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Four SPPS high school students were awarded the Posse Scholarship, which covers full four-year tuition for Macalester College. Only 10 scholars received the scholarship this year after a rigorous interview process that identifies students with extraordinary academic and leadership potential. The four SPPS students were recently recognized at a Board of Education meeting.
We are extremely proud to announce that our superintendent, Dr. Joe Gothard, was named the 2024 National Superintendent of the Year by the American Association of School Administrators (AASA). Dr. Gothard was one of four finalists for this award. To be eligible for the National Superintendent of the Year Award, candidates were first named by their state association (the Minnesota Association of School Administrators) as the State Superintendent of the Year.
SPPS Summer Learning Programs help PreK-12 students strengthen academic skills, discover new talents and prepare for the upcoming school year. Visit spps.org/summer to check out the 2024 programs. All programs are FREE. Registration opens on March 15.
The priority deadline to apply to a new school for the 2024-25 school year is this Friday, Feb. 23. If you are looking for a new school for next year, submit your application at apply.spps.org. If you need more information, watch the School Choice 2024-25 video playlists highlighting our awesome schools at youtube.com/SaintPaulPublicSchools.
February is “I Love To Read Month”! Many schools have held reading-related events and activities throughout this month. Next week, families are invited to join their students in a daily reading challenge during SPPS Reads Together Week (Feb. 26-March 1).
March 8: No school for PreK-5 - Conference Preparations. PreK-8 schools: Students in grades 6-8 WILL be in school.
We are thrilled to unveil our new district and school websites! These new websites are designed to make it easier to find the information you are looking for. Vibrant photos, a better search tool, translated content in 10 languages and improved accessibility are among the new and approved features. Tell us what you think using our feedback form.
February is “I Love To Read Month”! Families can find fun activities for students to participate in throughout the month. At the end of the month, you are invited to participate in a daily reading challenge during SPPS Reads Together Week (Feb. 26-March 1). Find more information at bit.ly/i-love-to-read-month.
Elevate Black voices and artists throughout Black History Month by reading books by Black authors with your students. This list created by SPPS Library Services includes books for all grades and reading levels.