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May 9, 2018
Teacher Appreciation Week is underway! Congrats to 1st place winners Ms. Easley & Mr. Irby ! We're awarding these killer title belts today, along with our other top prizes! Keep dressing up!
We've got the prizes, and local businesses have the discounts! Check out Teacher Appreciation discounts here & here .
Summer learning isn't just for students. Check out summer professional development to prepare you for next school year. You can even get paid for some sessions!
The Teacher Referral Program is back! Send us great teacher candidates, and you could earn up to $500 for your referral .
Be on the lookout! i-Ready is coming to a school near you to provide support for final testing & summer learning plans.
And now, a word from our students...
Costume days not your thing? Your students can help you win this week, too!
We understand that not everybody loves costumes as much as we do. If dressing like Ric Flair or rocking your dad sandals & a chef hat on Memphis in May day aren't your thing, the Teacher Appreciation squad has you covered! Have your students and parents share #901sFinest shout-out stories about why you're their favorite teacher. We'll give away 10 $50 gift cards for the best stories at the end of the week!
Get paid in the shade during summer PD!
While you're checking out the Summer PD catalog , don't forget that select ELA and Math teachers are eligible for stipends for attending summer sessions.

  • K-8 ELA teachers can receive a stipend to attend Introduction to EL or Fostering Character in a Collaborative Classroom.

  • Math teachers (K-Algebra I) can receive a stipend to attend Major Work of the Grade (K-5), Backwards Planning for Eureka (6-8) or Preparation & Customization II.
To find your session IN PLZ, enter the "session number" listed in the catalog as the "course number."
Interested in learning code? Get paid to do it!
That's right! The CodeCrew will pay you to learn some epic computer science skills! Don't have any previous tech experience? That's cool, the Code Crew will teach you everything you need to know. The catch? You've gotta share your newly learned skills with students in our District. Pretty sweet deal, huh? Check out the flyer for more details and the program application.
The Bright Bytes sneak peek webinar is finally here (so are the free water bottles)!
Be on the lookout tomorrow night around 8 p.m. for an email from Bright Bytes ( for login instructions to access the sneak peak webinar. The webinar will be taking place on Friday. The first 100 people to sign up and complete the webinar will get one of those sweet Bright Bytes water bottles we showed you in last week's issue! Here's some more info about accessing the session.
Share your TNReady feedback with the State!
Got feedback to share about TNReady testing? The Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury is listening! Be on the lookout for your unique TNReady survey link from . All survey responses will be kept anonymous. If you have additional feedback to share regarding your 2017-18 testing experience, share your thoughts with the Comptroller's office by emailing .
Win a FREE movie night courtesy of Walden University!
Our partners at Walden University are getting in on the Teacher Appreciation Week fun, too! To thank SCS teachers for all that you do, they are hosting a Fandango gift card giveaway ! -That's right! You can go see Infinity War ( again) for FREE! Enter by May 12 for your chance to be one of 50 winners. Don't forget to check out Walden U Online or call 1-855-628-3427 to learn more about partnership and tuition reduction benefits available just for SCS employees.
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