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March 4, 2020
New opportunities to earn money for your classroom are here! Review the March grants list to see what grants you qualify for!
The final Content Cadres course opens Monday ! Click here for all the details on your last round of PD hours for the school year!
Summer school jobs are now open! Apply NOW for teaching & school support positions available at select summer school sites.
Need more time to shop the Nike Company Store? Check out new Spring Break discount days March 15-29 !
Discount alert! Save up to 20% on YMCA memberships & Y-Care as part of our District's new partnership with YMCA Mid-South
New 2020-21 teacher & student calendars are here!

Get a head start on planning for the year ahead! Find out when teachers return, see the first day of classes and view all the holidays and FLEX PD days throughout the year. One big change next year - NO half days. Download the printable versions of the new calendars to check it all out:

SPED teachers- please review this important DLD update regarding your PD hours.

If you have been assigned ELA or Math Content Cadres courses, your principal placed you on an ELA or Math path (you would have been on this path all year). Please continue to follow this path. To see your assigned courses, log into Canvas, select "courses" and look for "future enrollments." Please contact your assigned advisor or supervisor if you have questions. If you don't have courses assigned in your dashboard, or if you have SPED courses assigned, you are on the SPED path and should follow this guidance.
Middle school Math teachers- save the date for the inaugural SCS Math Expo!

Sixth grade Math teachers, get excited for the inaugural SCS Math Expo -a fun day where your students can showcase their Math skills in competitions with their peers from all over the city for awesome prizes and bragging rights! Middle schools are encouraged to build teams of sixth grade students who will participate in various competitions designed to develop problem-solving skills, reinforce the TN Math Content Standards and inspire students to excel in Math. Save the date for Friday, May 1, and be on the lookout for additional details, including registration info, in upcoming issues of the Teacher Weekly.
Hear from national leaders on teaching history & human rights at the NCRM!

Hey teachers, here are some unique opportunities to earn PD choice credit and hear from national experts on teaching about the historic human rights campaigns that shaped our country. This month, the National Civil Rights Museum will host sessions led by history expert and professor Dr. Hassan Jeffries and Duke University's Dr. Wesley Hogan. These opportunities begin THIS WEEKEND, with events featuring Dr. Jeffries. Click here for more details about these PD offerings.
Bring Memphis in May to your classroom with school performances & student competitions!

What if we told you that you could take your students on an educational trip to Ghana without even boarding a plane? It's possible with Memphis in May school performances! The Memphis in May team is currently accepting requests to bring vibrant cultural performances to schools in Shelby County. Click here to learn more about these performances and book a date for your school. Once you're done booking your school performance, take a moment to share some of these cool youth competitions with your students for chances to win top prizes, including CASH!
The EdTech newsletter is your one-stop-shop for best practices in a 21st century classroom!

Introducing the EdTech newsletter- a one-stop resource from the Instructional Technology team designed to guide SCS educators on how to seamlessly incorporate technology into your teaching and learning practices. Each month, new issues of the EdTech newsletter will share tips, highlights and best practices to create and enhance your 21st century classroom. Click here to view the first edition, and don't forget to check out the "Stuff for Staff" section below to see new EdTech newsletters each month!
March EAP Spotlight: Remaining resilient through change

This month's Employee Assistance Program topic provides guidance on overcoming the stress and anxiety of changes that happen throughout life. Whether you're facing personal changes at home or new challenges on the job, there are ways to remain resilient and come out on the other side. One of the techniques highlighted in this month's newsletter is connecting with your support network. A support network can include family, friends or a professional counselor available for FREE to all SCS employees through our EAP partnership with the Methodist Healthcare Living Well Network.
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