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April 11, 2018
Want to teach Dual Enrollment classes? Check out U of M's new advanced degree & certification programs to get started!
Barnes and Noble Educator Appreciation Days are back! Check out the discounts while they last!
Got some outstanding teachers & staff members at your school? Nominate them to be honored at the 2018 SCS Best Awards!
The spring window for Upward Feedback is open until April 30. Login to PLZ to share feedback to improve District leadership.
Want a Learning Garden at your school? Big Green can help you get started. Check out the details & apply today!
We're working on plans to improve the Teacher Weekly next school year.
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Feb. 19 - April 13: Kids Kan (FINAL WEEK!)
April 20: SCS Day of Peace
April 27-28: SCS Preview Weekend
March 21 - April 30: Transfer Period
Win a virtual reality kit for your STEM class!
Start earning points for the 2017-18 Maker Minded STEM competition for a chance to win one of four (2 MS & 2 HS)) Oculus Virtual Reality kits at the Tennessee STEM Innovation Summit! It's easy to participate: 1. Register your classroom; 2. Complete cool STEM projects as part of your class work; 3. Log your activities to earn points! The classes with the most points by May 11 will be rewarded at the year-end summit.
Apply now to be a 2018-19 Social Studies Fellow.
Are you rockstar Social Studies teacher? If so, and if earning up to $1,500 per semester sounds good to you, then apply to be a Social Studies Fellow! We're looking for exemplar teachers to help us present PD, vet curriculum resources, participate in focus groups and pilot new learning modules to improve social studies curriculum in our District. Apply by May 1 to be considered for this opportunity. Check out more details here.
Congrats, early registration contest winners!
Our goal is to get 95 percent of returning students registered for 2018-19 by May 26. The FACE team has some great prizes to reward schools, like gift cards for stores, restaurants, hotels and even flights... plus, some cool collector’s items, like one-of-a-kind autographed Grizz gear, electronics and more! Bi-weekly drawings include the top five elementary, middle and high schools with the highest percentage registered. Check out this video for this week's winners, and keep working hard on your registration plans for a chance to win next time!
SHOUTOUT! We see you, Bright Bytes fans!
Word is getting out about the new game-changing academic data tool coming soon to SCS from Bright Bytes. Over the past few weeks, 16 schools have signed up for in-person demonstrations, with eight more more already scheduled in the coming weeks. Manassas High, Mt. Pisgah Middle and Rozelle Elementary are the latest schools to jump on the Bright Bytes bandwagon! What are you waiting for? If you and your colleagues are interested in a presentation from the Decision Analytics & Information Management team at your school, tell your principal to email gravescj@scsk12.org. Want more info about Bright Bytes? Click here.
Employee Fitness Classes have moved to BOE!
If you're looking for the FREE employee fitness classes, look no more! Classes have moved to a new location, so stop by the BOE Fitness Center (Barnes Building basement) for free fitness sessions hosted by trainer Denise Berry. Classes take place Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m., and they're FREE with your SCS employee badge! Classes are available through May 23... just enough time to get fit for summer vacation!
Come see the 88th Class Piano All-City Recital!
Got plans next Thursday evening? Now you do! Check out 88 Years, 88 Keys as SCS Class Piano student performers take you around the world during their annual All-City Concert. Join us at Colonial Middle on April 12 at 7 p.m. to enjoy the melodic sounds of student performers from 16 schools. We won't give too much of the show away, but we heard one of the songs on the program is A Whole New World (shoutout to all Aladdin fans!). Check out the flyer for more info.
Hear from local and state education leaders at the M-SCEA Spring Education Forum!
SCS educators are invited to the M-SCEA Spring Education Forum on Saturday, April 14 from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. at the M-SCEA Building (126 Flicker Street). Come out for a panel discussion forum, featuring Education Commissioner Candice McQueen, Superintendent Dorsey Hopson and Chief of Schools, Dr. Sharon Griffin.
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