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From the Superintendent: Thank you for your commitment, professionalism through our weather challenges

This is just the beginning of our harshest weather of the year, friends, so there’s every possibility that we’ll face more bitterly cold days. I know the educators in SPPS will continue creating even more engaging learning opportunities when that happens.

Video vignettes: Personalizing learning with iPads

This weekly video series highlights stories from across the district on how iPads are making a difference in student engagement and learning. 

Action items
  • Staff: Review iPad and Personalized Learning updates
  • Staff: SPPS transportation launches new MySPPS Bus status app, websites
  • Staff: Review discipline report, enter second-quarter incidents by Jan. 25
  • Staff: ACT state and district test administration training, Q&A sessions set
  • Staff: 25th annual ADA poster and video contest submissions due Jan. 17
  • Staff: Thinking about retirement?
  • Staff: Deadlines for fiscal year 2014-15 expenditures now available
  • Secondary paraprofessionals: Participate in Mental Health Training
  • Principals and site coordinators: Complete the 5Essentials survey
  • Elementary principals, 3rd and 4th grade teachers: Mark your calendars for free Winter Carnival field trip opportunity
  • Gordon Parks staff: Start times change beginning Jan. 26
  • Teachers: Apply for education scholarships by Jan. 31
  • Teachers: Apply for grants now
Department news
  • Special Education Family Groups Transition Fair is Friday, Jan. 16
Employee wellness
  • Save money on health care costs by participating in health assessment, well-being program
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Kudos
  • Ramsey's building gets makeover during winter break
  • 450 coats donated this week to homeless students at SPPS, winter wear still needed