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August 21, 2019
Mark your calendars! i-Ready & Edgenuity diagnostic testing begins on Aug. 26 for students receiving RTI2 intervention.
Want FREE admission to the 2019 Delta Fair? Donate a book for SCS & get FREE fair access on Sept. 4. Get the details here .
Teachers, your favorite PD is back! RSVP for Fall Orientation at the Pink Palace happening Sept.17 . -PD credit is available!
Looking to showcase your ELA skills? Look no further! Apply to be an ELA fellow & share your expertise to guide ELA in SCS!
Still working to ace those Praxis exams? CBU can help! Check out these Praxis core prep sessions to get ready for the test.
  • Aug. 29: New Memphis Exposure Day
  • Sept. 2: Labor Day (District Closed)
  • Sept. 19: Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • Sept. 20: 1/2 Day Students; 1/2 Day PD
One point can make the difference! Remind students to register for ACT workshops by August 28.

Did you know students who participate in any form of ACT Prep earn an average of 1-2 additional points on the exam? Those 1-2 points could be what it takes to earn a 21 for the TN HOPE Scholarship -- or maybe an even greater college opportunity. If you work with (or are a parent of) 9th and 10th grade SCS students, encourage them to register for a FREE ACT prep workshop designed by the test strategy pros at Jane Ross Tutoring! Registration closes August 28 for the first workshop. Bus transportation is available for participating students. View the flyer .
Do you lead intervention at your school? Check out these
i-Ready resources for the upcoming diagnostic window.

The SCS i-Ready account is live! The first i-Ready Math and Reading Diagnostic window is open August 26 - September 6 . Our i-Ready team has bundled helpful support documents in a one-stop shop for easy classroom implementation. Need access to the Ready Teacher Toolbox? Use the new code  Shelby1920 to login.   Check out the FAQ for quick troubleshooting help.
Want to help new teachers in our District? Apply to be a new teacher mentor by August 23!

SCS believes in supporting our new teachers! That's why we've set a goal to provide all of our beginning teachers with a school-based mentor. To reach our goal, we're relying on rockstar veteran teachers to apply to help guide new teachers in their buildings. If you think this role sounds like a good fit for you, connect with your principal to complete the New Teacher Mentor Application by August 23.   
Mentor orientation is required for those who did not attend on Aug. 1 or Aug. 2. Sign up to attend orientation on Aug. 26 or 27 @ TLA Auditorium, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. (PLZ Course # 18693). 
Get your school's Learning Garden ready for fall with an upcoming gardening workshop!

Now that you've got your classrooms up and running, it's time to get your school's learning garden back in top shape for fall planting season! Make plans to attend Big Green's first workshop of the year for hands-on demonstrations of harvesting summer crops, cleaning out your garden and fall planting techniques. An added perk: you can earn PD credit for participating! This workshop will be held on August 27 and September 5.  Visit the RSVP site to sign up and learn more about times and locations.
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