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February 28, 2018
Win a $100,000 fitness center for your school! Enter the #DONTQUIT campaign to be one of three winning TN schools!
Kids Kan food drive is back! Start collecting food for the Mid-South Food Bank for your chance to win a party for your class!
There's a new podcast just for Social Studies teachers. Take a listen for tips on pacing, practices & walkthrough indicators! 
Art teachers, see how to snag some free gallery space from ArtsMemphis & showcase your work at a local teacher exhibit!
Dress for Success week is here! Don't forget to donate your new or gently used business attire to support SCS parents!
Feb. 19 - Mar. 30: Kids Kan
Feb. 21 - Mar. 9: 2018-19 Textbook Review
Feb. 26 - Mar. 9: Dress for Success
March 11 -16: Bowl-A-Thon
Mar. 12 - 16: Spring Break
Give your students the power to stand up for school safety.
The safety of our students and schools is our top priority! Students should not be afraid to share information about the safety of their school, classmates or, more importantly, themselves. Make sure your students know they can anonymously report safety tips to 274637 (CRIMES). The tip line can be used to report c ampus crimes, suspicious behaviors, planned fights or threats, bullying, weapons, drugs or concern for a classmate's safety. Just remember to start every text with "SCS."
Thank a social worker during School Social Work Week March 4-9!
Did you know every SCS school is staffed with a licensed social worker? Our SCS social workers provide a critical link between school, home and community. These pros improve academic achievement by preparing students to be mentally, physically and emotionally present in the classroom. So, please take a moment next week to thank your school social worker for all they do to support student achievement!
Make plans to attend a Mental Health First Aid class!
Speaking of Social Worker appreciation, the Social Worker, Safety Assessment Team will host a Youth Mental Health First Aid class on Wednesday, March 7, from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. at 205 N. Claybrook. This course will equip you with the tools needed to address student mental health needs in your school community. This course is open to all SCS employees. Register in PLZ!
Big Green as some new PD to help you exercise your green thumb!
Our Friends at Big Green (formerly The Kitchen Community ) are offering some cool PD opportunities for school staff to learn how to utilize your learning gardens and outdoor classrooms to improve student learning. Come learn how to plant spring seeds and seedlings, discuss watering techniques and learn how to make curriculum connections in the learning garden. Register in PLZ for one of the three available dates.
Are you ready for evaluations? We've got the tools you need to get the job done!
Are you ready to complete the Professionalism component for this year's evaluation? Check out our short refresher course in Safe Schools, titled "Completing the Professionalism Component of the TEM Framework." This course will provide all the need-to-know information you need for the Professionalism portion of your evaluation.
All-expense-paid STEM programs are available this summer for teachers and students!
The Joint Science and Technology Institute has three unique summer learning opportunities available for teachers, as well as middle and high school students. Each expense-paid, two-week program will be hosted in Aberdeen, MD by the U.S. Army Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA). Check out the online applications here! Hurry! The deadline to apply is March 11.
Congratulations to this week's SCS MyDay winner!
Congratulations to  Debra Balfour of Cherokee Elementary! Last Friday, the entire student body cheered as Ms. Balfour was honored with a surprise day off. If you have perfect attendance, you could be the next MyDay winner!
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