Kudos

SPPS alumnus advances on The Voice
Ashley DuBose, a leader of the BioBusiness & Marketing pathway at the former Arlington High School and 2007 graduate of Central High School, may be seen on NBC’s The Voice on Adam Levine’s team. A clip of Ashley’s performance may be seen on The Voice website; her background story was given on the program which aired October 2. 

Over 100 SPPS students participate in Genesys Works program
Congratulations to the 108 junior and senior interns participating in Genesys Works from Central, Johnson, Harding, Como Park, Washington Technology, Highland, Open World, Creative Arts and Gordon Parks. These students applied, interviewed and attended workshop sessions beginning in May 2013. Coursework in technical and professional skill training continued over eight intense weeks during the summer. Twenty-five SPPS students enrolled in the new Business Operations program. These students interviewed and earned a paid internship during their senior year. Three of the four speakers at the Breaking Through Ceremony held October 1 were from Saint Paul Public Schools: Khalique Rogers (Gordon Parks), Samantha Yang (Creative Arts) and Jalecia Upsher (Johnson). 

SPPS teacher selected as Science Teacher Academy Fellow
Congratulations to Ms. Jolene Willms-Chrzaszcz, 6th grade science teacher at Humboldt, who was selected by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) to be a New Science Teacher Academy Fellow this year.

The NSTA New Science Teacher Academy is a professional development initiative created to help promote quality science teaching, enhance teacher confidence and classroom excellence, and improve teacher content knowledge. Learn more at http://www.nsta.org/academy/.

Central chosen to be SpotLight Musical Theatre Program School
The SpotLight Musical Theatre Program honors and supports Minnesota high school musical theatre students and programs. SpotLight offers training, workshops and performance opportunities for Minnesota high school musical theatre students and programs. Learn more.

SPPS teacher recognized by Thrivent Financial Foundation
Lisa Dochniak, teacher at Randolph Heights Elementary, won second place in the elementary level division of Thrivent Financial Foundation’s Personal Finance Educator Awards. The Thrivent Financial Sponsorship Personal Finance Educator Award was introduced in 2006 to recognize teachers who create and implement innovative learning activities that increase personal finance understanding.