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SPPS leaders take on new roles
SPPS welcomes new hires to the superintendent's leadership team and congratulates others on recent promotions. Visit the Cabinet website for complete details.
 
L'Etoile du Nord students perform at Spanish American Heritage Celebration
L'Etoile du Nord French Immersion school’s Fabulous Fiddlers, 20 violinists and cellists in grades 3-5, performed for the Spanish American Heritage Celebration held at Washington Technology Magnet on Friday, October 11. They played and sang two selections in Spanish: El Zapatero and Cielito Lindo, led by teacher Dr. Barbara Lamb and accompanied on piano by Ms. Elaine Eagle. These students will be performing for other community gatherings in the coming weeks. Thank you to all of those who worked to make this possible.
 
Washington Technology Visual Art students auction artwork for fundraiser
In Spring 2013, Kids In Need Foundation and Crayola presented 40 bags of art materials to Washington Technology students. In return they asked for student artwork -- to be created using the materials -- that would be auctioned off at their annual fundraiser. 
 
Seventeen artworks were chosen to be framed and auctioned off at the event on Sept. 25. Four were live auctioned: two sold for $1,000.00 a piece, one for $1,100.00 and one for $400.00. The other 13 were silent auction items and sold for $100 or more each. Washington students' artwork raised over $4,900.00 for Kids In Need Foundation!
 
One of the students involved with Upward Bound is donating four of his artworks to a silent auction in our school office to help raise money for two organizations that help the homeless: Families Moving Forward and Project Home. So far the bidding has totaled $135.00. He will also stay overnight at the State Fairgrounds in the cardboard city to help raise awareness of homelessness.