'I Am SPPS' campaign launches on social media, SPPS website
One SPPS student and one staffer were featured last week in a new campaign called “I am SPPS.” The campaign will share quotes from SPPS students, staff, families and supporters. Topics will vary but could range from personal stories to experiences at Saint Paul Public Schools.

Last week “I am SPPS” featured:

  • Salina Watson, student at Johnson High School
  • Denise Gierok, teacher at Frost Lake Elementary School

Photos and quotes will be posted on Facebook and Twitter, as well as archived on spps.org/iamspps.

Nearly 150 SPPS teachers receive Ecolab Visions for Learning grants
Ecolab has notified 149 SPPS teachers that they will receive a total of $244,000 in Visions for Learning grants. This year Ecolab made 103 awards totaling $162,270 to elementary school teachers from 29 schools and the Multicultural Resource Center, Belwin Outdoor Learning and the Office of Teaching and Learning.

Among the top grant winners, The Heights Elementary received 12 Visions for Learning grants and Benjamin Mays received 11. A total of $81,730 was granted to 46 secondary school applicants, including nine at Washington Technology Magnet School and four each at Battle Creek Middle School, Central High School, Humboldt High School, Johnson High School, and Parkway Montessori School.

Congratulations to all applicants and awardees.