From the Superintendent: Working Together for a Common Goal

My friends, I believe that we have the will, skill, capacity and knowledge to persevere through every barrier that stands in our way. It will take hard, dedicated work. Together, we will see our vision of equity and academic excellence come to fruition. Our students deserve nothing less.

Video: Award Winning Author Thrills Students at Groveland

Kwame Alexander, author of awarding winning books such as Crossover and Acoustic Rooster, recently shared his inspiration for writing with Groveland Park Elementary students. Kwame stressed the importance of living an authentic life and how positive daily interactions with others leads to success. 


Action items
  • Staff: Create a 1-Minute We Made a Difference Video and Win Funds for Your Community Action Projects
  • Licensed Staff: Complete the Personalized Learning and Technology Survey
  • Physical Education and Health Educators, Nurses and Wellness Champions: Attend a Community Health Conversation
  • Staff: Volunteers needed for Honors Concert and Art Exhibition
  • Principals, Assistant Principals and staff who enter discipline in Campus: Discipline reporting clean-up
  • All staff: S-Term information now available
  • Teachers: Reserve a free class tour of the Alexander Ramsey House
  • All staff: S-Term staff applications now open
  • All staff: Spread the word about SPPS school nurse informational interviews
  • Four Seasons students earn Highest Honors in second WordMasters Challenge
  • SPPS Board of Education recognizes Winter sports teams, athletes and coaches
  • SPPS students featured last week in ‘I Am SPPS’
Department news
  • New sustainability website, projects and more available on
  • Third installment of ‘Telling Our Stories’ is TODAY at the MRC
  • 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 continues in April at the Multicultural Resource Center
  • Three sites will be hosting Staff Yoga series this April
Teacher grants
  • Upcoming grant deadlines
  • MRC offers grants for innovative projects and curriculum