Spain Park High School PTSO Minutes
Monday, February 6, 2017
The meeting was called to order by President Sharon Baroody at 8:15 am. Attendees: Janet Dees, Nicole Crocker, Sharon Baroody, Jeannie Rice, Deborah Freeman, Amy Luther, Mary Annakin, Leeanne Ward, Brooke Gilliam, Renae Friedman, Maria Smarrelli
Sharon Baroody made a motion to approve January minutes as submitted and was seconded by Janet Dees. The minutes were approved and will be forwarded to Casey Middlebrooks for publication.
SGA - Brooke Gilliam
Brooke reported that “Hoopcoming’ Spirit week went extremely well. . The Sadie Hawkins dance was a success. Over $3300.00 was raised for the Make-a-Wish Foundation. The basketball game on Friday night was ‘awesome’.
Principal’s Report - Mr. Giangrosso
Work Keys testing for Seniors is taking place next week. This test will show our College and Career ratings which are very important. Buses will run on a regular schedule, school starting at 8:15. Seniors will take the test, then are free to leave school. Grades 9-11 will have an E-Learning day, assignments will be given by teachers.
Mr. G expressed thanks for all of the grants that were presented to the teachers. They are all greatly appreciated.
Course selection for next year is in progress. Counselors meeting with students and parents have final approval.
National Honor Society applications have gone out and the criteria has been explained. GPA plus community service, teacher recommendations are essential. All teachers are encouraged to participate.
Boys Bowling team has back to back championships.
Girls Bowling team placed fifth.
Hoopcoming pep rally was very spirited, Boys basketball team beat Hoover High. Great game.
Our Girls basketball team are the area champs!
Indoor Track State Championship took place on February 3rd. Senior Thomas Jordan placed second. Great Job, Thomas!
Spring Sports: wresting, our cheerleaders are going to the Nationals.
SPHS Choir has a trip planned to NYC
SPHS Band traveling to Chicago
There are plans to renovate the Foitball and Track fields.
Senior Cap & Gown orders due February 8th
Changes in Front office: Ms. Cooley left for a Trussville position, and Mrs. Hollar is now the registrar.
Ms. Morris has been hired as well, waiting for Board approval
Cool to Be Kind Troup -- Teacher initiated group consisting of Senior class officers, and Ms. Bennett. Spreading the word to students that less social media equals more fun, and promoting positive social media usage.
February is Black History Month and we will have an assembly celebrating.
Progress reports are going out this week.
We have approximately 397 graduations seniors, and graduation will be on Tuesday, May 23rd.
Treasurer’s Report - Amy Luther
Amy reported that our income is $562.00 ahead of budget. We still have $5,728.00 in Grants.
We will carry over approximately $1300.00 from our copy expense/misc fund, which hasn't been used in 4 years.
President’s Report - Sharon Baroody
Grants have been approved, a few more requests have been made. Teachers may apply to the Hoover Foundation as well.
Nicole Crocker - Membership Chair reported there are requests in Facebook to hold another lunch or evening PTSO meeting. Considering April lunch meeting.
Hospitality: Teacher appreciation will be March 1st.
Sunshine Committee: Birthday bags for the second half of the year have been purchased. $82.00 spent
HPTC: Renae Friedman
Dr. Murphy discussed rezoning. Presentation of budget for busses, installation of digital cameras.
There is a need to hire Bus drivers. Asking parents if anyone is interested. Contact: Jeremy Bradford
The 2017-2018 School calendar is now available on the Hoover City Schools website.
Dr. Murphy filing for state of emergency for the snow days we had, they will not have to be made up.
Coalition for Students was discussed to address drug abuse problems in our schools.
Hoover Foundation Grants- teachers may apply beginning in mid February.
Nominating Committee for new 2018 Board membership:
Janet Dees, Jeannie Rice, Mary Annakin, Karen Weeks, Sharon Baroody.
The meeting was adjourned at 9:15 am
The next meeting will be Monday, March 6, 2017 at 8:15 am, in the Community Room.