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From the Superintendent: Celebration of Excellence, Hmong American Day, MCAs, and the Minnesota Legislature

As we enter the final stages of this school year, I want to again say thank you to all our teachers and staff. Through all of our challenges, you keep on doing what you all do best: providing a premier education for all our students.

Video: 12th annual Hmong Enrichment Program Celebration

Nine schools participated in this year’s 12th annual Hmong Enrichment Program celebration that featured traditional Hmong song, dance, poetry and storytelling at Washington Technology Magnet.

Action items
  • Staff: Attend My Brother's Keeper Community Event on Tuesday, May 19
  • Staff: Share positive stories highlighting My Brother's Keeper initiative
  • Principals: Title I compliance folders due June 1
  • Staff: Review list of SPPS employees celebrating 25 years of service
  • Science teachers: Schedule your 2015-16 Belwin Outdoor Science field trip
  • Teachers and staff: Print, Copy & Mail summer printing sale
  • Staff: Deadlines for FY 2014-15 expenditure reminder
  • Staff: Register for summer professional development offerings
  • Staff: Register for Establishing a 1:1 iPad Environment and Personalized Learning professional development
  • Principals and Technology Integration TOSAs: Review iPad hand-in toolkits
  • Staff: Participate in training for Year 2 iPad deployment sites
  • Staff: S-Term applications still being accepted
  • Staff: Ecolab Visions for Learning applications due June 12
  • Teachers: Apply for grants before school ends
Department news
  • Multicultural Resource Center honors 40th anniversary of first Hmong family in Minnesota
Employee wellness
  • Time to start training: Join the SPPS marathon team
  • Stay active this summer
Kudos
  • Ellen Olsen honored with Saint Paul Federation of Teachers ESP of the Year award
  • Highland Park students talk with Congresswoman about human trafficking
  • LEAP High School artwork showcased at Ordway Community Breakfast
  • Como senior's essay earns Beat the Odds scholarship
  • Hundreds of SPPS students celebrate wellness at Johnson 'GoVie Event'