From the superintendent

With the changes announced this past week about our Personalized Learning, I know “what’s next” is on the mind of many SPPS teachers, administrators and staff. Much has changed in the technology field since we began this aggressive initiative, and I commend staff who recommended the difficult decision to move away from a customized approach. 

Action items
  • All staff: Volunteer as a guest reader for Freedom School students
  • All staff: Backup files before leaving for summer
  • School staff: Remind graduating seniors to export SPPS Apps and Travel Folder information
  • School staff: Submit 2014-15 activities to Business Office by June 5
  • Principals and clerks: Enter drill reports
  • Teachers: Apply for S-Term jobs; job sharing available
  • Teachers: Prepare classrooms for S-Term
  • Kindergarten and Pre-K teachers and support staff: Attend professional development September 3 and 4
Department news and announcements
  • Have fun with colleagues at community events
  • Limited custodial services in June
  • Custodial services restoration cleaning
  • Update: School lunch prices for 2014-15
  • Save the date: Yoga Calm training available in fall 2014
  • Learn about engaging parents during Monday’s Tweet Chat
  • Save the date: Personalized Learning professional development is August 14
Employee wellness

As summer schedules fill up, don’t wait until the last minute to complete the 2014 wellness initiative. Your participation can save money on your healthcare costs. There are new options this year like a HealthPartners mobile app and a program called Your Choice that gives you credit for the healthy choices you're already making.

  • Kris Heim, teacher at Nokomis, awarded scholarship for Prague workshop
  • Retiree passes the torch of youth leadership and community impact to SPPS graduate
  • Congratulations to SPPS employees celebrating 25 years of service
  • Nearly half of SPPS schools receive grant for fresh fruits and vegetables
  • LEAP students produce news show
  • Video: Ho-Chunk Nation visits SPPS during American Indian Month
  • Harding student serves as page in Minnesota House of Representatives