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PTSA / School Council Meetings 2016 - 2017

TITLE I PART A, PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT

Parental Involvement is the key to student academic achievement. Studies have shown that when schools and families work together, students are inclined to succeed not just in school, but also throughout life. Such engagement of families is critical not only in the very beginning of the educational process, but throughout a child’s entire academic career. DeKalb County School District is seeking to provide schools and families with the tools and resources needed to form effective partnerships that result in student success.

We invite our parents to utilize the resources found on our website to provide input/ feedback when requested and participate in opportunities made available to them.

 
Parent School Compact for the 2016 - 2017 School Year
 
 
 
Cedar Grove Middle School has not been given a school designation this year, which means we are a Title I school that is continuing to provide a quality education to all of our students. 
To read our 2016 -2017 Cedar Grove Middle School Designation Letter to Parents click on link below 
 
PTSA/ Title I Dates for 2016 - 2017
August 3 - Annual Title I Meeting
September 12 - Curriculum Night
October 13 - Science Night
November 10 Social Studies 
December 8 - Winter Concert
January 12 -  Math Night
February 23 - Black History Program
March 16 - ELA Night
April 13 - Title I Budget for 2017 - 2018
May 11 -  Parent Appreciation Celebration Day
 
School Council Dates for 2016 - 2017 
August 25 - Election of New Members 
 
The A+ Reform Law required that every school in Georgia have operational school councils by October 1, 2003.
All DeKalb County Schools organized school councils at the start of the 2001–2002 school year.

School councils bring communities and schools closer together in a spirit of cooperation to solve education problems, to improve academic achievement, to provide support for teachers and administrators, and to bring parents into the decision making process. School-based decision making is designed to increase the involvement of teachers, parents, and the community in the important decisions about how the school operates and performs.

Each council must have a minimum of seven members: four parents/guardians, two certified teachers, and the principal. Parents/guardians must hold a majority on the school council and a parent/guardian must serve as chairperson (Official Code of Georgia Annotated [OCGA] § 20-2-86[d]). School council members have been trained to organize meetings and develop school council bylaws, understand advisory status and authority, recognize legal issues such as open meetings and open records laws and confidentiality, make recommendations to increase student achievement, and to create a school improvement plan. Councils provide an opportunity for local school decisions by representing the interests of that school council to the principal, who in turn conveys the information to the area assistant superintendents, Superintendent, and if necessary the Board of Education.

The role of the school council in the principal selection process shall be advisory and specified in policy written by the local board of education and regulations developed by the superintendent (OCGA § 20-2-86[t] and Board of Education policy BBFA).

 
 

Cedar Grove Middle School Goals

· Student will have a Lexile score of 1050 or above by May of 2017.

· Students must pass every class in order to become content completers (CC)

· Student must grow at least 35% by May 2017

· Students must pass the Georgia Milestones with a proficient score

 
 
 
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