From the Superintendent: Expressing gratitude this Thanksgiving and beyond

Be grateful for all you have, friends. I am grateful to have each of you in my life.

Video: Launch Fair puts SPPS students on path to success

On November 20, Como Senior High School premiered the Launch Fair and Assembly. Launch provides opportunities and encouragement for tenth grade students to participate in college and career programs during high school.

Action items
  • All staff: Community Giving Campaign extended to Friday, Nov. 28
  • All staff: Donate to Project REACH's 5th annual Blanket and Coat Drive
  • All staff: 2014-15 SPPS Winter Weather Plan now available
  • All staff: Attend a retirement insurance session
  • Principals: Review updated school counselor meeting dates
  • Principals: Review important Special Education information
  • School staff: SPPS launches student iPad Safety Campaign
  • School staff: Apply for scholarships to Dodge Nature Center
  • Teachers: Review talking points about the impending grand jury verdict in Ferguson, Mo.
  • Teachers: Apply for education scholarships by Jan. 31
  • Teachers: Need extra funding? Apply for grants now
Department news
  • Update: Daytime professional development on hold
  • Language Line interpretation services now available for schools
  • Technology Services will retire website
  • Gateway to College is off to a great start
  • Special Education Winter Party is Friday, Dec. 12
Employee wellness
  • Free yoga for SPPS staff continues in December
  • Staying on a healthy track over the holidays
  • Harding teacher marching, playing trumpet in 88th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
  • Mary Tomes named Minnesota School Nurse of the Year
  • Johnson's Amy Ensign earns her National Board Teacher Certification
  • 3 SPPS students earn privilege to participate in Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe trip to Washington D.C.
  • Mary Frances Clardy appointed to Minnesota Board of Teaching
  • More than 200 SPPS students participate in Saint Paul High School Choir Festival
  • Teachers receive Inspired Educator Grants from SPPS Foundation