Site Council Subcommittees

ACADEMICS

THIS SUBCOMMITTEE GOALS AND OBJECTIVES FOR 2017 - 2018 INCLUDE:


*Serve as a resource to both parents and teachers, assessing ways to help in any curriculum or material gaps and help support and advocate plans to address those needs.

*Create awareness of the Site Council Academic Subcommittee through outreach to parents and community by book club discussions, helpful presentations to parents and other activities. Previous examples include sponsoring Math NIght, Fred Talks and Screenagers.

*Provide means for a parent and/or teacher to comment on feedback and needs.  Please contact Heather Johnson at h20_johnson@hotmail.com with any concerns.

 

HOW YOU CAN HELP

  • Volunteer as an extracurricular coach for things like Destination Imagination, GISE/GEMS, etc.
  • Advocate for LHCS – Attend Area C and School Board meetings  and voice your priorities to the school district / write to school board members when topics relating to academics are under consideration
  • Share your ideas
  • Attend Site Council and subcommittee events

Please contact Academic Subcommittee Chair Heather Johnson for any questions, concerns, ideas or suggestions!   Her email address is h20_johnson@hotmail.com

 

 

 

 

COMMUNICATION

The Communications subcommittee goal is to facilitate and improve communications between LHCS administration and the parent community. 

THIS SUBCOMMITTEE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR

Site Council meeting minutes and their distribution
The “Site Council Monthly Update” in The Connection
FaceBook Advocacy page administration
Facilitating special projects to improve communication
 

HOW YOU CAN HELP

ALL parents can help facilitate communication at LHCS and many already do. 

  • Join LHCS PTA
  • Read The Connection each week
  • Follow proper channels when you have issues or concerns by speaking to your student’s teacher or campus administrator
  • Join LHCS Groups on Facebook.  LHCS has a School News page that is information only (no comments) and an Advocacy Group page open to current Lake Harriet parents and teachers where the community can engage in discourse about school-related issues and events 
  • Attend MPS district meetings including Area C Meetings and MPS School Board meetings    Report back to the parent community via the FaceBook Advocacy Group page or by emailing subcommittee representatives

 

Contact Kate Kerfoot katekerfoot@gmail.com for more information about how you can help with the Communications subcommittee.

EQUITY

The vision of the Equity subcommittee is to support all students, families and staff in understanding the whole child and addressing the needs of all students to develop a positive school climate and students who understand they are global citizens.  The whole child includes all aspects of a person, including; learning, race, social-emotional, economic, disability, family, religion.                   

THIS SUBCOMMITTEE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR

Facilitating communication around equity in the LHCS community
Annual equity survey to measure community interest
Annual projects that support equity goals that reflect LHCS community interest

HOW YOU CAN HELP

  • Parents are invited to attend Equity monthly meetings on the second Wednesday of each month from 4:15-5:30 pm in Room 105

Contact Raha Moaddeli rahamoaddeli@gmail.com for more information about how you can help the Equity & Diversity subcommittee.