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January 24, 2022 – Minutes

Alta High School
SCC Minutes
January 24, 2022

In Attendance:

Faculty Members: Callie Bjerregaard, Joe Schino, Shelly Karren, Ken Rowley

Parent Members: Katie Atkinson, Erin Black, Page Checketts,  Jim Jensen, Katie Christensen, Nicole Harman, Kelly Maksem, Melissa Gibbs

Faris Crudi
Luke Bjerregaard

Others in Attendance:
Brandy Burnett

Shelly Karren started the meeting

Introduction to Principal Rowley 

  • Shared background
  • What are you going to bring to Alta?
    • If students will own their own education/learning they will go a lot further. Set learning goals with students each day.

SBO Update/Report – Mrs. Louder & SBO’s     

  • Morp was canceled/postponed. Sweet Hearts is still a go.   Hoping not to have to cancel.
  • Brought in $15,000 for the Make a Wish fundraiser.                                                                       
  • Legacy assembly is coming up in a few weeks. 
  • Alta’s new Vice Principal Melissa Sirin is now over Student Government

PTSA Update – Nicole Harman

  • Gift Card giving in December.  Every staff member got a $25 GC.
  • Hot chocolate and coffee bar Feb 10th.
  • Dinner in March for PTC.
  • Reflections was canceled. 
  • Virtual PTSA day in person day February. More info in the news letter that Shelly Karren sent out.
  • Looking for people: Need a President Elect–need a lot of nominations before the 9th of Feb, voting on in March.
  • Battle of the Bands Feb 24th 6 pm in the commons regional March 19th. 

Counseling Corner – Mrs. Bjerregaard

  • Registration and Freshmen Night (planned but postponed-date TBD)
  • It has been very busy in the counseling office.  
  • Will be starting course requests for next year soon. These will be done in ELA classes. 
  • Juniors’ post high school days is Feb 9th they will pick 3 colleges to go to.   
  • Act is March 8th–working on registration soon.
  • Regence Changes: no Act need 3 concurrent classes

 Graduation Input for 21-22 – Mr.Rowley

  • Huntsman Center U of U – May 25th 10:00 am
  • Mackenzie Hyer is working on it already, getting committees together ect…
  • We are really hoping not to have a tier 3 graduation this year.

Teacher of the Year Nominations – Mr. Rowley

  • We are gathering the nominations for Teacher of the Year after February 4th.


         “Test to Stay”                                                                                           

  • It was not a good experience. Will be handled differently if we ever have to have one again.

Alta Professional Development (PD) Schedule – Ms. Karren                         

  • More informed about students emotional needs 
  • Self Care 
  • A lot of new staff members. Are they getting enough help and support? Getting everyone up to speed and on the same page.

LandTrust and TSSA Budgets – Mr. Rowley 

  • We are running reports, gathering information
  • Next meeting we will go over how we want to spend it. 

Debate Recognition – Mr. Rowley

  • Merrin Maughan: 1st in Oratory, 2nd in informative
  • Mia Jones: 2nd in Oratory
  • Mariam Safeudien: 1st in Impromptu, 2nd in National Extemp, 5th in Lip Sync
  • Alex Brown: 1st in SpAr, 8th in LD
  • Abby Hansen: 2nd in SpAr, 2nd in Impromptu
  • Simone Wiatrak: 3rd in Interps
  • Mariam Mujadidi: 4th in novice SpAr
  • Xander LoPresti: 5th in novice SpAr
  • Austin Woodley: 6th in Congress
  • Jaxson Baker: 7th in Congress
  • Miller Mraz: 8th in Congress
  • Burke Gehrent: 9th in LD  

Drill and Cheer both took 3rd

Other Items 

  • Drafting a letter about Attendance.  What does that look like now that Dr. McGill is no longer at Alta?

Minutes from Nov. 29, 2021 Reviewed

Motion to Approve: Katie Christensen

Second: Kelly Maksem

Motion to Adjourn: Page Checketts

Next Meeting:  Monday, February 28nd, 2022 (3:00 pm)

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