Marvin Ridge Academic Booster Club Minutes
October 13, 2010
CTO 7:06 p.m.
Attendance: Laura Misenheimer, Annette Rouse, Ann Yochem, Petra Ratcliff, Lee-Anne Black,
Liza Kravis, Marie Brickman, Jeanne Ann Lewis and Sonia Rai Bhave
Minutes: Amended Sept. 2010 minutes to reflect that the Mini-Grant submission deadline
was extended to the end of September (not October as stated in the original form).
Minutes of Sept. 2010 approved with amendment.
Treasurer’s Report: Liza
Started month with approximately $1700. An additional $230 in income since that time.
Approximate balance as of start of this meeting is $1930.
Reimbursement checks need to be written to Sonia and Laura.
Laura and Jeanne Ann expressed interest in completing Matching Gift Forms.
Determined that Liza will get forms to Laura who will work on them while travelling.
All updates completed.
Meeting dates have been added.
Up to date meeting minutes have been added.
New membership form added.
Student Club: Lee-Anne
There was a Sept. meeting. Approximately 9-10 students were present.
Club decided to have members participate in 2 MRHS ABC activities per year.
At the Open House the members hosted a donation only bake sale and took in
approximately $100 which will go into their student account.
The club charges a $5 membership fee unless they have a family membership
in our organization.
The students thought that they and their parents might be interested in an
Sophomore/Junior College Planning Night
SAT testing information
Discussed holding a “fair” to talk about some of these things and to ensure that there
would be time to talk to the actual teachers involved.
Membership Drive: Laura and Jeanne Ann
Membership campaign kicked off on October 11 and will run through November 5.
Each week there will be a dedicated email sent out to the e-news distribution list.
The information will also be included in the weekly e-news.
Membership form has been updated. Website updated to include new form.
The new membership form allows someone to pay an extra $5 to receive an agenda
with their membership.
We will have an information table set out for the AP/IB Information Night on
Oct. 18. Liza and Jeanne Ann will work that event.
Mini Grant: Lee-Anne
Lee-Anne prepared a document of grant proposals submitted to date.
Two other proposals not on the sheet were also reviewed.
We discussed the dollar amount to be awarded based on our By-Laws.
Determined that $500 per semester for school year 2010-11 was appropriate.
Open discussion on grant proposals.
Unanimously decided to award grants to the Language Department for 40 personal
white board slates and markers for $154, $300 for the QUIA program for
Beginning Teachers and Mentors and $57.92 to purchase 2 DVDs for
all biology classes.
Total money granted = $511.92
Discussed publicizing what had been awarded. Lee-Anne will email those who did
not receive their grant and ask them if they would like us to carry it forward
for consideration in the Spring semester. Lee-Anne will also write up an article
for the e-news to publicize our actions.
Will try to sell remaining agendas through current membership drive.
After the membership drive is over we will determine how many to donate to the school.
Academic Programs/ Recognition: Laura
Academic Awards for 2nd semester 2009-10
Poster created and hung.
Letters completed but lost at some point on way to Laura. Will need to be re-done
and will include an invitation to an award breakfast.
It was suggested that these recipients be recognized at a breakfast because they
are not currently recognized at the Bars and Letters ceremony. We have
agreed to try it one time and then to evaluate whether we would be able
to continue to do this.
Approximately 93 letters will go out. Determined that the media center might be
a good place to hold the breakfast as long as it did not conflict with other
events already scheduled for that location.
Possible dates are November 16 or November 17.
At the breakfast the students will be recognized and will see their name on
the Wall of Fame.
Sonia will check on a Bojangles contribution, Laura will check on a donut
connection, Petra will check on a bagel connection and Lee-Anne
is in charge of water and orange juice.
Academic Awards for 1st semester 2010-11
The request for the Master List of classes has been made to Ms. Hamilton and
will go to Ms. Yochem by Nov. 18. Teachers will have until Dec. 3 to
return their recipient names.
Academic Athletic Awards
Fall Awards Ceremony is scheduled for December 13.
It is a parent information night scheduled for Oct. 18th @ 7 pm for 8th, 9th and 10th
graders and their parents.
Liza and Jeanne Ann scheduled to staff our table that evening with membership
information and agendas.
Programs for 2010-11
Discussed sponsoring a Fair in the evening.
Might have info on Honors and AP classes, IB, SAT testing, and how to
plan for college. Should check with Guidance for possible dates. If we decide to
include any admissions counselors, Mr. Miller might be able to help us with
Davidson, Duke, Wake Forest and Chapel Hill are having an information event on
Dec. 15. Discussed possibly sponsoring a bus for students to that event.
Laura and Petra will draft a proposal for a Fair to occur sometime around the second
week of December. The event could stand in the place of our Dec. 9 meeting.
IB registration will begin on Nov. 30.
Meeting: November 18, 2010 @ 7 pm