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From the superintendent

Tests like the MCAs and MAPs certainly have their pros and cons. Any educator knows that one test can't possibly tell the entire story of how much a student has learned. At the same time, an era of accountability is our reality.

Action items
  • All staff: Attend Board Listening Sessions
  • School staff: Hang summer flyers around your school
  • Special education staff: Create BIPs in new IEPs
  • Teachers: Technology Grants of up to $3,000 due this Friday
  • Teachers: Grant deadlines in April and May
  • Clerks: Update student addresses for Project REACH
  • Principals and assistant principals: Attend Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Training
Department news and announcements
  • Rotary Club Teacher of the Year Award
  • Raise funds year-round using GiveMN’s online giving platform for Saint Paul Public Schools
  • Upcoming superintendent licensure cohort at University of Minnesota

  • Learn about technology and school culture during Monday’s Tweet Chat
  • Poetry contest: Celebrating the veteran in my life
  • ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Math and Science Scholarships available
Employee wellness

Start or join a walking club to earn healthcare savings in 2015

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Kudos

Employee kudos

  • Charlotte Landreau, teacher at Highland Park senior, named finalist for Minnesota Teacher of the Year
  • Theresa Parker, teacher at Crossroads, named finalist for Teaching Tolerance Award for Excellence
  • Nancy Galligan, athletic director at Highland Park senior, named Athletic Administrator of the Year
  • Superintendent, Board of Education honor 3M for supporting Saint Paul Public Schools

Student kudos

  • Galtier presents “Home is…”
  • Como park student earns top score on ACT
  • Imogene S., student at Johnson High School, to compete in international science fair
  • SPPS celebrates History Day
  • Bryn S., student at Central, featured in national webcast
  • SPMA students to perform with Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies
  • Ian D., student at Ramsey Middle School, to compete in State Geography Bee
  • Farnsworth Aerospace students place third in the KidWind Renewable Energy Challenge
  • Farnsworth Aerospace students compete in the Twin Cities Regional Science Fair
  • Farnsworth marching band to perform on Jackie Robinson Day at Target Field
  • Four Farnsworth students win science fair awards
  • Capitol Hill 4th grade students bring history alive