From the Superintendent: Honoring Many Milestones for Hmong in Saint Paul

The Hmong presence in our schools has added such richness to our classrooms and programs. I am grateful to live in a community that embraced the Hmong when they left their home, and I’m proud that today many Hmong people -- as I do -- call Minnesota home.

Video: Linwood Monroe students create original opera

Fourth grade students at Linwood Monroe Arts Plus wrote an original story, composed songs, designed sets and choreographed dances for their production of Electricity Catastrophe. 

Action items
  • Teachers: SPPS customized app store transition begins this month
  • All staff: Review summer professional development offerings
  • AVID teachers and coordinators: Stay up-to-date with AVID Monthly Moment
  • Principals, assistant principals: Review, correct discipline reporting information
  • Teachers: Schedule a Minnesota History Center field trip for 'We Are Hmong' exhibit
  • Elementary principals, science teachers, grades 4-5: Free field trip to plant flowers at the State Capitol
  • All staff: S-Term information now available
  • All staff: Apply for S-Term positions by April 15
  • Principals: Important Children's Internet Protection Act message
  • All staff: Student engagement surveys will be conducted in March and April
  • Teachers and paraprofessionals: iPad professional development courses available
  • Teachers: Review sabbatical leave information
  • Teachers: Apply for grants now
Department news
  • Stay up to date with the Multilingual Learning newsletter
  • Students invited to participate in Earth Day art contest
  • Working with on-call interpreters during spring conferences
  • Learn about the SPPS Wellness Policy
Employee wellness
  • Ready, Set, Move. Sign up for the Walk Around the Clock challenge
  • Race with SPPS
  • What are you doing to live well?
  • First annual Neighbor Day was a success
  • 6,000 SPPS students complete 'Leadership and Legacy' history projects
  • East meets West at Saint Paul Music Academy
  • Humboldt students shine at 4th annual ACE Mentor competition
  • Hundreds of SPPS students learn about construction firsthand
  • Civil Rights activist Ruby Bridges inspires 300 SPPS students at Como