1180 E Sanders Rd, Sandy, Utah 84094

September 7, 2021 – Minutes

Indian Hills Middle School
Community Council Agenda
September 7, 2021
Meeting Time: 3:30 pm
Meeting Format: Zoom


  • Karlie Aardema
  • Katie Atkinson
  • Peter Baxter
  • Jill Coil Jason Dyer (excused)
  • Navina Forsythe
  • Doug Graham
  • Tess Hortin
  • Angela Vosti
  • Roxann Wolfe (Samantha Panunto filling in for her)

Agenda Items:

  • Welcome
    • Introductions of everyone
  • Administrative Presentations
    • Elect Chair and Vice Chair
    • Tess Hortin as chair and Katie Atkinson as vice chair
    • Secretary – Karlie Aardema
  • Establish Rules and Procedures
    • All of these are public and on the website
    • Agenda will be posted a week prior to the meeting
  • Review meeting dates for the year
    • Tuesdays work for everyone. We will move meetings to 4 o clock October 5th
  • Review training dates/sessions
    • Everyone got the official dates and everyone is able to attend one of
      the trainings
  • Purpose and Presentation of TSSP
    • Doug sent it out to all members.
    • Is it still based on students improving on RISE?
      • No – it was put on hold because of COVID so we are still using
        data from 18-19 to establish goals. We have changed tests so
        we don’t have a good comparison yet.
  • Discussion Items
    • PTC – first night in person, 2nd night virtual. We can offer Canvas and
      skyward classes.
    • Ms. Merket will be joining us next time to go over digital learning plans.
    • School safety plan – we have been doing well with the parking lot when Mr.
      Graham is out there.
    • PBIS rewards – parents and students are really excited about it.
  • PTSA Update – Teniel Hansen
    • We had our first spirit day and we “dressed for success.” We are doing
      spirit days on the first day of every month, with the exception of
    • Teacher dinner on the 22nd during PTCs.
    • Spirit Wear order went in today and should be back in two weeks.
    • PTSA is helping with school pictures on the 16th.
    • Next Board meeting is on the 27th at 9am.
  • Counseling Center Update –Roxanne Wolfe
    • We are thrilled to have a 3rd full time counselor and she is doing an excellent job.
    • Going to start group workshops soon. Already have about 4 groups worth of stress/coping and also have a middle school success one for 6th graders. Skylert is going out this weekend for parents to nominate their student.
    • Counselors have been out into the classrooms to introduce themselves and start off healthy relationship skills with 6th graders.
    • Last week was the first “lunch bunch” and counselors provided hula hoops, big jenga, etc to encourage connections between students. They are going to do this twice monthly. They will probably do an inside board game day in the library or Warrior room.
    • Jill suggested helping students who were online last year because of COVID and this is their first year of middle school. She suggested that the counselors reach out to 7th and 8th graders as well.

Next Meeting:

  • October 5th at 4pm
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