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From the superintendent

Business leaders, non-profit executives and community activists are just some of the people who signed up this year to spend one day in the shoes of an urban school principal. As always, I expect to hear from them about how impressed they are by all that our leaders and educators accomplish in a single day. I know I am.

Action items
  • All staff: Learn more about the new strategic plan at information sessions
  • All staff who work or visit 360 Colborne: Donate non-perishable food items to Neighborhood House
  • School staff: Resume scheduling substitutes through AESOP
  • Principals: Pick up Elementary Progress Reports
  • Principals: Complete library media center survey
  • Teachers: Spring grant application deadlines
Department News and announcements
  • Writing contest available to students in grades K-3
  • Third Annual Special Education Family Resource Fair
  • Learn about personalized learning environments during Monday’s Tweet Chat
  • SPPS apparel available for purchase
  • Job posting: S-Term administrative internship
  • Job postings: OAE Summer Term Pre-Session Building Coordinators
  • Need childcare for spring break? Discovery Club is here for you!
Employee wellness
The benefits of being healthy are endless. You’ll feel and look better, have more energy and even save money for completing your health assessment and well-being program.
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Kudos
  • Central students place 2nd in debate competition, proceed to nationals
  • Harding student represents Hmong Boy Scout troop in meeting with President Obama
  • SPPS African American Male Initiative Performs for Saint Paul Mayor, Leaders at City Hall
  • Chelsea Heights raises over $10,000 for American Heart Association
  • Como Park Senior orchestra receives highest honor in local competition
  • Charlotte Landreau chosen as semi-finalist for Minnesota Teacher of the Year