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Nov 19, 2018
Charlton Heights Elementary SchoolPashley Elementary SchoolStevens Elementary SchoolO'Rourke Middle SchoolBH-BL High School

Building Council

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Each BH-BL school has a Building Council whose goal is to help improve the quality of education for all students through a shared-decision making committee.

The committee is comprised of teachers, administrators, staff and parents. There are six teacher members selected for Building Council in each school who are also members of one of the six district K-12 committees: language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, health and special services. In the middle school, team leaders are selected by grade level and department to represent their colleagues.  Parents and CSEA are also part of the shared decision making group.


Building Council Goals

Three Year Goal
By school year 2019-2020 we will be fully immersed in a new schedule and a solitary middle school bus run will be made available in order to increase the contact time with students.

The isolation of a middle school bus run will allow for more time in our master schedule, allowing for improvements and changes that would have a positive impact on our adolescent students.

2016-17 Building Council Goals

Academic Goal:  To increase conversations regarding literacy in our content areas in our grade level and department teams.
    - On-going discussions at team meetings related to literacy. (reading, writing, verbal communication)
   -  Investigate Project Based Learning, cross curricular activities, or activities to do on your own
   -  Team Leaders sharing out at Council meetings
   -  Increase opportunities for professional development in areas surrounding literacy

Social-Emotional Goal:  To create an environment where all students feel investment in the school community by learning and applying strategies that foster social emotional growth
    - Continue the homeroom-first period combination
    - Continuation of activities to support team building
    - Increase social cognition - Educate faculty and staff in areas including but not limited to: Growth mindset, Social    Thinking, Goal Setting, Mindfulness
    - CREST - Capturing Kids’ Hearts training for new staff or current staff who have not had the training

Scroll down for Building Council members, meeting dates and minutes and archives minutes.

Building Council Members

Co-Chair: Principal Colleen Wolff

Co-Chair: Andy Lancaster

Administrator Rep.: Nancy Pearse

CSEA Representative: Laurie Coniglione

6th Grade Parent Rep.:  Amanda Hunt

6th Grade Teacher Rep.:  Shauna Bryk, Monica Hills, Valerie Wadsworth, Dolores Weaver

7th Grade Parent Rep.: Tiffany Tassone

7th Grade Teacher Rep.: Melinda Crowley, Sue Gestwick, Kodi Kibler, Susan LaRosa

8th Grade Parent Rep.: Jim Ireland

8th Grade Teacher Rep.  Katie Duell, Kevin Long

World Language Rep.:  Lauren Kirkwood

SPED Teacher Rep.: Karen Kersch

Fine Arts/Guidance Rep.: Penny McDonnell

CTE/Health/PE Rep.:  Nancy Hyde

Professional Development:  Kim Sprenger, Dolores Weaver

Bulding Technology Representative:  Lisa Febraio


Building Council Meetings

Meetings are held at 2:45 p.m. in the Middle School Library Classroom unless otherwise indicated.


  • August 22, 2018  8:30

  • September 10, 2018

  • October 22, 2018

  • November 27, 2018

  • January 14, 2019

  • February 11, 2019

  • March 11, 2019

  • April 8, 2019

  • May 6, 2019

  • June 10, 2019

Building Council Minutes

2016-17 Monthly Minutes

2015-16 Monthly Minutes