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Human Growth & Development Advisory Committee

The School District of Elmbrook is committed to a Curriculum Review Cycle updated to insure relevant, rigorous and aligned curriculum and instruction in every classroom in our district.

The revised Human Growth and Development Curriculum supported by the Human Growth and Development Advisory Committee was approved by the Board of Education on September 25, 2018.  The district will begin to draft lesson plans and research resources. Once these are drafted to align with the approved curriculum, the recommendations will be shared for community and advisory committee input in Winter 2019 before it goes to the Board of Education for approval in spring 2019.
 

Purpose

  • To review the K-12 human growth and development curriculum
  • To advise the school board on the review and implementation of the human growth and development curriculum

HG&D Phase 2: Lesson Plans and Resources

Per Board Policy 6142.3 a material and lesson review will be conducted at each grade level by district staff in order to find a match between district outcomes and lessons used to teach the outcomes. Materials and/or lessons will be recommended and/or written. Multiple review sessions will be scheduled to gather input from parents, committee members and members of the Board. Input will be collected and shared with the Board.
 
Any changes in new materials related to current outcomes must be approved by the Board on or before January 15th for second semester and August 1st for first semester. New materials can be suggested by following the procedures and timeline for the materials review process.
 
After approval, lessons will be available for review at each school, the public libraries, and the central office. Materials will be available for review at the schools and the central office. Lessons will be posted on the website unless protected by copyright.

HG&D Grade Level Curriculum
Grades K-5: HG&D Grade Level Curriculum Approved September 24, 2018
Grades 6-10: HG&D Grade Level Curriculum Approved September 24, 2018

HG&D Advisory Committee Meeting Dates

  • November 7, 2017 from 5:00-6:30pm
  • December 12, 2017 from 5:00-6:30pm
  • December 18, 2017 from 5:00-6:30pm
  • January 29, 2018 from 5:00-7:30pm
  • February 13, 2018 from 5:00-7:30pm
  • May 30, 2018 from 5:00-6:30pm
  • August 1, 2018 from 5:30-7:00pm
  • **NEW DATE: Due to inclement weather, the January 31 Human Growth and Development meeting is being rescheduled to February 4, 2019 from 5:30-6:30 at Central Administrative Office
  • February 12, 2019 from 4:30-5:30pm (Elmbrook Schools is closed due to inclement weather today, however the HG&D meeting will still be held this afternoon)

Community Review Opportunity Date & Times

  • February 7, from 11 am-12 pm - HG&D Lesson Plans and Resources Community Review Opportunity
  • February 7, from 6 pm-7 pm - HG&D Lesson Plans and Resources Community Review Opportunity

Per Board Policy 6142.3 a material and lesson review will be conducted at each grade level by district staff in order to find a match between district outcomes and lessons used to teach the outcomes. Materials and/or lessons will be recommended and/or written. Multiple review sessions will be scheduled to gather input from parents, committee members and members of the Board. Input will be collected and shared with the Board.
 
Any changes in new materials related to current outcomes must be approved by the Board on or before January 15th for second semester and August 1st for first semester. New materials can be suggested by following the procedures and timeline for the materials review process.
 
After approval, lessons will be available for review at each school, the public libraries, and the central office. Materials will be available for review at the schools and the central office. Lessons will be posted on the website unless protected by copyright.

HG&D Grade Level Curriculum
Grades K-5: HG&D Grade Level Curriculum Approved September 24, 2018
Grades 6-10: HG&D Grade Level Curriculum Approved September 24, 2018

Meeting Minutes, Agendas and Documents

Approval Timeline

  • February 20, 2019 at 9:00 am, HG&D Lesson Plans and Resources to Teaching and Learning Committee for discussion
  • March 12, 2019 at 9:00 am, HG&D Lesson Plans and Resources to Teaching and Learning Committee for approval to BOE
  • March 19, 2019 at 6:00 pm, HG&D Lesson Plans and Resources to BOE for discussion
  • April 9, 2019 at 6:00 pm, HG&D Lesson Plans and Resources to BOE for approval
  • May 21, 2019 at 6:00 pm, HG&D Lesson Plans and Resources to BOE for approval if needed

Committee Members

Committee Member Structure Update January 2019

  • Scott Wheeler, Board of Education Chairman of Committee
  • Kristin Olson, Principal
  • Kathyrn Spadoni, K-5 Educator, resigned, replaced with Connie Petersen, K-5 Educator
  • Megan Peterson, 6-8 Educator
  • Beth Horneffer, M.D./Parent
  • A David Penney, M.D./Parent - resigned, replaced with Bushra Zaibak, Parent
  • Angie Schatz, Parent/Employee
  • Silvia Pasquini, Parent
  • Peter Wellsmith. Parent
  • Kelly Bayliss, Parent
  • Marie Onwubuariri, DMin/Parent
  • Mina Khorshidi, M.D./Clergy
  • Shaykh Noman Hussain, Clergy
  • Sharon Bloom, Resident - resigned, replaced with Todd Eisenberg, Resident
  • Sharon Heilman, Parent/Resident
  • Amil LaPoint, Parent/Resident
  • BE Students: Simon Attenberger & Pyper Scullen(Jack Steger & Shea Lauria graduated in 2018)
  • BC Students: Hannah Sternberg & Jack Phillips (Payton Rice & Jack Magnus graduated in 2018)

 

Initial Request for Volunteers

District Seeks Volunteers for the Human Growth & Development Advisory Committee
The School District of Elmbrook is committed to a Curriculum Review Cycle updated to insure relevant, rigorous and aligned curriculum and instruction in every classroom in our district. The District is preparing to review the Human Growth and Development (HG&D) Curriculum during this school year (2017-18) and is seeking Other Resident Community Member volunteers to serve on the HG&D Advisory Committee. Per School of Elmbrook Board Policy 6142.3 the Advisory Committee shall have “Other Residents (3), selected randomly from applications recruited through local media who may include residents without children attending a district school.”

The work of the committee is set to begin during the Fall of 2017, pending Board approval. The main focus of the committee’s work is to review the district’s current, K-12 human growth and development learning objectives and recommend revisions (additions, deletions, combinations) that will promote the optimal health and well-being of our students.

Commitment of Service:
• Attend open meetings: Nov 7, 2017; Dec 12, 2017; and February 13, 2018 from 5:00-6:30pm
• Some outside of committee time to read, review, prepare for agenda topics
• Willing to commit to at least one year of membership or until the time the Board hears and approves the committee’s final recommendations

If you have any questions about the Human Growth and Development Curriculum Advisory Committee, contact Scott Wheeler, Board of Education Member and HG&D Advisory Committee Chair at wheelers@elmbrookschools.org.

For more information on statutory requirements related to human growth and development instruction see Wis. Stats. 118.019.