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.

  • Natural Resources classes from Highland Park Senior HighMs. Wedger's Natural Resources classes from Highland Park Senior High School and Julie Ketterling's FFA Como Park Senior High School, recently took a trip out to Minnehaha Creek to do some field work. Students gathered organisms, identified organisms and used a biotic index to determine the water quality and level of pollution.

    Student cutting veggiesMr. Chase's science class at Murray Middle School and Ms. Gbolo's culinary arts class at Como Park Senior High School recently participated in a delicious and nutritious collaboration. Mr. Chase's classes grew and harvested the vegetables, and the culinary students at Como Park prepared food with the vegetables.

    Congresswoman Betty McCollum with Murray Middle School studentsCongresswoman Betty McCollum visited Murray Middle School's Women Studies course to talk about being the second woman ever elected to Federal Office from Minnesota. She answered questions from students and shared her experiences working in Minnesota and Washington D.C.

    Bike/Walk to School DayStudents and staff from Phalen Lake Elementary School, along with hundreds of other SPPS students, staff and community volunteers, participated in Saint Paul's Bike/Walk to School Day. Several schools organized walks to emphasize the importance of physical activity among young people, improve pedestrian safety and build connections with the broader community. 

    E-STEM fitness center ribbon cutting

    The National Foundation for Governors' Fitness Councils (NFGFC) selected E-STEM Middle School as a DON'T QUIT! Champion School and gifted a fitness center to the school. About 90 Minnesota schools applied. Each school had to submit a video of how they’re working to keep their students active. Recently, NFGFC Chairman Jake Steinfeld (Body by Jake) joined Governor Tim Walz, Superintendent Joe Gothard, Principal Jocelyn Sims and other distinguished guests to cut the ribbon on their new DON'T QUIT! Fitness Center.