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Butler Middle School’s School Community Council (SCC) is made up of parents from the community and teachers from the staff of Butler Middle School. The purpose of the SCC is to participate fully in the development of various school plans, mainly the School Improvement Plan and the School Land Trust plan, and give community input on the implementation of those plans carried out in the school.
General Information:
Butler Middle School’s School Community Council (SCC) is made up of parents from the community and teachers from the staff of Butler Middle School. The purpose of the SCC is to participate fully in the development of various school plans, mainly the School Improvement Plan and the School Land Trust plan, and give community input on the implementation of those plans carried out in the school.
General Information
*Agendas are posted until Minutes are approved
 SCC Future Meeting Dates (all meetings are held in the Main Office Board Room):
·         January 25, 3:30
·         February 22, 3;30
·         March 15, 3:30
·         April 19, 3:30
 School Community Council's roles and responsibilities.
- Primary advocate for all children
- Represent the various viewpoints and values within the community
- Primary responsibility is to improve student academic performance.
- Determine how to spend School LAND Trust funds on the greatest academic needs
- Actively promote school priorities in the community.
Source:  Canyons School District 2016-17 School Community Council Handbook
The authority of the school community council does not supersede the authority of the principal, the Superintendent, or the Board of Education.
Source:  CSD Policy KCE, R-1
The school community council is an advisory, not a policy-making, body.
Source: CSD Policy KCE, R-2, 2.2
“The Council has statutory responsibilities to develop the School Improvement and LAND Trust plans which are focused on increasing student achievement in our school and may include provisions for professional development.  Throughout the school year, the SCC reviews school data, identifies academic needs, sets measurable goals, establishes action steps to reach those goals, and evaluates success of the plans.  This gives parents and school employees opportunity to be involved in the decision making process at the local school level...Additionally the SCC serves as an advisory council to the school and district administration as well as the Canyons District Board of Education. In this role, an SCC fosters communication between the school and the community on local school issues.  The School Community Council is a vital partner in fulfilling the mission of Canyons School District: Every student will graduate college-and-career ready."
Source:  CSD Website
Discussion/Planning Items for the SCC:
The SCC may invite any person/group to make a presentation on issues pertinent to the role of the SCC. The items that are appropriate for discussion by SCC include, but not limited to:
·         School Improvement Plan (CSIP)
·         School LAND Trust Plan  
·         Advise and make recommendations regarding school programs, professional development and issues relating to the community environment for students.
·         Parent/School communication and involvement.
·         Safe Walking Route
·         Additional Topics: A patron may bring a topic to the SCC by contacting the Chair at least one week prior to the scheduled meeting and asking to be added to the agenda. An individual will be given adequate time to present—no more than 5 minutes.  A group (3 or more) will be given up to 8 minutes to present as a group.  The council, as a body, may then choose to further discuss the topic or add the topic to an agenda for future discussion.
Source: BMS Bylaws 2016-2017

Butler Middle School

School Community Council (SCC)

January 20th, 2016

Main Office Conference Room, 3:30 PM

BMS Mission Statement

The mission of Butler Middle School is to foster rights, respect, and responsibility in a supportive school community that ensures all students achieve high levels of learning.

Members Present: Amir Haskic, Paula Logan, Roger Moody, Lisa Devashrayee, Kerri Hallbeck, Ellen Andersen, Marta Savage-Stott, Heather Passey, Lisa Boyce, Jodi talks about safe walking

Goals and Action Plans for Butler Middle School’s CSIP


Literacy Performance Goals:

  1. Increase our school-wide reading proficiency to 80% in the advanced and proficient ranges as measured by the SRI.  
  2. Collect and analyze SAGE data to establish a SAGE writing and ELA goal for 2016.


STEM Performance Goals:

  1. 1)Increase our grade level Math CBM proficiency to 80% as measured by the Math M-Comp and Math M-CAP testing.
  2. 2)Collect and analyze SAGE data in Math and Science to establish a SAGE math and science goal for 2016.

PBIS Performance Goal:

  1. 1)Collect and analyze data from our initial PBIS Implementation Inventory.
  2. 2)Collect and analyze Educators Handbook and Great Bruin Card data.


  1. 1.Welcome

Meeting called to order.

Welcome to all members.

X Minutes approved from Nov 18, 2015 (Need to send them out again)

  1. 2.Safe Walking Routes

Jodi talking about it. Same as last time Anything we should add?

Has salted and clearing of snow.

Construction should be finished by next year.

Concern about only one lane coming in to the school (2 going out). Problems dropping off and picking up. Problems keeping cars moving.

Suggestion for a sidewalk on Bengal.


  1. 3.Academic Aides at BMS

Have a hard time finding people to take the position and stay.

Have not been able to implement it completely. $ and hours are not competitive.

Ask about Colleges for students who need hours for a class requirements.

Contact Westminster and UofU. I suggest SLCC also.

Would it be possible to hire a full time teacher? Not really. Probably a part time.

  1. Parent Survey-Review of results

How to get more responding?

Some kind of incentive.

We are about 3rd in Middle schools. All really close.

Lowest is how much student is learning.

Bullying and kids not being challenged. Most common problems mentioned.

Emotional well being. Most parents don’t understand the question. But the question needs to be better or get us more information. We can’t fix anything if we don’t know the problem.

Should we resend this and see if we can get more information.

5. Review Current Testing Results

            -SRI Scores

We did great!

Last year we ended 57% in advanced, 13% proficient, 23% basic, 7% below basic

Currently we are at 55% in advanced, 13% proficient, 25% basic, 7% below basic

Next meeting we will have the placemat. It will include Aimsweb data.

Next SRI is April.



Course requests and online registration. Separating it out and calling them different things. Hopefully it will be clearer.

Brighton HS over 9th Feb rara Feb 11th parent meeting at Butler Middle.

You get a schedule and then you move them around.




6. Updates

  • Report on the Sound Grading Conference

Someone from every team went. Next step is assessments. Should be things that demonstrate mastery.

  • Fight the New Drug assembly

We are not having this.

Maybe next year. We need to sign up before funding dries up.

  • Celebration for Butler turning 50 years

Info coming out in Feb

  • Locker Room

10 min early.

  • New lockers installed

Installed but no combinations.


7. Parent Concerns

Room for Ski stuff?

PTA: Blanket drive. 300 or so blankets. J

Trying to get next years board on board.


3 Lunches going well.

Next year will schedule classes with that in mind.

Next Meeting: February 17th, 2016 @ 3:30 PM in the conference room.

BMS SCC Minutes

October 21, 2015

Main Office Board Room, 3:30 PM

Members Present: Paula Logan, Roger Moody, Lisa Devashrayee, Kerri Hallbeck, Ellen Andersen, Tatiana Grant, Heather Passey, Lisa Boyce, Marta Savage-Stott

  • Jen Van Haaften to give presentation for NetSmartz and new web page.

Meeting called to order.

Welcome to all members.

Minutes approved from Sept 2, 2015

  1. Membership*
  • Review List. All reviewed and approved.
  • Landtrust website email. Members did not get a confirmation email.
  1. Digital Citizenship

Review plans and discuss the efforts the school has undertaken to this point.

  • Assembly: NetSmartz

There was a school wide assembly on Oct 2. NetSmartz came to talk to them.

  • Filters-District

Student filters are different than teacher filters. Talked to teachers about searching on Google. Google is not blocked and can come up with lots of things kids maybe shouldn’t see.

The district has made the bandwidth big enough that the kids can get through the Internet. This lets filters be enforced. If the kids use their phones there are no filters, so this regulates it a little. Talked about possible legislation that has been proposed regarding district machines accessing internet when at home.

  • Jen Van Haaften

Jen held a session on net safety on Parent night. Need to do community outreach. There will be an Internet safety corner on the new Website. Jen has been training faculty on Internet safety. Internet safety is also in parent section of the school website. Clicking on it will take you to the district page for Internet safety. Jen made 2 pages 1 for parents 1 for kids. Available on school website.

  1. Facebook and Twitter Feeds

Instagram is the new thing. Privacy settings make using Instagram as a teaching tool hard. Problems with social media: can’t have 5 accounts on the same phone.

Butlermiddleut is Instagram and Twitter ID

  1. New Website Look

Box look rather than a blog. It should be more mobile friendly. Planning on having it up and running in January 2016.

  1.  Logo Discussion

Consider change to paw from side of building instead of the bear. Want to ask the district for some designs. Voted to go forward with asking for designs. We also just turned 50 or are turning 50 in ’15.

  1. SRI/SAGE Data Review*

Went over the SRI and SAGE definitions.

 6th grade SAGE is low across the district.

Math we had some of the highest scores in the district.

Science we also had some of the highest scores in the district.

Achievement points: Butler Middle got 150 out of 300. We want that to get raised.

Growth: Butler Middle got 137 out of 300 points. We also want that to be raised.

PACE we got 355 points.

School grade is 340 that is like a B.

Talked a little about why it is hard to jump from 5th to 6th grade.

Literacy is looking good.

  1. Land Trust
  • Review 2014/15 Budget, Goals, Expenditures
  • “Using the Trust”, can view at end of meeting or link
  • Current Plan

Went over the budget.

  • Addendum

Vote was Yes, all signed.

  1.  Cell Tower Expenditures*

Reviewed the list. All in favor.

  1.  Communication
  • Posting of agendas and meeting notes

With new website it should be easier to get the info out.

  • Skylert with notes.

Send out the minutes with a skylert. We will try it.

  1. Meeting Schedule for the year- tentative agendas
  • 3:30 in the Board Room, 3rd Wednesday of the month
  • November 18th
  • January 20th
  • February 17th
  • March 23rd
  • April 20th
  1. SCC Training*
  • Required attendance by all members
  • Additional dates available
  1. 12.Principal comments

Fight the new Drug. Talked about the assembly. Whether it was appropriate for 6th graders. Contacting other schools to see how it was for 6th graders. Maybe an opt out. We are all generally pro looking into this more. District didn’t have any major concerns. Wanted more info. Talk to other schools. Albion did it a couple years ago.  Had a parent night before it.

We have red ribbon coming up. Some dress up days.

Monday: Red day.

Tues: Crazy hair day. 

Weds: crazy socks.

Thurs: music makes music assembly team jersey.

Fri Costumes (Scare off drugs).

Nov 4th assembly at Brighton. Walking there.

Term ends Nov 12th no school the 13th  Nov.

New calendar was discussed (district has proposed it).

Bruins den has been full.

Lockers will be put in over the holidays.

Portables next year probably.

  1. 13.Parent Concerns:

Maybe open the PE Locker room 10 min before school starts for students to be able to drop off PE clothes before school and not be late to first class.

BMS SCC Minutes

September 2, 2015

Members Present: Amir Haskic, Paula Logan, Roger Moody, Lisa Devashrayee, Kerri Hallbeck, Ellen Andersen, Tatiana Grant.

Meeting called to order. Welcome to all members.

Introductions of new members.

Updated membership list (Email, phone)

  • Elections not necessary, as we did not have more applicants than available spots.

Chair of the SCC was voted on to retain the position for the 15-16 school year. The Chair will again be Amir Haskic.

TheVice Chair of the SCC was voted upon, with Roger Moody, Assistant Principal of BMS being chosen.

Ms. Logan reviewed the timeline for the upcoming year, and dates for meetings the remainder of the year was discussed. It was determined that the meetings would be held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 3:30pm in the main office conference room.

Ms. Logan gave the committee an update on Canvas training for teachers. There are 35 teachers at green level or higher currently, with another review of the Canvas pages coming up November 12th. There is an additional $150.00 stipend for those teachers moving up a level by November 12th. There was a discussion of a possible incentive for teachers who have the highest number of students accessing their Canvas page.

The PTSA meeting was held prior to the SCC meeting. The PTSA would like to have ALL staff members to join the PTSA for the 2015-16 school year. As such, they have agreed to reduce the cost of membership from $7 to $5 to facilitate this. Additionally, the PTSA would like to see a minimum of 80% of families becoming members.

 Principal comments

  1. Logan reviewed upcoming calendar events. Parent Night September 10th from 6-7:30. Reality Town is upcoming, October 23rd.

Additionally, the school is FULL. We have 929 students and as a result we are about 30 lockers short. Due to students being willing to share in the 7th and 8th grades, all 6th graders have a locker. The additional lockers have been ordered, and are expected to arrive the end of October.

 Parent Concerns. Concern over the dual language immersion program here at BMS. As this current group is the first to go through the process and it is new for everyone in the state, there are certainly some growing pains. We have been looking for additional supports, and we are getting them in place to ensure the success of our students in the dual language immersion programs.

Video- “Touch the Future”

Training Video for those who have not seen it.

Next Meeting: October 21st, 3:30 PM in the Conference room.

Upcoming in the SCC:

  • October/November: Look at data from the first SRI, SAGE.
  • January: Look at areas of need to build upon.
  • February/March: CSIP and Landtrust
  • April: Final meeting for the 15-16 school year