• Students Honored at Eagle Feather Ceremony

    The 2019 American Indian Senior Recognition event honored this year's graduating American Indian seniors. Honorees were recognized for academic excellence and community service. Each student received an eagle feather blessed by a distinguished community elder. Students honored with a feather will keep it as a reminder of their scholarly accomplishments in SPPS.

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  • Highland Park Middle School students finalists in state sustainability contest!

    Congratualtions to Molly Hanley and Abigail Lawton of Highland Park Middle School for being one of three finalists in District Energy's Sustainable PSA contest.

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  • Central Teacher Accepted Into Prestigious Supreme Court Summer Institute

    Stephanie McCleerey, a teacher at Central High School, will travel to Washington, D.C. this June to attend the prestigious Supreme Court Summer Institute.

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  • 2 SPPS Students Awarded National Merit Scholarship Awards

    Two Saint Paul Public Schools students have received National Merit Scholarship awards. Mary Ostergren, a student at Central High School, received the corporate-sponsored National Merit Scholarship award. Mary, who plans to study Public Health, received the award from 3M. Nathaniel Alden, a student at Highland Park Senior High School, was recently awarded the National Merit $2,500 Scholarship award sponsored by the State Farm Companies Foundation. Nathaniel plans to study Astrophysics.

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  • Students Advance to National History Day Competition

    Saint Paul Public Schools (SPPS) had an impressive showing at the annual Minnesota State History Day. Thirty-four projects earned honorable mention in their categories and 14 projects earned topical prizes. A total of 22 projects received medals, placing them in the top five in their specific category.

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  • Hundreds of Students March in Annual School Patrol Parade

    More than 800 school patrols celebrated another year of service during the 98th Annual Saint Paul School Patrol Parade on May 14 in downtown Saint Paul. Superintendent Joe Gothard and Saint Paul Police Chief Todd Axtell served as grand marshals.

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  • SPPS Celebrates 2019 Athena Award Winners

    The 2019 Saint Paul Area Athena Award winners were recently announced during the 25th annual award luncheon. The Saint Paul Area Athena Awards program was initiated in 1995 to honor outstanding female athletes. Each year, one student athlete from every Saint Paul area high school is selected to receive the award.

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  • Hazel Park Students Take First Place in Hidden Futures Campaign Competition

    Hazel Park scholars received the 1st place award for the "Hidden Futures Campaign" Competition, sponsored by the Minneapolis/St. Paul (MN) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated.

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  • Como Park Senior High School Honored with National Excellence in Action Award

    Como Park Senior High School’s Academy of Finance program this week received Advance CTE’s Excellence in Action award recognizing the best Career Technical Education (CTE) programs across the nation.

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  • 2 SPPS Educators are Finalists for Minnesota Teacher of the Year

    Congratulations to Bernetta Green and Eugenia Popa -- two Saint Paul Public Schools teachers who were named finalists for 2019 Minnesota Teacher of the Year. Bernetta Green is a fifth grade teacher at Eastern Heights Elementary School. Eugenia Popa is an English as a second language teacher at Harding Senior High School.

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  • SPPS Program Manager Awarded NROC Pioneer Award

    Leslie Snow, SPPS Department of Alternative Education (DAE) Program Manager for Credit Recovery using Digital Resources, was presented with the NROC Project's (formerly known as the National Repository of Online Curriculum) Pioneer Award during theNROC Member Meeting in Monterey, California.

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  • SPPS Teacher Named Central States Regional World Language Teacher of the Year

    Maureen Peltier, a French teacher at Central High School, has been named the Central States Regional Teacher of the Year by the Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (CSCTFL). Maureen was chosen from a field of nine state finalists to represent CSCTFL as the region’s candidate for National Teacher of the Year, an honor to be awarded by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) in November.

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  • SPPS Board of Education Recognizes Winter Athletes

    The SPPS Board of Education recognized schools, teams, student athletes and coaches who won athletic awards or championships and qualified to participate in the state tournament during the winter sports season.

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  • Culinary Competition Features SPPS Students in Cooking Showdown

    Family and consumer science students from five SPPS schools participated in this year’s Culinary Arts Competition at Saint Paul College. The winning team from Como Park Senior High School created a three-course meal that included a scallop and citrus fennel salad, ravioli with butternut squash and a strawberry pistachio fraisier dessert. Executive chefs from favorite Twin Cities restaurants sampled meal creations, interviewed competitors and judged the competition.

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  • 600 SPPS Students Compete in Regional History Day Contest

    Saint Paul Public Schools had an impressive turnout for the Regional History Day Contest at Johnson Senior High School. The assignment for this year’s History Day competition was to tell a story from history that invokes both triumph and tragedy. Six hundred students in grades 6-12 entered the Regional History Day contest to compete in five categories including exhibit board, website, documentary, live performance and paper.

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  • Thanking SPPS Students for Honoring their Community with Share the Love

    In 2019, 3156 SPPS students from 63 student groups at 37 schools participated in Share the Love!

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  • Getting to Know Our 2019 Minnesota Teacher of the Year Semifinalists

    Five SPPS teachers are vying for an award that celebrates the tradition of excellence in teaching in Minnesota. Here is a look at the SPPS semifinalists for this year's Education Minnesota award.

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  • Chinese New Year Celebrated at Highland Park

    SPPS Chinese immersion students thrilled the audience during the 2019 Chinese New Year Celebration. Highland Park Middle School students performed as acrobats, jugglers and contortionists during their Chinese circus act. Highland Park Senior High School students presented a modern retelling of the historical and famous Hua Mulan story. Jie Ming Mandarin Immersion Academy students highlighted Chinese culture through singing, dancing and storytelling. Click here to watch the entire celebration.

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  • Congratulations to the 2019 Lillian Wright Grant Award Recipients

    Lillian Wright Award Recipients

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  • Highland Park Boys & Girls Nordic Ski Teams Qualify for State Meet

    Section 3 skiers faced tough conditions on Feb. 5 with several inches of fresh snow on the trails by the start of the afternoon pursuit races at Theodore Wirth.

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