Agenda #4 June 5, 2013

School Committee
Committee Members
Brian A. O'Connell - Chairman
John F. Monfredo - Vice-chairman
Dianna L. Biancheria
Administrative Representative
Dr. Rodrigues

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:   Wednesday, June 5, 2013
at:    5:00 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 #1-159 - Miss Biancheria/Mr. Monfredo/Ms. Novick/Mr. O’Connell (May 11, 2011)
 
Request that the Administration consider revising the elementary and middle school report cards to mirror those that were revised as part of the Innovation Plans.
gb #1-183 - Miss Biancheria/Mr. O’Connell/Mr. Monfredo (June 7, 2011)
 
Request that the Administration establish an Ad Hoc committee to develop middle school initiatives of engagement for family and community partners.
gb #2-212 -   Mr. Monfredo/Mr. O'Connell/Miss Biancheria (July 5, 2012)
 
Request that the Administration review this year’s summer programs and provide a report to include the number of students enrolled and the attendance percentage for each school.
gb #2-244 -   Mr. Monfredo/Mr. O'Connell   (August 30, 2012)
 
To review the mandated summer reading program and consider ways of encouraging summer reading in the future through a community relations effort.
gb #2-287 -   Ms. Novick   (October 12, 2012)
 
Consider the criteria for admission to the middle school honors programs.
gb #3-139 -   Administration (April 17, 2013)
 
To consider approval of the following courses:
 
-     Three Dimensional Design
-          Advanced Three Dimensional Design
-          Photography
-          Digital Media Research
-          African American Studies
-          Financial Literacy
-          Forensics
-          Arts Appreciation & Critique
-          Class Guitar
-          Community Arts Internship
-          Dance for Fitness
-          Introduction of Music Theory
-          Introduction of Music History
-          Introduction to Theatre
-          Percussion Ensemble
-          Songwriting





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