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December 5, 2018
Tell us how you want to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week 2019! Take the TAW19 survey by Dec. 21 so we can light up social media with the best looks from #901'sFinest.
Are you a Nat'l Board Certified Teacher? Be sure to let us know by Dec. 6 to receive your NBCT supplemental payment.
RTI is no longer limited to math and reading! Check out new written expression intervention models for grades 1-12.
Help students with their homework AND earn some extra cash! Apply to be a tutor for the new Homework Help Hotline coming January 2019.
Don't miss your chance to earn up to $500 for a new teacher referral ! Check out our referral program details here !
Save the date for Spring DLD! Reserve your sessions while spots are available.

Semester one of the 2018-19 school year is almost in the books, which means it's time to get ready for semester two! Mark your calendar for spring DLD on January 2-3 . Take a look at the Spring DLD schedule, and be sure to RSVP for your courses by December 13 to reserve your spot. Got questions about DLD? Contact Dr. Casey Jackson ( jacksoncm1@scsk12.org) for more information.
Go beyond the classroom with Columbia University's school leadership program.

Interested in taking your teaching beyond the classroom? Why not consider the path to principalship! Join us at the TLA on December 19 for an info session presented by the Teachers College at Columbia University. Representatives from the Teacher's College will share details about the SPA|NOLA 14-month Master's degree program to put you on the path to school leadership. Check out the RSVP site to learn more and reserve your seat for the session.
English teachers, this leadership opportunity is just for you!

Speaking of leadership opportunities, if you love ELA and are eager to share your enthusiasm and knowledge with your colleagues, then we have the perfect opportunity for you! The ELA team is now accepting applications for  ELA Fellows. The ELA Fellows are a group of teacher-leaders who are empowered to lead professional development, offer feedback regarding curriculum, model high-quality instruction to colleagues and share best practices for literacy in our District. If this position sounds right for you, click  here for more information, and check out the application here.
Take the Q2 Science survey to tell us what you think of curriculum maps.

Attention high school Science teachers, the SCS Science team needs your feedback to continue improving science curriculum in our District. Tell us what you think about quarter 2 curriculum maps. Our C&I Science team is using your input to make sure the information you're receiving is useful both to you and your students.
Science teachers, your favorite time of year is coming! Get ready for the 2019 Science Fair!

Are you representing your school for the 2019 Spring Science Fair? Come out to the Pink Palace on December 13 for the 2018-19 Science Fair Coordinators' Meeting . New this year, the Science Fair will be open to all K-8 students. Please RSVP in advance to give the planning crew an accurate headcount, and plan to arrive a few minutes early for security and check in.
Have a former student you're proud of? Nominate them for the Alumni Hall of Fame.

Nobody knows SCS' best and brightest better than veteran educators! We're counting on you to help us identify honorees for the 2019 Alumni Hall of Fame Gala. Do you recall a former grad who went on to make you proud of their successes and community impact? Send in a nomination to shout out your favorite alumni for a chance to honor them on the big stage on March 23. We'll be accepting nominations through December 19, and chosen honorees will be announced in January. more details are also coming soon about how to purchase discount employee tickets to the highly anticipated 2019 gala!
Who's hiring? The City of Memphis- and they're recruiting SCS students!

We know winter is just getting started, but it's already time to start thinking about summer! Get your students started on their summer plans early by sharing the City of Memphis' MPLOY Youth Summer Experience application. Students age 14-21 can earn up to $1,620, plus get industry certification credits by participating in the program. Programs and summer jobs are available in a wide range of industries, including health and wellness, government, communications, arts, culture, finance and more. The 2019 Summer Experience application is open through December 31. View the MPLOY Youth website for FAQs, applications and more information.
Congratulations, Achieve 3000 Read to Succeed winners!

During the fall RTI Read to Succeed contest, classes had the opportunity to earn Read to Succeed points for their class by participating in various Achieve 3000 activities and challenges. The class in each school with the most points earned an e-giftcard to have R2S celebrations! Congrats to these schools and teachers for winning the fall R2S incentive contest! 
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