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From the Superintendent: Don't Lose Sight of Why We Are Here

It is an apt time to reflect on a selection of positive events -- a few bright spots among the hundreds of good things happening in SPPS every single day.

Video: Construct Tomorrow: Building Students’ Futures Through the Trades

More than 600 Saint Paul Public Schools (SPPS) high school students received a hands-on introduction to construction jobs from painters, plumbers, electricians and other professionals during the Construct Tomorrow job fair. Construct Tomorrow seeks to expand career options for students and help prepare the emerging workforce to be successful. The great wages, good benefits and life-long learning provided by the Minnesota Building Trades Apprenticeship system will build the future of Minnesota.

Action items
  • Principals, Assistant Principals and staff who enter discipline in Campus: Discipline reporting clean-up
  • Non-licensed but interested in becoming a teacher? Attend an SPPS Urban Teacher Residency information session
  • All staff: S-Term information now available
  • Teachers: Reserve a free class tour of the Alexander Ramsey House
  • Attend an Area A new middle school community information session
  • Licensed Staff: Complete the Personalized Learning and Technology Survey
  • Staff: Volunteers needed for Honors Concert and Art Exhibition
  • All staff: S-Term staff applications now open
  • All staff: Spread the word about SPPS School nurse informational interviews
  • Elementary and Secondary Science teachers: Call Belwin Outdoor Science to schedule field trips

 

Kudos
  • Capitol Hill wins state MathCounts tournament
  • Johnson student competes in ‘Poetry Out Loud’ state finals
  • Jessee Buetow selected to participate in 2016 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator program
  • Parkway Middle School teachers present at American Montessori Society Annual Conference
  • Linwood Monroe fifth-graders win Minnesota Zoo’s Conservation Award ​
  • SPPS students featured last week in ‘I Am SPPS’
Department news
  • Last Chance: Enter into a drawing for a free Fitbit by completing your Health Assessment
  • Get started on your Wellness Program by participating in the 10,000 Step Program
  • Third installment of ‘Telling Our Stories’ is March 28 at the MRC
  • Stay up to date with the Multilingual Learning newsletter
  • Free tickets to Minnesota Orchestra Young People’s Concert available for fifth grade students
  • Self Service App Store Update
  • Equity in the Classroom series continues TODAY at the Multicultural Resource Center

 

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