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June 2, 2021
Take this QUICK survey on ILT/ISA support by THIS THURSDAY for a chance to WIN a $50 gift card! Your input will help us make more informed & insightful decisions to support you!
SCS now has the highest pay scale range & average teacher salary in the state! Check out this video of last week's info session on the new step & lane salary schedule that will take effect in August. Read the FAQs here.
Summer Learning Academy positions have been EXTENDED to June 11! Positions for summer school are also still available. Apply TODAY! Reminder: Summer positions earn an extra $3/hr.  
Educators who hold a TN Teacher Practitioner License that expires on August 22 or 23 are REQUIRED to attend the Spring Check-In via Teams TODAY, 5-6 p.m. View the session flyer for more info.
REMINDER: 100% of Professionalism & Team observations must be finalized by THIS FRIDAY! Failure to complete ALL TEM components will result in no LOE & there are NO extensions due to the state deadlines in June.
Check out the great things happening with Practice 4b in the latest edition of Education Today!
Our District Math Curriculum, Eureka Math, provides opportunities for our students to engage in learning Math through the Concrete to Representational to Abstract (CRA) approach. The CRA approach can help our students develop mathematical proficiency through conceptual understanding. Check out some of the great things happening with Practice 4b and our Spotlight school, Grahamwood Elementary, with Principal Pete Johnson in episode 5 of Education Today. Special thanks to ISA Rachael Spriggs (Zone 11), ISA Christine Bingham (Zone 10), and ILD Rita White (Zone 10)!
6/1-6/16: i-Ready Spring Diagnostic
6/3: ILT/ISA Survey (NEW)
6/4: Professionalism & Team Observations Due
Return Stronger: Please tell us about your experiences transitioning from remote to in-person teaching. (NEW)

As the District measures our strengths and areas of opportunities following our Return Stronger to offices and classrooms, we'd like to hear from you. Please take this anonymous survey to share your experiences regarding this semester’s transition from remote to site-based teaching. We value your feedback, and thanks in advance for your participation!
FREE ACT prep workshops and classes for all high school students and teachers are now available! (NEW)

The Tennessee Department of Education and University of Tennessee at Martin announced that all Tennessee high school students and teachers have access to FREE virtual workshops, office hours and classes on how to succeed on the ACT through the fall of 2022. Register here for the series of workshops, office hours, and classes being held via Zoom.
Check out the i-Ready Spring Diagnostic! (NEW)

The i-Ready Spring Diagnostic window is now OPEN! For key reminders, tips, and tools when assessing at home, visit here. For reminders on red rush flags and comparisons on resetting and adding a new diagnostic, click here.

Please note: Most schools will not reach a full 100% completion due to some students not taking the assessment, such as students in functional skills classes.
Complete a Science Curriculum Map survey for a chance to WIN prizes from Knowledge Tree! (NEW)

Take a moment to complete a short survey about your thoughts on Quarter 4 Science Curriculum Maps. You must submit your survey by Friday, June 11, to be entered into a drawing for prizes from Knowledge Tree.

The Orpheum's annual High School Musical Theatre Awards are coming June 12! (NEW)

The High School Music Theatre Awards will culminate in a virtual celebration of all participating students and schools on Sunday, June 12, at 7 p.m. This event will be made up of individual pre-recorded video submissions and socially distanced recordings filmed on-site at the Orpheum Theatre and Halloran Centre for the Performing Arts & Education. Visit here to learn more details.
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