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Thursday, February 22, 2018
Back2Students! Our new model for funding schools and supporting students is coming soon.
To better support the unique needs of our students and schools, we're launching a new student-based budgeting model in 2018-19. No longer will every school be funded from the same one-size-fits-all formula. To provide better equity in our District, we're taking the specific needs and circumstances of schools into account, with financial weights assigned for gifted, low-performing or highly mobile students, among other factors. Read Supt. Hopson's update for complete details about the Back2Students funding model, and learn how students, schools and communities will benefit from the change.
Why donate items to the HOF silent auction?
1. Earn extra cash! 2. Support SCS students!
If you're looking to earn some extra cash and have a knack for the arts, we've got the perfect opportunity for you! Donate your original artwork, sculptures, jewelry, accessories, etc. for the 2018 Alumni Hall of Fame Galasilent auction. If your items are sold in the auction, you'll earn a portion of the proceeds, and the remainder will benefit students and teachers through SchoolSeed. If you have a donation, shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to be considered for the auction. All proposed items must be received by March 9.
Helping parents is helping students!
Help us help our students and families by donating to the SCS Dress for Success Parent Clothing Drive. February 26 - March 9, we'll be collecting new and gently used professional attire and accessories to assist SCS parents looking to enter the workforce. Our community partners, Dress for Success and Family Matters, will help identify and coach parents for successful job interviews; and with our help, they'll equip parents with interview-appropriate attire to help them land the job! Click here to get more info about how and where to donate.
Lace up your bowling shoes for Bowl-A-Thon!
Bowl-A-Thon is back, so gather your teammates, shine those fancy bowling shoes and register for a day of fun and fundraising for Junior Achievement Memphis. You don't have to be a bowling expert to participate. As long as you have a team and winning attitude, you're halfway there! Check out the available 2018 Bowl-A-Thon dates (reserved just for SCS!) and registration information here.
Germantown Middle has the winning moves!
Congratulations to the ladies of Germantown Middle School, who got in formation to win the #SCSGoRed contest! These ladies got movin' and groovin' to show us how they stay heart healthy! For their creative moves and dedication to heart health, they won FREE fitness prize packs for the entire GMS school staff!
Be on the lookout for the next employee contest opportunity to win cool prizes for your school or department!