Clarkson Secondary School
School Council Minutes
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Present: Debbie Foss, Bruce Foss, May Wong, Christine
Chung, Kathy Geczi, Nicki Rossi, Sandra Forsyth, Angela Siemens, Mary Zammit,
Regrets: Brian Hudson
Elections – voting for members coming up, plus voting for valedictorian.
to Ethan Chung and Robbie Bowman, who will be co-presidents next school year.
LINK crew –
nominations coming for this leadership opportunity.
was Spring Concert – family studies baked, art students displayed work, drama
students created video, plus there was dance, music – it was a showcase of the
creative arts departments.
Appreciation Week was two weeks ago and the police have a fun day coming in
June, different units available for students to consider for future.
Pass – City of Mississauga free summer pass for bus and pools, 12-14 year olds.
Assoc – camp available for $150 for girls interested in becoming fire fighters.
Many other community
opportunities are updated on Instragram and Twitter.
be after 50th anniversary
from Parent Council needed to help with walk in registrants. Sandra volunteer to help with walk-ins. Students are also volunteering, more
needed. Nikki, Christine and Angela may
also be available, will let May know.
retirements this year, therefore only one teacher is excess to region, but we
will not be hiring for these five departures. There will be some shuffling of staff next
year to cover some of these. Some
classes will be dropped if there are not enough students and some classes will
be dropped due to fewer staff.
we have 51 teachers based on 760 kids, next year CSS is allocated 49 teachers
for 785 students. Compulsory classes
cannot be cut, therefore, some electives are having to be cut.
students may be directed to night school, e-learning or summer school. Campussing is not yet being considered. To achieve class averages of 28 students is a
challenge, very difficult for smaller schools.
E-learning will be a challenge for many students, beyond academics some
families don’t have wifi. Ford government expects four of the 30 credits
to be done on-line.
engagement fund went to supporting Mascot.
out grant $770 left, some will go to supporting grade nine parent involvement
Thanks to a
kind donation from the Fosses we now have $306.10 available so far for the two
bursaries. The awards will be given to
students who demonstrate the six PDSB character. Staff will select recipients. Christine will present the awards at the
graduation assembly Thursday June 27, 1:00 pm.
along theirs thanks to the parents who put on a delicious luncheon in
appreciation of all the staff do to teach and support our kids.
School Council Meeting dates:
September 24, 2019, 7:00 pm