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JUNE 1, 2018
Graduation Details
Hard to believe, but 2018 Graduation is NEXT WEEK! Here are some important things to know for the 2018 SPP Graduation Ceremony:

Where: St. Paul College (Theater) | When: June 7, 2018, 6pm

Parking: Please DO NOT park on the streets near St. Paul College, or you will be towed. Parking is located on surface lots just west of the building. (Map below)

We invite you to join us immediately after the ceremony for refreshments in the cafeteria (map below). You'll also be able to pick up a parking voucher at this time.

We will also live-stream the ceremony on our Facebook page.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
Prom Tomorrow
Prom is tomorrow, June 2, from 7-10pm!

The boat will leave from the Harriet Island Padelford Landing (205 Dr Justus Ohage Blvd) in St. Paul. Attendees can board the boat between 6:30-6:55pm.

Parents/Host Parents can pick up their student and dates between 10pm and 10:30pm at the same location. PLEASE DO NOT BE LATER THAN 10:30PM! We are required to clear the parking area by 10:30pm. DO NOT BE LATE!

Directions:
FROM THE WEST (Minneapolis, etc.)
Take I-94 East to HWY 52 South. Take the Plato Blvd. exit. Take a right on Plato. Follow Plato until it ends at Dr. Justus Ohage Blvd. Turn right into parking lot.

FROM DOWNTOWN ST. PAUL
Cross the Robert St. Bridge to Fillmore Ave (stoplight after bridge). Turn right onto Fillmore Ave. Follow Fillmore to Plato Blvd. Take a right on Plato. Follow Plato until it ends at Dr. Justus Ohage Blvd. Turn right into parking lot.
Final Week
Final Exams are Monday and Tuesday, June 4 and 5. Wednesday, June 6 will serve as a make-up work day, and the final student day at SPP. Please remind students to maintain their focus these last few days and to study for their tests.

Final transcripts will be mailed out on Friday, June 15.
Post-Finals Fun
After finals on Tuesday, June 5, Mr. Wiggin has organized a trip to Valleyfair to celebrate a successful school year and kickoff summer! Cost is based on how many students sign up, but it should be around $25. The bus to Valleyfair will leave at 3:30pm and return around 9pm.

Students should sign up with Mr. Wiggin.
Yearbook Excellence
The Yearbook staff was recently named as a Jostens National Yearbook Program of Excellence for 2017-18.

National Yearbook Program of Excellence recognizes engaging yearbooks that reflect a broad representation of the student body while helping students develop 21st century skills such as collaboration and information and communication technologies (ICT) literacy.  

The SPP award winning yearbook program is led by student editors Tengun, Fiko, Ochir, Nina, Grace, Sine, Ana, TT, Anh, Julia, Julie, Zena, and Joel under the direction of Andrew Hermansen, SPP yearbook adviser.

“The yearbook that the students produced this year represents exceptional attention to design, content, and theme,” Mr. Hermansen said. “This book will serve as a lasting memory of SPP for students and staff after the school has closed.”
Teacher Awards
Each year, teachers give out awards to students at the end-of-year potluck. For anyone who missed it last Thursday, here is a list of those award winners.

Mr. Wiggin's Awards
Excellence In Questions: Xurxo
Best Sport Award: Samanta
Social Studies All-Star: Karolina

Ms. Norton's Awards
Superior Public Speaking/Paralanguage: Chloe
Creative Communication: Could I ...?: Leticia
I Jumped Into The Deep End: Minh

Ms. Good's Awards
Excellence In French: Eyshila
Most Improved: Hongxin
Motivation For Learning: Kuni

Ms. Sandberg's Award
Excellence In Chemistry and Biology: Telmo

Mr. Hermansen's Awards
Next Time, We'll Do It Your Way: Tengun
In Like A Lamb, Out Like A Lion: Lisa

Ms. North's Awards
Most Improved Writing: Mina
Excellence In Spanish: Marsela
Excellence In Spanish And Tolerance: Jaaga

Ms. Casey's Awards
Be Brave, Be Bold: TT
Ready And Reliable: Sera
Under The Wire: Mix

Ms. Leko's Awards
GRIT: Chris (Chen-Han), Matteo, and Eyshila

Mr. Grundmanis' Awards
Excellence In Science: Hannah
Excellence In STEM: Telmo

Ms. Mulvihill's Awards
3 Standard Deviations Above The Mean: Jaaga
Integral To Infinity: Nice

Mr. Schwartz's Awards
The Lee Stuart Award For Work Ethic: Sodko

Ms. Kuramoto's Awards
Courageous Curiosity: Nina
Try Again: Nadia

Mr. May's Awards
Giant Slayer: Julia
Napoleon: Chloe
Federal Field Trip
Just because the school year is winding down doesn't mean we stop learning! On Wednesday, Mr. Wiggin's Economics class took a trip to the Federal Reserve building in downtown Minneapolis to learn about how the Federal Reserve operates.
Oh MIA, Oh My
Ms. Casey's Art History class also hopped across the river for a field trip to the Minneapolis Institute of Art, and snapped these fun pictures.
Spanish Interviews
Students in Ms. North's Spanish class had to interview a native Spanish-speaking student for their final speaking presentation. Nadia from Thailand interviewed Alejandro from Spain and made the video above.
Mark Your Calendars!

June 2
Prom

June 4-5
Final Exams

June 5
3:30pm-9pm Post-Finals Valleyfair Trip

June 6
Last day of school for students

June 7
6pm Graduation ceremony

*Make sure to check our website and Facebook page for up-to-the-minute schedule changes and announcements.
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