789 South 700 West
Hurricane, UT, 84737
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Community Council

Serving on our School Community Council is a wonderful way for parents and teachers to contribute and help improve academic performance at our school.  The school receives an annual dividend from the school trust lands.

Our council decides how these funds will be used.  Last year our school received $104,492 from the School LAND Trust Program.  The council reviews and prepares other academic plans for our students each year.  All plans are reviewed for final approval by our school board.  Councils also act in an advisory capacity to school and school district administrations.

If you are interested in being part of the School Community Council for this year, please stop by the office.

Community Council meets at 3:45 PM in the school library. This years meetings have been scheduled as follows:
– January 11
– March 1
– March 29

  • School LAND Trust Final Report 2018-2019

    School:  Three Falls Elementary

    Actual Amount Available:

    • Carry Over from 2017-2018 $28,906
    • Distribution Amount for 2018-2019 $75,586
    • Total Available for 2018-2019 $104,492

    Actual Expenditures:

    • Salaries and Employee Benefits $55,858
    • Employee Benefits $8,776
    • General Supplies $3,828
    • Textbooks $32,050
    • Total Spent: $100,512

     

    Plan Goal(s):

    Goal One:  Our goal at Three Falls Elementary is to increase student achievement in Literacy and Math. Specifically, we will increase our students' reading comprehension and reading fluency. We will also increase our students' writing ability. Students will have a better working knowledge of the writing process as well as the proper writing conventions. We will also increase our students' mathematics problem solving ability. This goal will be accomplished by the end of the 2018-2019 school year.

    Goal Two:  Our goal at Three Falls Elementary is to increase student achievement in, and appreciation for, the arts, specifically Music. We will also increase student's knowledge and awareness of Music's impact across the curriculum (ie: Math, Social Science, Language Arts, and Science). This will be accomplished by the end of the 2018-2019 school year.

    Goal Three:  Our goal at Three Falls Elementary is to increase student achievement by increasing positive student behavior.

    Goal Four:  Our goal at Three Falls Elementary is to increase student achievement by providing our teachers with professional development opportunities. We will achieve this goal by the end of the 2018 - 2019 school year.

     

    Measurements:

    This is the measurement identified in the plan to determine if the goal was reached.

    Sage Testing Results, Dibels scores, Utah Compose Writing, Reach For Reading Unit scores, My Math Benchmark scores, Kindergarten Pre/Post Assessments, and Falcon Cards handed out.

     

    Please show the before and after measurements and how academic performance was improved.

    Kindergarten Assessment:  

         Pre L.A. - 63, Post L.A. - 195

         Pre Math - 46,  Post Math - 85

         Total:  Pre - 109,  Post - 280

    Dibels Assessment:

         B.O.Y. - 64% Proficient,  E.O.Y. - 69% Proficient

    Sage Assessment:

        L.A.:  2017/18 - 48% Proficient,  2018/19 - 43% Proficient

        Math:  2017/18 - 52% Proficient,  2018/19 - 46% Proficient

    CSIP:

        Review of CSIP data indicates student growth in L.A. and Math, on each grade level team, according to identified GVC's/Learning Targets with accompanying common formative assessments and interventions administered.

     

    Action Plan Steps:

    This is the Action Plan Steps identified in the plan to reach the goal.

    Step One:  We will hire additional para-professionals to help teachers with classroom interventions in Reading and Mathematics, as well as, help teachers implement extension activities for our above level students.  Step Two:  We will hire one of our current Kindergarten teachers to conduct a one hour per day literacy intervention class for our below level Kindergarten students. Step Three: We will purchase additional Chrome Book computers to enhance instruction in Reading, Writing, Math, and Technology in the classroom. 

     Step Four:  We will utilize STL funding to register students for technology based competitions (coding/robotics) to enhance applied mathematical opportunities.  Step Five:  We will use STL funding to help purchase our school district's newly adopted reading program: Reach For Reading.

    Step Five:  We will hire a highly qualified music instructor as per qualifications based upon the Beverly Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program.

    Step Six:  We will print 'Striker' 200 Club cards and Behavior Citations for the year.  We will purchase stamps for mailing home the 'Striker' 200 Club cards.  We will purchase additional positive rewards to recognize and reinforce positive behavior ie:  pencils, erasers, and token machine prizes.

    Step Seven:  We will provide a stipend to our teachers for attending a one day PLC meeting over the summer break.  We will provide substitute teachers periodically through out the school year for professional development training in our newly adopted reading program, Reach For Reading.

     

    Please explain how the action plan was implemented to reach this goal.

    Step one:  We continued having our Literacy/Math para's work with our struggling students.

    Step two:  We hired Mrs. Nielson, one of our Kindergarten teachers, to conduct a one hour intervention class for below level kindergarten students.

    Step three:  We purchased 115 Chrome Book computers for our students.

    Step four:  We carried this amount over to 2019-2020.

    Step five:  We hired our music teacher, Mrs. Behunin, to instruct our students in music.

    Step six:  We printed 1,000 cards for our PBIS program

    Step seven:  We provided our teachers a stipend for attending a one day PLC training over the summer.

     

    Plan Amendment:

    Number Approved

    6

    Number Not Approved

    0

    Absent

    0

    Vote Date

    2019-03-19

    Explanation for Amendment

    Dear Washington County School Board Members: Due to the Reach For Reading program being funded by other sources during 2019-2019 school year, money from our State Trust Lands is no longer needed to fund this program for this year. As a School Community Council for Three Falls Elementary, we are proposing to make the following changes to our School Trust Land budget: - Transfer $5,000 from STL Textbooks to STL Salaries/Employee Benefits (100/200) - Transfer $3,000 from STL Textbooks to STL General Supplies (610) - Transfer $2,000 from STL Textbooks to STL Technology (650) Transferring $5,000 to Salaries and Employee Benefits will provide our teachers with substitute teachers to allow for more professional development/collaboration time with our Reach For Reading program Transferring $3,000 to General Supplies will provide our school with the appropriate resources to create a 'Wellness Room' for our students. This 'Wellness Room' will help our school maintain a positive school environment and enhance our Social Emotional Learning. Transferring $2,000 to Technology/Related Hardware/Software to purchase updated Chrome Books for our school. Thank you for your consideration! Sincerely, Three Falls Elementary Community Council

  • Agenda

    1.  Welcome - Council Chair Campbell
    2.  Minutes from last meeting - Council Member Reynolds
    3.  School Safety
         - review of new walk way in parking lot 
    4.  Trust Lands
         - Watch video of Community Council Member responsibilities.
    5.  Other
         - Meeting dates/times
    6.  Next Meeting
  • Minutes from Previous Meeting

  • School Plan 2020-2021

    GOAL #1

    GOAL

    Our goal at Three Falls Elementary is to increase student achievement in Literacy and Math. Specifically, we will increase our students' reading comprehension and reading fluency. We will also increase our students' writing ability. Students will have a better working knowledge of the writing process as well as the proper writing conventions. We will also increase our students' mathematics problem solving ability. We also will provide our students with Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports to increase student achievement across the curriculum. This goal will be accomplished by the end of the 2020-2021 school year..

    ACADEMIC AREAS

    • Reading
    • Mathematics
    • Writing
    • Technology
    • Science
    • Social Studies

    MEASUREMENTS

    RISE Testing Results, Dibels scores, Utah Compose Writing, Reach For Reading Unit scores, My Math Benchmark scores, Kindergarten Pre/Post Assessments.

    ACTION PLAN STEPS

    Step One:  We will hire additional para-professionals to help teachers with classroom interventions in Reading and Mathematics, as well as, help teachers implement extension activities for our above level students.

    Step Two:  We will provide our teachers with Professional Development opportunities that will include Stipends and/or pay for substitute teachers.

    Step Three:  We will provide funding for our school Library to purchase books and update our library resources.

    Step Four:  Provide funding for Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports.

     

    Behavioral Component

    We will provide our students with a positive learning environment. We will do this by: 1) Printing 'Striker' 200 Club cards and Behavior Citations for the year. 2) We will purchase stamps for mailing home the 'Striker' 200 Club cards. 3) We will purchase additional positive rewards to recognize and reinforce positive behavior ie: pencils, erasers, and token machine prizes.

    EXPENDITURES

    Category

    Description

    Estimated Cost

     

    Total:

    $51,000

    Salaries and Employee Benefits (100 and 200)

    -Five aides assisting with LA and Math instruction. -Stipend for a summer Professional Development with grade level PLC's. -Provide teachers with substitute teachers for grade level teams to attend ongoing Professional Development through out the school year.

    $59,000

    General Supplies 610)

    Printing for cards. Stamps for mailing cards to parents. Incentives: school supplies, tokens.

    $3,000

    Library Books (644)

    Provide funding for our library to purchase new books and update our inventory.

    $5,000

    GOAL #2

    GOAL

    Our goal at Three Falls Elementary is to increase student achievement in, and appreciation for, the arts. We will also increase student's knowledge and awareness of Art's impact across the curriculum (ie: Math, Social Science, Language Arts, and Science). This will be accomplished by the end of the 2020-2021 school year

    ACADEMIC AREAS

    • Reading
    • Mathematics
    • Writing
    • Science
    • Fine Arts
    • Social Studies
    • Foreign Language

     

    MEASUREMENTS

    We will use similar measurements as mentioned in goal one (ie:  Kindergarten pre/post assessment, Dibels and RISE assessments).  We believe exposure to the arts will increase student achievement across the curriculum

    ACTION PLAN STEPS

    We will hire a highly qualified music instructor as per qualifications based upon the Beverly Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program.

    EXPENDITURES

    Category

    Description

    Estimated Cost

     

    Total:

    $11,000

    Salaries and Employee Benefits (100 and 200)

    We will hire a highly qualified music instructor as per qualifications based upon the Beverly Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program.

    $11,000

    PUBLICITY

    • Sticker and stamps that identify purchases made with School LAND Trust funds.
    • School assembly
    • School newsletter
    • School website

     

    COUNCIL PLAN APPROVALS

    Number Approved

    Number Not Approved

    Number Absent

    Vote Date

    6

    0

    0

    2020-03-24