PSSC Minutes

Posted: December 6, 2016

Superior Middle School – PSSC Minutes

November 24th, 2016-6pm


Attendance: Julie Sisk, Coleen Savoie, Stephanie Talbot, Joel Pickard, Marlene Noel, Sandra Cleland,

Regrets:  Vicki Sealy, Marc Imbeault, Bryan Kenny, Stacy Hickey-Buraglia

Approval of Agenda:

Coleen Savoie-approved agenda

Julie Sisk-seconded

Business Arising from Past Minutes-

Book Fair-Marlene thanked Julie Sisk and Stephanie Talbot for their volunteered time given to this year’s book fair

Elections: Members in attendance had agreed to wait for this scheduled meeting to elect/re-elect chairperson and co-chairperson for the 2016-2017 schoolyear.

Chairperson for the 2016-2017 school year- Julie Sisk

Co-chairperson (should Julie not be able to attend)- Marlene Noel

Cafeteria Board Member-Marc Imbeault could no longer let his name stand as cafeteria board member.   

                                               Joel Pickard has accepted to sit on the board for the 2016-2017 schoolyear. New Business:

Marlene handed out and discussed the following:

a)      June 2016 district Math results- grade 8 district benchmark result showed a noted improvement with a larger portion of girls attaining better results.

b)      Grade 6 Provincial Results Math/Science- although overall % could still be increased, it was noted that SMS maintained District and Provincial averages.(near LA , higher in Math/Science)

c)       TTFM (Tell Them from Me) survey- Marlene discussed/compared the data from the 2014-15/2015-16 survey results.(Survey is student perception outcomes )

Social/Emotional Outcomes-

·         3-5% increase in school clubs participation, sense of belonging, valuing school, more positive behavior at school, more school effort, interest and motivation

·         2% increase for moderate to higher levels of anxiety and depression        (girls up 7%)

                               Academic Outcomes-

·         1% less in LA

·         Math same

·         1% less in Science


Drivers of Student Outcomes-

·         3% more student victims of moderate to severe bullying

(20% SMS, Canada 27%)

·         2% less felt safe at school or going home from school

(59%   SMS, Canada 66%)

 Marlene informed the committee that the TTFM 2016-17 would be done in December.


d)      Healthy Lifestyles Survey-

Students perceived academic motivation and engagement as high indicators for overall success (academic and healthy life choices)


Next meeting: Monday, January 23rd, 2017 at 6:00pm in the SMS library.

There was no further discussions/questions and Julie Sisk called for the adjournment of the meeting.

Joel Pickard motioned for the meeting to be adjourned.

Coleen Savoie adjourned the meeting at 6:50 p.m.