SPPS Culinary Competition Teaches Students About More Than Competitive Cooking

Students will show off their cooking skills to a panel of local celebrity judges at the 3rd Annual Saint Paul Public Schools Culinary Competition on Friday, March 4, at Saint Paul College. Twenty-four students from six SPPS schools -- Harding, Johnson, Central, Humboldt, Washington and Highland Park Middle School -- who have taken culinary arts classes will take part in the competition. The winning SPPS team will advance to the National competition in Washington D.C. to compete against students from nine other cities during the “Cooking Up Change” competition. Their recipe will also be featured on the SPPS school lunch menu.



Six SPPS Teams compete in FIRST Lego League State Championship

Excitement, science, teamwork and lots of Legos filled Washington Technology Magnet School last weekend for the FIRST Lego League State Tournament. Six teams from Saint Paul Public Schools competed in the championship, which showcased the top 10 percent of Lego League teams in Minnesota, all working to find solutions to real world waste issues.

SPPS teams that participated in the State tournament include:

  • The Cyborg Ponies from Crossroads Science Program
  • The Trash Talkers from Farnsworth Aerospace
  • The Galactic Legends from Groveland Park Elementary School
  • The Panda Professionals Strike Trash from Groveland Park Elementary School
  • The LEGO Huskies from Hamline Elementary
  • Keep Calm and LEGO On from Capitol Hill Gifted & Talented Magnet

Thank you to all of our partners, parents, teachers and volunteers who help make Lego League happen in SPPS.



SPPS receives the Minnesota Department of Education 2016 School Finance Award

Saint Paul Public Schools recently received the 2016 School Finance Award from the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE). Each year, MDE reviews each school district for criteria in the following areas: timely submission of financial data, compliance with Minnesota statutes, and presence of select indicators of fiscal health and accuracy in financial reporting.



SPPS students, staff featured last week in ‘I Am SPPS’

The “I am SPPS” campaign shares videos, photos and quotes from SPPS students, staff, families and supporters. The campaign can be found on Facebook and Twitter, and at spps.org/iamspps.

Last week “I Am SPPS” featured:

  • Cindy Schreiber, Aerospace/STEM Coordinator at Farnsworth Aerospace
  • Tiger at Obama Elementary