From the Superintendent: Thank you for all of your hard work this school year

When the students go home on Tuesday, please take a moment to reflect on the year that has passed. I thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for being here in Saint Paul. Thank you for working hard, for teaching, and for continuing to learn. Have a restful summer and come back in the fall with a clear mind and an open heart.

Video: AVID graduating class largest in 10 years

More than 150 graduating high school seniors were recognized May 28 during the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program celebration. The AVID program helps students who are in the academic middle prepare for success in colleges and universities by encouraging them to enroll in rigorous course work during their school career.

Action items
  • Staff: Share food truck kick-off event information with students
  • Staff: 2015-16 Media Permission Forms now available
  • AVID teachers and coordinators: Stay up to date with AVID monthly newsletter
  • Principals and assistant principals: Updated end-of-year discipline instructions
  • Staff: 'Birthday Bags' available for pickup from Salvation Army
  • Administrators: TD&E training scheduled for August
  • Teachers: Reflect on your Individualized Growth and Development Plan
  • Elementary principals: Order student desk tags for 'I am College and Career Bound' campaign
  • Principals: Video footage request form now required
  • Teachers and staff: Shop at Print, Copy & Mail summer printing sale
  • Staff: Deadlines for FY 2014-15 expenditures reminder
  • Staff: Return district-provided devices if changing jobs or leaving SPPS
  • Staff: Register for summer professional development
  • 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: Keep up with grant opportunities this summer
Department news
  • SPPS Transportation Department has a new address
  • More students to receive free meals beginning 2015-16
  • Represent SPPS in community parades this summer
  • MySPPS App debuts for staff, families, community
  • SPPS websites transitioning to new content management system
  • Students can stay busy with summer camps, activities in Saint Paul
Employee wellness
  • Choose Well, Live Well with new texting program
  • Take steps toward a fun and safe summer
  • Hundreds of SPPS students march in School Parade
  • Washington Tech's NJROTC honored as a Distingushed Unit with Academic Honors
  • 10 Johnson High School students receive awards from SPPS Community Partner
  • Graduate Spotlight: Johnson senior overcomes hurdles to graduate
  • Graduate Spotlight: Johnson senior strives to leave legacy with equity work
  • Thank you 2014-15 Wellness Champions