Department news and announcements

Project REACH Quarter 2 newsletter is available
Project REACH is a Saint Paul Public Schools shelter and street-based program that promotes school stability and academic success of homeless children and youth. Our program staff serve pre-K and school age children who are in temporary housing situations. Read the quarter 2 newsletter to find out how we have served students so far this winter.

Office of Personalized Learning to host regular Tweet Chats
Learn about education through Twitter every Monday at 7 p.m. beginning January 27. The Personalized Learning team and the SPPS community will discuss issues related to education in a new feature called SPPS Chats. Log on to Twitter and participate in the chat by using the hashtag #sppschat. January’s topic will be “Giving Students Voice and Choice.” Contact Jessica McMahon with questions at or tweet her at @SPPS_McMahon.

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.