• Ready, Set, FAFSA!

    Posted by Elizabeth Saunby on 1/20/2022 12:15:00 PM

    Ready, Set, FAFSA!

    Free financial aid events are available to Minnesota students and families via Zoom. The series, running February 8 through March 1, will cover general financial aid information, details on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the Minnesota Dream Act for undocumented students, and other ways to pay for college. All sessions will have interpretation in Spanish, Somali, and Hmong. Participants who attend 4 out of 5 sessions will be eligible to win a $500 scholarship. Space is limited to register soon! These sessions are offered by the Minnesota Office of Higher Education, Minnesota Department of Education, ECMC The College Place and Minnesota Goes to College. For session dates, topics and to register: bit.ly/readysetfafsa. Contact tpribnow@ecmc.org with any questions.

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  • Drum Teaching for Success

    Posted by Elizabeth Saunby on 1/20/2022 7:00:00 AM

    Drum Teaching for Success

    The SPPS Indian Education School Counseling Program is hosting a VIRTUAL weekly, afterschool Hand Drum/Rattle group.  Drum Teachings for Success will start February 23 and continue each Wednesday through April 20.  Online sessions will start at 5:30 pm and end around 6:30 pm.  Instructor will be Thorne LaPointe, Sichangu Lakota in collaboration with the Indian Health Board and the American Indian Family Center.  We invite up to 14 middle or high school students to participate with their families.  Students will be gifted a free Hand Drum or Rattle and cultural incentives.
    Please contact Kerrie Troseth, SPPS Indian Education School Counselor, with questions or for more information at 612-720-4442 or kerrie.troseth@spps.org.
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  • SPPS Indian Education Program Resource Room:

    Posted by Elizabeth Saunby on 1/18/2022 7:55:00 AM

    Did you know that games can be checked out from the SPPS Indian Education Program Resource Room?

    Learn more about the Resource Room at spps.org/Page/41197

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  • Saint Paul Urban Teacher Residency

    Posted by Elizabeth Saunby on 1/10/2022 1:50:00 PM

    Saint Paul Urban Teacher Residency program is a unique partnership between SPPS and the University of St. Thomas. District staff and all others who are interested in pursuing a teaching career now have a new, accelerated pathway. 

    This program aims to recruit, prepare and retain highly qualified teachers who share similar life experiences as our diverse student population in SPPS. SUTR provides an affordable, accelerated program to earn a Minnesota teaching license and master’s degree in 15 months from the University of St. Thomas.

    Application Deadline for Cohort 7 is Monday February 28, 2022!

    Learn more at www.spps.org/SUTR

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  • SPPS Indian Education Program Resource Room: Book Sets

    Posted by Elizabeth Saunby on 1/10/2022 8:10:00 AM

    SPPS staff can check out sets of books for their classrooms, sets currently available from the SPPS Indian Education Program include:
    • The Birchbark House by Louise Erdrich (33 copies)
    • Chickadee by Louise Erdrich (31 copies)
    • The Creator's Game: A Story of Baaga'adowe/Lacrosse by Art Coulson (32 copies)
    • Dakota and Ojibwe people in Minnesota by Frances Densmore (26 copies)
    • The Four Hills of Life: Ojibwe Wisdom by Marlene Wisuri and Thomas D. Peacock (16 copies)
    • The Game of Silence by Louise Erdrich (31 copies)
    • The Land of the Ojibwe developed by the Ojibwe curriculum committee, American Indian Studies Department, University of Minnesota, and the educational services division, Minnesota Historical Society (33 copies)
    • Makoons by Louise Erdrich (31 copies)
    Ojibwe Language Curriculum by Eleanor Favell (31 copies)
    • The Porcupine Year by Louise Erdrich (32 copies)
    • Treaty with the Chippewa, 1854: Student Reader (11 copies)
    • Yesterday's Wisdom, Today's Success : A Collection of Great Lessons and Native Wisdom from Our Tribal Nations and Great Native Leaders...and How They Can be Applied Today by James W Anderson (30 copies)
    Information about the Resource Room can be found at spps.org/Page/41197
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  • ECFE for American Indian Families Update

    Posted by Elizabeth Saunby on 1/10/2022 7:20:00 AM

    Visit spps.org/ecfe to register

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  • Now Recruiting...Four Directions Pathway to St. Paul College

    Posted by Elizabeth Saunby on 1/4/2022 9:50:00 AM

    Now Recruiting...Four Directions Pathway to Saint Paul College

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  • SPPS School Counselors Professional Development

    Posted by Elizabeth Saunby on 12/21/2021 5:40:00 AM

    On December 14 all of the SPPS School Counselors received a professional development presentation from Nancy Bordeaux.  The presentation, hosted by SPPS Indian Education and OCCR, provided greater awareness of the unique needs of our American Indian students and how school counselors can be a support in our students' Circle of Support.

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  • January Native Book Club

    Posted by Elizabeth Saunby on 12/21/2021 5:35:00 AM

    Sending out copies of Firekeeper's Daughter to high school students who signed up for our January Native Book Club.  Discovered that several copies are signed by the author!
    We still have a few spots open.  Indian Education students in 9th-12th grade can sign up at https://calendly.com/kerrie-troseth/january-book-club to receive a free copy of the book and a chance to win a free laptop from the American Indian Family Center.
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  • Free Vaccine Event

    Posted by Elizabeth Saunby on 12/20/2021 5:15:00 AM

    Monday, December 20th

    11:00am – 2:00pm

    Johnson High School (1349 Arcade Street, St. Paul, MN 55106) 

    Co-Sponsored by American Indian Movement, Department of Indian Work, Minnesota Department of Health, M Health Fairview and St. Paul Public Schools Indian Education Program 

    • Free COVID vaccine for kids 5-17
    • Free Food
    • Free incentives for first and second doses
    • Pfizer booster for eligible individuals (6 months after second dose) 

    Call (651) 304-9986 for details

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