Agenda #4 September 22, 2015

Committee Members
John L. Foley, Chairman
Hilda Ramirez, Vice-Chairman
Tracy O’Connell Novick
Administrative Representative
Brian Allen

OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE
WORCESTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS
20 IRVING STREET
WORCESTER, MA 01609

AGENDA #4

The Standing Committee on Teaching, Learning and Student Supports will hold a meeting:
on: Tuesday, September 22, 2015
at: 5:30 p.m.
in: Room 410, Durkin Administration Building

 

ORDER OF BUSINESS ANNEX
I. CALL TO ORDER – REGULAR MEETING
II. ROLL CALL
III. GENERAL BUSINESS
gb #2-287 - Ms. Novick (October 12, 2012)

Consider the criteria for admission to the middle school honors programs.

Annex A (2 pages)

gb #3-134 - Miss Biancheria/Mr. O'Connell/Mr. Monfredo/Ms. Colorio (April 16, 2013)

Request that the Administration provide a report regarding the success on the use of Science Kits to better engage students in hands on projects and include:
  • the way in which these kits are integrated into the content of the science curriculum
  • the benefits of using the kits and
  • a report from principals on the integration of these kits into the science classrooms as promising teacher and student initiatives

Annex A (1 page)

gb #3-316 - Mr. O'Connell (December 11, 2013)

To review and, as appropriate, to modify current academic eligibility standards for participation in competitive secondary school sports of the Worcester Public Schools.

gb #3-317 - Mr. O'Connell (December 11, 2013)

To establish advisory procedures and guidelines for evenings held for prospective parents/guardians at Worcester high schools, designed to provide them with a comprehensive presentation of the programs, services and opportunities offered to students at the schools.

gb #4-25 - Administration (January 15, 2014)

To consider approval of new courses for the middle and high schools.

Annex (1 page)

gb #4-190 - Administration (June 11, 2014)

To consider approval of the following courses:
  • Advanced Quantitative Reasoning (AQR)
  • Dance Conditioning
  • American Rhythm Tap
  • Dance for Fun
  • Hip Hop

gb #5-15 - Mr. O’Connell/Mr. Monfredo/Miss Ramirez/Miss Biancheria (January 7, 2015)

To determine whether the School Safety Patrol program of AAA Southern New England can provide additional assistance to the Worcester Public Schools in enhancing the safety and well-being of students who walk to and from school.

gb #5-201 - Mr. Monfredo/Mr. O’Connell/Miss Ramirez/Miss Biancheria (July 31, 2015)

Request that the Administration review the policy on “School Choice” to see if any changes need to be made to keep the Worcester Public Schools the district of choice for all parents.

IV.

ADJOURNMENT

Helen A. Friel, Ed.D.
Clerk of the School Committee

The Worcester Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer/Educational Institution and does not discriminate regardless of race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, or homelessness. The Worcester Public Schools provides equal access to employment and the full range of general, occupational and vocational education programs. For more information relating to Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action contact Stacey DeBoise Luster, Human Resource Manager, 20 Irving Street, Worcester, MA  01609. 508-799-3020.