Future Ready is an initiative started by the United States Department of Education with the purpose to achieve personalized learning for all students by infusing the dynamic use of technology into high-quality teaching. This is not another plan of action, but instead a framework and model for collaborative implementation of existing high quality teaching and learning. Many of the components necessary for success already exist within our schools, this framework attempts to bring cohesion to these existing islands of excellence. The image of the seven gears is an important one, as all the components function in unity, as they are all part of the overall system. The seven gears are as follows:

 

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Future Ready Objectives at Gunn

  1. Students will improve their creative problem-solving skills through their own thinking process
  2. Students will work collaboratively on educational projects
  3. Students will be more engaged, actively participate, and experience deeper learning due to an increase in self-driven inquiry
  4. Students will understand digital citizenship and model appropriate behaviors
  5. Students will be more propared to use technology in project-based learning scenarious in and out of school
Date TimeLocationActivityAgendaMinutes
3/9/156:00-9:00PMGunn1 Hour intro meeting, followed by PTSA-sponsored schedule presentations by local schools PDF icon  PDF icon
 3/19/158:00AM 2:20PMMitchell Park Community Center CSC Retreat # 1: orientation, team building; core values & desired outcomes; scope, parameters & process, subcommittee formation & long-term planning PDF icon PDF icon

 

 4/2/158:00AM-2:30PMMitchell Park Community CenterCSC Retreat # 2: community agreements; text-based discussion; prioritize schedule criteria & desired outcomes; subcommittee workPDF icon  PDF icon

 

 
 4/14/15
  •  2:30-3:30PM
    (Voluntary subcom. mtg.)
  • 3:30-5:30PM
    (Required full CSC mtg.)
 GunnWork on schedule models with Denise Clark PopePDF icon  PDF icon 

 

 4/20/15 6:00-9:00PM Gunn 1 Hour CSC meeting, followed by Town Hall meeting (7:00-9:00PM) PDF icon  

 

 4/21/15 2:30-4:30PM GunnDebrief Town Hall Meeting; continue work on schedule models PDF icon PDF icon 

 

 4/28/15 1:00-5:00PM GunnDecision making on Board recommendations PDF icon PDF icon

 

 5/4/15, 5/6/15 5:45-8:45PM GunnFinal review of CSC written report; planning for Board presentation; Committee closure activitiesPDF icon PDF icon PDF icon

 

 
 5/12/15 6:30PMPAUSD Administration BuildingPresentation of recommendations to PAUSD School Board   


***Attendance is required for all of the meetings above. Additional voluntary meetings, for site visits, community outreach and other CSC subcommittee work will be scheduled as needed on an ongoing basis.

The School Board recently decided to add WGPA to Gunn and Paly’s transcripts. Following is the process by which WGPA are calculated at Gunn:

  • Weighted classes receive on additional point for GPA calculations.  An A in a college prep course receives 4.0 points and an A in an honors or AP course receives 5.0 points.  Grades that have pluses/minuses earn the whole number GPA points.  For example, a B+, B, and B- all earn 3.0 in a college prep class and 4.0 in an honors/AP class.
  • It is basically a cumulative weighted GPA … the current weighted GPA calculation on the Gunn transcript includes all courses on the transcript taken in grades 9-12 and takes into account all courses designated as honors and AP in Infinite Campus. It does not have a cap on the amount of weighted credit students can receive.  
  • This is different from the GPA calculation used at UC/CSU, which does not count 9th grade classes and limits the number of weighted courses to 8 total.  This is the WGPA that Paly will use this year.
  • The superintendent will form a small committee to study and recommend a WGPA formula for next year that will be used at both Paly and Gunn.
Date   Time       
ActivityLocationAgendaMinutesResources
9/12/164:00 pm
  • OpenForum/Introductions          
  • Review of Proposals Funded and SAFE SCHOOLS PLAN
  • Orientation
  • Election of Chairs
  • Budget Overview
  • WASC Update                        
Gunn Staff Lounge 
10/10/164:00 pm
  • Open Forum
  • Standing Business
  • Budget Update
  • Reports
Gunn Staff Lounge   
 11/7/16 7:00 pm
  • Open Forum
  • Standing Business
  • Budget Update
  • Reports
  • Evaluation Signups for 2016-17 Proposals
Gunn Library     
 12/5/16 4:00 pm
  • Open Forum
  • Standing Business
  • Budget Update
  • Reports
Gunn Staff Lounge   
 1/9/17 4:00 pm
  • Open Forum
  • Standing Business
  • Budget Update
  • Reports
Gunn Staff Lounge     

 

 2/6/17 4:00 pm
  • Open Forum
  • Standing Business
  • Budget Update
  • Reports
  • Call for 2017-19 Parent Reps
Gunn Staff Lounge     
 3/20/17 4:00 pm
  • Open Forum
  • Standing Business
  • Budget Update
  • Reports
  • Evaluation Presentations 2016-17
  • Call for Proposals 2017-18
Gunn Staff Lounge    
 4/17/17 4:00 pm
  • Open Forum
  • Standing Business
  • Budget Update
  • Reports
  • Evaluation Presentations 2016-17 (if needed)
  • 2017-18 Proposals - First Reading
  • Call for 2017-19 Faculty/Staff Reps
  • Call for Principal's Cup Committee
Gunn Staff Lounge    
 5/8/17 4:00 pm
  • Open Forum
  • Standing Business
  • Budget Update
  • Reports
  • 2017-18 Funding Decision
  • Safe Schools Plan Approval
Gunn Staff Lounge    

 Jane Dick, parent of Shep (11th) and Payton (8th) Dick

I have served as one of the parent reps on the Gunn Site Council for the last 2 years, and I am very interested in continuing to serve in this role. Over the last 2 years, we have worked hard to define and refine the role and operations of the Site Council, seeking to put the limited dollars we receive from the State to excellent use at Gunn for all Gunn students, to increase the awareness of what Site Council is and can be, to encourage broader parent use of Site Council as an avenue to discuss school-wide issues, and to ensure that the goals determined in our last WASC accreditation process are acted on and evaluated for effectiveness. As an active Site Council member (and current co-chair), I have really enjoyed working on your behalf and getting to know the students, staff, and other parents on the Council. I would welcome the opportunity to continue. 

Kurt Hetzel, parent of Kyle (11th), Chloe (10th) and Sydney (10th)

I spent 25 years in the high tech industry in a variety of positions including mechanical design engineer, engineering manager, product management, business development, business planning and strategy, etc. I spent the last 6 years managing various business strategy programs at Hewlett-Packard where I worked for 20 years. Last year I decided to make a career change and I now have my own real estate development company with projects in the Bay Area. I would like to get more involved with my immediate community before my three kids go off to college. My wife was on site council at Nixon Elementary and I'd like to do the same to help have a positive impact at Gunn. 

Sujata Kadambi, parent of Tejas (10th)

I worked as a research assistant at PAMF for over 6 years and helped plan and execute experiments in the lab as well as training of new researchers. I have been actively involved with my children's school committees for the year round events like book fairs and fete. As a class mom I organized extra activities for the class. Currently, I volunteer at Learning Ally and help in quality control of audio books as well as training new volunteers to direct readers.

 Elizabeth Milner, parent of Emily (11th) and Thomas (9th)

I have enjoyed serving the community by being part of Site Council for the last 2 years, as well as being part of the WASC team before that. It has been satisfying and engaging to participate in enacting the WASC goals through Site Council, and something I want to continue. I have been actively pursuing ways to engage parent feedback for Site Council more, as well as seeking to build consensus and relationship between parent, staff and student groups on the council. I have had 3 children at Gunn - 1 a sophomore in college, 1 a Junior and 1 freshman so am looking forward to continued involvement at Gunn. I am also loving my work as a facility chaplain in the Santa Clara County jail system, serving a diverse group of people and working to bring much needed services and support to the inmates and staff there. 

Carolina Moraes Liu, parent of Elisa (9th)

I am a strong believer in the importance of a school that develops life-long learners and responsible citizens, and over the years I have volunteered in my children's schools, both public and private. I have worked inside the classrooms, at PTAs, and I have served twice as school board member at the Pan American School in Brazil (American school accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges - NEASC). At the Pan American School I served as a member and as vice president of the School Board. These years of experience in different schools has provided me with a unique understanding of various management systems and projects. Aside from this, I have a BS degree in Accounting, an MA in Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts. I work as a documentary producer for academic films, and I would like the chance to serve as a parent representative at the Gunn Site Council. 

 2017-2019 Site Council Parent Ballot (2 votes per household)

Site Council Member Term Limits 2016-18

Roster   |  By Laws  |

The role and purpose of the Site Council shall be to develop a school improvement process for Gunn.  The process developed by the Site Council shall be a thorough and on-going analysis of the entire school program - all curricular and related parts of the school program - for every student.

The School Site Council annually approves the Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA), formerly called the School Development Plan.  You can find copies of the previous year's plans and working documents for this year's plan in our School Profile.

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