From the Office of Student Health and Wellness: Celebrating National School Nurse Day

School nurses go into the field because they like working with children and families, and they value being part of an educational team. In SPPS we have many reasons to celebrate our nurses every day of the year.

Video: SPPS students participate in Azteca Mexica celebration

Johnson Senior High School hosted hundreds of SPPS community members during Nahui Tekpatl a Mexica New Year festival. The celebration featured indigenous, as well as SPPS dancers and included local artists, community organizations and businesses. In addition to educating the community about the significance and history of Mexica New Year, the event also helped advance an awareness of indigenous culture in the Latino community. 

Action items
  • Teachers: Note these course requirement changes for teachers with projected tenure dates of 2017 and 2018
  • Staff: Encourage students to apply for Student Engagement and Advancement Board next year
  • Principals, Assistant Principals and staff who enter discipline in Campus: Discipline reporting clean-up
  • Staff: Attend Maxfield’s 125th Anniversary Celebration on May 10
  • Staff: Important information about SCIP professional development and support sessions
  • All Staff: Deadlines for FY 2015-16 expenditures
  • School staff: Distribute 2016-17 transportation request forms

  • S-Term staff: Recommended S-Term training is June 16  
  • Teachers: Read about classroom preparation for Summer Term

  • Teachers: Schedule your 2016-17 Belwin Outdoor Science field trip
  • All staff: Spread the word about SPPS school nurse informational interviews
  • Laura Czaplewski will represent Minnesota at National History Day
  • OWL students named semifinalists in National Bright Schools Competition
  • Highland Park Senior High student attends International Science Fair
  • Turnout for SPPS Walk/Bike to School Day event is best showing to date
  • OWL students present state budget analysis to local representatives
  • SPPS seniors featured in ‘I Am SPPS’
Department news
  • Information about 2016-17 Family Engagement Plan and compacts
  • Free tickets to Minnesota Orchestra Young People’s Concert available for fifth grade students
  • Staff Yoga will be held at 360 Colborne in May
  • Interested in participating in the Twin Cities Marathon events?
Teacher grants
  • Upcoming grant deadlines