Through the Lens: A Day in the Life of SPPS Students

  • There are really great things that happen in our schools daily. Take a look at some of the snapshots of our favorite moments.

  • AVID students at Metro State

    Seventh grade students in the Advancement Via Individual Determination program (AVID)at Ramsey Middle School recently visited Metro State University. Students took a tour of the campus, questioned a student panel and participated in classes in psychology and interior design. The AVID elective program is a class at Ramsey that meets daily to prepare students for college and careers. 

    SPMA students

    Congratulations to the Saint Paul Music Academy (SPMA) students who represented the Minnesota Opera Music Out Loud group at the Saint Paul City Council Inauguration. Four singers and one pianist from SPMA performed at The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in celebration of this event. Pictured above with the students is Amy Brendmoen, Saint Paul City Council President.

    Blender bike

    Capitol Hill Gifted and Talented Magnet third graders learned about eating healthy foods when they made smoothies using the SPPS Wellness Blender Bike. The bike is available for classrooms across the district. The smoothies were delicious and students used leg power to make enough for the entire classroom.

    Ramsey Middle School

    Ramsey Middle School students in Ms. Walter's Minnesota studies class worked in teams to "escape the classroom" solving a series of clues and challenges related to what they have been studying as a class.

    Winter Carnival at Johnson Senior High

    Farnsworth Aerospace PreK-4 Campus second grade students and Johnson Senior High School (JHS) students team-up for their annual Winter Carnival event at Johnson. The event is sponsored and organized by the Johnson High School Govie Leadership Program with assistance from JHS Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC) cadets.

    Washington's Kindness campaign

    Students at Washington Technology Magnet School posted messages of kindness and inspiration on over 2000 lockers.

    FFA members

    Highland Park, Como Park and Humboldt High Schools' Future for Agriculture (FFA) members competed in career development events at the University of Minnesota Winter Invitational. Students competed in agriculture communications, agribusiness sales, small animal vet science, floriculture and fish and wildlife management. Two of the teams qualified for the state competition.

    Capitol Hill Robotics team

    Four board members took their oath of office during a swearing-in ceremony at 360 Colborne. New Board Members Chauntyll Allen and Jessica Kopp joined returning Board Members Zuki Ellis and Steve Marchese on the seven-member Board. 

    Capitol Hill Robotics team

    Capitol Hill FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Robotics team qualified for the state tournament during a regional competition. The team of seventh and eighth graders had been designing and testing their robot since September. They qualified by being invited to join the first Place Alliance and then winning two out of three final matches. Thanks to their coaches David Putnam and Meg King-Abraham.

    ECFE student

    Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) sets the stage for school readiness by promoting emergent writing and literacy. This young learner, along with his parent, explores early writing tools which are supported by stories, songs and rhymes in the ECFE classroom.