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Minutes from January 12, 2017

Shortridge IB High School PTSA

Meeting call to order – 8:06 by Jody Winter

Members present: Meg Horn, Ami Anderson, Beth Hannan, Sonja Clark, Jody Winter, Fred Winter, Karen Steiner, Meredith Easley, Kristie Carter, Jeb Carter, Heidi Hesse, Allison Perkins, Lori Armstrong, Rebecca Zirnheld

Principal’s report – Shane O’Day – basketball game Friday, Senior recognition night during girls varsity game.

Questions – fight in the hallway? Was a fight in the hallway with girls. Not physical in nature, administration continuing to investigate. What happens to kids who fight? Very swift and firm as administration. Understanding that kids are kids and will sometimes make poor decisions. There were appropriate consequences.

Are you coming back next year? Shane each year asks staff if they want him to return the following year. Staff says yes, his plans are to stay. What is the process if/when Shane leaves? Shane has two supervisors: IPS and Butler. Both must agree on principal. Shane makes yearly decision each October/November. Staff makes decisions in December. He will be transparent if/when he decides to move on. Parents will be involved in process. Shane’s plans are to stay.

IPS lottery first round closed. Shortridge has accepted 220 freshman. Last year at this time 100 total. Could have incoming class of 300. Estimate freshman class 180-210. Currently 350 students total. Shortridge market can bear about 800. 3-4 new staff/teachers needed. Will get better understanding after real numbers are known.

Computers for freshman students next year? Possibly not. SBA (student based allocation) means choices need to be made at school level as it relates to dollars. Makes more sense to spend dollars on teachers/staff vs. technology. Encourage a “bring your own device” for MYP. Students who now have laptops currently will retain them. Going forward, most likely only DP students will get computers.

“Coffee with O’Day” starting soon. Info when available. Call/ email Shane anytime you have questions/concerns. Check out quarterly letter on website. Building new traditions for Shortridge scholars.

President’s report – Jody – move to approve minutes from October and December Jeb move to approve Rebecca second  Motion passed.

Treasurers report  – Beth Hannan – $4 ,728.97 in account.

Global Gifts fundraiser – $175.75 great relationship builder/great partnership.

Thanks Beth and Leslie for teacher appreciation gifts in December. Next appreciation event is teacher appreciation day in May. Contact Jody if you would like to help.

International Souperbowl – Kristie Carter and Meredith Easley. January 27 6-9 pm in the commons. Need soups and volunteers. Look for info in Lori’s Wednesday Weekly with link to volunteer.

vote on favorite soup. 6-8 volunteers in 2 hour shifts. Bingo led by Mr. Gawdzick and Mr. Bernardi. contact Kristie Carter if you’re bringing soup or have any questions. 317-414-6938


Beth will send out email to people who have volunteered to be on committee. Profits from Gala go straight back to school, funds given directly to Shane to use where needed. If any money ideas or questions, contact Jody

PTSA calendar updates –

January: Souperbowl 1/27

February: 23 PTSA meeting (parent center)

March: TBA Spring Open House

TBA Babysitting event

TBA PTSA workgroups (parent center)

7 personal project expo (10+ helpers, PTSA table)

14 Spring PIT day (sack lunches)

April: TBA PTSA work groups

22 Global Gala

May: 1st week -staff appreciation

TBA PTSA meeting (election)

June: TBA

Announcements – Allison Perkins – Booster club meeting Wednesday 1/18 6:00 pm in the commons. Contact Kathy Langdon if questions

Door prizes…

Adjourn 9:05

Next PTSA meeting February 23 in the parent center

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