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From the Superintendent:

With only three weeks until our winter break, I’m sure our pace will now increase considerably as we work to meet all our deadlines by Dec. 19. I look forward to seeing many of you when I visit your schools. 

Video: Student performances highlight 9th annual Hmong New Year Showcase

The Hmong Parent Advisory Council and Washington Technology Magnet School hosted a Hmong New Year Showcase on Nov. 21.

Action items
  • All staff: Review latest iPad and Personalized Learning updates
  • All staff: Donate to Project REACH's 5th annual Blanket and Coat Drive
  • High school staff: Consider sharing MLK video contest opportunity with students
  • Principals: Review updated school counselor meeting dates
  • Teachers: Review talking points about the grand jury verdict in Ferguson, Mo.
  • Teachers: Look for details about TD&E Student Engagement Surveys
  • Teachers: Apply for education scholarships by Jan. 31
  • Teachers: Need extra funding? Apply for grants now
Department news
  • John Bobolink named supervisor of American Indian Education Program
  • US Department of Education seeks nomination for outstanding African American educators
  • Update: Daytime professional development on hold
  • Special Education Winter Party is Friday, Dec. 12
Employee wellness
  • Tips on beating holiday stress
Kudos
  • Heidi Sturm recognized as KS95's 'Teacher of the Week'
  • Mary Mackbee honored by University of Minnesota Distinguished Alumni Award
  • Colleen Fridlund speaks at Highland Park Library's grand reopening ceremony
  • 186 SPPS seniors complete Marshall Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project