From the Superintendent: Honoring our SPPS Paraprofessionals

Some 1,250 individuals serve as paraprofessionals in SPPS, and our schools could not function without them. This week we honor these unsung heroes of our school district.

Video: Student Voice and Choice at Eastern Heights

Student Voice and Choice is a weekly video spotlight on how iPads are helping personalize learning in Saint Paul Public Schools. This week, we're featuring Eastern Heights Elementary School (PreK-5), which received iPads on Oct. 23.

Action items
  • All staff: Review iPad and Personalized Learning updates
  • All staff: Online 'Beyond Diversity' training now available
  • All staff: Refer individuals to Teachers on Call event Friday, Jan. 30
  • Teachers, counselors, social workers and school nurses: 2015-16 school transfer information is now available
  • Teachers: Review sabbatical leave information
  • Teachers: Consider attending 'Innocent Classroom' racial equity workshop
  • Teachers: View the Saint Paul Teachers' Retirement Fund Association newsletters
  • Teachers: Apply for education scholarships by Jan. 31
  • Teachers: Fund for Teachers (travel grant) applications due this Thursday, Jan. 29
  • Teachers: Apply for grants now
  • Secondary principals and teachers: Don't forget to use new Campus gradebook
  • Principals and hiring managers: Submit changes for Workforce Planning for 2015-16
  • Principals and music teachers: Prepare for piano assessment
  • Principals and site coordinators: Complete the 5Essentials survey
  • School staff: Sign up for Saint Paul Saints Education Day on May 19
  • Gordon Parks staff: Start times change beginning today
Department news
  • Stay up to date with the Multilingual Learning newsletter
  • Summer Term dates and sites announced
  • Learn about learning from failure during Monday's Tweet Chat
Employee wellness
  • Gear up for a 'yumtastic' challenge
  • Highland Park students compete in state debate tournament
  • Washington Tech students compete in state debate tournament
  • Capitol Hill teacher, Highland student traveling to Normandy for WWII program
  • 500 students compete at SPPS Regional First Lego League Tournament