SEPTEMBER 3, 2003
Meeting called to order at 5:10 pm.
of all members and guests present
Call—a quorum was present
in attendance were: Ron Beilke,
Nellie Aguilar, Aurora Villon, Dora A. Cabrera, Dawn Hughey, James Halley, Dora
A. Cabrera, Brandon Longoria, Lucy Rios, Roy Arroyo, Enodina, Montano, Veronica
Arroyo, Maribel De Anda, Frank Moreno, Pauline Vega, Felicity Swerdlow, and
who sent regrets were: Anthony
Soltero, Monica, Ciancaglini, irma Castillo, Sarah Lopez, Leticia Fonseca,
Esther Mejia, Dina Navarro, Vivian Martinez, Carol Stella, Manuel Cruz, and
Due to an error in the members list, certain members did not receive the
regularly sent invitation, and were subsequently unaware of the meeting. I offer my sincere apologies, and the
situation will be corrected for the next meeting.
Address: Ms. Ellis reported
opened this fall with an estimated 3200.
continues so that all teachers may have their own classrooms. Looking for finances to outfit
new AP courses now offered:
Junior English, European History, Sophomore Statistics, Physics,
Calculus B & C, .
to maintain small classes.
scores will come out in October
549, last year saw more graduates from ERHS than had been since 1997.
services and courses are being offered to students who are not on target
the administration cannot keep up with current gang/tagging crew attire,
ERHS has instituted the rule that no team jerseys (other than El
Rancho’s) may be worn at school.
This rule is due to an incident that occurred during a P.E. class
when a student hit another student for wearing a Dodger’s jersey. In addition, school policy
mandates that cell phones and headphones be used only before school,
after school, or during lunch.
None are to be used between 8 am and 2:56 pm Also, caps may be worn on
campus (outside only) if they are El Rancho caps. Other caps may not be worn at any
to staff members, school began quietly. Approximately 2900 of the expected students showed up.
program changes are complete (except for athletes) at this time.
Ellis opened the floor to questions.
Moreno asked about contacting the Pico Rivera Chamber of Commerce for
assistance in obtaining equipment for science labs. Ms. Ellis responded that she is
looking at in-house budgets for the needed equipment.
Aguilar inquired about the Governor’s Scholarship Award, and how this
money is awarded to the students.
Ms. Ellis replied that the awards are given to the top ten percent
scorers of the STAR per grade level as dictated by the state.
new class T-shirts for students and faculty. These are available for pre-order at $10 per shirt.
is planning the yearly trip to Sacramento. This costs $450 per student. 18 students will go.
September 5, is the Welcome Back Assembly.
new ASB member, the Pep Commissioner, has been added.
scrimmage will be at 6:30 this evening.
has not met. No report
Swerdlow reported that this year Special Ed. Teachers are being teamed
with regular ed. Teachers—this model will strengthen the support
given to students to
Vega shared her experiences teaming with regular ed. Teachers. She said that it was a wonderful
experience because everyone benefited from the two-teacher presence.
- Mrs. Rios, a guest, asked how
students were placed and if students in remediation were considered
Special Ed. Mrs. Swerdlow
explained the process and interventions.
is doing a massive math intervention
AP courses should triple the number of students taking them this year.
teacher, Mr. Francis, has had a wonderful success in getting students to
pass the AP Calculus test (28 of 29 passed last year).
Yearly Progress is a method of overseeing the progress of schools by the
federal government. It is based on
the STAR test for elementary and middle schools, an the High School Exit Exam
for the high schools.
a passing score is 350 for a student, the government says that to pass for AYP
that student must achieve a score of 380 (or proficient).
make AYP for 2003 a high school must meet or exceed:
participation by the whole group and each sub-group of 95%
of group and sub-groups scoring at the proficiency level in English Language
of group and sub-groups scoring at the proficiency level in Math
growth of 1 point or a minimum score of 560
in the graduation rate of 1% over last year
continues to conduct conversations with teachers regarding test scores
and curriculum alignment.
of 9th grade students in Biology scored at proficient or
goal for this year is vertical teaming within ERHS and with the middle
and elementary schools.
Swerdlow explained a student’s STAR Report
is still an under performing school, but is improving.
Rios asked about support for students who do not test well, but perform
well in classes.
Moreno suggested that we have an ending time set for the School Site
minutes will be allotted for each regular agenda item
Aguilar motioned that meetings begin at 5 pm and end at 6:45
Vega seconded the motion.
was made to allow 15 minutes for the agenda items a-e; administration
will request amount of time needed for report.
#5 was tabled until the next meeting.
now has a link on the school website.
Comment and Communication
Aguilar requested another copy of the Budget Revision Report.
meeting will be held on October 1, 5-6:45 pm.
Vega gave a brief report on the status of the Parent Project
to adjourn by Mrs. Aguilar; seconded by Ms. Hughey
adjourned at 6:55 pm.