• Photo collage of spps students and staff with text overlay that says "we are spps"

  •  Ȟoká Máza Drumming Group

    We are SPPS: Ȟoká Máza

    Chaske Henry and his brother Robert Henry are students at Harding High School and founders of the drum group Ȟoká Máza. Inspired by their elder male role models, they use songs that have been passed down for generations as a way of connecting to their Indigenous heritage and sharing their culture. It is a way to forge healing and pay tribute to their roots, not only during Native American Heritage Month, but year-round.

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  •  Maria Soto

    Maria Soto

    Maria Soto is a longtime Saint Paul Public Schools staff member who is currently serving as a special education teaching assistant and on-call Spanish interpreter for the Latino Consent Decree Parent Advisory Council (LCD PAC).

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  •  Nutrition Services Kitchen team members

    Chef Bono & the Nutrition Center Kitchen

    When you think of school lunch, you may not think about homemade breads, specialty sauces or ingredients sourced from local family-owned businesses. But that’s exactly what SPPS students get to eat every day thanks to Chef Bono and his hard-working team in the Nutrition Center Kitchen.

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  •  Kelly Yang

    Kelly Yang Wins Student Writing Award

    SPPS Online High School student Kelly Yang recently placed fifth in the BestPrep 2023 Educational Forum Student Spotlight Competition. The competition was created to broaden awareness of national and global issues affecting our community through a thought-provoking discussion.

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  • Mwene Kajunju

    Mwene Kajunju: Alum Paints Marny Xiong Memorial Mural

    Mural artist Mwene "MK" Kajunju was chosen by Marny Xiong's family to paint a mural of the late School Board member who died from COVID-19 in 2020. The mural serves as a memorial to her life and lasting impact on the entire Saint Paul Public Schools community.

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