 2017-18 school year.
- no other movement at this time.
Mr. Hussey indicated that coursework movement to both honor and AP levels
have been considered, but shared his caution about putting new courses up
against current upper level courses when they might draw from the same elite
C. Dual Credit
- maintenance of what we have and encouragement for additional teachers
post-graduate coursework in order to achieve Dual Credit Certification
Mr. Hussey updated us about the possibility of having a few teachers in
masters degree programming that could lead us into additional Dual Credit
Dr. Halloran shared news of JJC looking to add a partial fee to all Dual Credit
coursework that may take effect prior to next year’s student registration cycle
to begin in the 2019-20 school year.
D. SAT Testing
- April 10, 2018
- Guidance has offered sample test opportunities and a test prep workshop
for all interested. Over 50 students attended the Zapping the SAT
workshop on Monday, March 5th.
Mr. Hussey indicated that we have shifted heavily into both curricular
additions and program additions in test prep for the PSAT and SAT.
E. STEM Update
- Student Registration Counts
Mr. Hussey was happy to report that student registration saw 45 students
sign-up for STEM 1 coursework, and that with those numbers we have
committed to running our opening year of this program.
F. Items Not Known at Agenda Preparation Time
Mr. Hussey apprised the board of some possible classroom changes, and the
nature of how that works inside of our faculty population.
III. Public Participation
No one was present to address the board.
The meeting was adjourned at 5:10 PM.