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From the Superintendent: Get Ready for SPPS in the News

When you see good things happening in your school, please send your stories and photos to communications@spps.org so they can be included in the SPPS in the News daily newsletter, which all staff will begin receiving.

Video: 2015 State of the District

After significant progress over the past five years to better focus our educational experience to the changing needs of our students, we are committed to taking learning to the next level in Saint Paul.

Action items
  • All staff: Online 'Beyond Diversity' training now available
  • School staff: 2015-16 school transfer information now available
  • Teachers: Class size limits now implemented
  • Teachers: Review sabbatical leave information
  • Teachers: Consider attending 'Innocent Classroom' racial equity workshop
  • Teachers: Apply for grants now
  • Principals and hiring managers: Submit changes to Workforce Planning for 2015-16
  • Principals and music teachers: Prepare for piano assessment
Department news
  • National School Counseling Week is Feb. 2-6
  • Look for 2015 History Day Events in February
  • Special Education Family Resource Fair is Feb. 20
  • SPPS Literacy Specialist Paul Richardson to lead Monday's Tweet Chat on 'Reading Resilience'
Employee wellness
  • Save money on health care costs by participating in health assessment, well-being program
  • Gear up for a 'yumtastic' challenge
Kudos
  • Congratulations to the 220 participants in Murray's science fair
  • Farnsworth Lego League team advances to state tournament
  • Murray Middle School collects more than 1,700 pounds of food for Keystone Community Services
  • Johnson High School senior awarded Youth Frontiers Character Award
  • SPPS FIRST Lego League's new equity goals encourage diverse participation, judging criteria