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Thursday, August 30, 2018

Join #TeamSCS to help reach our St. Jude fundraising goal!

Our friends at St. Jude have challenged #TeamSCS to raise $30,000 for the 2018 St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer. So far, we're almost 20 percent there, but we need your help to reach the finish line ( Get it?) and our $30,000 goal by race day on September 22. Sure,
30-grand sounds like a lot, but we have 11,000+ employees, so we can hit 30K in donations pretty quickly! Encourage your department or school to form or join a team and register to participate or donate on behalf of #TeamSCS. You can also tell your family, friends, church groups, gym buddies, neighbors etc. to join #TeamSCS and support the cause. Let's make it happen for St. Jude!
What's better than live music? Discounted live music! Get BOGO Mempho Fest tix!

If you've been eyeing those Mempho Fest tickets, now is the time to buy them ( you know you want to see Janelle Monae!). Our friends at Mempho Fest are offering a huge discount exclusive for SCS educators and staff. Check out the ticket site, and use code " focus" to get buy-one-get-one-FREE tickets while they last. *Please note discounted tickets are in limited supply and available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Know of any superheroes in our schools? Nominate them for a SPARK Award.
Not all heroes wear capes. If you know a community change agent in our schools or central office, nominate them for a 2018 SPARK Award. The annual awards honor 901 heroes for working to improve the community through philanthropic leadership, volunteerism and community activation. One teacher, student, alumni, education leader and school will be amongst those chosen to be honored at the televised award program in November. Don't wait too long to show some love to your favorite hero - nominations end tomorrow, August 31.
Peer Power is talkin' bout ACT practice. Share this opportunity with students!

Peer Power's annual ACT University is kicking off soon. In partnership with the University of Memphis, the program is offered for free to SCS students (even yours!) . Students work side-by-side with college students every Saturday for seven weeks and learn test-taking strategies and subject content development. The first session is September 8. Get more info here, or register here.