From the superintendent

How important to you are things like fresh air and access to natural light, safe and comfortable learning environments, complete Wi-Fi access, or flexible learning spaces? I’m sure you recognize the profound effect these everyday factors can have on student learning and teaching.

Action items
  • All staff: Attend Board Listening Sessions
  • School staff: Register for We Act by Wednesday, April 30
  • School staff: Ecolab Visions for Learning grants offer up to $3,000
  • School staff: Continue recruiting students for S-Term
  • Principals: Administer NWEA web-based MAP test
  • Teachers: Grant deadlines in May
  • Teachers: Schedule Belwin Outdoor Science field trip
Department news and announcements
  • SPPS Business cards get modern, fresh look
  • Upcoming family engagement events: special ed, Hmong networking, youth athletes
  • Professional development from the Office of Personalized Learning
  • Learn about mindset during Monday’s Tweet Chat
  • Technology Services responds to reports of slow Lotus Notes
  • More summer opportunities for students
  • EDL and S-Term welcomes students who receive specialized services
Employee wellness

Last chance to participate in free yoga from HealthPartners before summer break!


Staff kudos

  • Nan Martin, facilities staff member, performs CPR to save Zumba teacher
  • Jody Rohweller, teacher at Highland Senior, named Saint Paul Rotary Club Teacher of the Year
  • Hamline presents at virtual showcase
  • Two SPPS staff honored with Eagle Award for work in grant writing

Student and school kudos:

  • Linwood-Monroe student wins Saint Paul Tree Poster Contest
  • Central ranks No. 21 among best high schools in Minnesota
  • American Indian Magnet School receives Project Learning Tree GreenWorks! Grant for medicine wheel garden
  • Third grade class add a little groove to their routine, perform for HealthPartners
  • National History Day at Open World Learning Community