Kudos: June 12, 2017

  • Minnesota Department of Education recognizes 12 SPPS schools for PBIS work
    Twelve SPPS schools have been recognized by the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) as 2016-17 Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS) Sustaining Exemplar schools. Schools who received this recognition were required to have three years of PBIS implementation, documented action plans and completed specific fidelity assessments. While all SPPS schools are implementing PBIS, these 12 schools have met rigorous standards, participated in the MDE application process and have shared their PBIS journey with other schools.

    Here is a list of SPPS schools recognized by MDE:

    • Battle Creek Middle School
    • Como Park Elementary School
    • Farnsworth Aerospace Lower Campus PK-4
    • Farnsworth Aerospace Upper Campus 5-8
    • Highland Park Middle School
    • Highwood Hills Elementary School
    • Linwood Monroe Arts Plus Upper Campus
    • Linwood Monroe Arts Plus Lower Campus
    • Murray Middle School
    • Phalen Lake Hmong Studies Magnet School
    • Saint Paul Music Academy
    • Washington Technology Magnet School 


    Dave Winfield Award

    Central’s Alex Reeve receives Dave Winfield Award
    Alex Reeve, a senior at Central High School, received the Dave Winfield Award. The Winfield Award is given to one outstanding female and one outstanding male student athlete in Saint Paul each year. There were 10 finalists, five girls and five boys. Alex is a three-sport athlete (softball, soccer and gymnastics), a National Honor Society member, and graduated with high honors. She is pictured with Central Athletic Director Treacy Funk and Principal Mary Mackbee. Dave Winfield's foundation has been recognizing Saint Paul's top student-athletes of color for 40 years. Winfield is also a Central alumnus. 

    Highland Park’s Josh Aune to play football at University of Minnesota
    Highland Park Senior High School student athlete Josh Aune recently committed to play Division 1 football for the Gophers. He received the offer from the University of Minnesota following a football camp at TCF Bank Stadium.

    Central celebrates 150 years of excellence
    Central Senior High School students, staff and community members gathered on May 18 for a Birthday Party Picnic on Central's new mall. The picnic featured a historical photo exhibit, musical performances, food, and speeches by Central alumni. The event was organized by Transforming Central,  a community group that's led a multi-year effort to reshape the urban landscape of Central to improve students’ daily experiences.

    SPPS graduates featured in ‘I am SPPS’
    The “I am SPPS” campaign shares photos and quotes from SPPS students, staff, families and supporters. The campaign can be found on Facebook, Twitter and spps.org/iamspps.

    Last week “I Am SPPS” featured our graduates.