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May 6, 2020

We hope you're having a great week so far! We've seen lots of shoutouts on social media and received a bunch on 88.5FM, so hopefully you're all feeling the love this week! In case you missed it, here is the Teacher Appreciation video we shared with the 901 community on Monday.
Check the top of the Rundown section below to find out who our SIX SCS SUPERHERO WINNERS are! Superhero teachers will get a $100 Amazon giftcard!
Dress-up days are Thursday & Friday. 15 teachers will win prizes, including 5 $100 Amazon giftcards, 5 Knowledge Tree giftcards & 5 pairs of Nike shoes. Get more details below!
Discovery Ed. has some live trainings May 11-15. Sign up in PLZ (Course #23290) for daily K-5 & 6-12 sessions, including SEL, differentiation, ELL, using Microsoft Teams & grab n' go lessons.
New textbooks have been approved for K-12 English/Language Arts. Get more info here & look out for upcoming PD soon.
ICYMI: Important details were shared Monday regarding the process for students to drop off school items & pick up personal belongings. The process begins May 11.
Thanks to our HR team, six outstanding teachers will receive $100 Amazon gift cards for being SCS Superhero Employees! These teachers were nominated through the Superhero submission form in the Weekly in recent months. Click each graphic for a closer look at why each educator is a TRUE SCS SUPERHERO.
Don't miss out on teacher dress-up days May 7-8. Post your best looks to win some great prizes!

A total of 15 teachers will win some great prizes during dress-up days May 7-8 . Thursday is "Getaway Day." S how us what you want to do most when the quarantine ends - go to the movies, concerts, sports, travel or dining out. Dress for a dream vacation; be the athlete you want to cheer for; become the movie star you want to see on the big screen; you could even dress up as the entree at your favorite restaurant.  Friday is "Quaran-Talent Day." Being stuck home for two months has caused a lot of people to take up new hobbies. Have you learned some new tricks? Sharpened up some special talents? Mastered some new skills? Completed a super impressive project? We want to see the coolest & craziest stuff you've been up to. Don't forget to use the hashtag, #LoveSCSTeachers .
Discovery Education is accepting nominations for the 2020 DENny Awards!

Each year, Discovery Education honors outstanding educators during Teacher Appreciation Week and beyond with the DENny Awards.  Nominations are now being accepted for educators who represent the spirit of the Discovery Education Network (DEN) through their expertise, creativity, leadership or involvement.
New Memphis has chances to win every day during Teacher Appreciation Week!

F  ollow New Memphis on Facebook  and  Instagram  for over $1,000 in daily prize giveaways May 4-8 .

Also - don't forget! New Memphis is accepting applications for the Educator of Excellence award.  See if you meet the eligibility criteria to  apply by June 30  to be one of this year's award winners!
Check out these new employee newsletters with training, resources, highlights & more!

EdTech: The latest EdTech newsletter from the SCS Technology team features school shoutouts, new features for Microsoft Teams, upcoming trainings and key support contacts.

SEL Cornerstone: The latest SEL Cornerstone newsletter from our S.E.E.D. team features information on mobile apps for school counseling and SEL support. Plus, find a course for prioritizing self-care in PLZ and mindfulness activities for children and teens.

Coordinated School Health: The latest Coordinated School Health Newsletter from our CSH team features tips for staying fit during quarantine and important info on Asthma Awareness Month and Women's Health Week.
Here are a few friendly reminders from the Professional Learning & Support team!

Looking for ways to make up for canceled March 13 PD sessions? Replace with school or choice credit, and use the  transcript worksheet to make sure you meet your required 64-credit total.

Virtual office hours are available for professional learning support. Click  here  for hours or  contact for questions.
Over 8,400 SCS educators and leaders have been trained to use Microsoft Teams to maximize virtual learning for students. Ongoing training is still available!
The Dixon has some virtual family fun in the sun planned this weekend!

The Dixon is going to be hosting its first virtual event with "Garden Family Day Live" this Saturday, May 9, on Facebook, Instagram and the Dixon's website . The event will include instructional videos from the Dixon's expert horticultural staff, activities for kids and families, live demonstrations and even pre-recorded performances from a couple of local musicians. The live portion will start at 11 a.m., but the rest of the fun starts on the Dixon's website at 10 a.m. Access the Facebook event here.
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