Agenda 10/8/14 & Minutes 10/1/14

Post date: Oct 8, 2014 1:37:30 AM

Agenda 10/8/14

    1. Approval of Minutes
    2. Reports
    3. Intercom Quote Motion
    4. Web Presence Motion
    5. Notes & New Business

“If you are determined enough and willing to pay the price, you can get it done.”

Mike Ditka

Council Minutes 10/1/14

    1. Approval of Minutes
    2. Reports
      • (A-Mod): Kelsey is out for an APES field trip.
      • (DSB): Replacement for NECAPs has been decided – Smarter Balance. 5 MI options have no money cap.
      • (Treas): Council funds are at $2935.44, co-curricular funds are at $1460.00
      • (SA): Quidditch next Tuesday, dress up days are coming too.
      • (Mr. Berube): Youth US senate program presentation:
        • Open to juniors and seniors on Council.
        • Scholarship will be awarded.
        • Write an essay to be eligible.
        • In March following competitive application.
        • Due Friday activity period.
      • (Jud): New members have been elected:
        • Owen O'Leary (Chair)
        • Luke Strohbehn
        • Lilly Cadow
        • Marco van Gemeren
        • Lauren Koval
        • Henry Lang
        • Molly Cook
        • Daniel Zegans
        • Margaret Caldwell
        • Matt Prince (Alt.)
      • (COI): Approved new course: Digital Art & Design.
    3. MLK Money Allocation Motion
      • “I move to transfer $125 of Council funds to Diane Henry for the MLK Day Assembly.”
      • Split total 50/50 with Mr. Campbell.
      • Very informed speaker.
      • Photographer during civil rights movement.
      • Traveling from Plymouth, NH
      • Motion passes.
    4. Homework Assignment Motion
      • Amendment (“I move that all homework and required materials be assigned during a student's class period. It is not permitted to change entirely or increase a homework assignment after class has ended. Modifications to the existing assignment must be made no later than 20 minutes after the last class period of the day.”)
      • Amendment passes.
      • 20 minutes after the school day is too long.
      • Should read “minor” modifications.
      • Loopholes aren’t always used by teachers and so don’t need to be concerned with minutiae.
      • Nothing after the first sentence is necessary to convey purpose of motion.
      • There are lots of good reasons to have extra elements, eg. guidance for teachers.
      • Motion passes.
    5. Intercom Quote Motion
      • “I move to include an inspirational quote after the pledge.”
      • The pledge is read anyways, might as well do more with the action.
      • Easy to find quotes if others do not submit it.
      • Will take less than 15 seconds most likely.
      • Want to use intercom as infrequently as possible.
      • Would be more effective if written and posted.
      • Not Council’s area.
      • Will not be continued after current reader graduates.
      • Still benefits from time in practice.
      • Replaces current greeting.
      • Sets mood for day.
      • Cuts down if learning especially if discussion of quote afterwards.
      • Intercom not best medium for this message.
      • If on a screen, it can always be available.
      • No one looks at the screens – everyone already has to listen.
      • Why can’t the quote be on both?
      • Spoken seems more personal.
      • Does not reach band or orchestra rooms.
      • Quotes should be respective and secular.

Meeting adjourns.