Site Council Subcommittees

ACADEMICS

The Academics subcommittee goal is to support teachers and administration in providing the highest level of rigor to all LHCS students.

THIS SUBCOMMITTEE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR


Identifying ways to enhance enrichment opportunities for students during the school day
Improving communications about professional development for teachers on advanced learner pedagogy
Updating the Academics section of the website, improving parent understanding of and access to academic services for all learners
Supporting extracurricular academic offerings (such as Destination Imagination, Math Counts, GISE/GEMS)
Advocating on behalf of LHCS learners for funding and resources at the district and state levels
Connecting with the Minnesota Council for the Gifted and Talented Minneapolis Chapter

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

 

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 first Wednesday of each month from 4:15-5:30 pm at the Upper Campus media center

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