Every Family, Every Day Newsletter
May 2019
First Annual Sun Prairie B.E.A.M. Awards

The first ever B.E.A.M Awards event was held on Sunday, April 28th at the Sun Prairie Performing Arts Center.

The Sun Prairie B.E.A.M (Black Excellence Achievement Makers)  Awards  honored and recognized our students who are making achievements in multiple ways. Sun Prairie School District staff, students, families and community attended this event to embrace our children of color, specifically our Black children. 

Marilyn Ruffin, School Board member and the event coordinator said, "The effort of this event was to counter the negative behaviors or attitudes often assigned to our Black students by "shining a beaming light" on the positive examples and achievements of our racially diverse students and community. The B.E.A.M awards tells a story that counters the one told in the media of " those kids " with " behavior problems " and " uninvolved parents " that are seen by some as having a negative impact on our community."

Over 150 students were acknowledged for their achievements in the following five Modeling Black Excellence  categories:
  • Extensive Growth
  • Peer Leadership
  • Excellence in Academics
  • Teamwork
  • Responsibility
Thank you to everyone who attended this event, and congratulations to the award recipients.

Click HERE to view all of the photos from the B.E.A.M Awards! Feel free to share with your friends and family members.

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AVID Highlights

O ur AVID students have been working hard in the classroom. The college acceptance letters are coming in and we are so proud of the students and the staff that support them.

Lanan was accepted to 

Mauriana was accepted to
Jacksonville University in Florida

Westside's Afterschool Program Visited Dane County Humane Society!

The Community School's Westside after school program visited the Dane County Humane Society in April. They collected pet food and supplies for the past two months which they delivered in person. They also took a tour and learned about the DCHS and of course,  got to have some snuggle time with animal friends waiting to be adopted. Huge thanks to our fellow SPASD schools who helped with our pet food supply collection. Together, we made a huge difference in the lives of the shelter animals!

Guest Speaker, Mr. Kujabi at CHUMS

Students  at Cardinal Heights learned about culture in Gambia from guest speaker Mr. Kujabi, a member of our SPASD Digital Learning and Technology Team. His captivating stories of growing up in this small west African nation touch on several elements of culture, including education, religion, dance, and food. 

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Share photos and stories of Sun Prairie students to us by emailing them to:   socialmedia@sunprairieschools.org
We love to see what the community and families in our district see! Share with your stories with us so that we can see all of the great things that are happening in our students lives!

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