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January 29, 2020
Superintendent Ray is introducing a new way to make teacher voice heard: DTAC! Nominate a teacher in your school for the inaugural District Teacher Advisory Council by Feb. 7 .
Earn some extra cash during spring break! Apply for teaching & school support positions at Spring Break Academies by Feb. 10 .
Planning to retire from an instruction-based role in May? Let us know by Feb. 28 to have the remainder of your required PD hours waived & keep your PD flex days!
For educators planning to resign at the end of the school year, tell us by March 20 & extend your medical benefits through summer !
Remember to wish your favorite school counselor a happy National School Counselors Week Feb. 3-7 ! Check out creative celebration ideas here .
Nominate a standout school employee for the next round of SCS Superheroes!

It's time again to nominate a SCS Superhero Employee! If you know of a school employee who you can always count on to  save the day,  nominate him/her for the next round of SCS Superheroes! We're looking to honor the best and brightest school heroes with a $100 gift card! Click here to share details about our most awesome cafeteria workers, teachers, ed. assistants and other school staff in our District who go above and beyond to serve our schools.
Think outside the classroom! Apply to have a FREE Learning Garden built at your school.

Apply today to have the Big Green crew  install a Learning Garden at your school site for the 2020-21 school year.  Learning Gardens offer fun hands-on  learning opportunities for students and teachers in all grades and subjects. Concerned about maintenance? The Big Green team has you covered. They offer PD throughout the school year to teach you about seasonal maintenance and how to incorporate the garden into classroom lessons, after-school activities and more. Click here to start your application.
Still need help with your Praxis exam? It's not too late to join a peer-led Praxis study session!

Looking for study support for Praxis exams? Check out an upcoming in-person study session created and led by our very own SCS teachers! These study sessions are designed to equip and prepare aspiring teachers for Praxis exams to get certified in your desired subject area. Sessions have started, but it’s not too late to start attending. Register in PLZ using course #21254 for the following exam supports: Elementary Math , Elementary Social Studies , Elementary ELA , English as a Second Language , Math 6-8 , Math 6-12 , Physical Education , Spanish , Special Education and Teaching Reading .
Check out the latest edition of the Math Moment video series for new Eureka Math resources!

Did you know Great Minds provides a Digital Suite for Eureka Math in Grades K-12? Take a look at the latest edition of the  Math Moment video series to learn more about this instructional resource. 
Check out spring field trips at the Memphis Botanic Garden!

Looking to add a little extra excitement to your Science or Social Studies lessons? Our friends at the Memphis Botanic Garden have you covered! Check out spring field trip opportunities that cover lessons from plant pollination to a "global tour" of plants and cultures from all over the world! View the flyer for more details about trip availability and reservations .
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