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1 Henninger High School Faculty Meeting April 16 th, 2012

2 2008 Cohort: Growth in Each Regents Requirement

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4 2008 Cohort Current Status

5 Student Id Student Name Last-First-Middle Grade# Needs Remediation Spectrum CreditsMathELAGlobalUS History ScienceHas IEP Foreign Lang Adams, Damaris N Adams, Kyle P73Y Adams, Kyle J N

6 Henninger High School 2012 TASK FORCE CALL TO ARMS

7 Professional Development Amy Falcinelli Barb Boland Alana Groth Gina Terzini Jordan Weismore  Identify professional development needs through qualitative and quantitative data analysis,  Identify professional development opportunities for teachers,  Develop a two-year professional development plan for the school,  Develop schedules and budgetary recommendations to provide professional development to staff.

8 Professional Development Amy Falcinelli Barb Boland Alana Groth Gina Terzini Jordan Weismore  Met: 3/30/12  Update: Data is a critical determinant to the type of PD that should be offered; the greatest professional development needs can be determined by an analysis of student results. Benchmark assessments can help teachers to determine teaching and re- teaching priorities. PD must be specific to the needs of teachers, and consistency with the PD that is offers has a greater impact. Staff must be continually supported as they deal with changes occurring in the building and follow through needs to be a priority.

9 Positive Behavior Supports and Interventions Chris Blitman Isabel Carciofolo Elizabeth Magnarelli Margaret Mcrobbie Jill Porter Neil Prince Erik Saroney Michael Schug, Mark Vinciquerra  Evaluate and improve the current PBIS plan,  Monitor plan and implementation,  Maintain, and communicate with staff, data that is directly related to student behavior.

10 Positive Behavior Supports and Interventions Chris Blitman Isabel Carciofolo Elizabeth Magnarelli Margaret Mcrobbie Jill Porter Neil Prince Erik Saroney Michael Schug, Mark Vinciquerra  Next meeting:  Update: we reviewed the report from the Dr. Barbara, Director of School Reform. The dress code powerpoint was reviewed and evaluated for presentations in classes.

11 Curriculum Implementation Brewster, Michelle Egerbrecht, Kari Pascarella, Lynn Perrotta, Frank Rombel, Megan Tucker, Jay Zimar, Chad McCarthy, Mindy  Identify and/or create courses that meet the needs of students, aligned with the mission and vision of the school  Identify and/or develop current curriculum  Determine best practices with regards to time, pedagogy and technology to deliver the curriculum

12 Curriculum Implementation Brewster, Michelle Egerbrecht, Kari Pascarella, Lynn Perrotta, Frank Rombel, Megan Tucker, Jay Zimar, Chad McCarthy, Mindy  Next meeting: 4/23/12  Update: We will be accepting feedback from all members of the faculty and staff regarding curriculum. If you have any suggestions or ideas, please contact any member of the committee via e- mail, flyer, or other means. We meet in room 228. All guest are welcome.

13 Master Schedule Department Chairs  Identify curriculum needs through the use of student data,  Identify staffing needs,  Develop the master schedule.

14 English Language Learners Castrello, Alana DeTore, Suzanne Germain, Todd Spohn, Joann Zogg, William Anderson, John Socia, Jackie  Discuss the structure of the current ELL program and the services at Henninger for this population.  Investigate ways to improve the ELL program and the services for these students.  Give the Master Scheduling Task Force input on how the improved program will impact scheduling for the ELL students in the school year.

15 English Language Learners Castrello, Alana DeTore, Suzanne Germain, Todd Spohn, Joann Zogg, William Anderson, John Socia, Jackie  Next Meeting: 4/20/12  Update: The ELL Task Force is currently documenting the program that we have been implementing for this population. Two members of the task force (Suzanne Detore and Jackie Socia) will go to Fowler and possibly Nottingham to investigate ways that their programs are implemented. Then the task force will begin developing a new plan for our ELLs.

16 Special Education Atkins, Tom DeCarlo, Tina Ludovici, Ronni Nicotra, Allyssa Garofalo, Rocky Oster, Sarah Porter, Jill Porter, Bryan  Determine current status of special education programs: define Special Education Services,  Research and identify effective special education programming that should be implemented at Henninger,  Design and align the special education program with the core curriculum and IDEA.

17 Special Education Atkins, Tom DeCarlo, Tina Ludovici, Ronni Nicotra, Allyssa Garofalo, Rocky Oster, Sarah Porter, Jill Porter, Bryan  Next meeting: 4/16/12  Update: To the current continuum, we would like to possibly add Collaborative Team Teaching, and a Special Ed service between the 12:1:1 Special Class and 15:1 Prioritized Curriculum class. We are looking at the Resource program and how best to service these students to pass Regents and RCT exams. 12:1:1 students will need to earn credit due to the ruling that the IEP Diploma will no longer be available after June of 2013.

18 Instructional Data Cosgrove, Kristin Pelcher, Melanie Weldert, Chris Louer, Cathy  Organize data from benchmark, state and other assessments,  Schedule and organize data meetings,  Communicate with the Professional Development Task Force,  Identify RTI needs,  Expand graduation initiatives.

19 Instructional Data Cosgrove, Kristin Pelcher, Melanie Weldert, Chris Louer, Cathy  Next meeting: 4/23/12  Update: We are currently redesigning the benchmark data analysis forms and revising the data meeting process. The form should be more user-friendly, visual and a true progress- monitoring tool. We envision data meetings that are less evaluative and more diagnostic. A database of aggregated data would allow us to compare student achievement results by skill or question type, and thereby inform our strategies for reteaching and options for PD.  Benchmark Four window: May 21 st -June 1 st for Regents classes; June 4 th -12 th for non-Reg.

20 School Climate and Culture Task Force Baade, Kristina Lockwood, Jennifer Polanasky, Rachel Oster, Sara Porter, Bryan Pollard, Andrea Archambeault, Paige Duffy, Kelley DeMott, Bernie  Develop and administer surveys to identify specific cultural needs within the school,  Develop and organize events (freshman orientation, parent nights, staff celebrations…),  Communicate and recruit staff to participate in organized events,  Revise and coordinate volunteer program at Henninger.

21 OUR MISSION: Our mission is to create a building wide community of tolerance, dignity, pride and acceptance of all individuals (Academic, Athletic and beyond}. What we’re doing this year and beyond: ~Combating Bullying:  Library display case  Day of Silence:  T-shirts and rainbow ribbons for staff and students  PowerPoint presentation for students (social studies teachers)  Speaking cards for students taking vow of silence ~Improving Parent Involvement  Collaborating with the PTO  Developing a resource for parents on all information they need about 9 th grade-college  Assisting with the after prom party ~Increasing School Pride & Student Involvement  Day of Silence  Student Council and GSA Students/student reading statistics during announcements  “Rep your class” dance  Students instead of staff reading announcements  Honor Roll breakfast ~Supporting school climate  Honor roll wall/display case  Improved and increased “signage”  Sign outside school or scrolling sign updated with seniors college acceptance  Consistent signs (same “no cell phone” sign in each classroom) ~Increasing staff camaraderie  Staff BBQ

22 NATIONAL DAY OF SILENCE April 20, 2012

23 What is it? The National Day of Silence is a day of action in which students across the country vow to take a form of silence to call attention to the silencing effect of anti-Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered bullying and harassment in schools. The goal of the Day of Silence is to make schools safer for all students, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity or expression.

24 Our Role in National Day of Silence On Friday April 20 th, students and staff will have the opportunity to show their support by: – Wearing rainbow ribbons which will be distributed by Student Council members and GSA members during lunches on Thursday April 19th – Wearing t-shirts which will be sold during the week of April 20 th – Taking a vow of silence; students who wish to remain silent for the day on April 20 th will be given a card to wear which will let others know why they are not speaking for the day.

25 Think B4 You Speak Creating a safe environment for all students begins with one simple act: thinking before you speak. Click here:Think B4 You Speak 30sec videoThink B4 You Speak 30sec video

26 A Thin Line Words=Wounds There’s a thin line between free speech and hate speech, will you stand up against it or just stand by? Click to view a clip from MTV's anti- bullying campaign Click here to see Vinny from MTV's “Jersey Shore” speak about bullying

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28 Budget & Finance Grefer, Joseph Minutoli, John DiFlorio, Rob  Maintain financial records,  Administer grant monies accordingly,  Communicate budget and finance information to staff.

29 Budget & Finance Grefer, Joseph Minutoli, John DiFlorio, Rob  Next meeting:  Update: $5,632 from soda machines was spent on senior class (stoles and mugs for graduation). Senior class money can be used to fund other events.

30 Crisis Management Darlene Tallman Lori McIntyre Doreen Cua-Bertrand Sue Hurwitz Erica Brier-Kennedy Ed Blasland Juliana Herron Jackie Losurdo Joyce Suslovic Erin Truex Mike Meola  Redesign the Crisis Management handbook.  Inform staff about possible key crisis events, and the plan for handling those events.  Hold crisis event drills.  Ensure that each classroom and office has a working flashlight.

31 Crisis Management Darlene Tallman Lori McIntyre Doreen Cua-Bertrand Sue Hurwitz Erica Brier-Kennedy Ed Blasland Juliana Herron Jackie Losurdo Joyce Suslovic Erin Truex Mike Meola  Next Meeting: 4/23/12  Update: The Crisis Management Team has redesigned the handbook that will be used for any crisis events. The handbook will be distributed at a faculty meeting. The task force discussed various ways that crises should be handled, especially lock-down situations. The team will plan at least two lock down drills before the end of this school year. Jill Stewart will poll the staff to ensure that each classroom and office has a working flashlight.

32 Technology Advisement Hartnett, Betsy Rowe, Jodi Tierney, Patrick  Organize and evaluate current technology needs,  Create a two-year technology implementation plan,  Communicate routinely with each task force to determine needs and plans for implementation.

33 Technology Advisement Hartnett, Betsy Rowe, Jodi Tierney, Patrick  Met: 4/2/12  Update: Ensure student success. To accomplish this, organizing and evaluating the current technology needs, creating a two-year implementation plan and communicating routinely with each task force to determine needs and plans for implementation must commence.

34 On Track Corcoran, Carolyn Ruddy, Pat Moser, Karen Fiello, Scott O’Leary, Sean Bondi, Bill  Vision: Establish a cohesive community that enhances a strong learning environment.  Mission: Promote positive teacher- student relations through mentoring and relationship techniques to build school community and culture and help students achieve success in school and beyond.

35 On Track Corcoran, Carolyn Ruddy, Pat Moser, Karen Fiello, Scott O’Leary, Sean Bondi, Bill Williams, Marinda  Next Meeting: 4/20/12  Update: On Track is investigating ways to implement our mission statement and achieve our vision. We seek to strike a balance between what is required of students by the State and our desire to promote mastery of content and skills. We believe expanding the adoption list to other cohorts and providing specific training on mentoring techniques will build on student-student and teacher-student relationships. Organizing structured time for training and mentoring is our first task.


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