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December 12, 2018
Throw on your ugly sweater for chances to win CASH prizes during the SCS Holiday Celebration Countdown !
Need toner for your school? Limited quantities of HP and Brother toner are available for FREE ! Claim yours while it lasts.
Win a pizza party for your classroom or a karaoke kit for your students during end-of-the-semester Achieve 3000 contests.
Considering retiring soon ? Tell us early to earn up to $3,500 CASH ! Check out more retirement incentive info here .
ELA teachers, we need your feedback! RSVP for an upcoming Q2 focus group for your chance to win a $25 gift card .
Earn some extra cash after school! Apply to be a Homework Hotline tutor by Friday.

Are you an impactful certified teacher? If so, your talents are needed to provide after-school tutoring and homework help for elementary and middle school students. Next semester, SCS will pilot a Homework Hotline to offer homework support via phone & internet for K-8 students Mon.-Thurs., 4 - 8 p.m. If you're interested in earning some extra cash while serving as a tutor, check out the job description and application . The final day to apply is THIS Friday, December 14 . For more information, contact Dr. Erin Luster at 416-7600. 
Working with Spanish speaking students and families? We've got the perfect PD for you!

Do you educate or interact with our District's growing Latino population? If the answer is yes, Link & Learn: Services for Spanish-Speaking Families is the professional development series for you. We will be conducting multiple PD workshops in the spring featuring local organizations and the District's bilingual communications experts who will share resources and tools to help you support SCS Latinx students and families. Search PLZ for course #16900 to register.
Heads up JROTC educators, we've updated the spring DLD catalog with new courses for you.

Teachers, don't forget to register for Spring DLD by tomorrow, Thursday, December 13, to RSVP for DLD courses January 2 and 3. JROTC teachers, pay close attention to this updated version of the catalog. New courses have been added.
Thanks for a successful semester of RTI intervention. Now it's time to celebrate!

Thanks for a successful semester of RTI intervention! Intervention, along with high-quality instruction in our schools, has made a difference in the achievements of our students during the fall semester. Help us carry the momentum into the spring and finish strong in May! The RTI team will be rewarding schools, teachers and students for going above and beyond to bridge the gaps in classroom instruction. Prizes up for grabs in the spring include school-wide celebrations, giveaways and more.

Check out these classroom and student contests ending in December. Don't forget to take a look at i-Ready reading updates - 44 new lessons have been added online. Last but not least, remember to share i-Ready home resources with your students so they can stay on track during winter break!
Celebrate the 901's bicentennial milestone with the Pink Palace Locker Project.

Time is running out to put your hat in the ring for the Pink Palace's Locker Project . Register by December 20 to participate in the Pink Palace's Locker Project as Memphis celebrates our city's 200th birthday in 2019. Individuals, classes or clubs can register to make a “mini-exhibit” in a school locker by creating a diorama that represents their views about one of the project's five themes: Environment & Geography, Migration & Settlement, Commerce & Entrepreneurialism, Heritage & Identity or Arts & Entertainment. Contact Heather Kubitz at the Pink Palace or check out the Locker Project website for more information.
Better late than never! Score HUGE discounts TOMORROW at Theatre Memphis.

Our friends at Theatre Memphis have a special holiday treat just for SCS employees - discount tickets to see A Christmas Carol tomorrow night! SCS employees may purchase up to four tickets for $10. To take advantage of this discount, call (901) 682-8323, or stop by the Theatre Memphis box office at 630 Perkins Extd.
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