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December 19, 2018
The final TEM certification training for the 2018-19 school year is Jan. 9 . Register for course #16011 in PLZ to reserve your spot.
Score discount tickets to see the Memphis Tigers take on the Tulsa Golden Hurricanes. Check out the flyer to get your tickets.
Don't miss upcoming portfolio benchmark submission dates ! Need help? Click here to contact your advisor for more details.
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Help keep our schools safe during winter break. Remove holiday decorations that could pose fire hazards, and secure any electronics & classroom equipment before you head out.
Don't get hacked! Say "NO" to phony email scams requesting money or bank information.

If you get an email offer that sounds too good to be true or a request from an unfamiliar email address, chances are it's probably spam. Here are a few tips to help keep our online resources (and your personal info) safe:

  • Delete suspicious emails immediately
  • Never click a link in a suspicious email
  • Never give money, bank info, passwords, gift cards, etc.
  • Contact IT if you suspect spam or phishing - 416-2700.
Knock-knock! Who's there? Santa - and he's decked out in DISCOUNT Nike gear!

Our friends at Nike are in the giving spirit this holiday season, so they're gifting SCS employees with MORE discounts! If you missed your chance to shop the Nike Company Store during the recent SCS Employee Appreciation Days, Nike has extended the event through Christmas Eve! That's right, and no registration is required to shop. However, all shoppers must still present an SCS employee badge or be accompanied by an employee to shop. Take a look at the flyer for full details on getting access to the store now through Dec. 24.
What else is in Santa's bag of goodies?
Achieve 3000 & i-Ready updates!

Middle and high school Social Studies teachers, your 6-12 courses in Achieve3000 have a new name. To ensure you know how to add new courses to your classes and review accompanying lessons, the Achieve3000 team has developed a short video to guide your customization process.

i-Ready recently rolled out new content, including 44 new online vocabulary lessons featuring new learning activities, culturally responsive passages and embedded supports for English Learners.
The big guy never forgets the kiddos! Give your students the gift of HOMEWORK for the holidays.

Ok- maybe don't give students real homework over the break (remember - you still have to grade it.) However, you could help students avoid a case of "brain drain" during the break. We've got all the at-home resources they need to keep learning while schools are out for break- plus a chance to win a FREE karaoke kit! Share the i-Ready Make the Break contest ( SPANISH), i -Ready home resources and these hands-on learning activities to keep students engaged while you enjoy some well deserved R&R over the break.

Don't forget to remind students ages 14-18 to apply for the City of Memphis MPLOY Summer Employment program by Dec. 31 for an opportunity to earn up to $1600 this summer!
St. Nick still has more... FREE Tiger Basketball tickets for U of M alums!

Nike isn't the only one in the giving spirit this week! The University of Memphis is offering FREE tickets for U of M alumni to the January 24 game against Temple. This exclusive alumni event will also include giveaways, Alumni Association registration and a chance to win an autographed ball from coach Penny Hardaway. Tickets are available on a first-come first-serve basis. Check out the event registration site for more information and to reserve your tickets.

Not a U of M alum? The Tigers have you covered, too! All SCS employees can purchase discounted tickets to the March 9 game against the Tulsa Golden Hurricane here.
No lumps of coal here! Just more discounts. Get 25% off at Barnes and Noble THIS Friday!

He made a list, checked it twice and found out SCS teachers have been extra nice! Barnes and Noble is getting in on the giving, too! Shop Barnes and Noble this Friday during Holiday Shopping for Educators , and receive 25% off purchases and 10% off at the cafe ( along with a a free treat for the road! ). View the flyer for more details on this exclusive teacher appreciation offer. Now with all those discounts, you can read your favorite book, while wearing your Nike gear on the way to a free or discounted Memphis Tigers game!
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