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From the Superintendent: What NAAPID means to SPPS

We are expecting hundreds of parents throughout the district to visit their child’s school today. As parents come through our doors today, I ask that you remember that every parent wants their child to achieve, thrive and succeed.

 
Video: Genius Squad

Student Voice and Choice is a weekly video spotlight on how iPads are helping personalize learning in Saint Paul Public Schools. This week, we're featuring the SPPS Genius Squad. The Genius Squad members ensure iPad deployments run smoothly through assisting their peers and teachers in setting up the devices.

Action items
  • Fourth grade teachers: Register students for letter writing contest
  • Teachers: Review sabbatical leave information
  • Teachers: Apply for grants now
  • Teachers and paraprofessionals: iPad professional development courses available
  • Educational assistants: Review iPad startup guide
  • AVID teachers and coordinators: Stay up-to-date with AVID Monthly Moment
  • School staff: 2015-16 school transfer information now available
  • Staff: 'Beyond Diversity' training now available online
Department news
  • Transportation debuts new app, web pages to track bus status
  • Plan for secondary Professional Development Day on Feb. 27
  • Special Education Family Resource Fair is Feb. 20
  • Look for 2015 History Day Events in February
Employee wellness
  • Calling all chefs: Enter our cold-salad recipe contest
  • Sign up for the SPPS wellness texting program
Kudos
  • Video: LEAP High School celebrates 20th anniversary
  • Four Seasons students achieve 'Highest Honors' in WordMasters Challenge
  • Seven SPPS teachers in running for 2015 Minnesota Teacher of the Year
  • Highland Park Senior High School's math team heads to State Tourney for 20th year in a row
  • Benjamin E. Mays Lego League teams earn 6 regional awards, sent 1 team to State Tourney