From the Superintendent: Looking forward to listening and learning from you

My visits to schools continue. Being around our students not only feeds my soul, I learn valuable information from staff about how to improve our work.

Video: SPPS students vote in the 2014 election

During the 2014 election, students from more than 30 schools districtwide cast a ballot for senator, governor and legislators in a simulated election as part of the Kids Voting program.

Action items
  • All Staff: Review Personalized Learning updates
  • All staff: 2014-15 SPPS Winter Weather Plan now available
  • All staff: Donate to your PTA, place of worship, child's school or ANY charity through Community Giving
  • All staff: Tips for preventing iPad, MacBook theft
  • All staff: Attend a retirement insurance session
  • All staff: Give to the Max Day is Thursday, Nov. 13
  • All staff: Teacher Development and Evaluation Oversight Committee seeks help updating evaluation tools
  • School staff: 7th annual Shop, Ship and Share event is Nov. 21-22
  • School staff: Apply for scholarships to Dodge Nature Center
  • School staff: EDL canceled on parent-teacher conference days
  • Teachers: Put Culturally Responsive Teaching into practice
  • Teachers: Apply for education scholarships
  • Teachers: Need extra funding? Apply for grants now
  • Title I principals and parent liaisons: Hold Title I annual meetings by Nov. 21
  • Principals and PreK-1 teachers: Schedule free Minnesota Children's Museum field trip
Department news
  • REA introduces new tool to help teachers create assignments for students
  • Secondary English Learners programming guidelines
  • Year 1 teachers who missed iPad rollout events may now pick up their iPads
  • Technology Services will retire website
  • Schedule American Indian education classes, activities at your school
  • Attend an Open Enrollment Information Session
  • Peer Assistance and Review available for tenured PreK-12 teachers
  • Host a flu shot clinic at your school's event
Employee wellness
  • Choose to be healthy this holiday season with the Holiday Weight Challenge
  • Farnsworth 5-8 Campus hosts successful Title I meeting, iPad demonstration event
  • Washington Tech students serve as election judges