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05-08-17 BOT Min WESTLAKE ACADEMY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING May 8, 2017 PRESENT: President Laura Wheat, Trustees: Alesa Belvedere, Carol Langdon, and Michael Barrett. ABSENT: Rick Rennhack and Wayne Stoltenberg. OTHERS PRESENT: Superintendent Tom Brymer, Assistant to the Superintendent Amanda DeGan, Board Secretary Kelly Edwards, Executive Director Dr. Mechelle Bryson, PYP Principal Rod Harding, DP Principal/Coordinator Stacy Stoyanoff, Principal/Coach Alan Burt, College Counselor Carl Tippen, Director of Human Resources Todd Wood, Director of Communications Ginger Awtry, and Communication Manager Jon Sasser. Work Session 1. CALL TO ORDER President Wheat called the work session to order at 5:21 p.m. 2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE President Wheat led the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States and Texas flags. E 3 BOT Minutes 05/08/17 Page 1 of 5 3. RECOGNITION OF THE 2017 VALEDICTORIAN AND SALUTATORIAN, TRACK TEAM, GOLF TEAM, AND MYP GRADE 10 PERSONAL PROJECT STUDENTS. Dr. Bryson stated that the Valedictorian and Salutatorian would be recognized during the June meeting. Coach Burt provided an overview of the track team accomplishments. He then recognized Cooper Cawthra, Men's State Champion in 3200 Meters & 1600 Meter. Coach Nothe provided an overview of the men's and women's golf teams and State Championships. Women's Golf Team - Leelee Odom, Allie Woo, Emily Mayhew, Maggie Moore, Alexandria Sockwell, and Alisha Somani Men's Golf Teams - John Withers, Nolan Jeppesen, Drake Hamilton, Ben Jeppesen, Samuel Jung, and Grant Gibbs. Mrs. Cawthra and Ms. New provided an overview of the G10 students Personal Projects. Students then provided presentations of their projects. Aidan Cawthra - Sew Full of Memories - the making of a quilt Sam Jung - Deconstructing a Guitar Matt Titzler- Sharing a Love of Archaeology Amareesa Robinson - Surgical Procedures in Veterinary Medicine Jillian Foltz - Adaptations for Canine Hydrotherapy Caylynn White-Frierson - Inexpensive Fashion Options on the Runway President Wheat then moved to Item 6 regarding items on the consent agenda. Discussion ensued regarding the Benefit Cooperative with Region 11 and the additional dental benefits, which will enhance the program. 4. REPORTS a. Report on the Westlake Academy Class of 2017 college acceptance data and trends. Mr. Tippen provided an overview of the report and college acceptances. S. DISCUSSION ITEMS a. Presentation and discussion regarding the Grade 5 Global Education Exchange between Westlake Academy and Edmonton Islamic Academy. c BOT Minutes 05/08/17 Page 2 of 5 Mr. Harding, Mrs. Fisher and Mrs. Busico-Flight introduce the item. Students Isa Seymour, Sophia Kelly, Faiz Didarali, Alejandro Xotlanihua and Megan Flight provided an overview of their experience. Discussion ensued regarding the collaboration and how the exchange experience ties into the IB learning profile. b. Presentation and discussion from the Students that attended the International Student Leadership Symposium in Nanjing, China. Mr. Burt and Ms. Firsching provided an overview of the selection process for students to attend the symposium. Students Macy Orman, LeeLee Odom, Caroline Ross, Shelley Suttles, Marshall Baker and Sam Beauchamp provided an overview of their experiences during the Symposium and their host families. c. Presentation and discussion regarding Athletics Program including growth, costs, and future recommendations. Coach Burt provided an overview of the item and information provided in the agenda packet. Discussion ensued regarding an on-line store to purchase Under Armour athletic uniform apparel. d. Presentation and discussion regarding an annual update from the Westlake Academy Athletic Club (WAAC). Mr. Garabedian provided an overview of the history of the club, student scholarships, and support provided to sports at the Academy. e. Presentation and discussion regarding an annual update from the House of Commons (HOC). Mrs. Vickery, Speaker of the HOC, provided an overview of the events and the support provided to the Academy. Discussion ensued regarding the board, voting members, committee and volunteers, and setting up the mobile trailer at community events. 6. REVIEW OF CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS LISTED ON THE REGULAR MEETING AGENDA. No additional discussion. BOT Minutes 05/08/17 Page 3of5 7. BOARD RECAP / STAFF DIRECTION No additional direction provided to Staff. 8. ADJOURNMENT President Wheat adjourned the work session at 6:58 p.m. Regular Session 1. CALL TO ORDER President Wheat called the regular session to order at 6:58 p.m. 2. ITEMS OF COMMUNITY INTEREST Ms. Awtry provided an overview of the upcoming events. 3. CITIZEN COMMENTS Mr. Chris Connolly, 1526 Wayside Drive, Keller, spoke regarding his daughter's positive experiences and concerns regarding the requirements for the National Honor Society. 4. CONSENT AGENDA a. Consider approval of the minutes from the April 3, 2017, meeting. b. Consider approval of Resolution 17-07, Authorizing Westlake Academy to renew participation with the ESC Region 11 Benefits Cooperative for the 2017-2018 school year. MOTION: Trustee Langdon made a motion to approve the consent agenda. Trustee Barrett seconded the motion. The motion carried by a vote of 3-0. S. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS No future agenda items. BOT Minutes 05/08/17 Page 4 of 5 6. ADJOURNMENT There being no further business before the Board, President Wheat asked for a motion to adjourn the meeting. MOTION: Trustee Langdon made a motion to adjourn the regular session. Trustee Belvedere seconded the motion. The motion carried by a vote of 4-0. President Wheat adjourned the regular session at 7:09 p.m. APPROVED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES ON JUNE 5, 2017. ATTEST: Laura Wheat, President Kelly E ward Board Secretary i E BOT Minutes 05/08/17 Page 5of5