From the Superintendent: Waiting on the Legislature; preparing for summer

While we wait to know more about state funding, we are moving ahead with our summer programming. This year’s Summer Term (S-Term) is shaping up to be the biggest summer in SPPS to date.

Video: Students, staff honored at annual Celebration of Excellence

SPPS honored the top academic-performing high school seniors on May 17 at the annual Celebration of Excellence. 


Action items
  • Teachers: Reflect on your Individualized Growth and Development Plan
  • Elementary principals: Order student desk tags for 'I am College and Career Bound' campaign
  • Principals: Title I compliance folders due June 1
  • Principals: Video footage request form now required
  • Principals: Read the Office of Specialized Services Newsletter
  • 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 expenditures reminder
  • Staff: Register for summer professional development offerings
  • Staff: Register for personalized learning, iPad summer 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
  • Last Bridge publication for the year is June 8
  • Stay informed with the Multilingual Learning newsletter
  • Multicultural Resource Center honors 40th anniversary of first Hmong family to arrive in Minnesota
  • MySPPS App debuts this week
  • SPPS websites transitioning to new content management system
Employee wellness
  • Learn how to be more resilient and manage stress
  • Register for Summer Wellness Programs by May 29
  • Complete online health assessment by May 29 for chance to win 3-month-gym membership
  • Chair yoga classes continue at 360 Colborne
  • 3 SPPS schools awarded $100,000 grants from United Way, Target
  • Nearly 250 students participate in Saint Anthony running club's annual race
  • Capitol Hill wins Walk/Ride to School Traveling Trophy for 2nd Year
  • SPMA's Francine Parling participating in 'Minnesota Goes to Berlin' workshop
  • Several SPPS math staffers lead sessions at state, national conferences
  • Washington senior recovers from father's death, succeeds in high school
  • Graduate spotlight: Washington senior adapts to new country, juggles family life and school
  • Graduate spotlight: Washington student perseveres through tough times to graduate
  • Students perform at 94th annual Saint Paul School Parade