March 9, 2023

Curriculum Council Minutes 03/02/2023

2022-2023 Ida Curriculum Council Agenda

Thursday, March 2, 2023 8:15-10:15 a.m. 

Middle School Library


Staff and Community Representatives Present:

*Elementary School:

*Elementary Parent Representative:

*Middle School:

*Middle School Parent Representative:

*High School:

*High School Parent Representative:


*Board Member:


 Ida Curriculum Council Agenda for March 2, 2023  


1.  District  

  • PE/Health-Jean Foster is hosting monthly brainstorm meetings to network with PE/Health teachers. Please contact Jean Foster from the ISD for the virtual meeting links.
  • Sexual Education Advisory Board Update
  • At the end of January middle and high school band members performed at the Solo and Ensemble festival in Livonia as both individual and small group competitions. When the day was done all of the events from Ida were awarded a first or second place finish. Special recognition to Tiernan Strimpel, Cole Brown, Bristal Calkins, and Elizabeth Rosas for receiving an excellent (second place) rating, Brynn Morelli, Andrew Huston, Liam Iott, and Lily Nowak for receiving a superior (first place) rating. Great job to everybody involved! Our 7th and 8th grade band students will be attending a festival tomorrow in Woodhaven, good luck to all who will be attending!
  • Other: _________________________________


2.  K-12 Communications: High School Topics

  • Leadership Update
  • Curriculum/Assessment Changes/Needs and/or Updates
  • CTE Program Update
  • HSSIT (MTSS) - Updates
  • Other: _________________________________


3.   K-12 Communications: Middle School Topics

  • Curriculum/Assessment Changes/Needs and/or Updates
    • Math
    • Science – Amplify update
  • Other: _________________________________


4.  K-12 Communications: Elementary School Topics

  • Curriculum/Assessment Changes/Needs and/or Updates
    • Science Prgram Recommendation
    • Literacy – running recrds
    • Handwriting
  • MTSS Updates
  • Other: _________________________________


5.  Technology Updates 

  • Technology Committee Updates


6.  Parent Group Report

  • Ida Public Schools, Parent Groups – Summarize activities/plans


7.  Upcoming Student Events

  • Knabusch Math and Science Center is offering field trip opportunities for classes. Contact Nicole Shaughnessy if interested.
  • MathCounts wrapped up their season in February
  • Quiz Bowl – Grade level competitions are running this week
  • Young Author Event is underway. Final writing pieces are due by March 22nd
  • PSAT/SAT Test Prep Session – March 4th  
  • Spelling Bee – Coming this spring, more details will be shared as they become available


8. Assessment Updates

  • NWEA/STAR Reading, K-4 took place in January
  • Spring 2023 Testing Information: (College Board testing will be virtual beginning spring 2024)
    • 3rd Grade M-Step
      • ELA-April 10th-May 5th
      • Math-April 10th-May 19th  
    • 4th, 6th, 7th Grade M-Step
      • ELA-April 10th-May 19th
      • Math-April 10th-May 19th
    • 5th Grade M-Step  
      • ELA-April 10th-May 19th
      • Math-April 10th-May 19th
      • Science-April 10th-May 19th
      • Social Studies-April 10th-May 19th
    • 8th Grade
      • PSAT 8-April 12th
      • Science M-Step-April 10th-May 19th
      • Social Studies M-Step-April 10th-May 19th 
    • 9th Grade
      • PSAT 9-April 12th-18th (*tentatively April 13th)
    • 10th Grade
      • PSAT 10-April 12th-18th (*tentatively April 13th)
    • 11th Grade
      • SAT-April 12th
      • WorkKeys-April 13th
      • Science M-Step-April 10th-May 19th
      • Social Studies M-Step-April 10th-May 19th
  • NWEA and STAR testing will begin at the end of April/beginning of May for kindergarten-8th grade students


9. Professional Development Opportunities

  • PD ideas for 2023-2024 school year
  • Educational Technology Group – next meeting will be on Thursday, May 11th from 4-6:00 p.m. at the ISD with dinner provided
  • Digital Whiteboard via email PD – March 6th-9th (register on Wisdomwhere)
  • Using Google Sites in Your Classroom via Google Classroom PD – March 6-26th (register on Wisdomwhere)
  • Michigan Reading Association Annual Conference-March 17th-20th in Grand Rapids
  • MACUL Annual Conference-March 15th-18th in Detroit
  • Michigan Council for Social Studies Annual Conference-April 14-15th, Traverse City
  • Google Bootcamp at the Monroe ISD, Levels 1 and 2 – June 20th-21st, register on Wisdomwhere
  • Always available: EduPaths and Michigan Virtual online professional learning.  Free, self-paced courses, SCECHs are available for most courses


10. Future Meetings

  • Next meeting May 25, 2023-8:15 am


Adjournment 10:15