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N.E.M.S. School Governance Council

Our next meeting is
September 7, 2016

 Parent Liaison

Rozeena Hoosain

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The North End Middle School Governance Council provides an opportunity for all stakeholders in the school to craft a productive collaboration to support student success. 

The intent of the Council is to enable parents, school staff, and community leaders to work together to improve student achievement in the local school setting / site.

All Parents are welcome to attend Governance Council meetings, however, only the first ten minutes of each meeting will be open to non voting members to communicate any ideas or concerns that they would like for the Council to discuss.

About School Governance:

School Governance Councils provide a remarkable opportunity for Connecticut schools to engage with families and community members in a partnership to make our schools centers of excellence that prepare all students for success. Councils are intended to represent the diverse interests of the families, teachers, students and community members that make up the school population.

What is a School Governance Council?

School Governance Councils are an opportunity for Connecticut schools to become centers of excellence that prepare all students for success. They represent the many interests of the families and staff that make up your school’s community. This is important because research has shown that:

  • Partnerships among families, school and community members can make a powerful contribution to greater student success.

  • No matter what their income or background, students with involved families tend to have higher grades and test scores, better attendance, and higher rates of homework completion.

What does the School Governance Council Do?

The School Governance Council serves as an important role to the school administrator by:

  • Bringing together parents, school staff, students and community leaders to work together to improve student achievement;

  • Assisting the school administration in decisions impacting students’ education in areas such as: analyze data and school needs, review the school’s resources and advise the principal in making programmatic and operational changes.



Jacquelyn Gilmore - NEMS Principal

Rozeena Housain - Parent Liaison

Jennifer Rosa - Teacher

Lauren Rodrigues - Teacher

Emily Phillips - Teacher

 Zuleyka Rivera - Parent

Sylvia Lebron - Parent

Jessica Gonzalez - Parent

Gielinda Talhd-Fonseca - Parent

Madelyn Torres - Parent

Carl Rosa - Waterbury Main Street




School Governance Council Site Based Training


North End Middle   School  

Date of Meeting:

Oct.25, 2017

Start Time:

2:30 p.m.

Finish Time:

3:30 p.m.



Team Norms:

>This meeting will begin promptly at 2:30 p..m..

>Questions and Answers will be addressed at the appropriate time.

>We will be respectful of each other at all times.



Purpose of Meeting:

To present the School Governance Council Training Site Based to support student achievement. This will enhance the vision and mission of each of the School Governance Councils in the Waterbury Public Schools for the 2017-2018 School Year.


Agenda Items – (Items should reflect next steps from previous meeting.)


Agenda Item

Time Allotted

Person Responsible


Welcome & Introductions

5 Min.

Mary Ann Marold &




19 School Governance Councils in Waterbury

  • Update Compacts
  • Parent Involvement Policy


5 Min.

Mary Ann Marold



School Governance Councils

(Overview of Legislation ‘s
Purpose and Requirements)


10 Min.

        Mary Ann Marold



Circular Letter – C-3

Public Act 10-111

Public Act 12-116




5 Min,


Mary Ann Marold





  • Length of Terms/Number of Terms


5 min.

Mary Ann Marold


North End Middle School     By Laws  & School Governance Council Code of  Conduct


5 min.

Mary Ann Marold  & All  Members



Frequently Asked Questions

5 min.


Mary Ann Marold



Questions &  Answers   

10 Minutes

All Members






Thank you for attending the Site Based Training at North End Middle   School


Future Trainings.

Grades 6-8 Compact Brochure Information


Individual Learning Plans

The Individual Learning Plan is an individualized student-centered plan that engages every student based on their unique interests and strengths helping then to understand the relevancy of education to achieve postsecondary educational and career goals. The ILP will begin in Grade 6 and continue through high school. It will provide the student support and assistance in setting goals for academic, career, social, emotional, and physical development that meet rigorous high school and postsecondary expectations. The ILP and supporting activities, such as student portfolios, experiences outside the classroom, dual concurrent credit, along with academic/personal records should be electronic and portable following the student from school to school and district to district.

Naviance is a web-based program that the city of Waterbury has pur-chased for middle and high schoolers. Students can complete career interest inventories, learning style inventories, etc. and search colleges and careers of their choice. This program is designed to augment the ILP.


Family-School Compact for Achievement


Opportunities to get more involved:

Enlightening the Mind Club This club meets on the 3rd Tuesday of every month to discuss a new book. Students sign up in the office at the beginning of the year.

Coffee with Counselors Every last Tuesday of the month from 10 – 11 am. Come get to know the counselors and ask your questions.

Governance Council This Council consists of parents, teachers, and community members. Elections are held each fall. Nominate yourself, or someone you know.

Kindness Club This club promotes kindness and helpfulness through student volunteer work for both school and the community.


Communicating about Learning

Progress Book is one easy way for parents, students and teachers to stay connected. Teachers can upload information on individual students. Parents and students may access that information to see grades, attendance and more. If you have not yet accessed Progress Book, you will need a password to enter the system. You may obtain this from your child’s school.

North End Middle School is committed to communicating regularly with families about children’s learning.

Do you have questions about your child’s progress? Parents can contact their child’s teacher by phone or email. You can find email information on the school website at


6, 7, and 8th Grade Focus for Student Success


Mrs. Jackie Gilmore, Principal

House Principals:

Mr. James Simpson - Blue House Mrs. Jennifer Egan - Gold House Mr. Joseph Begnal - Red House

North End Middle School 534 Bucks Hill Road Waterbury, CT 06704


Fax (203) 574-8203





For information on every family engagement event

Contact your Parent Liaison for more information

Rozeena Hoosain

(203) 574-6735