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From the Superintendent: In these clearly challenging times, we must keep talking

As I watched and listened to both local and national news reports this past week, I was reminded again that the United States civil rights era did not end in the 1960s. It continues today.

Video: Captain's Camp helps develop leadership skills for SPPS athletes

On Dec. 3, dozens of SPPS athletes were provided leadership training during Captain's Camp.

Action items
  • Staff: Review Personalized Learning updates
  • Staff: Plato's 4th annual blood drive is Dec. 18
  • Staff: Deadlines for fiscal year 2014-15 expenditures now available
  • Staff: Donate to Project REACH's 5th annual Blanket and Coat Drive
  • AVID teachers and coordinators: Review this month's AVID Monthly Moment
  • High school staff: Consider sharing MLK video contest opportunity with students
  • Principals: Review updated school counselor meeting dates
  • Teachers: Review the new Ebola fact sheets for educators
  • Teachers: Apply for education scholarships by Jan. 31
  • Teachers: Need extra funding? Apply for grants now
Department news
  • Highland Park Senior students leading professional development session at MRC
  • Special Education Family Groups Transition Fair is Friday, Jan. 16
  • Print, Copy and Mail Center open during winter break
  • US Department of Education seeks nominations for outstanding African American educators
  • Special Education Winter Party is Friday, Dec. 12
Employee wellness
  • How do you choose to eat well?
Kudos
  • EXPO Edible Landscape group receives 'Golden Beet Award'