MATH INIATIVE REPORT
January 11, 2011 Board of Trustees Meeting
Math Iniative Report
In 2009, the Helena School Board of Trustees approved a math initiative. The two instructional math coaches will review how this initiative was implemented in the Helena Schools including highlights of new curriculum materials, professional development, data compilation, assessment procedures, and future goals. MathInitiativeReport[.pdf (26.9 KB)
HEALTH BENEFITS COMMITTEE REPORT
January 11, 2011 Board of Trustees Meeting
Members of the District’s Health-Benefits Committee will provide an overview of the District’s Health Insurance Plan and Federal Health Care Legislation.
HealthBenefitsReport20102011.pdf (896.6 KB)
SAFE SCHOOLS HEALTHY STUDENTS REPORT
December 14, 2010 Board of Trusteees Meeting
Safe Schools Healthy Students, Reach Out Helena, and Youth Connections: Supporting Student Success
Planning, Research & Evaluation Services (PRES) Associates, Inc., the independent evaluators for the Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative, will present data for the key outcomes and goals of the Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative. Project leadership from Youth Connections, Reach Out Helena, and Safe Schools Healthy Students will highlight integrated school/community partnerships which support student achievement through social emotional supports within the schools and community. SafeSchools.HealthStudentsPresentation.pdf (2071.7 KB)
Big Sky Pathways Overview
On November 9th, the Helena School Board of Trustees were presented with an overview of an initiative that links information students learn in school with the knowledge and skills they need for success in college and careers. This initiative is called Big Sky Pathways and provides a framework for relevant contexts for learning.
The careers of tomorrow will require more knowledge, better skills and more flexible workers than ever before. To prepare today’s students for tomorrow’s careers, schools will need to help students achieve high levels of success in challenging subjects. Organizing and linking academic and career and technical education around industry clusters is one approach to make learning relevant and to get students interested and connected to real world applications.
Big Sky Pathways are organized around 16 industry career clusters representing the entire world of work. These career clusters identify pathways from secondary to multiple post-secondary entry points and give students opportunities for relevant connections towards their career goals. The pathways will be easily identified by students through a road map called a ‘plan of study’. The Helena School District will fully develop 7 plans of study during the 2010-2011 school year in partnership with two and four year colleges in Montana.
Career awareness beginning in grades K-5 followed by career exploration in grades 6-8 will help students identify interests early on. Pathways and career exploration activities will be coordinated with the Career Cruising comprehensive guidance program implemented 2-years ago which includes individual student portfolios.
More information on Big Sky Pathways can be found through the state website at: http://www.mus.edu/wd/WhatAreBSP.asp or through the national career clusters website at: http://www.careerclusters.org.
This is an exciting initiative that will bring our students the relevance and knowledge they acquire in school and the skills they will need to pursue their dreams!
MicrosoftPowerPoint-BigSkyPathwaysBoardPresentation11-9-2010.pdf (481.7 KB)
Broadwater Elementary School Facility Assessment Report - Reported to the Board of Trustees on March 23, 2010 MicrosoftPowerPoint-3-23-10BroadwaterFACILITYASSESSMENTfinal.pdf (1475.7 KB)
Safe Students / Healthy Students Grant
In July 2009 the Helena School District was notified that it had been awarded a Safe Schools / Health Students Grant. The $5.3 million, four year award was the result of a unique collaboration between the district and a variety of community partners and addressed concerns in five major areas: Mental Health, Youth Violence, Early Childhood, Social and Emotional Issues and Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs. Those directly working to implement the grant, both district staff and community members, will provide the Board of Trustees background information on the grant, update progress over the last seven months and present next steps. MicrosoftPowerPoint-BoardofTrusteesSSHS2-8-10final.pdf (389.5 KB)
Employment Report for 2008-2009 - Presented to the Board of Trustees on Tuesday, March 10, 2009 StaffingReport08-09.pdf (163.1 KB)
Enrollment Today and in the Future FullReport2009.pdf (971.7 KB)
Here is the Dodge Data report which lists enrollment for Helena School District by grade, elementary, and high school district. It projects enrollment for several years in the future too.
Helena School District Enrollment Projections Report Available
Dodge Data Systems has provided the Helena School District with a report outlining enrollment projections for the elementary, middle and high school grades. The school enrollment projections prepared in this report are the product of an enrollment grade-retention (cohort-survival) model based on district and country school enrollment information as reported to the Montana Office of Public Instruction; economic and demographic data published by the National Planning Association and the U.S. Bureau of Census. These projections are a forecast in that they indicate what enrollment levels might be based on reasonable expectations of future birth rates and migration trends.
To read the full report click link below.
HSDEnrollmentProj2008.pdf (302.9 KB)
Professional Development Presentation to Board of Trustees - February 10, 2009 boardPDpresentation021009pdf.pdf (497.9 KB)
Special Education Presentation to Board of Trustees - November 11, 2008 SpecialEducation.pdf (162.9 KB)
Please click on the link below to view the power point version of the presentation.
Technology Presentation to Helena Board of Trustees - January 13, 2009
The following overview of technology use and funding was presented to the trustees at their regular January Board Meeting.
Click on the attached PDF file to view the presentation.