From the Superintendent: Our Tentative Agreement: Improving Climate, Strengthening Support, Enhancing Engagement

This contract, if ratified, represents our shared belief that positive and nurturing school communities are essential for our students to thrive.

Video: iPad Personalized Learning Initiative on display for Minnesota legislators

A briefing for state legislators featured digital innovations in use at Frost Lake Elementary. Attendees had a first hand look at how the initiative is transforming learning for students.

Action items
  • Staff: Update your phone contact information
  • All staff: Attend a retirement insurance session
  • Staff: Three new Crisis Training courses available
  • Non-licensed staff interested in becoming a teacher: Attend an SPPS Urban Teacher Residency information session TODAY
  • Teachers, counselors, social workers, school psychologists and school nurses: 2016-17 school transfer information is now available
  • Principals and District Supervisors: Important information for 2016-17 workforce planning 
  • SPPS Culinary Competition Teaches Students About More Than Competitive Cooking
  • Six SPPS Teams compete in FIRST Lego League State Championship
  • SPPS receives the Minnesota Department of Education 2016 School Finance Award
  • SPPS students, staff featured last week in ‘I Am SPPS’ 


Department news
  • New teacher interview days set for March 11 and March 22
  • Nutrition Services using grants to expand the variety of culturally relevant recipes served in schools
  • SPPS teacher Barry Frantum is featured storyteller at MRC’s ‘Telling Our Stories’ series
  • Equity in the Classroom series begins in March at the Multicultural Resource Center
  • Staff Yoga moves to two new sites for March classes


Teacher grants
  • Teachers: Share your grant success stories
  • Upcoming grant deadlines
  • MRC offers grants for innovative projects and curriculum