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NOJH PTSA General Meeting Minutes

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

9:00am, NOJH Teacher Lounge                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

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In attendance:

Amy Jacobs Keri Fidler   Jill Kirkham Lisa Mann

Wendy Long Rachel Hedgepeth Jackie Muno       Amy Douangdara

Marlisa Lund Kristyn Humphreys Wendy Clark

 

Welcome: Jill welcomed and initiated Pledge.

 

Review of Minutes: August minutes were approved and posted online.

 

Principal’s Report (Wendy):

  • Softball and Football (TiKnightanCrest) doing great. 
    • October 18 - Softball will be presented a new softball field thanks to Mr. Ballard and WSU Softball.
    • Wendy is looking for a positive experience for football including a field trip to WSU facility.
  • Armor Training has replaced character ed and has had good response so far. 
    • Mr. Gross will add PTSA to the Google Classroom so we can view videos.
  • Discussion about early outs-all dates are on the school magnet.
  • Discussion about a possible email from the administration keeping parents up to date on all the good happenings at the school.

 

Counselor’s Report (Jackie):

  • HOPE Squad has several activities planned for NOJH.
    • Therapy dogs, Hands for Hope, Pink Day, 
    • HOPE assembly at elementaries on 9/27
  • HOPE Squad and counseling have arranged several mental health resources for HOPE week Try It Knight.
  • 9th Grade Counts will be presented next week

 

PTSA Reps: 

  • There are about 20 student reps for the upcoming year.
  • Working to decide meeting time.

 

Parent Teacher Conference Dinner: (Amy D.)

  • 9/25 at 4:00
  • Maddox chicken, potatoes, & rolls; salad and cheesecake from Costco; waters
    • 70 people
    • $28 for 20 pc of chicken x 5 orders
    • Planned to be under budget

 

HOPE Week:

  • Volunteer List will be a Google Doc sent to PTSA group
  • Passports: Marlisa will create
    • Spot for each activity
    • Complete activities for chances at drawings
    • Pickup and dropoff at same spot
    • 8,000 airheads donated for students with Safe UT app on phone or Chromebook
  • Layout: Suzie is creating a map
  • Food Trucks
    • Kristyn is still working with them. Funding looks good for grant.
  • Shirts
  • Water Bottles - Kim got from WalMart, Jackie arranged for recycling
  • Vendors
    • Dart Side confirmed
    • 800 coupons from Pizza Man for breadsticks and pizza
  • Obstacle Course
    • Jackie to check with PE teachers for support
  • Mental Health Resources
    • Jackie has confirmed multiple resources
    • Ensure they are in a visible area
    • Build community and inform students 

 

Reflections:

  • Due 10/14
  • Packets sent to teachers today
  • Promote to students

 

President’s Report: (Jill)

  • Advocacy Conference

 

Next Meeting:

  • October 16 @ 9:00 am

GET INVOLVED @ NOJH

 

  • CHEERLEADERS (8TH & 9TH)/Tryout
  • CHESS CLUB – Media Center/Mrs. Draper
  • FOREIGN LANGUAGE CLUBS – Chinese, German, Spanish
  • HOMEWORK HAVEN – Math Tutoring/M-TH 2:20-3:30 pm/Mrs. Wright
  • HOPE SQUAD – Suicide Prevention Group/Selected by peers
  • INTRAMURALS – Open Gym during lunches
  • JAZZ BAND – (8th & 9th)/Tryout – Mrs. Graham
  • MAGIC-THE GAME – Mr. Short
  • MATH CLUB – State Math Competition
  • MESA – Math, Engineering, Science – Mrs. Jorgensen
  • MINDFULNESS MEDITATION – Ms. Dietz/TBA
  • NATIONAL ACADEMIC LEAGUE – Mr. Simmons & Mrs. Draper in conjunction with Volleyball season
  • NATIONAL JR. HONOR SOCIETY (8TH & 9TH)
  • N.O.S.S. – North Ogden Student Section – Crowd at games
  • PEER LEADERS – Plan school-wide activities – Mrs. Robinson
  • PEER TUTORS – (8th & 9th) – Life Skills – Ms. Saunders
  • PTSA REPS – Parent, Teacher, Student Representatives
  • ROBOTICS – Mr. Lane/Ms. Lane
  • READING CLUB – Mrs. Draper – Media Center
  • SPORTS – Boys & Girls/Tryout
    • Fall – Football (Boys) & Softball (Girls)
    • Winter – Volleyball (Girls)/NAL (Boys & Girls), Basketball (Boys & Girls)
    • Spring – Baseball (Boys) & Track (Boys & Girls)
  • STRATEGY & ADVENTURE GAMING CLUB – Mr. Simmons
  • STUDENT GOVERNMENT – (by election) – Ms. Kolilis
  • SUPPORT GROUPS – Social Skills; Grief Group; Girls Group, etc.

UKULELE CLUB – Mrs. Wright

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NOJH PTSA General Meeting Minutes

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

9:00 am, NOJH Teacher Lounge                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

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In attendance:

Amy Jacobs Keri Fidler Marlisa Lund Jill Kirkham
Don Morse Lisa Mann Jackie Muno Kim Hall

Erin DeLuna Mindy Pendergast Jackie Peterson Micah Bingham Rachel Hedgepeth Kristyn Humphreys Wendy Clark Heather Knowlden

Julie Simmons Staci Baker Wendy Long Officer Morreale

Welcome & Introductions: Jill welcomed group, asked for introductions, and said the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Review of Minutes: May minutes were emailed and approved. They have been posted online.

 

Principal’s Report:

  • Wendy expressed thanks to all for a great start to the school year
    • Teachers are well prepared with new training
  • Wendy introduced Officer Morreale as the school’s new resource officer
    • He will be at NOJH full-time and assist with DARE at elementaries
    • Helps admin to keep everyone safe
  • Don explained ChromeBook issues
    • New students will get them next week
    • WiFi has been down but will be fixed soon
    • Insurance is an option for students to protect the ChromeBooks
  • Wendy shared that students had a choice to receive lockers. Next year 7th grade students will be issued a locker, 8th & 9th can choose to have one.
  • School capacity is 950 students. All classes are full and the school has a closed boundary.
    • Trustland funds used to fund a licensed social worker, shared with Orion and WHS, and hiring a student advocate

Counselor’s Report:

  • Welcome Jackie Muno as new counselor.
  • Discussion about HOPE Squad and involvement with HOPE Week.
  • Character Ed will focus on ARMOR training for mindfulness and resilience.

 

Treasurer’s Report: 

  • Discussion about budget for the upcoming year. 
  • Amy motioned to accept the proposed budget. Lisa and Marlisa seconded the motion. All in attendance signed to approve the budget. 

 

PTSA Reps: 

  • Mindy is accepting applications.
  • Group will meet either before school on late start days or after school on Tuesdays. 
    • Group will vote on meeting time at first meeting
  • PTSA Reps will get new shirts. 
    • Amy will order the shirts after Mindy gets her the sizes.

 

HOPE Week:

  • Theme for this year is Believe, Unite, Defend, Conquer
  • Kristyn and Kim will take the lead for NOJH
  • NOJH Try it Knight will be 10/1 from 5:30-7:30
    • Suicide prevention, mental health, inclusiveness
  • Discussion about possible speakers
    • Light the Fight
    • Governor’s wife initiative
  • Discussion about activities
    • Passports to try it
    • Line dancing
    • Rock wall
    • Bubble soccer
    • Dart Side
    • 9 Square
    • LaCrosse
    • Kaitlan Toole
    • DJ
  • Prizes needed to donate to WHS
  • Will order Believe You Can t-shirts
  • Food
    • Look into Weber Human Services grant
    • Jackie Muno has a snow cone connection

 

Stomp Recap:

  • Limbo and Snowcones were a hit
  • Well attended and good for 7th graders

 

President’s Report:

  • Staff Meeting Report:
    • Met with staff and promoted teacher grants
  • Membership
    • Down a little, there were less registering online (166 from 212)
  • Box Tops
    • Lisa will provide information about the new Box Top redemption process

 

Upcoming Meeting:

  • September 18 @ 9:00 am

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