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Thursday, December 5, 2019
Correction: Spread holiday cheer with the gift of literacy! Volunteer for Read around the Christmas Tree!

No lumps of coal here, just holiday cheer, smiles and great stories to tell! We're on a mission to recruit 600 Central Office volunteers to donate and read books to 1,500 Pre-K students at our District's largest ever Read around the Christmas Tree event. We're still 400 volunteers short, so please sign up for a reading assignment here, then join us at New Direction Church on Dec. 12 to read your book and gift it to a student. This exciting literacy-focused event is sure to get both students and volunteers into the holiday spirit!
Nominate outstanding alumni for the 2020 SCS Alumni Hall of Fame!

The nomination period for the 2020 SCS Alumni Hall of Fame is underway! We're looking for the best and brightest SCS and legacy MCS graduates who have gone on to make great strides in their communities and careers. Nominate an entrepreneur, sports star, philanthropist, artist, business leader or other alum who has achieved great accomplishments since their local school days to join the ranks of past elite Alumni Hall of Famers, including Penny Hardaway, Cybill Sheperd and Bernal E. Smith II. Nominations will be accepted through Dec. 18.
Teachers - we want your feedback ahead of the 2020-21 budget planning process!

A s we prepare to enter the budget process for the 2020-21 school year, we are looking for educator feedback. Please share your input on resources and programs to advance the instruction and services provided in our schools by taking this survey. The survey will be open through Friday, Dec. 20 . It is also available in the Employee Hub .
Nike SCS Appreciation Days begin Sunday!

Once again, our partners at Nike are opening the Nike Company Store to SCS employees for SCS Appreciation Days, Dec. 8-22. During the designated shopping days, SCS employees and accompanied spouses and dependents can shop for Nike apparel at employee discounted rates! Please note that you must present a valid SCS ID and be a current SCS employee to get access to the store. Spouses and dependents must be accompanied by an SCS employee. Failure to adhere to these guidelines may result in an employee's permanent exclusion from future Nike discount events.
Don't forget! The School Choice Showcase is in TWO days!

THIS Saturday is one of the biggest days of the year for SCS: the 901 School Choice Showcase! If you know parents who are still exploring options for the perfect school to fit their child's needs and interests, send them to see us Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Hickory Ridge Mall from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. All SCS schools will be on hand to share information about programs and services to help make the decision-making process a little easier. In addition to school info, the showcase will also feature student performances, giveaways, food, activities and more. Save the date to attend, and share the details with parents in your community!