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Thursday, July 26, 2018

Get your back to school 411! Check out the latest curriculum update video.

School starts August 6, and the Academic leadership team wants teachers to be ready for their return to the classroom. Check out this video message from Assistant Superintendent, Dr. Angela Whitelaw and Director of Curriculum & Instruction, Pamela Harris-Giles. They have important information about new Science books, accessing curriculum maps and receipt of new Eureka Math materials.

Be on the lookout for a special edition of the Teacher Weekly Rundown on Wednesday, August 1. The Classroom Readiness Rundown will feature timely updates for teachers and school support staff to start the year strong. The first full 2018-19 edition of the Teacher Weekly comes out Wednesday, August 8.
Making $500 has never been so easy. Just name the new ERP by August 3!

Need a little late summer pick-me-up? How about 500 bucks?! All you have to do is come up with a creative name for our new ERP system! That is, unless you want to be stuck explaining what an ERP is for the rest of time. Sounds kinda boring to us, and we know you can do a whole lot better!

Get complete details about the contest, including naming tips, and information about the ERP upgrade project HERE .

Tomorrow is #SCSVotes Day. Get to the polls to make sure your voice is heard!

Another election season is almost upon us, and Superintendent Hopson and the SCS leadership team are urging all employees to get out and vote during the early voting period. Voting is a vital civic duty, and we want to show our youth the importance of participating in the democratic process. #SCSVotes Day is Friday, July 27, so take advantage of relaxed hours in the afternoon to vote at your nearest Shelby County polling location . Don’t forget to share your pics (outside the booth, of course) on social media using #SCSVotes!
How do you kick off a new school year? With an EPIC block party, of course!

Before students return to school on August 6, SCS wants to celebrate the official end of summer break in style. You know what that means, right? The fourth annual SCS Back to School Block Party is going down Saturday, August 4, at the BOE. Central Office staff, community partners and volunteers will be on site to help get our students and families ready for a new school year. We’ll have on-site registration, immunizations (while they last), school supplies and backpack giveaways (while they last), free food, games, music from 88.5FM and much more. The fun starts at 9 a.m. and goes until 2 p.m. at the BOE. Everyone with proof of registration can get in on all the action!
Nominate a student for the NCRM's Keeper of the Dream leadership award.

The National Civil Rights Museum is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Keeper of the Dream Award . This prestigious public recognition is for students in grades 6-12 and presented during the Museum's annual Freedom Awards celebration. Four winners will be selected from two age categories. This award celebrates and recognizes the hard work and dedication of young people who have taken action and demonstrated a commitment to ensuring equal rights and opportunities for others. Check out the nomination form and more details here .
Let's Talk About... helping parents & students transition between grade levels.

Have you heard about our new parent information series? Let's Talk About is a new initiative aimed at equipping our parents with the information and tools they need at home to help improve student achievement. The first series event will be on Saturday, August 11, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the TLA Auditorium. Invite parents to come learn how to help their children transition into Kindergarten, middle school (6th) and high school (9th). Check out the flyer for more details.