Department news and announcements

Win $100 for your favorite healthy recipe
All staff are invited to submit their favorite breakfast recipe for a chance to win up to $100. SPPS students will help decide the ultimate winner. Visit the Employee Wellness website for complete details.

Students invited to perform at Ordway Center for Honors Concert and K-8 Performance Showcase
On Tuesday, April 22, 2014, the 23rd annual Honors Concert and Performance Art event will take place at Ordway Center. This event features skilled and talented high school student performers from SPPS.

Before the concert, the K-8 Performance Showcase will highlight the artistic excellence of SPPS elementary and middle school students. Music, dance, theatre and other performing arts ensembles and students are invited to apply to perform at the World Party.

The deadline to apply is January 31, 2014. For more information about the events and the World Party application visit the website for the Office of Teaching, Learning and Leading. Contact Jan Spencer de Gutiérrez at 651-744-1321 with questions.

Star Party event hosted by Mike Lynch
At three Star Parties this month, the popular astronomer Mike Lynch will offer educational and entertaining programming for adults and students ages 10 and up to learn about astronomy and science. Vist or download the flyer for complete information.

Students and alumni invited to participate in engagement project
Former students and alumni of Gordon Parks, LEAP, AGAPE and Creative Arts High School are invited to participate in an engagement project to offer their perspectives on high school and create more conversation among alumni, current students and staff for the benefit of ALC students.

In partnership with SPPS, several local artists and current students will elevate these alumni perspectives through a visual art piece. Contact with Kristen at 651-271-0065 or if you know someone who may want to participate.

SPPS apparel available for purchase
This winter, SPPS employees will have the opportunity to purchase SPPS branded apparel. Visit to browse the store and purchase items. The Saint Paul based Brown and Bigelow Company is offering the clothing at the lowest possible price and at the highest quality. Note that apparel purchases are not required by SPPS leadership. Please contact Paul Adams at 651-767-8141 with questions.