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March 7, 2018
The transfer period is here! Apply for transfer to another position or school site by April 30 to be considered for a transfer.
You asked & we're delivering! FREE Employee fitness classes are available at school sites around the District! Get the details here .
iReady is making it easy for students to keep learning during spring break! Share these cool home resources with students!
Earn some cash & support School Seed! Send us your creative merch for the Alumni Hall of Fame silent auction by March 9 .
Keep your students connected at home! Low-cost Internet options ensure student success at home and in the classroom.
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
What's an academic policy without teacher input?
Not a good one! That's what. The Policy Office is in the process of reviewing academic policies and seeking teachers who want to participate in an input session. The main goal is to align proposed policies with current teaching practices and establish the necessary processes/systems to help teachers and students reach our Destination 2025 goals. Who could possibly have better insight on this than teachers? The input session will take place on Tuesday, March 27, from 3:30 - 5:30 pm in the Barnes Building of the BOE, conference Room 214. Spaces are limited, so please RSVP by COB Friday, March 23, to Alisha Green at greenal@scsk12.org.
Input wanted on 2018-19 K-5 Math curriculum maps!
Attention all K-5 Math teachers: We need your voice! Now is your chance to provide input on the 2018-19 curriculum maps. We want to know what resources you use and also the ones you need to better support instruction. Please take a moment to complete our short survey . Your input is important, so please take the opportunity to complete the survey by March 23.
Get the 411 on our new student-based budget model!
SCS is introducing student-based budgeting! We're empowering schools and communities to decide what’s best for our students by sending all resources “Back 2 Students” through student-based budgeting and school-level budget planning. To learn more about new our model, visit  back2students.com .
What do science and plants have in common? STEM!
Ok. we know that joke was corny, but we had to tell it! Jokes aside, the Agricenter is offering a PD opportunity to get the best of both worlds -- STEM and green education. Check out "From the Ground Up" PD to get some cool ideas for STEM education that can be incorporated into the classroom and your school's learning garden. Advanced registration is required for this opportunity. Check out the flyer for more information.
Celebrate MLK50 with SCS students and families
As the Mid-South community celebrates MLK50, SCS students are hosting a special event to honor the work of Dr. King to ensure civil rights for all people. Join us on Monday, April 5, at the Halloran Centre for a special MLK50 program highlighting student talent from across the District through dance, song, art and speech. The event will include a reception, live art walk, student performances and uplifting messages of educational equity and community service from guest speakers.
Clase de español para maestros: Spanish teachers, come learn best practices & meet your peers!
Hey Spanish teachers, this one is for you! Christian Brothers University will host a learning and networking event just for Shelby County's Spanish teachers on March 17 . Come out to meet other Spanish teachers from around the city and learn about best practices to help your students master Spanish! Check out the flyer for more details.
Last call for Alumni Hall of Fame Gala tickets!
Only a few seats still remain for the upcoming Alumni Hall of Fame Gala. On March 24, we'll be honoring five SCS alumni who are some of our District's best and brightest community leaders, entrepreneurs and business leaders. Bonus! Local super-stars ( and famous SCS alums) Courtney Little and Devin Steel will help get the party started as we honor the 2018 inductees! Get your discounted employee tickets while they last.
Congratulations to this week's SCS MyDay winner!
Congratulations to  Sylvain Okitotete of John P. Freeman Optional School! Mr. Okitotete is the most recent SCS MyDay winner and was honored with a surprise day off for having perfect attendance. Will your day be next?
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